Beeswax is a completely natural material that can be used to create molds, candles, and cosmetics. Beeswax crafts can simply be colored if desired by melting beeswax with dye. You might enjoy working on this project for the rest of the afternoon. You can create lovely beeswax works of art with a little time and effort.
Method 1. Imbuing Beeswax Candles with Color
1 Select crayons in the color of your choice.
Crayons may be used to simply colorize beeswax candles. You should be able to find any kind of crayon at a grocery store, department store, or craft store. Choose the colors you desire because the crayon will determine the color of your wax. To make your own colors, you can also mix wax with two different kinds of crayons. Use a pink and white crayon together, for instance, if you want a really light pink.
2 Use a scale to measure your crayons and wax.
Weigh your crayons and beeswax on a scale. For every ounce of beeswax, use.5 ounces of crayon.
3. Melt the wax and dye
Crayons and beeswax should be placed in a glass container. Your jar should be in a saucepan of hot water. Beeswax should be left in water until it melts. The beeswax can be melted in the pot over the stove if necessary.
4 Create dipped or molded candles.
With your beeswax, you can create either dipped or molded candles. Compared to dipped candles, which are longer and skinnier, molded candles are frequently shorter and need more time. Simply pour your melted beeswax into the mold of your choice to create molded candles. As soon as the beeswax starts to firm, add a wick to the candle’s tip and put the mold aside. Tie a fishing weight to the end of a candle wick to create dip candles. Into the molten beeswax, dip the weight. Before dipping the wick once more, give it some time to cool. Continue doing this until your candles are the desired thickness.
Method 2. Utilizing herbs and spices
1 Choose the appropriate herbs to achieve the colors you want.
Herbs can be added to wax to give it color and a nice scent. Wax dyes that produce a range of colors frequently use a variety of herbs. Purple light emanates from sunflower seeds. Choose elder if you want something more blue-colored. Dandelions frequently emit a reddish tint. Additionally, you can combine herbs of various hues to get the tint you desire. To discover the perfect shade, try a few different things.
2 Pick your seasonings.
Beeswax is colored and scented with cinnamon, cloves, rosemary, parsnip, saffron, paprika, and turmeric. Spices frequently produce earthy hues like golden yellows and greens. Spices can be combined to create any color or aroma, just like herbs.
3 Infuse your herbs and spices into your wax.
Over the stove, warm the beeswax until it melts. Place the herbs or spices in a coffee filter or muslin cloth after removing it from the heat. For a few hours, let the cloth or coffee filter soak in the wax.
4 After a few hours, discard the cloth or coffee filter.
Although there is no set amount of time to let the cloth in, your wax should typically be colored in a few hours. Let the herbs or spices simmer for a little while longer if your wax isn’t as colorful as you’d like it to be.
Technique 3. Tinting beeswax lipstick
1 Choose your oils
Beeswax should be combined with butter and oil to create beeswax lipstick. The oil you use will have an impact on how your product turns out, so choose wisely. Given its low cost, cocoa butter is a wise choice. Additionally, it helps provide lip balm strength, which facilitates molding. In general, liquid oils like castor and soybean oil produce glossier lip balms.
2 Melt the butter, beeswax, and oil.
30 grams of beeswax, 26 grams of butter, and 44 grams of oil should be measured out. They should melt if you put them in a saucepan and heat them on the stove. While the beeswax mixture melts, you can leave it alone, but keep an eye on it occasionally.
3 Get your colors ready.
Online or in a craft store, lip-safe micas are available for purchase. While your beeswax melts, combine these using the kit the micas come with. Put your colors in plastic bags and stir them together until they resemble paint.
4 Change the colors.
Grab a scrap of paper and a q-tip. Make marks with your colors on the scrap paper to test your color by dipping the q-tip in the hues. To make colors lighter or darker to your taste, add a little bit of black or white mica to your colors. White will lighten your hues while black will make them darker.
5 Add your color mixture.
You can paint your beeswax once the wax has melted and the colors you choose are available. To your beeswax foundation, add 5 to 10 percent of your mica color combination. For instance, approximately.5 grams of mica would be needed for 10 grams of beeswax. Utilizing a spoon, blend in the mica.
6 Fill molds with your beeswax.
Pour your beeswax mixture into tubes after adding the color. Lip gloss tubes are available in craft stores or online. The beeswax mixture should be added until the top of each tube. After that, leave the tubes alone for a few hours so your vibrant lip balm can firm.