Today we are making natural beeswax crayons. I have my daughters birthday this weekend and wanted to offer a natural and useful party favor. These crayons are only 4 different ingredients and pretty simple to make.
D I R E C T I O N S
You can use a double boiler using a glass measuring cup or other glass item. I used my hot plate because that's what I am used to.
Heat beeswax, cocoa butter, and carnauba wax in the glass cup over medium heat until the beeswax is melted. All the waxes will melt into a rich amber color.
While the waxes are melting (which will take awhile) prepare the five glass jars by putting the pigments in each one. I weighed about 4g of each. I used 5 empty salve jars that I had one hand, keeping it sustainable over here :)
When the wax mixture has fully melted, measure out a 1/4 cup and pour into your first pigment ready jar. Mix thoroughly and quickly as the wax will melt fast. I found it useful to put the glass jar into the hot water for 10 seconds to keep the wax melted while I made sure the pigment was thoroughly mixed.
When out of the hot water, continue to mix the pigmented wax until it cools slightly and begins to thicken. Pour the wax into your silicone crayon mold.
Repeat with each additional crayon color. Allow the crayons to sit and harden for several hours until they are cool to the touch.
M A T E R I A L S
3/4 cup (6oz) beeswax
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
6 tablespoons carnauba wax
1 teaspoon or 4g each of 5 different natural pigment
5 different glass jars
6 spoons or sticks
1/4 cup measuring cup