Beeswax is an eco-friendly and versatile raw material that you can use for a variety of purposes and reduce your footprint on the earth.
A fab alternative to many chemical-based synthetic products, this 100% renewable product is very versatile and can be used to create green, zero-waste items including beeswax food wraps (a great alternative to clingfilm), beeswax candles, natural cosmetics such as lip balm and moisturiser and many more.
It also boasts many superpowers including anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral properties and it’s great as a breathable sealant, a natural barrier, and a lubricant.
So, you’ll be very pleased to hear that you can easily buy this amazing stuff in the UK and use it to make some fabulous beeswax food wraps, gifts, cosmetics, candles, and other treats for yourself and your loved ones.
Here’s a quick roundup of my favourite places to buy beeswax in the UK.
Where to Buy Beeswax in the UK
Amazon is a great place to buy high-quality beeswax in the UK as it provides a wide range of organic and non-organic beeswax or all shapes and sizes.
We especially love the 5-packs of organic beeswax bars or the larger 1 kg bars available from UK-based company LiveMoor.
This high-quality, triple-filtered beeswax is perfect for making beeswax wraps, beeswax candles, DIY natural cosmetics and whatever else you can think of.
Collected from their own apiaries, the hives haven’t been treated with chemicals or other toxic nasties and both have a delicious mild honey fragrance when heated.
Local Honey Man
If you’re looking to make more conscious shopping choices and you’d love to support smaller business, buy your beeswax from Curtis, aka Local Honey Man.
Offering a range of 100% pure beeswax bars in bulk, wholesale or single bars (as well as a range of 100% raw natural honey), you’ll find exactly the right product for you on their clean and well-made website.
And if you’d rather buy a ready-made product, you can find that here too. Excellent website!
The Hive Honey Shop
The Hive Honey Shop proudly sells 100% pure English food-grade beeswax which hasn’t been chemically treated, bleached or had anything extra added.
Just pure, indulgent beeswax which you can use for just about anything.
Removed by hand from the hive, filtered through cotton muslin, then sold in handy 28 g bars, this beeswax is especially brilliant for making smaller batches of beeswax food wraps or other small jobs.
James and the rest of the gang at The Hive Honey Shop are a great local, small business to support.
Offering a wide range of beeswax including certified organic beeswax, BP beeswax, technical beeswax and even vegan beeswax, UK-based Poth Hille can provide exactly what you need for the job in hand.
Perfect for small businesses who are seeking to make large quantities of beeswax food wraps, beeswax candles, beeswax-based cosmetics or similar, this beeswax comes in large 25 kg bags and is available in a variety of colours and forms including white, yellow and natural, and slab, pellet or granular form.
You might be surprised to hear that eBay is also a great place to find high-quality natural beeswax!
Head to this popular site and you’ll find a range of treated and untreated beeswax in all colours, shapes and sizes.
With beeswax package sizes ranging from a tiny 25 g all the way up to several kilos, eBay is the perfect place to shop if you’re just looking to experiment before making a big investment or kickstart your candle-making career!
Available in bars, beads/pellets, sheets and even unshaped natural chunks, organic and non-organic, yellow, white and even black, this is an Aladdin’s cave when it comes to beeswax.
FAQs on Buying & Using Beeswax
Here are three questions I get asked all the time about using beeswax.
How much does beeswax cost?
Beeswax usually costs somewhere between £12.99 – £15 per kilo.
For smaller 28 – 30g bars (approx. 1 oz.), you’ll be looking at between £1 – £3.50 (usually to the lower end of that price).
The more you buy, the lower the price becomes.
Obviously, the final cost will depend on the quality of beeswax, whether it’s organic or the extraction and processing used to create the final product.
How much beeswax do you need to make a beeswax food wrap?
Again, how much beeswax you need depends on the size and the quantity of the wraps you’re creating!
To make a 20 cm x 20 cm wrap, you’ll need around 2 teaspoons of beeswax, for a 28 cm x 28 cm wrap you’ll need 1 tablespoon plus an extra teaspoon, and to make a large 35 cm x 35 cm food wrap, you’ll be looking at around 2 tablespoons.
Time to get the calculator out!
How much beeswax do you need to make a candle?
You’ll need around 450 g of beeswax to create 2 x 340 g candles, or 3 x 225 g candles or 6 x 115 g candles.
Tip: We highly recommend that you opt for sheets of beeswax if you’re making candles as it’s much easier to work with.
There are many great places you can buy beeswax in the UK and most of it has been produced locally without needing to travel thousands of miles to get to you.
So check out the options on this list and you’ll find the best beeswax for you.
Charlotte Witts is a writer and entrepreneur who wants to show you how easy it is to live a more conscious, zero-waste lifestyle. A confirmed yoga-addict, trail runner and ocean-lover, she currently lives in the Azores where she enjoys the simple pleasures in life.