Home » Sgt. Doom » Alternative Uses for Wax – Part 2

Here we are again in the second part of our series on how to use wax, with some more tips.

           1. Skin Protection

Wax has been a top ingredient on women’s lists on how to take care of themselves for ages, along with ingredients such as paraffin wax and essential oils. These items are still helping women with keeping their skin soft.

The cosmetics industry is really developed now, but this mixture is still an effective, natural way to protect your skin from all kinds of lesions from rain, cold weather, wind or scratches.

Here is a recipe that works not only on skin, but also on metal, leather or wood, so basically any type of tools and helps you seal or protect them.


  •     1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  •     1 cup pure organic beeswax
  •     1/2 cup unrefined shea butter
  •      1 steel pan
  •     1 teaspoon coconut oil
  •     10 drops peru balsam essential oil.


Turn on the stove at the lowest level and prepare yourself for slow cooking. Put the shea butter and beeswax together in a pan. When the beeswax melts and the melted mixture gets dark golden pour the oils and slowly stir the mixture. Turn off the heat and let it sit for a few minutes. Pay attention to the mixture though, if it starts to wax over, begin pouring at once. Use the containers, but make sure you don’t burn yourself with the hot mixture.

The recipe is actually not that strict and you can add more oils if you want. If you prefer the wax to be less sticky, add more oil and shea butter. Aside from the usual stuff you can also add vitamin E oil. Be careful though, if you add too much oil the mixture will become too soft.

           2. Making Lubricant

The cheapest kind of lubricant is the one you make yourself. If you’re already set on paraffin wax, then you don’t need to buy yet another item for this.

          3. Preventing Rust

Layer your knives and other tools with paraffin to make sure they don’t rust. You don’t have to use a lot of paraffin, but make sure they are always covered in it, especially the ones you expose to humidity.

So here’s one more item that you can put in your survival storage and can replace a lot of other items. Hope it helps!

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