How to Make Molding Wax

Things You'll Need

  • Two cups beeswax
  • Double broiler
  • Stove top
  • Four tsp. lanolin
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Four tbsp. olive oil
  • Wooden mixing stick
  • Metal container with lid

Instead of purchasing molding or modeling wax, try making your own at home because making it is easy and inexpensive. The ingredients are all natural, and no harsh chemicals are required. Molding wax can be used to create style and definition in hair or for creating special effects during makeup application. Try this quick recipe, and you will have your own molding wax before you know it.

Put two cups of beeswax in a double broiler.

Place the double broiler on a stove top over high heat. Heat the wax until it is melted.

Pour four tsp. of lanolin into a small mixing bowl.

Add four tbsp. of olive oil.

Use a wooden mixing stick to thoroughly mix the ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Pour the lanolin mixture into the double broiler. Use the wooden mixing stick to blend all of the ingredients.

Remove the double broiler from the heat and set aside.

Pour the wax mixture into a metal container. Place the lid on top of the container and store at room temperature.


  • Rub a small amount of wax between your fingers before using it. This will warm the wax and make it more flexible.


  • To avoid being burned, make sure that the wax is completely cool before touching it with your bare hands.


About the Author

Tammi Clements is a Los Angeles, California based fashion, and entertainment writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast communications from the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her articles have appeared in Jane Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and Entertainment Weekly. She is currently writing her first novel, and travels the globe in her free time.