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Recipe: Natural Earth Oil Pastels

Recipe: Natural Earth Oil Pastels

Posted by Leah Fanning on Feb 11th 2021

Ingredients for 2 ½ pastels:

  • 6 tablespoons white beeswax (for a vegan version, you can use soy wax and carnauba wax)
  • 2 tablespoons oil (linseed or jojoba or walnut)
  • 2 tablespoons Earth & Mineral Pigments

Process: 

  1. Create a double boiler using a tin can. Bend a pouring spout on the can with a pair of pliers. Simmer the beeswax and oil in the can over medium heat until the beeswax is melted. Remove from the heat.
  2. Stir in the pigment, evenly distributing it with the pigment in the wax mixture. Continue stirring while the mixture begins to cool.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared molds.
  4. Allow the pastels to harden fully before removing from the mold. They will be ready to use in 24 hours. Wrap stick with aluminum foil if you desire.
  5. Repeat this recipe for each color you require!