Natural Beeswax for Healing Balms and Candles
The colour of beeswax depends on the plants the bees feed on and comes from pollen and propolis. Natural beeswax can range in colour from a pale yellow to almost black.
Our Natural Beeswax 500g comes straight from the beekeeper and Mr Bee. It is not bleached, with no added chemicals. Supplied in blocks of 500g. Please note : because this product is natural and untreated, it may contain bee propolis.
Beeswax does not expand and contract with heat as paraffin wax does. This is one of the reasons why beeswax is a good choice for container candles.
How to Use Natural Beeswax
- Use in a natural skincare range, including lip balms and lotions.
- Use to make food wraps.
- It will stick to plastic candle moulds; rather use silicone moulds
- Use in containers candles
Which Wick Should I Use ?
Use a thicker wick than for a paraffin candle of equal diameter. Candle Deli’s flatbraid wicks work well in beeswax : LX8, LX10, LX14 or LX20.
Classic Container Formulation
1 part beeswax : 3 parts paraffin wax
How Do I Melt This Wax ?
Melt this wax on an electric stove. Do not melt it in a microwave. Use a pot or metal container. This wax may contain bee propolis which needs to be removed. Strain the melted wax through a fine metal sieve, e.g. a tea sieve.
How to Make Beeswax Lip Balm
There are many recipes available on the internet, all simple and easy to make at home. Here is an example recipe:
1 Aloe beeswax block
40g shea butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Melt together in a small saucepan. Allow to cool before pouring into a container.
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