Botanical Name: Cera alba
Options: Yellow and White
Beeswax – Pellets
Packaged in pellet form, also known as pastilles, for convenient handling, measuring and melting. This beeswax can be used in a wide variety of bath and body recipes as well as for candle making.
Product Formulations—Use as a thickener in personal care, hair care, and cosmetic products. Can be used in concentrations of 2-40% and should be heated in oil phase. Increases viscosity of formulas.
Candles— Candles made with beeswax burn very slowly and cleanly, creating a relaxing, intimate atmosphere. Beeswax can be used at 100% or can be blended effectively with soy waxes to improve the overall quality. It can also be very beneficial in increasing burn times when blended with soy. Beeswax has very little shrinkage and can be used to make container, pillar, votive, novelty or taper candles. The beeswax can be mixed with your favourite essential oils.
Grafting wax—Gardeners have been using beeswax for grafting two plants together for hundreds of years. Beeswax is non-toxic, and does not deteriorate, lasting for the months necessary to allow the plants to grow together.
Oiling furniture joints—Beeswax is a great lubricant for squeaky furniture joints. It is great for helping doors and windows to move smoothly, and so much healthier for your environment that the chemical products available.
Preventing rust—Coat your hand tools, cast iron, and shovels with beeswax to keep them from rusting. You can even rub the beeswax on the handles of your tools to protect them against wear and tear.
Homemade furniture polish—Beeswax is a fantastic furniture polisher. Melt 1 TBSP of beeswax with 3 TBSP of coconut oil. When this cools and hardens, use a clean cloth to rub it onto your wood furniture. Buff with a soft clean cloth until all the residue is removed.