Naturally Fragranced Bee Wax - Candles - Soap - Made In UK
Beeswax is one of nature’s most amazing products! It is derived from the nectar of flowers collected by honey bees which is the same source that honey is produced from. Honey bees have four pairs of glands on the underside of their abdomen that secretes this incredible product.
It is also filtered naturally by pouring the melted wax through a double metal sieve. This filtering process removes the impurities that are found in unfiltered beeswax which might include pollen and bee parts.
Another characteristic of filtered beeswax is its high melting point (approximately 62°C).This makes it a harder and more firm wax compared to other types. If using beeswax to make candles, you will also find that it is nearly dripless and will burn more slowly. When used as an ingredient to make body care products, it will make them more solid, which is ideal for products like soaps, lip balms and salves.
Product shelf life is dependent room temperature. Do no store below 59° as this will cause the product to "bloom". Bloom is where low melting-point fractions of the wax leach to the surface to create a white film. This does not affect the quality of the wax, once it is re-melted. When stored under optimum conditions, the shelf life is 5 years, but beeswax has been known to maintain it's integrality up to 10 years.
A wide array of products use beeswax as an ingredient including candles, soaps, salves and creams. It is one of the main ingredients in lip balm as well as widely used in woodworking to condition and protect the wood. Our filtered domestic beeswax is considered cosmetic grade and food grade so can be used in any body care recipe. We have a wonderful recipe for making peppermint lip balm located here.
Over time, our beeswax will develop a naturally occurring white film on its surface. This white film is called "bloom" and is very similar to what happens to pure chocolate over time and is an indication of the quality of the beeswax. If you do not like the look of bloom, it can simply be removed by buffing the surface of the candle or other beeswax product with a soft cloth or applying low/warm heat with a hair dryer.
Locally filtered yellow Beeswax blocks
Colour may differ batch to batch