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Soap Making Resource carries all natural beeswax for soap making and for use in many other cosmetic applications. Beeswax is a highly versatile ingredient and is heavily used to make homemade soap bars harder and longer lasting, in lotion bar recipes to add hardness and emollient properties, in lip balm recipes, lotion recipes and a whole lot more. Of course, this ingredient is also used heavily in the candle making industry too!
You will love Soap Making Resource's all natural beeswax. Our beeswax comes in the preferable pastille form, which means the beeswax is formed into small pellets for convenient dispensing. Beeswax pastilles are incredibly easy to use as you won't have to melt the product down in order to remove it from your container. Simply scoop or pour your needed amount of beeswax out of the bag and you are done!
When using beeswax for soap making, allow it to take up only 1% - 2% of your recipe to add extra hardness to your finished product. Adding too much may cause the lather produced by your soap to decrease. If you feel that you need to supplement any decreased lather, you can easily add more castor oil to your batch as castor oil is one of the best oils for increasing a soap bar's lather.
When adding beeswax to your soap batch, you can melt it down with the rest of your soap making oils or you can melt it down separately and add it to your oils that have already previously melted. Either way will work. As you can see in the picture below, beeswax melts down very nicely:
Beeswax has a melting point of about 145 degrees Fahrenheit which is much higher than most oils, so many prefer to melt down the beeswax separately and then add it to the batch so that all the other ingredients don't have to be brought to that high of a temperature. Keep in mind that you should be very careful when melting down beeswax. Only use a low heat setting and avoid direct heat sources. Also make sure that you constantly monitor your melting beeswax and adjust your temperature as needed.
Did you know that beeswax does indeed saponify? This means that when mixed with your lye solution it will turn into soap. Our beeswax has a NaOH SAP value of .065. So, you can add beeswax to your recipe formula the same way that you would add any one of your soap making oils within your batch and actually calculate it into your lye/oil formula. Alternatively, because, you typically use such a small percentage of beeswax in your recipe, you can add the 1% - 2% portion to your batch as an additive and not calculate the additional lye. Adding beeswax this way, of course, will simply increase your super-fat percentage as the lye is not increased in conjunction with the beeswax. Which method you use is up to you!
We offer our beeswax in a large variety of sizes, all the way from 1 pound up to our bulk 50 pound quantity. Of course, the larger the quantity that you purchase, the lower the price per pound will be!
Yellow Beeswax (Pastilles)
Soap Making Resource's beeswax is a wonderful skin care ingredient that you will absolutely love using in your product. It is a beautiful creamy yellow hue and, unlike some beeswax out there on the market, is not bleached. We only stock fully refined and filtered beeswax so you won't have to do any filtering before using our product in your cosmetic application.
We offer beeswax pastilles in a large variety of sizes including 1 pound, 5 pound, 10 pound, 25 pound and 50 pound packages.
1 pound: $9.95
Thank you for taking a look at our yellow beeswax pastilles. If you have any questions regarding this, or any of the hundreds of products carried at Soap Making Resource, Please feel free to contact us. As always, we are happy to help! Enjoy browsing the many pages of soap-making-resource.com!
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