Powder Bees Wax – 500g

R170.00

Our Beeswax powder wax is fantastic to use for blending candle recipes. Beeswax is a popular choice for candle making, especially as a hardening additive, as it produces a clean burn, bright light, and has a long lasting characteristics.

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Description

Beeswax for Candle Making

Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees. It is a hard, natural yellow or sun/UV bleached to be white wax with a slight natural scent. Beeswax is a popular choice for candle making because it burns clean, produces a bright light, and has a long burn time.

Beeswax Pillar Candles

Powder Beeswax is a good choice for making pillar candles. It is a hard wax that holds its shape well, and it does not require any additives to prevent it from sticking to the mold. Beeswax pillar candles have a smooth, natural finish and a pleasant honey scent.

Beeswax Container Candles

Powder Beeswax can also be used to make container candles. However, it is important to note that beeswax is a harder wax than other common candle waxes, such as soy wax and paraffin wax. This means that beeswax container candles can be more difficult to pour and may have a rougher surface finish. Doing a second pour in containers or use a heat gun to lightly melt the top till even and smooth. We only recommend to add beeswax powder to Soy wax to blend with.

Blending Beeswax with Other Waxes

Beeswax can be blended with other waxes to improve its performance or to create unique candle blends. For example, beeswax can be blended with soy wax to create a container candle wax that has a smooth finish and a good fragrance throw. Beeswax can also be blended with paraffin wax to create a pillar candle wax that is harder and has a longer burn time.

Pro Tip:

  1. Preheat the glass before pouring the beeswax to help the candle set smooth in the glass. Pouring into a cold container will create jump lines in the glass.
  2. Don’t pour to fast as bubbles will get trapped in the wax. Use a kebab stick to pop any bubbles before its sets.

Specifications:

Specifications ( SPECS )                 

Manufacturer: Natural derived

Suggested Fragrance Load: 6-8%

Melting temp: 75 degrees but not over 77 degrees

Suggested Fragrance temp: 70 degrees

Suggested Pour Temp: 68-70 degrees.

Congealing point : 64 degrees – This is the temperature the wax starts becoming a solid

Melt Point: 60 degrees

Form: Powder

Cure time: 7-10days

Recommended wick range for Containers: ECO Wick

Pillar Candles: LX wick Range

Uses: Container Candles, Candle Blends, Pillar candles & Used in Balms & Lotions

User Instructions:

Note that the below instructions are based on our in-house testing, and you should also explore the below handling sheet, and to conduct your own testing with fragrance loads and colouring. (Download the complimentary testing sheet) We recommend a 6-8% fragrance load using our fragrance range. Do not over fragrance as this can be a fire hazard.

We advise the use of a digital thermometer to assist in measuring the correct temperatures of the wax.

 

User Instructions:

Working with beeswax requires careful attention to temperature control, as it has a relatively low melting point compared to other waxes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to work with beeswax.

  • Prepare the Double Boiler Setup: Beeswax is best melted using a double boiler method to prevent overheating and potential fire hazards. Fill the lower pot of the double boiler with water and bring it to a simmer. Place the beeswax in the upper pot, ensuring it doesn’t touch the water directly.
  • Monitor the Melting Process: Keep a close eye on the beeswax as it melts. The ideal melting temperature for beeswax is between 70-75°C. Avoid exceeding 77°C, as this can cause discoloration and loss of aroma.
  • Avoid Overheating: Never leave the melting beeswax unattended. Beeswax has a flashpoint of 204°C, which means it can ignite if it gets too hot. Use a thermometer to monitor the temperature and adjust the heat as needed.
  • Adding Fragrance or Colour: If you plan to add fragrance or colour to your beeswax, do so after the wax has melted and cooled slightly to around 65°C. This will help preserve the integrity of the fragrance and prevent discoloration.
  • Pouring and Cooling: Once the beeswax is melted and any additives have been incorporated, carefully pour it into your prepared moulds/containers. Allow the candles to cool completely before removing them from the moulds/containers. Beeswax candles can take several hours to cool fully depending on the size of the mould used.
  • Storing Beeswax: Store unused beeswax in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Beeswax can be stored in blocks, beads, sheets, or milled depending on your preference.

A soy/beeswax blend is a popular choice for candle making because it combines the best of both waxes. Soy wax is a clean-burning wax that produces a good fragrance throw, while -beeswax is a hard wax that holds its shape well and has a long burn time. Cure time is 7-10 days.

Here is a simple soy/beeswax blend recipe:

  • 85% soy wax
  • 15% beeswax

This blend is a good starting point, but you can adjust the ratio of soy wax to beeswax to suit your preferences. For example, if you want a candle with a stronger fragrance throw, you can use more soy wax. If you want a candle with a longer burn time, you can use more beeswax. Too much beeswax will shrink your candle and make it pop out of the jar.

To make a soy/beeswax blend candle, simply melt the two waxes together in a double boiler. Once the waxes are melted, add any fragrance or colour that you like. Then, pour the wax into your prepared candle containers and allow them to cool completely before trimming the wicks.

Download Supporting Documents:

Download COA Beeswax COA
Download SDS Beeswax SDS
Download TDS Beeswax TDS

Disclaimer:

The information provided is for general information purposes only. Whereas great care was taken to ensure accuracy and correctness it does not constitute a guarantee with regard to any particular product properties. It is the obligation of the user to check the products and their suitability for the purpose intended by the user. The Supplier reserves the right to change the information regarding the product covered within this page as may be necessary due to technical, production or other developments and requirements without prior notice.

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