ORGANIC BEESWAX, chunks, unfiltered
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Origin: Canada. Harvested in an area of Northern Alberta far away from any commercial farming or industries producing or utilizing chemicals.
Production: Wooden frames are removed from the hive before the wax is cut off and so no bees are harmed. Honey is then filtered out from the wax, and wax is formed into blocks. The wax remains unfiltered and color can vary from one batch to the next.
Qualities: fragrant and golden brown in color
Common use: Great for skincare products, candle making, and various craft and hobby uses
Storage: cool and dry
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I made body balm to protect my skin. It turned out great. The natural smell of this beeswax doesnt really smell so much like honey like the filtered beeswax I use, but the scent I added carried nicely. Overall, I love it.
Because this wax is unfiltered, I wouldn't recommend it for candle making. I found that the tiny particulate matter in the wax prevented proper burning, if they even burned at all, and I threw out a lot of my partially burned candles made from this wax. I bought a filtering system from Wicks & Wax in Burnaby and filtered out the rest of the beeswax I had purchased from Organic Matters, but even after three filters, the candles came out ineffectual. I think that same particulate matter would make excellent additions to the body butters and salves that people make. But as a long time candle maker, this wax didn't work for me.
Thanks for the feedback Donna - We will soon be offering filtered beeswax pellets - check back soon, potentially this product will work a lot better for your needs!We have had success making candles without wax, however well filtered could definitely make for a cleaner burning candle.Best, Om