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Carnauba and Beeswax Bar

6.00

Our carnauba and beeswax bars contain two parts Irish beeswax to one part carnauba wax. The bar can be used as a finish to woodcare products such as finishing wax for woodturning or melted down and used as an ingredient in your own homemade creams and lotions. A mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax is softer than pure carnauba and therefore easier to apply to wood without marking softer woods.

28g

Contains pure Irish beeswax and carnauba wax.

  
Description

Our carnauba and beeswax bars contain two parts Irish beeswax to one part carnauba wax. The bar can be used as a finish to woodcare products such as finishing wax for woodturning or melted down and used as an ingredient in your own homemade creams and lotions. A mixture of beeswax and carnauba wax is softer than pure carnauba and therefore easier to apply to wood without marking softer woods.

Carnauba wax is a hard, yellow wax from the leaves of the Copernicia prunifera palm in Brazil. Carnauba wax offers excellent, glassy hardening to creams and waxes, thanks to its high melting point. In our carnauba and beeswax bars it is blended in a 1:2 ratio with pure Irish beeswax, to get the creaminess of beeswax and the glide and durability of carnauba wax.

Pure Irish beeswax is a premium product made by our honeybees to store their honey in the hive. We produce our own beeswax which is 100% natural. Also, it is made from a renewable source which makes it sustainable and eco-friendly. The wax has been filtered to remove impurities but has not been treated in any way and is chemical free.

Beeswax has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties.

Beeswax has many uses. It makes the most beautiful candles and is also a common ingredient in everyday items such as cosmetics and grooming products, soaps, pharmaceuticals, food, arts and crafts, musical instruments, and their maintenance, woodcare and leather care products.

How beeswax is made

Bees secret beeswax from their wax glands. Honeybees have four pairs of wax glands on the underside of their abdomen. Once secreted, the brittle flakes or scales of wax will be moved to the jaws or mandibles of the bee. They will chew and mold it to make it soft and pliable. The bees will then passed on the wax to other worker bees who will use it for building comb. In order to make just one single gram of wax, the bees will need to produce approximately 1100 flakes of wax. The wax-flakes are initially clear and odourless. It is only later that the wax will adopt its characteristic colour and smell. This happens when pollen and propolis gets worked into the wax. So, would you like to know more about the beeswax we use and how our bees make it? Read about it here. 

 

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