Beeswax pastilles possess all of the same beneficial properties as the block of natural beeswax. These beeswax pastilles sometimes known as beeswax pellets, have a deep golden color and rich, sometimes smoky, aroma. Beeswax is produced by the female worker honeybees. It makes wonderful lip balms, hand lotions, hand creams, moisturizers, in cosmetics, wood finishes, waxes, leather polishes; waterproofing products, and dental molds.
It is impervious to water and unaffected by mildew. It has a melting point of 143 to 148 degrees F. and should only be heated using a double boiler as it is flammable when subjected to fire and flames. It is pliable at 100 degrees F.
Beeswax pastille is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee’s abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, the cappings, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell.
Bees use propolis ( derived from resins and essential oils from local plants and pine trees ) to “glue” together the wooden frames in their hive, and that must be scraped off so the frames can be separated. The natural pastille, which contains some honey, bee parts, and other impurities, must be melted and filtered or strained.
Most natural pastille is gold or yellow but can also be in shades of orange, brown, etc. The color of the wax is in most part determined by the type of plants the bees collect nectar from. Beeswax pastille has a delightful, light fragrance of honey, flower nectar and pollen.
Beeswax pastille makes superior, slow burning candles. Natural pastille burns more beautifully than any other wax. It exudes a faint, natural fragrance of honey and pollen. When candles are made with the proper size of wicking, they are smokeless, dripless, and burn with a bright flame.
This product has been fully filtered to remove all debris and results in a clean beeswax material. This versatile all-natural product is used in a number of applications including candle-making, formulating cosmetic goods such as lip balms, and even used as polishes or lubricants in industrial applications. Beeswax blocks are also sought after for their waterproofing capabilities and can be applied topically to outerwear, footwear or furniture for weather protection.
The above information is for general research purposes only and is not a representation or warranty of any kind. This material is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The user of this material is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use; requesting and reviewing the applicable Material Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Terms and conditions apply