- 100% Pure
- Natural & Unrefined
- Great for Homemade Cosmetics, Candles & More
Beeswax is made by bees to create the hexagonal cell structures (comb) inside the hive. When beekeepers harvest honey, they remove the capsfrom the honeycomb cells to extract the honey. The caps are melted down and filtered to remove non-wax particles from the beeswax. NOW(R) Solutions unrefined, yellow beeswax is an incredibly versatile, natural ingredient suitable for making your own cosmetics (eg. balms, lotions, deodorants, etc.) and household products (eg. candles, wood polish, etc.). It is an excellent addition to cosmetic products, because it creates a barrier which helps to seal in moisture, without being airtight, while helping to protect the skin from environmental irritants.
Directions for Melting:
Never expose beeswax directly to a heat source. Doing so can cause the wax to melt unevenly and may result in scorching or fires. Note: The melting point of beeswax is around 63 degrees Celsius (160F).
Fill a large pot or bottom pot of a double boiler with 1 to 2 inches (2.5 - 5 cms) of water. Bring water to a boil and reduce heat until the water is simmering. Place beeswax in the top boiler pot or smaller pot that can be placed on top of the pot of boiling water. Melt the wax slowly and stir as required.
Place beeswax pellets in a microwave-safe glass dish. Reduce the power setting to at least 60%. Heat for 20 seconds at a time, stir and repeat as needed until the wax is fully melted.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.)..
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the "Complete Orders" link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item..
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations..
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