February 19th, 2003, 09:11 AM
Hello, all! I have a quick question for those of you who make your own products, lip balm especially. I just got a new recipe for lip balm and I ordered the stuff for it...but I forgot to order the beeswax. I'm excited about making it and don't want to wait for another order. Is there any difference between the beeswax you use to make candles and the stuff oil companies sell? I'm wondering if there are different grades (food grade, etc.) or if it's all the same stuff. Any help you could provide will be MOST appreciated. :D
February 19th, 2003, 10:58 AM
The only problem (that I know of - I could be wrong) with using candle beeswax is that it may not be filtered. The last thing you want is bits of stuff in your lipbalm.
Is the candle beeswax you have in block form? Sheet form? Candle form...?
Personally, if it's in candle form, I wouldn't use it unless they're VERY expensive, white or natural candles without any scent whatsoever. My mom has some spendy French candles that I used one time for a concoction of mine and it turned out great. Let's just say she wasn't the happiest mommy around for a while... ;)
February 22nd, 2003, 11:14 PM
I agree with Steph.
I have bees wax that comes in little pellets and it says it's pure beeswax, nothing else.