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« on: March 02, 2016, 10:43:15 PM »

I bought some beeswax to try making candles with. (I am not sure if I will make many, it is a bit of a nightmare to use, and no-where near as easy as soy). It is quite dark and smells of honey.

Does anyone know what processes "normal" beeswax has gone through because it does not smell of anything.
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2016, 12:08:30 AM »


Does anyone know what processes "normal" beeswax has gone through because it does not smell of anything.

a search on "deodorising beeswax" threw up this page with various filtering methods
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2016, 05:47:56 PM »

Thanks I will take a look.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2016, 09:15:09 PM »

I found beeswax quite hard to work with - but I'm not a candle expert
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 11:50:13 PM »

It is certainly a lot harder than soy, and I think that if it had been the first wax I had tried, I wouldn't be making candles!
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 11:59:37 AM »

I'm really glad you said that, because I have been intending to use some of my beeswax to make candles for a while - maybe I'll start with soy!
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