100% Pure Beeswax – 1lb Beeswax Block
Size: 1 Lb Make your own lotions, lip balms, salves are more with this top quality 100% pure beeswax block. For more about beeswax uses
-As an ingredient in making soaps, body lotions, lip balms and other cosmetics.
-To line baking pans to prevent certain pastries from sticking and to create a crispy crust
-To create textile designs in the art of Batiking
-As an ingredient for making natural tree grafting wax
-To rub on garden tools to prevent rusting
-To wax thread for sewing, beading and leatherwork
-As an important component in the beautiful Ukrainian art of decorating eggs
-To coat nails and screws to prevent the wood from splitting
-As a lubricant on drawers, hinges and oven racks
-To make children’s toys and crayons
-As part of a blend with other oils for furniture polish
-As weather and water proofing on hats, jackets and boots
-To polish shoes
-As an ingredient in moustache and dreadlock wax
RISK OF PARAFFIN BASED CANDLES
- Paraffin lamp oil burned during holidays has posed risks of aspiration and pneumonitis, according to a study published in Volume 113 Issue 4 of the journal Pediatrics. A yellow flame on a candle can signal soot being released into the atmosphere. The soot often contains toxic chemicals such as naphthalene, methyl ethyl ketone, toluene and benzene. This soot can settle on walls, electronic devices and other surfaces in homes. The pollution generated in the home poses a health risk because they can penetrate deep into the lungs to cause illness.
- In a study published in Volume 79 Number 8 of the Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society, soot was produced from burning paraffin candles. However, soywax candles burned at a slower rate and produced little to no soot. The fumes of the burning paraffin contained trace amounts of formaldehyde, as well. In recent years, soywax has become a popular alternative to paraffin wax candles. In the study, their potential was compared to the properties of beeswax candles.
- Beeswax is one of the earliest forms of wax used for candles. It is produced from the glands of honeybees. Beeswax is better for the air because it has the ability to emit negative ions that actually clean rather than pollute the air. Stearin, which isn’t really a wax but has similar properties, is used for candle making. Originally, stearin came from animal fat, but now is often made from vegetables. Soy wax was developed by Michael Richards in the early 1990s and sold to Cargill. It is now used for candle making, coating paper, and cosmetics. Bayberry shrubs once provided berries for the production of candles, but processing the wax from the berries quickly proved time-consuming during the colonial American period.