This is natural, certified organic beeswax that comes in creamy yellow to darker brown or amber pellets or chunks. It has a typical honey/beeswax aroma.
SAP value 87-104.
Beeswax is a natural emollient that keeps the skin soft.
It is also an occlusive which creates layer on the skin that will slow down transepidermal water loss (TEWL). This protective barrier will not only keep that area of skin better moisturised, but it will protect the skin from external damaging agents. Makes a great barrier cream for gardeners hands. Over many hours, the beeswax will naturally wear off leaving the normal skin function and not blocking it like petrochemicals do.
It will give a thick consistency to ointments, healing balms, lip balms, lipsticks and body butters
It creates a protective barrier for the skin and lips.
Use 1% - 100%. Heat tolerant as it has a melting point between 61°C and 65°C. Use in fat stage (stage 1) when making balms and creams. Especially useful in foot creams.
100% makes beautiful candles which are far superior to paraffin wax candles and burn cleaner.
Use 1% in creams and lotions to give texture and emollience.
Use at 2% - 3% in massage creams and heavy creams designed to stay on the surface of the skin for a longer time. More than this can feel draggy on the skin and may cause the cream to separate.
Use above 10% in lotion bars, massage bars, lip balm, healing balms, cleansing balms and lipsticks.
To use, take some from the pot and warm between your fingertips and work into the face. This will remove even waterproof mascara. The secret is to take time to work the product in well so that all the grease and grime can dissolve. Then take a soft cloth (microfibre or muslin are both good) and gently wipe off. Do not scrub hard or drag the skin, gently wipe until all traces are removed.
Stage 1: (heat in a double boiler until melted)
26% Olive Oil
18% Meadowfoam Seed Oil
10% Castor Oil
10% Jojoba Oil
Stage 2: (under 40°C)
1% Vitamin E
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops).
Heat the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler until just melted and then take off the heat. Start to cool down and when the temperature is below 40°C add the stage 2 ingredients. You need to work quickly to get everything combined together. Using a spatula to mix adds a little bit of heat friction to keep the mix looser. Jar and label quickly.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
10% Shea Butter
16% Sweet Almond Oil
6% Castor Oil
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
47% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
6% Chia Seed Oil
1% Preservative 12
2% Vitamin E
1% Plai Essential Oil (20 drops)
Heat all the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler to above 75°C. When the fat stage is ready, add the stage 2 ingredients to a larger stainless steel bowl quickly!
Put the large bowl into the double boiler and be quick so that the water does not lose too much heat. Check the combined temperature is still above 75°C.
Add the fat stage to the water stage and use a stick blender at the bottom of the bowl only. Do not pump it up and down. Do NOT introduce air into the mixture. Keep the temperature up and do NOT turn down the cooker.
When the mixture has emulsified (it looks smooth and not granular), cool by replacing the hot water in the double boiler with very COLD water and put the large bowl in the cold water. Keep stirring all the time but with a spatula. Do not use the stick blender again. The cream will thicken as it cools down. Jar and label.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section
These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.