- Fresh beeswax pellets sourced entirely from New Zealand bee hives - Light yellow in colour (see photos) - Beeswax has a variety of uses; such as being an ingredient in soaps, candles lotions, balms, creams and make-up - Vacuum packed to retain freshness - once open they have a 2-3 year shelf life Characteristics
Light yellow to yellow colour of varying intensity with a fine-grain matt, non-crystalline fracture. Becomes soft and pliable when warmed by hand. The odour faint and characteristic of honey. Relative density is about 0.96. Practically insoluble in water, completely soluble in volatile and fixed oils.
Pure crude cappings beeswax is gently melted over clean un-treated bore water and is then allowed to settle. The molten beeswax is then micro filtered to remove all dross before being passed through a pelletising machine. The pellets which are formed are cylindrical, approximately 20mm long and 7mm in diameter.
British Pharmacopeia 2010 Acid Value: 17 to 24 Drop point (melting point): 61 deg C to 65 deg Ester Value: 70 to 80 Ratio Number: 3.3 to 4.3 Saponification value: 87 to 104 Ceresin, Paraffins & certain other waxes: Meets BP2010 specification for these substances. Glycerol and other polyhydric alcohols: Not more than 0.5%