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    Default bees wax as an essential oil ?

    Does bees wax still maintain it's properties after reacting with the lye water ? I'm thinking of adding some
    wax as an essential oil with almond oil during the vasolline stage. any thoughts ? thank,s

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    Default Re: bees wax as an essential oil ?

    Sounds like you're considering using it in soap making. I always add 1-2% beeswax to my soap, however, I melt it and add it to the oils/fats before adding the lye solution. It melts at a higher heat than most other fats, so it might not melt or blend well at the vaseline stage. From what I recall, the main property of soap that beeswax is used for, is the hardness of the soap.

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    Default Re: bees wax as an essential oil ?

    thanks,!! I think I will add the wax in the melt. I also might just grade some in the vasoline stage. I will post how it went.

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    Default Re: bees wax as an essential oil ?

    Quote Originally Posted by phillyfireman View Post
    thanks,!! I think I will add the wax in the melt. I also might just grade some in the vasoline stage. I will post how it went.
    How did it went?

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