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Raw NZ Beeswax
Beeswax is an incredibly versatile natural ingredient for DIY beauty and natural home products such as:

▪ Homemade Deodorant
▪ Lotion Bars
▪ DIY Lip Balms
▪ Lotion Bar Sticks
▪ Beeswax Candles
▪ Homemade Soaps
▪ Baby Products
▪ Reusable Food Wraps

Beeswax carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections. It forms a protective wall by sealing in moisture in our skin without smothering and clogging up the pores. Beeswax contains vitamin A which can reduce wrinkles and age spots and improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.

Our raw New Zealand Beeswax is locally sourced, filtered and heated once.

There are a few basic points to follow when melting as detailed below. Another point that you should note is that quality is not just based on how clean your beeswax is. Every time you melt beeswax you reduce the quality, so try to get it right the first time. For many of our uses we would prefer once melted beeswax with some bees in it and dross on the bottom, than the same beeswax which has been re-melted.

Don't use any more heat than is necessary to do the job. Beeswax melts between 62 and 65 deg C, there should be no need to exceed 90 deg C.

If melting over water, ensure that the water never boils as this will emulsify and stain the beeswax and lower its grade and value.

Never use live stream direct into beeswax as this will also emulsify it and downgrade it.

Melting and holding vessels are best made from stainless steel or heavy plastic. Steel ,iron and galvanised vessels should never be used as they are attacked by the acidity of beeswax and this will discolour the beeswax.<

Melted beeswax is best put into a holding tank with hot water in the bottom. This allows any fine dross and stain to settle out. Holding tanks are easily made by using a plastic drum with an outlet at the bottom and another wax outlet about 300mm up from the bottom. Fill with hot water to just above the top outlet (the more water you have- the greater its ability to absorb stain) and add the molten beeswax and leave to settle until the correct pouring temperature (70 deg C approx.) is reached, then lower the water level out the bottom tap while dribbling a small flow out the top tap. Pouring of clean wax can commence out of the top tap. When finished add some hot water to the tank to run out the last of the wax into a mould with some water in the bottom and this will be the only block with dross on the bottom which can be cleaned off.
 
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Name: Beeswax Raw

Uses: Homemade deodorant, lotion bars, DIY lip balms, Lotion bar sticks, beeswax candles, homemade soaps, baby products, reusable food wraps

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION

NOT hazardous according to the criteria of the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766.

FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation              If respiratory symptoms develop from exposure to fumes emitted by the molten material, move victim away from source of exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If victim is not breathing, immediately begin artificial respiration. If breathing difficulties develop, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel. Seek immediate medical attention.
Ingestion Solid material is not acutely toxic; however, if molten material is swallowed, seek immediate medical attention.
Eye contact If in eyes wash out immediately with water. In all cases of eye contamination it is a sensible precaution to seek medical advice.
Skin Contact If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If swelling, redness, blistering or irritation occurs seek medical assistance.
Swallowed Rinse mouth, then drink plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Get medical advice/attention if large amounts are swallowed or if you feel unwell.

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES

Suitable Extinguishing Media         Dry chemical, foam, sand, water fog is recommended.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards         This material may burn, but will not ignite readily.
Specific hazards Non-combustible material
Hazardous Products of Combustion Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic fumes, including Carbon oxides.
Special Fire Fighting Instructions Contain runoff from fire control or dilution water - Runoff may pollute waterways.

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

SMALL SPILLS      Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination. Avoid inhalation of vapours or dust. Wipe up with absorbent (clean rag or paper towels). Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal.
LARGE SPILLS Clear area of all unprotected personnel. Slippery when spilt. Avoid accidents, clean up immediately. Wear protective equipment to prevent skin and eye contamination and the inhalation of dust. Work up wind or increase ventilation. Cover with damp absorbent (inert material, sand or soil). Sweep or vacuum up, but avoid generating dust. Collect and seal in properly labelled containers or drums for disposal. If contamination of crops, sewers or waterways has occurred advise local emergency services.
Containment Stop leak if safe to do so – Prevent entry into waterways, drains or confined areas. Prevent dust cloud.
Environmental Precautionary Measures Prevent entry into drains and waterways.

HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling                 Avoid eye contact and repeated or prolonged skin contact. Avoid inhalation of dust.
Storage Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place and out of direct sunlight. Store away from foodstuffs. Store away from incompatible materials described in Section 10. Store away from sources of heat and/or ignition. Keep container standing upright. Keep containers closed when not in use - check regularly for spills.

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Yellow solid

Melting point: 61°C to 66°C

Specific gravity: 0.960 to 0.972

Flashpoint: 254°C to 274°C

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  • Excellent!
    I searched for quite a few resellers for Shea Butter and Beeswax (as my wife makes her own cremes). This is our second order. Prices are good (as I recall the best), the shipping very reasonable, quality is great, and it arrived like in a day (we are in a rural area) - thanks!
    Posted: 2020-11-24 by Michael Khalsa
  • great wax
    great product. very high quality. I have no complaints
    Posted: 2020-10-13 by Pedro Valentine-Robertson
  • Great Value
    Love the wax and also love that it comes without packaging
    Posted: 2020-06-10 by Jemma Hoyle
  • Beeswax
    Straightforward process, delivered promptly.
    Posted: 2020-04-04 by L M
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    Excellent product, speedy, friendly, awesome
    Posted: 2020-01-27 by Alvina Edwards
  • Beautiful Wax
    Beautiful raw beeswax, amazing honey smell. Delivered with no plastic packaging. Love it!!
    Posted: 2020-01-13 by Jemma
  • Raw NZ Beeswax
    Excellent product, cost, packaging and speedy post, thanks for everything
    Posted: 2020-01-01 by Alvina Edwards
  • BeesWax in Wood-Turning
    I melted the BeesWax into some mineral oil to create a food-safe polish for wood-turned products: salad bowls, platters, and so on. Not only does the wood look great, but the BeesWax finish smells fantastic as well!
    Posted: 2019-12-11 by Brett Parkin
  • Fantastic Beeswax
    Quality product! Consistent every time and smells amazing as beeswax does, this wax has a beautiful colouring and works great in a variety of different uses, only downside is it can be a pain to cut when it's just out of the tub.
    Posted: 2019-12-04 by Kasey Moore
  • Great store
    Everything about my shopping at your store was good.
    Posted: 2019-12-04 by Barbara Frazer
  • Good quality, best price
    A good quality yellow beeswax with the typical bitter honey scent, this is the best value around. Be prepared to remelt the block and pour into an old ice cube tray or silicone moulds for easier handling. I use it for my massage balms.
    Posted: 2019-09-11 by Sharon the Soapmaker
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