Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cleaning Raw Beeswax

I bought some raw beeswax awhile back , so I had to clean it before using. I don't own a double boiler , so I made one using an old enamel pot and another enamel pan.

It's really a simple process , just bring your water to boil and turn heat down , place beeswax in the top pan and let the wax melt.

I used several layers of cheesecloth to strain the beeswax through. I put a rubber band around the cheesecloth and pot to hold the cheesecloth in place. I broke the beeswax into small pieces and let it melt , then strained it in small amounts , that makes it easier to work with.

After it was strained into the pot , I put this pot back over the boiling water and let it melt again.

I then poured it into a jar , this is the easiest way to store the beeswax. When I need more beeswax I can melt it down by boiling a pot of water , remove from heat and setting the jar down in the water. Be sure to remove lid and make sure the water level is below the opening to jar.

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