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.

~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~


Flassie's Fil'a said...

Thanks for sharing!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the information!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

I like your profile pic!

Comfrey Cottages said...

Just how I do it:) I don't have a double boiler either, and find it beneficial to put a canning ring in the bigger pot and to set my little pot on that. Helps keep the bottom of the small pot from getting too hot:) Do you do that too? xx