Fingers Holding Block of Beeswax

Beeswax is often used in products such as cosmetics and lotions, to thicken them or to help the other ingredients to blend. Beeswax is not a true emulsifier by itself and needs to be combined with other ingredients.

Place a wire rack in a large pot, fill the pot about ? full of water and bring to a boil.

Put approximately 26 g of beeswax in a tall glass container, set the container in the boiling water and heat to 70 degrees C, to melt the beeswax.

Pour 2 to 3 g of borax and 20 ml of water into another tall glass container. Set the container in the boiling water until the temperature reaches 70 degrees C and the borax is fully dissolved.

Remove both containers from the boiling water. Pour the borax mixture slowly into the melted beeswax, while stirring briskly with a power whisk for about 10 minutes. Stir intermittently as the mixture cools.