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nickbar

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Hi there!!

I have a question about making a beeswax cream.

My general recipe when making beeswax cream is 2 parts beeswax and 8 parts of oil (olive, jojoba or calendula oil)...

My question is when do i have to put the vitamin E (tocopherol) and the essential oils? Beeswax gets solid really quickly after melting so i have to be quick and put the vitamins and E.O but the temperature is too high on that time about 130 deg F!
 

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When I make a salve like this, I stir it continuously until the mixture gets below at least 150 degrees F (65 C) -- that is below the melting temperature of the beeswax. At that point the salve will have turned opaque and thickened. I keep stirring just to cool the salve to 120 to 130 F (50 to 55 C) and then add my EOs and other heat sensitive ingredients -- that's cool enough for EOs, to be honest. While slightly warm I put the salve in jars or tubes.
 
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