Discussion in 'Lye-Based Soap Forum' started by Faegirvlva, Aug 18, 2019.
What temperature should I use when working with beeswax?
This from Wholesale Supplies Plus, "How is beeswax added to soap?
Beeswax is often melted together with the carrier oils at a temperature of at least 140ºF. It is important that the beeswax is fully melted. Next, butters are added to the hot oil/beeswax until they are liquid. When the temperature of the mixture is at 120ºF, and not any cooler, the oil mixture is combined with the lye solution."
Okay. Thank you. I'm new to soap making, but I love the beeswax. I found out the hard way that it hardens very quickly, which helps with layered soap a little but can be tricky to work with if you're making a bar of just one layer.
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