Beeswax in soaps

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    Faegirvlva

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    What temperature should I use when working with beeswax?
     
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    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."

    https://www.wholesalesuppliesplus.c...honey-and-beeswax-into-cold-process-soap.aspx
     
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    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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