DIY Cera Bellina Wax

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  1. Nov 8, 2018 #1

    zolveria

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    So I was putzing around and found this wonderful recipe to make your own cera bellina
    so here it goes..it is in french so i had to translate.

    Ingr├ędients % gram
    bees wax 31 62
    Vinager 7 14
    Glycerin 62 124
    Total Amount 100 200
    aditional glycerin ( but not needed
    30 60
    1) measure out bees wax.. pour in pyerx cup
    2) pour in the vinegar ( this will create a chemical reaction )
    3) pour in the glycerin ( this will create a chemical reaction after 45 minutes)
    boil for 45 minutes ( I used a microwave for 8 minutes )
    after allow to kewl and you will have Cera bellina
    any question ask me..
    I will also post how to create Aloe Palmitate :) stay posted.
    http://www.calybeauty.com/post/video-cera-bellina-home-made.aspx
     
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    Thanks this I am going to play with tomorrow :D I was just looking to buy some today and did not put the order through.

    Maybe it will calm the nerves, since it has been a horrific week this week with the parents. Been hit, yelled at, ignored I am frankly burnt out...I could not make my market today because of them.

    Will be waiting for the aloe palmitate
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    While I'm no expert on esterification, I do have a chemistry background and know how to read patents and chemical literature. I'm a little skeptical that this creates the same product as cera bellina. The methods I found for making polyglycerol esters (which is what cera bellina is) require the use of an alkali or metallic catalyst as well as temperatures in the 230C / 450F range.

    The method in the video shows beeswax, glycerin, and vinegar (acetic acid) being heated in a hot water bath (100C / 212F). I'm not saying nothing is happening by heating beeswax and glycerin with acetic acid, just that I sincerely doubt this process actually esterifies the wax and glycerin into something like cera bellina. This one, lone video seems to be the only source that claims a do-it-yourself method for making cera bellina, and it's presented by someone more into using cosmetics than into doing cosmetic science. I'm just not sure about this.

    I would have appreciated hearing the narration on the video to get a better appreciation of this person's method, but I don't know French. For those that do, here is a link:
     
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    i know i had to translate this entire site...
    I tried it myself i was skeptical.. and actually it did work..
    i mix some in with my canola oil to test and it gelled :) I will post pictures :)

    It seem for what im reading that alot of people in france create there own cera... the same way..
     
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    I am also skeptical it is the same product, but thought it might be worth trying to see if it actually modifies the beeswax into a softer product. I am sure it does not complete the esterification process and create true Cera Bellina but figured it was worth playing with some beeswax and glycerin. Considering I have a lot of beeswax and 70 lbs of glycerin I can play :D
     
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    @cmzaha here are the picks. I cooked mine a little different than she
    I pour 14 grams of vinegar and put in the microwave until it boiled. Then I left for a other 2 minutes or so. I want to make sure we had a chemical react going. The I added the glycerin and cooked it again until it boiled.
    Took it out and let it cool
    I mixed 3 ounce canola oil and 0.5 of the wax .
     

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    thanks I am going to try it tonight. I like the looks of the smoothness.
     

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