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wax

(waks),
1. A substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building honeycomb cells. Synonym(s): beeswax, cera
2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin (for example, oils, lipids, or fats that are solids at room temperature).
3. Esters of high molecular weight fatty acids with monohydric or dihydric alcohols (aliphatic or cyclic), that are solid at room temperature; often accompanied by free fatty acids.
[A.S. weax]

wax

(waks)
1. A substance, plastic at room temperature, secreted by bees for building honeycomb cells.
Synonym(s): cera.
2. Any substance with physical properties similar to those of beeswax, of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin (e.g., oils, lipids, or fats that are solids at room temperature).
[A.S. weax]
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As long as you stick to the ratio of 2 parts beeswax to 1 part each copal resin and jojoba oil, you can scale the recipe.
The brand continues to grow with 25 fragrance collections, spread across a vast product range including beeswax candles, matching reed diffusers, fragrance oils and other home fragrance accessories.
TO MAKE MY OWN SADDLE SOAP, 1 USE THE FOLLOWING RATIO: 3 parts soap 7 parts water 2 parts beeswax 1 part neatsfoot oil Two bars of my homemade soap will produce 8 ounces of grated soap, so I used this as the starting point for calculating the amounts of my other ingredients.
"The wrappings are produced from natural 100% cotton that I coat in beeswax. There is nothing else added, so the wrappings will break down naturally over time, unlike plastic."
In this study, we tested two different types of lipids (GMS and beeswax) to prepare SLNs.
The larva of a common insect can break down the chemical bonds in a plastic bag, when it's not busy eating beeswax, so it could give scientists an answer to the immense plastic buildup that threatens the environment.
Beeswax is natural glazing agent that can be used in food to prevent water loss and provide protection during storage.
The original lip product from Burt's Bees, this trio is our pick because it includes the original beeswax formula three ways: the Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm; a stick version of the Beeswax Lip Balm; and our favorite, the Beeswax Lip Balm Tin.
Farmers spreading west across that wide swath of territory acquired beeswax and probably consumed honey around 9,000 to 5,000 years ago, say biogeochemist Melanie Roffet-Salque of the University of Bristol in England and colleagues.