Fresh Honey

I love fresh honey! Honey harvest season is here for us and I’m so excited for the fresh honey comb.

Now will be the time for you to check with your local beekeepers for beeswax and honey. You can use the beeswax for any recipes that call for the beeswax. You may have to clean the beeswax, but it isn’t difficult to do. I like to use a double boiler for gently melting the beeswax and then straining the melted beeswax through a cheesecloth over the container for the beeswax to cool in.

You can also use beeswax and honey in Cold Process Soap. Check out the Bee Good Soap in our Recipes Section.

Enjoy!

Andee

Fresh honey comb in honey.
Fresh honey comb in honey.
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2 thoughts on “Fresh Honey”

  1. I was told once by a soapmaker that beewax in soap leave the tub more dirty and reduce foaming. Have you experience anything like that with beewax soap?

    Thanks,
    Julie ^_^

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    1. Julie,
      Beeswax in soap can cause some issues. Beeswax has a very low saponification value, which shows that only half of the product can turn to soap. The other material is unsaponifiable matter. The unsaponifiable matter can disrupt the lather action, as well as leave more residue. If you use beeswax in a small quantity, such as 1 ounce in each lb of fats, the problems will be minimized.

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