Fresh Honey 2

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.



Fresh honey comb in honey.

Fresh honey comb in honey.

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About Andee

Director of Happiness. I'm a thirty-something soap snob. I've grown up with handmade soaps, and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps, and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!

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2 thoughts on “Fresh Honey

  • Julie Marcil

    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?

    Julie ^_^

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    • Andee Post author

      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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