Our beeswax pastilles possess all of the same beneficial properties as our blocks of beeswax. These pastilles, sometimes known as pellets, have a deep golden color and a honey-like aroma. The average dimension of each pastille is 3 mm.
Beeswax is produced by the female worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee’s abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell. The color and scent of beeswax is determined by the type of pollen taken from the flowers that the bees pollinated.
Our beeswax pastilles are sometimes sourced globally and often come from countries in South America and Africa. In these locations villagers rely on early techniques of processing beeswax, which can employ open fire pits used to melt and process the honeycomb. Due to this, the beeswax pastilles can occasionally take on a smoky note.
Intended Use: Cosmetic use only
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