Here is a photo of the waxes I most frequently work with:
L to R: Paraffin, Palm, Candelilla, Soy, Bayberry, White Beeswax, Beeswax
Over the years I have tried so many different kinds and qualities of wax, and I have learned that you get what you pay for. I use only the finest, purest ingredients available. It is important to me to find suppliers who are conscientious about the environment. My wax suppliers are chosen for their excellence of service quality of product and concern for the environment.
I love using several types of wax for their own unique qualities. Although most waxes I use are natural, I still use paraffin for the beauty of surface effect such as mottling, bubbling and crackling. Every wax behaves differently with melt point, cooling speed and behavior, hard or soft surface, transparency or opacity…and so on. Some waxes are a history lesson (Bayberry, Candelilla), and some are a lesson in the efficiency of nature (beeswax)…but all of them are interesting to work with.
Watch for blog posts about each type of wax!
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