Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive by Petra Ahnert

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Read Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive Online Free - Modern beekeepers - take notice! Here we have the answer to one of the most common questions related to beekeeping: what do I do with all of this beeswax? In fact, the possibilities are seemingly endless! As beeswax has multiple holistic and decorative uses, projects can vary from beauty and health products to household items. Beeswax Alchemy is your first step towards using excess beeswax to make beautiful, useful gifts for friends, family, and even yourself. It offers a basic introduction to the art of extracting and purifying beeswax, as well as countless ideas for what to make with it. These include skin care creams, candles, and other home products like beeswax ornaments and wax fabric. So, get ready to suit up and collect some beeswax. There's so much that you can do with it - and now you know how!

"This is the book I've been waiting thirty years for. It has absolutely everything beeswax--candles (and bless you Petra for the info on wicks), balms (to make you pretty), creams (to heal both body and soul), soaps (so much on soap!), and many, many home products to make and use every day! Excellent instructions. Bountiful information. Beautifully done." - Kim Flottum, beekeeper; author of The Backyard Beekeeper, Better Beekeeping, The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook; and editor of Bee Culture magazine

Title : Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive
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ISBN : 1592539793
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 136 pages


Kimberly rated it ★★★☆☆

March 23, 2017

Beeswax Alchemy is well written and very informative. However, I found most of the recipes quite complicated and/or requiring ingredients that I'm not willing to use. There is a lot of great information contained in here about production of beeswax and the most comprehensive list of uses of beesw...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

September 13, 2017

I love this book and I think that I will have to buy this and try everything. What I love about this book is that at the top of each page it tells you the difficulty, beginner, intermediate, advanced. Also there were different types of uses for the beeswax. There are also pictures to show steps....

Kerry rated it ★★★★☆

October 06, 2016

I have been wanting to try to make my own candles for awhile now and with this book I actually feel like I can really do it. There are a few other things to try as well.

J rated it ★★★★☆

June 07, 2016

This is one of the better crafting books I've come across. I am a small time bee keeper which is what drew me to the book but after reading it cover to cover I'm looking forward to utilizing my wax for some of these types of projects. This book left nothing about the projects unexplained. It's a...

Bored Housewife rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2015

Wonderful I bought this as I love honey products and thought to make myself some. Petra has written an excellent instruction manual which is simple but thorough. The soap turned out beautifully as did the lotion. There isn't much else to add other than it was worth purchasing. Love it.

Anna rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2015

Met the author at my local farmers market and purchased this book and 6lbs of honey from her. I like the book and everything seems to be explained fairly well. I will try out a few projects and update this review later.

Sarah Lee rated it ★★★★★

December 19, 2015

Informative about how they get beeswax and the various types/colors of beeswax. I actually wanted this for a few of the beauty recipes but there are instructions for those, soaps and candles. Nice book if you are interested in beeswax crafts!

Sue rated it ★★★☆☆

December 29, 2016

this is a keeper and belongs on any homesteaders shelf

Bren rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2015

This book is excellent! I can't wait for cooler weather when I'll be rendering and recycling this season's wax. Goodies to come!

Alyssa rated it ★★★★☆

November 27, 2015

This stuff looks great! Looks easy to understand with photos to show the steps for each project.

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