Vegan Sealing Wax Project
Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:38
as far as i see it there are 3 necesary components a wax blend for bulk and flexibility, resin and dyestuff
as both a chandler and incence hobbiest i have attempted this on my own with limited sucess.
for resin i used colophony or pine resin a blend of soywax and palm stearin and parrafin based candle dye flakes
which seems to work well apart from proportions, flexibility and dye bleeding (i over saturated the mix(
any of the more chemistry inclined want to chime in, it would be great even for the non veggies to have an easy to make basic wax formula that anyone can tweak/ experiment with
Posted 26 June 2012 - 13:52
Is it beeswax in sealing wax that makes it non-vegan? For some reason I thought more modern sealing waxes were plastic of some sort.
Hrm. Well, I'm watching closely, that's for sure, and if you get closer to recipes I'll definitely try to make them. That will give you the point of view of someone completely clueless.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 15:08
Posted 26 June 2012 - 15:18
i know that at least j herbin have beeswax and carmine in them although they use colophony (pine resin) along with shellac
Edited by Arachiroptera Corvax, 26 June 2012 - 15:22.
Posted 26 June 2012 - 23:55
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 00:14