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So during the day I make my own lotions, soaps, lip balms and other personal care products. What I make is pretty similar to what you can find at a Gardener's or Craft Market. So my love of crafting has spilled over into my letter writing. I got frustrated with the limitations of most sealing wax and the expense of the really good sealing wax so I decided to make my own.

 

Here is my recipe so you can try it out yourself!

 

I have it in both grams and ounces so use whichever you prefer.

 

80 grams Beeswax
16 grams Emulsifying Wax (You can find this at most cosmetic supply stores.)
4 grams Soy Wax (This helps stiffen the mixture just a tiny bit to make sure you get that tamper evident seal that is mailable!)
A pea size to a bean size of Oil Soluble Lip Color (The color must be oil soluble! I get most of my colors mixed into oil already because it is easier to use and less messy than powders.)
2 0.15 cc Silver Mica (You can use other pearlescent powders but I found glitter to be too large for my sealing wax. If I used glitter,

I couldn't get a smooth texture. 0.15 cc scoops are these tiny scoops used for measuring various powders. These work great!)

 

2.82 oz Beeswax
0.56 oz Emulsifying Wax
0.14 oz Soy Wax
A pea size to a bean size of Oil Soluble Lip Color
2 0.15 cc Silver Mica

 

Measure everything but your colors into a microwave safe container. Heat until the mixture is liquid. Caution! It will be hot!

While the waxes are still liquid add your colors and silver mica. Or don’t add any color if you like the natural look. Pour the hot mixture into molds or containers.

I used an ice cube mold from IKEA but you can use anything you have on hand. I found that pouring the mixture into silicone molds made it easier to remove from

the mold when cool. I like the longer sticks because I can keep my fingers away from the flame.

 

I guess next thing for me is a sealing wax spoon.

 

Here are my waxes in action.

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These are all of the colors I made.post-126593-0-20358800-1456934630.jpg

 

Thanks for letting me share!

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Wow, Tayana, that's fantastic. Thank you for posting this recipe.

"It's funny; in this era of email and voice mail and all those things that I did not even grow up with, a plain old paper letter takes on amazing intimacy."  Elizabeth Kostova

 

 

 

 

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