Reyiko

Organic Beeswax

$18 $30

100% pure and organic beeswax. What you see is what you get, our wax pellets are not mixed with any kind of nasty substances. 

The beeswax pellets are made from wax cappings straight from sustainably managed beehives in India.

 

Benefits of Beeswax

  • Burns cleaner, longer and brighter
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Natural and greener alternative to Paraffin wax
  • Doesn't release toxins into the atmosphere 
  • Sustainably available 


Both types of beeswax can be used making candles or cosmetics, so please don’t let those fool you into thinking that one color can only and specifically be used for candles, while the other for cosmetics. The reason why white beeswax is predominately used by crafters to make cosmetics, is because it doesn't tint the colour of their end products.

 

Why Choose Beeswax for your Crafts?

They are an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to paraffin wax. They don’t pose any health risks, unlike their oil based counterpart.

 

Why Choose Reyiko’s Organic Beeswax?

We harvest our beeswax in the most sustainable way possible, without harming our bees‘ habitats. If you wish to become a natural or green living crafter, you can make the first step by switching over to our beeswax to create your beautiful crafts.

One additional bonus of buying our beeswax, the whole packaging is recyclable or biodegradable – leaving you guilt free and a lower carbon footprint

Color: White
Quantity:

Only 14 pieces in stock!

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us, use our chat service or email us at service@reyiko.com. If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 


Damages and issues 
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.


Exceptions / non-returnable items 
Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products). We also do not accept returns for hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or gases. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.


Exchanges 
The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.


Refunds 
We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

At Reyiko our goal is to offer you the best shipping options, no matter where you live. Every day, we deliver to hundreds of customers across the world, ensuring that we provide the very highest levels of responsiveness to you at all times.

The time frame for order delivery is divided into two core parts:

Processing time

This process comprises of

  • Order verification - all orders are sent to our manufacturers for dispatch within 24 hours after the order is placed.

 

  • Quality control and shipping - our manufacturers based in United Kingdom, will perform extensive quality checks before shipping your order(s). This process will also take 24 hours.

 

  • The total order processing time is 2 days


Shipping time

  • This refers to the time it takes for items to be shipped from our warehouse to the destination.
  • UK orders of this particular product usually take 2-3 business days to arrive at their destination
  • USA and Canada orders of this particular product will be fulfilled by Royal Mail, which is a UK Postal Service product. After processing and leaving our UK warehouse, items usually take between 3-7 business days to arrive at their destination but can take longer if there are notable delays or during holiday periods, when postal service work at max capacity.

 

Shipping Costs

UK CA USA Alaska and Hawaii U.S. Islands
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7 USD

14 USD

 

Free Shipping to

- USA, Canada and UK

- U.S. states Alaska and Hawaii if you spend over 60 USD

- U.S. Islands if you spend over 60 USD


If your order doesn’t arrive by the specified shipping timeframe, contact us or chat to us. We will get back to you with your order status within 24 hours.

 

Beeswax consists of at least 284 compounds, varying from polyesters, acids, esters and alkanes.

 

They are the wax produced by honey bees, specifically, worker honey bees. A worker honey bee has 8 glands in their abdomen, which manufacture and secrete wax. The wax is secreted in thin, clear and odorless sheets called scales.

 

Beeswax is normally produced by the younger bees when they are 12-20 days old. The older bees normally go out to gather nectar from plants.

 

Beeswax has a melting point of 60°C  (140° F).

 

How is Beeswax made?

When the bees secrete their wax, they line up in formation and pass the wax along the chain, molding it in shape using their mouths and legs. Eventually, they create enough wax to make scales, and continue to work hard to build a honeycomb from scratch. Honeycombs have a large surface area, the hexagonal structure of each comb allows bees to maximise on the amount of honey it can hold, whilst needing the least amount of wax in order for it to be built. The honeycomb structure also assists the metamorphosis from egg to bee.

 

It takes around 1000 scales to make 1 gram of wax.

 

A huge amount of resources are required for bees to create their wax. It takes approximately 8 pounds (4kg) of honey to be converted into one pound (455g) of beeswax.

The honey could be used to feed the nonforaging bees or it’s saved during nectar droughts.

 

Bees often chew their wax off their old comb to transfer to another spot where it is needed. The old comb might have been used for brooding or for storing honey and would’ve contained propolis, cocoon remains and pollen. As a result, the reuse of old combs contributes to the color of the wax.

  

How is wax harvested?

 

Most of the commercially available wax are made through a process called cappings. When bees collect honey, the foraging bee collects nectar and store it in one of its two stomachs, yes two stomachs! Bees use one of their stomachs for normal digestion, the other is used for collecting honey. The enzymes secreted from the honey stomach will mix with the nectar. When bees return to the hive, they place their nectar in a hexagonal waiting cell. As more and more waiting cells are filled with nectar, the bees will use their wings to fan out and dry the nectar to evaporate moisture and prevent spoilage. The bees then cap off the cells to prevent any further loss in moisture. 

 

Beekeepers will determine to process the wax cappings in the most common way - applying heat to melt them into wax and honey. The wax will float to the top, while the honey will sink to the bottom.

 

The wax will then be filtered a few times before it becomes clean and ready to be used. Beeswax will vary in color depending on how many times it gets filtered. They vary in colors from, dark brown - yellow - white.

 

Beeswax retrieved from cappings is usually dark in color as it is unfiltered and unseparated from bee propolis, cocoon and comb remains. Yellow beeswax is the product of several iterations of the filtration process.  White beeswax is obtained through naturally bleaching yellow beeswax.   

 As the creator of homemade wax products and candles, you have three main choices when it comes to the type of wax to use. The first is petroleum-based paraffin, which is inexpensive and readily available but not environmentally friendly or health-conscious. The other two options include organic beeswax and vegan soy wax. Both of these natural materials have great advantages when it comes to DIY wax projects and eco-friendly candle making at home.

 

Why Choose Organic Beeswax?

Natural or green-living crafters can appreciate the sustainability of harvesting organic beeswax directly from hives. Although not vegan, this material has been used for millennia for candles and a variety of other wax items. It is obviously much more natural than paraffin, but it also edges out soy wax in many cases because the latter sometimes includes other ingredients to increase stability or scent. Of course, whether you choose beeswax or soy wax, educate yourself about a specific product to make sure it only includes materials you are comfortable with.

 

From an ecological perspective, beeswax is the best. It also burns brightly with limited smoke, no potential allergens or compounds that trigger asthmatic distress, and does not melt quickly. Since no oil is used in its production, a dripping candle will not create ugly stains or damage to candleholders and furniture.

 

One of the main disadvantages of organic beeswax comes from its cost. It is simply more difficult to harvest wax directly from beehives in a sustainable fashion than it is to mix up petroleum or process a field of soybeans. With the sweet scent, long-lasting burn, and lack of potential health issues, many people find its value to be worth the extra expense.

 

Why Choose Vegan Soy Wax?

 

This type of wax comes from soybean oil. It is therefore sustainable, as natural and organic as the soybean crop was, and non-toxic depending on the addition of other ingredients. Since it does not utilize any animal products at all, those who follow a vegan lifestyle should choose this material for candle making. Some companies mix vegetable or coconut oil or beeswax, so always read labels before making a purchase. Also, soybean crops frequently use genetically modified seeds, pesticides, and fertilizers so purely organic soy wax may be difficult to come by.

 

Vegan soy wax burns slowly, does not release hazardous compounds or a lot of smoke, and comes with its own natural gentle scent. Finished products are not as hard as paraffin or beeswax in most cases. This makes it a great option for scented wax melts used in a warmer or burner. It may not provide enough strength for highly carved or intricately shaped candles or other wax items.

 

Whether you choose traditional organic beeswax to create candles and other homemade wax products or go with the newer but equally eco-friendly vegan soy wax, you have a host of amazing DIY wax projects to try. Choose one or use both for different finished products as you explore the whole world of natural and healthy wax crafts.

Customer Reviews

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Kerry
Be Ware How You Open

Beeswax is such a versatile wax and seems to melt well and burns with no smoke if using as a candle wax. I was a but frustrated by the packaging if I'm honest. It was a nice, sturdy cardboard tube but way too full with pellets that when you opened the lid, they spilt everywhere. Simply needs an inner lining to contain them or a bigger tube!The pellets melted well though a little cooler than others I've used - no idea why. They set nicely too and took colouring well. Overall, I was impressed with this wax and love that it is organic, sustainable and cruelty free but needs some attention to the packaging to avoid frustration! Thus the loss of a star. Can't comment on value for money as currently unavailable.

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Kerry
Be Ware How You Open

Beeswax is such a versatile wax and seems to melt well and burns with no smoke if using as a candle wax. I was a but frustrated by the packaging if I'm honest. It was a nice, sturdy cardboard tube but way too full with pellets that when you opened the lid, they spilt everywhere. Simply needs an inner lining to contain them or a bigger tube!The pellets melted well though a little cooler than others I've used - no idea why. They set nicely too and took colouring well. Overall, I was impressed with this wax and love that it is organic, sustainable and cruelty free but needs some attention to the packaging to avoid frustration! Thus the loss of a star. Can't comment on value for money as currently unavailable.

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Doggy parent
A beautiful natural smell of beeswax. I use this to make many natural balms and potions. Melts ni...

A beautiful natural smell of beeswax. I use this to make many natural balms and potions. Melts nicely and mixes nicely. I recommend it.

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Emi
Be sure to open with care!

This 400g organic beeswax pellets came in a nicely designed recyclable tube, which was a little bit tricky to open. You need to twist and pull the lid, but be careful not to pull too hard as the first time I opened the tube pellets went everywhere!The beeswax isn’t completely white, more like a cream colour which still took candle dye well. I used the wax to make some owl shaped candles. It wasn’t super easy to measure the pellets, I use the molds to measure and found lots of tiny bits of wax left behind that was hard to remove from the silicone moldsThe wax melted well, and cooled down a lot quicker than expected. I found the wax started to set at around 70°C, 10°C warmer than I usually pour wax. It worked well in the mold and the owls came out looking cute! They burned well, with no smoke, and threw out the scent oils nicelyOverall, the wax is good quality but a little bit tricky to use with silicone molds due to the tiny bits of wax. You really do need to be careful when opening the tube too! Also, for 400g this is definitely on the pricey side

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Doggy parent
Lovely & fresh

A beautiful natural smell of beeswax. I use this to make many natural balms and potions. Melts nicely and mixes nicely. I recommend it.

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