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BB Beeswax Fingers 30g
Perhaps one of the earliest confirmed human uses of beeswax was as a crude form of tooth filling in Neolithic times. Beeswax figures have been discovered in the tombs of ancient Egypt, and the Persians and Assyrians used it for embalming. In Greek mythology, Icarus and Daedalus constructed wings of beeswax and feathers in their attempt to escape from Crete. The Romans were known to demand quantities of beeswax from those they subjugated as a form of tribute or tax, and in fact beeswax remained a unit of trade in Europe until the 17th century. The people of Rome were also fond of wax statues and beeswax was sometimes used to fashion death masks. Pliny (23-79 AD) described the use of beeswax to treat people afflicted with dysentery; it was also used in the production of bows and musical instruments, and for cosmetics.SKU: 3029000001739
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BB Beeswax Honeycomb Pattren
The most common and important plant wax is carnauba wax, a relatively hard substance obtained from the Brazilian palm Copernicia prunifera. This is used extensively in confectionary, as a coating for foods and pharmaceuticals, and as a polish or waterproofing agent. It is the principal ingredient in surfboard wax.
Soy wax is cheap to produce and is commonly used in candle making, however this may lead to a potential problem. Often soy wax is produced from genetically-modified, monoculture crops, which are subjected to a variety of chemical sprays. Fungicides and pesticides may ultimately end up in the finished product, so in theory you could be burning these toxins in your home!SKU: 3029000001791