Yellow & White Beeswax Wholesale Supplier
Beeswax has been used since prehistory as the first plastic, as a lubricant and waterproofing agent, in lost wax casting of metals and glass, as a polish for wood and leather, for making candles, as an ingredient in cosmetics and as an artistic medium in encaustic painting. One of the most important current uses of beeswax is in ointments, emollient skin creams, and lotions.
Singapore Soap is a wholesale supplier of both yellow and white beeswax pellets and organic yellow and white beeswax pellets in Singapore. As we are a bulk wholesaler, our prices are competitive and quality assured. Looking for bulk beeswax? Check out our Yellow Beeswax Pellets, White Beeswax Pellets, Organic Yellow Beeswax Pellets and Organic White Beeswax Pellets below.
What is Beeswax?
Beeswax is the oldest and purest wax in the world. It is used in a wide variety of cosmetics as an emulsifier, emollient, and moisturizer with many other industries using it too.
At honey harvest time, the honeycombs are carefully opened to allow for honey to drain from the comb. The bees seal the honey into the combs with wax capping placed over every cell filled with honey. This capping is removed at harvest and is used in the production of beeswax.
With its high water-holding capacity, it is great for lotions, lip balms and skin care products. Beeswax soothes and softens the skin, protects it from dehydration and provides antibacterial properties. And since beeswax candles emit very little smoke, it is great for making candles too.
Beeswax is edible too, having similarly negligible toxicity to plant waxes, and is approved for food use in most countries and in the European Union under the E number E901.
Beeswax (Cera Alba), also known as yellow beeswax, is a natural wax produced by the (female) honey bees. It is formed by worker bees, which secrete it from eight wax-producing mirror glands on the inner sides of the sternites (the ventral shield or plate of each segment of the body) on abdominal segments 4 to 7. The sizes of these wax glands depend on the age of the worker, and after many daily flights, these glands begin to gradually atrophy.
New wax is initially glass-clear and colourless, becoming opaque after mastication and adulteration with pollen by the hive worker bees. The wax will also become more yellow or brown progressively with incorporation of pollen oils and propolis.
At Singapore Soap, our yellow beeswax is 100% pure, natural, high quality cosmetic grade and filtered of debris while the natural color and aromas of honey are preserved.
White beeswax is yellow beeswax with pollen removed. Pollen causes the yellow color in beeswax and are naturally removed to produce a clean and white appearance while maintaining the natural beeswax smell.
At Singapore Soap, our white beeswax are naturally bleached by sunlight and air exposure with no chemicals used in this process. These beeswax pellets are incredibly easy to work with and allows measuring by milligram or gram.
White beeswax are also widely used in the manufacturing of skin care and cosmetic commercial products and color formulation where white beeswax would be a better pastel as compared to yellow beeswax which could alter the ultimate color of the end product.
Yellow or White Beeswax
Yellow beeswax and white beeswax has essentially the same properties. Yellow beeswax can come of different shades of yellow tone because of the purity and refining or filtering process. If you want an all natural beeswax, choose yellow. Generally, a creamy yellow beeswax are the best bet in terms of purity.
Different shades of yellow beeswax could be caused by source and purity conditions or the beekeeper’s processing methods. A creamy yellow beeswax also commands a price premium over darker shades of beeswax.
If you are formulating your own skin or hair care products where natural is part of your branding, you may wish to use yellow beeswax which is considered the most natural beeswax.
If your end products requires a whiter tint e.g. cold cream or coloring will be used in the end product, then formulating with white beeswax would be a better choice as it would not alter the true tone of the color added.
Where to Buy Yellow & White Beeswax in Singapore
Beeswax is used for the making of wax foundations, and commercially beeswax has many applications, including candle making, metal castings, and modeling, in cosmetics, food processing, industrial technology, textiles, varnishes, and polishes. It is a valuable sustainable wax that is increasingly being adulterated with cheaper wax e.g. stearin or paraffin, posing as pure beeswax.
At Singapore Soap, we are a wholesale supplier of unadulterated yellow & white beeswax pellets and organic yellow & white beeswax pellets in Singapore. Our quality are assured and prices are competitive. Looking for bulk beeswax? Check out our Yellow Beeswax Pellets, White Beeswax Pellets, Organic Yellow Beeswax Pellets and Organic White Beeswax Pellets below.