I wrote a book!!! It is due to be released in a couple weeks and I am SO excited! I expect to receive my copy in the mail any day now. Writing this book has been a great journey of discovery and reflection. I hope that the knowledge shared finds usefulness in the hands of others that are in love with beeswax as much as I am!
Right now, I am taking pre-orders for the book. One of the benefits of purchasing from the author is that the book can be personalized with an inscription. Once the book is released, I will be selling the book either with or without inscription.
1/22/2016 02:14:09 am
Hi Petra, I just got your book and live it ! I am dipping my toe into making beeswax candles as my husband is a beekeeper ! I have one question for you -I was wondering if you need to add a cooler oil like almond etc to stop wax burning? A lot if the you tube videos do and I notices you don't ! Thanks a lot and I hope this gets to you from Ireland Best Wishes Marian Cronon
1/31/2016 03:54:43 pm
What a beautiful and inspiring book you wrote, and so much useful information. I will recommend highly every chance I get. Congratulations from BC Canada
1/31/2016 04:35:27 pm
<blushing> thanks so much!
1/31/2016 04:25:55 pm
1/31/2016 04:33:19 pm
to answer your questions... I have never blended beeswax with an oil, but it sounds like a good idea, especially if you might be looking to make container candles.
3/2/2016 07:07:49 pm
Hi! I just checked your book out from my library. I was wondering if there is something else I can use when a recipe calls for lanolin.
7/12/2016 07:25:47 pm
Hello! I love your book. I'm new to beeswax. I have experience making sky candles but beeswax seems so different. I'm just wondering if it's possible to scent beeswax like most people do with soy? And I'm also curious why beeswax isn't usually used for container candles. Is it just not common or is there a reason for not making container candles with it?? Thank you for your answers and thank you for this book!!
7/12/2016 09:33:16 pm
Glad you're enjoying the book.
1/9/2017 09:33:09 am
Hello :) I bought your book and I love it. I had my first beehives last summer. I kept the wax and I was wondering if you could wtite me how to filter it. The right way to do it :)
2/27/2017 10:04:02 am
4/22/2017 05:51:06 am
Petra, have you ever combined beeswax with other waxes to make candles? I'd like to mix my beeswax with recycled stearin candles but can't find any information on if this would be a good idea or not. Thanks!
4/22/2017 06:33:43 am
I have mixed beeswax with bayberry wax, but that's it. One potential problem I see is getting the wicking right. There is no way of knowing exactly what is in recycled candles. I would only make them for personal use, where if they don't burn well or evenly, no one is harmed.
5/25/2017 08:34:54 am
Dear Petra, I have made dozens of candles made of beeswax from my local farmer friend, and have given them to several family members and friends, and later to my dismay, I am finding out that they are not burning properly(wick is swimming in the melted wax and going out), and the wax inside of container has shrunk and pulled away. I feel like I want to ask for the candles back and remake them properly, which is going to be a little trouble.
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I like to walk the line between the creative and the analytical. Making soaps and other body care products allows me to explore both sides. I am always in awe of bees and what gifts they provide for us. There are many things to be learned....