All questions

where can I buy food-grade beeswax?

I'm trying to tackle a recipe for canelés, and I'd like to coat the molds with beeswax (ideally without feeding myself too many additives and such). I've looked online (e.g. amazon) and the closest I find is "cosmetic grade" beeswax. Apparently Marshall's Honey also sells beeswax, but the minimum per order is $35. Any leads?

asked by rynnybit over 4 years ago

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

9 answers 23722 views
HalfPint
HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

Did you search for "organic beeswax"? I've seen plenty of websites that sell it and there's always eBay.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

kimhw
added over 4 years ago

Where do you live?

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

rynnybit
added over 4 years ago

I've seen organic beeswax, but because "organic" doesn't necessarily mean "food-grade" or "edible" (in other words, I don't think all organic things are edible) I've held off on getting them so far. I live in Florida; perhaps I just need to ask beekeepers at the next farmers market. But so far, Whole Foods and Earth Origins – nope.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

HalfPint
HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

You can always contact those online vendors and ask if their beeswax is food grade or suitable for consumption.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

added over 4 years ago

I think the beeswax they sell at Ruhl Bee Supply is edible (it's filtered, but not bleached and 100% beeswax), but to be certain you'd need to contact them. A 1 lb block runs $7.50. http://www.bee-outside...

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Greenstuff
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added over 4 years ago

If all else fails, You might take another look at the Marshall's site and see if there aren't some other things you'd like. Those California honeys make good gifts, and it shouldn't take too much to get up to $35.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Don Gaile
added almost 3 years ago

I did some internet research and found this company - http://www.beeswaxco.com/

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

caninechef
added almost 3 years ago

Beeswax is common in cosmetic lip products so I do not think small amounts of cosmetic grade beeswax would be an issue.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)

Exbruxelles
added almost 3 years ago

marshallshoney.com has foodgrade beeswax by the pound, 1 pound minimum.

Are you channeling your best self with this comment? (If you're not sure, check out our Code of Conduct.)