What is it? A wax made from the waxy coating boiled off of bayberries.
Appearance Dusty brownish green lumps.
Texture Dry
Scent Amazing; warm and spicy, and smells like the the forest. I love it!
Absorbency Speed Average to slow, depending on the recipe it’s in.
Approximate Melting Point  45°C/113°F
Solubility Oil
Why do we use it in recipes? It’s a relatively good thickener, and it contributes a great forest-like scent.
Do you need it? It’s a good buy if you’re vegan, or if you adore the smell of the forest.
Refined or unrefined? Unrefined!
Strengths Smells fantastic, and is fairly close to beeswax for a vegan alternative.
Weaknesses As far as waxes go it’s a weak thickener with a low melting point, so you’ll probably need to pair it with other waxes. Check out this experiment to learn more.
Alternatives & Substitutions Nada. It’s very unique.
How to Work with It It’s great in balms and salves as a thickener and added lovely forest scent.
Storage & Shelf Life Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, bayberry wax should have an indefinite shelf life.
Tips, Tricks, and Quirks It’s commonly used in candles for its distinctive scent.
Recommended starter amount 100g (3.3oz)
Where to Buy it  Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.

Some Recipes that Use Bayberry Wax

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September 2, 2016

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