- Sep 7, 2022
Interesting. My second batch of beeswax absolute is soluble at room temperature at 20% concentration in ethanol (could be even higher but I haven't tested yet). This makes me suspect your product contains a lot of wax if it is solidifying at room temperature at 10%.5% sounds right to me. I have a working dilution of beeswax absolute that I keep at 10%, but it quickly solidifies at room temperature and needs to be heated before it can be used. I never really have a problem with the material once it’s in a blend, though—I’ve had the absolute as high as 2.5% in a final product with no visible waxes.
I added an extra freezing and filtration step midway through ethanol evaporation in making the second batch which removed a lot of wax.