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Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive Flexibound – April 1, 2015
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"This book basically lets you become your own Burts Bees, but better, with clear instructions on how to make candles, soaps, salves and creams out of beeswax and much, much more! Beeswax candles help clean the air, beeswax salves have anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral benefits. For people who have allergy problems, beeswax is a "go to" product. Once I started looking into the benefits of beeswax products, it made me realize all the man-made chemicals in those same products bought at a store." - Jeannie Boutelle (The Local Beet blog)
"...a fabulous book with instructions and excellent photos on virtually any product one might wish to make from beeswax. It is so well written I never lost interest and was not tempted to skip around or to hurry to the end. The photos in the book are outstanding and make it even more professional and informative." - Suzanne Finley, Saponifier Magazine
"Beeswax is a wonderful, malleable and beneficial product that has a wide array of possible uses. This attractive book has a lot to offer for the intermediate do-it-yourselfer. In her debut book, businesswoman Ahnert provides an excellent introduction and solid technique instruction to make candles, lotions, and soaps with beeswax. VERDICT The true strength of this book is its instructions for making homemade body products. While similar in coverage to Leeann Coleman and Jayne Barnes's Honey Crafting, Ahnert's book provides better body products and more detailed technical instruction. Strongly recommended." - Library Journal
About the Author
Petra Ahnert is the creative force behind Beehive Alchemy (beehivealchemy.com), a growing artisan soap, body care, and home goods business. After a serendipitous meeting with a beekeeper at the library in 2002, Petra soon had a couple hives of her own and extra honey to sell. Of course, with the honey, comes beeswax, too so she sought out ways to make good use of the wax she had on hand. Since that time, Petra has first looked to her own life and products she uses to replace them with items she could make herself with the honey and beeswax she had on hand. Eventually, those products made their way into the product line-up for Beehive Alchemy.
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The next edition of this book could be strengthened by adding two new sections:
(1) An introductory section on the best practices for harvesting and processing beeswax cappings, since the book is oriented towards beekeepers.
(2) A section on where to find the uncommon ingredients, as I imagine many struggle with finding suppliers.
And THAT in a nutshell is what's wrong with this book -- we get pages and pages about the author -- her upbringing, her hobbies, her interests, her parents, their interests, her boyfriend Karl, his interests, etc. And lots of HUGE, artistically arranged pictures! What we don't get is any really helpful information -- other than the fact that you want the wax to be between 165°F and 170°F. There! I've just saved you $15!
Petra herself seems to be at such an early stage of experimenting and learning and still so unsure of her own grasp of the subject that she's afraid to suggest anything that she has not personally tried or suppliers she hasn't personally dealt with. And I find it rather difficult to believe that there are only TWO reputable places to buy beeswax in the entire United States -- one of which just happens to be Petra herself. Anyone know the German phrase for "self-serving?"