For the last several years, I have rendered my beeswax into 1 ounce sized pieces to be sold at the Kansas Honey Producers’ Association booth in the Pride of Kansas Building for the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The inspiration for this page came from my mother, Charlotte Ann, who has been making this cereal since I was in my teens. Honey and grains are a natural fit.
Making Soap with Beeswax
There are basically 4 processes to making soap:
- Cold-Process (traditional saponification involving a chemical reaction between an acid (fats) and a base
- Hand-milling (grated cold-process)
- Melt & Pour (melted glycerin)
- The ‘cooking’ method. Becky Tipton, my mentor, has been working on a Hot-Process soap production. I’ll have more on that process at a later date.
The process I use in my out-line below is the traditional cold-process method.