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Beeswax Alchemy: How to Make Your Own Soap, Candles, Balms, Creams, and Salves from the Hive Paperback – Illustrated, 22 April 2015

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...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



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)

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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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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quarry Books; Illustrated edition (22 April 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 136 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1592539793
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1592539796
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.32 x 1.27 x 25.4 cm
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Petra Ahnert is the creative force behind Beehive Alchemy, 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, bees produce more than just honey - they also make beeswax and collect propolis. All of these things served as inspiration for products Petra makes; from moisturizing lip balm to waxed fabric sandwich wraps. Many of these products have made their way into the product line-up for Beehive Alchemy.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Now an excellent beeswax polisher
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 December 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a beautifully presented book full of interesting information and great ideas
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... a birthday gift not used yet but looks a good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to get you hooked on candlemaking
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