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For a more traditional way to process your wax.
Insert cappings into stainless steel tube and turn the handle to press out honey. Honey drains to the stainless steel plate and into a bucket you place under the press. Red painted steel supports give additional stability to the press. This also makes a great fruit press!
There are many different ways to clean and process wax. Properly cleaned and filtered wax can make a big difference in your final candle product. Most purchased wax comes filtered and cleaned but if you are lucky enough to use wax from your own hive you know it starts a little messy!
One option for cleaning is to place the wax in a crock pot or a pot of water, bring the water to a boil and allow wax to melt. Once the wax has melted remove it from the heat and allow it to cool. You will be left with three distinct layers; water, honey and debris then wax at the top. Scraping off the layer of debris will remove a lot of the “gunk” from your wax. You may find that you need to repeat this process several times to get the wax thoroughly cleaned.
An alternative method is to pour off the wax into a pair of pantyhose, tie off the end and place this in the pot of water. The pantyhose work as a filter and allow the wax to melt through into the water.