There are plenty of sources of natural wax. In fact, more and more people are trying to look for other sources of such wax not because that the sources are depleting. Yes, that can be true. But the main reason is because the more sources of natural wax there are, the price of such will surely go down. And also, the more sources would also mean that consumers will have plenty of choices to choose from.
Although most people only know of two kinds of natural wax and these are beeswax and soy wax. This is not surprising because these two are the most easy to find and the most easy to harvest. Soy wax is the cheapest among all kinds of natural wax. And beeswax is the most unique in the sense that it already has its own color, it already has its own unique scent and bees are the ones responsible for its production. But there are more like palm wax and vegetable wax. And one of the most unusual – bayberry wax.
If you know what the bayberry shrub is, then you will now know where bayberry wax comes from. Yes. You are most certainly right – it comes from that plant.
To get to the wax, those who harvest it have to pick the berries. See, the wax is actually found on the surface of those fruits. It coats each fruit. The wax is thin, is colored green, and has its own fragrance – just like beeswax as earlier mentioned. After harvesting, the berries are then boiled. That will allow the wax to separate from the fruit.
Bayberry wax is not just about using it for candles. There is a superstition that even comes with it. See, some say that when you burn a candle which has been made using this natural wax, you can make sure that it burns to the end. And when that happens, you will be able to experience good luck in your life plus even more money for your wallet. This belief has been known to come from the early settlers in America which has used the wax first.
When you create candles using bayberry wax, you can be sure that you will be able to make natural candles. It still has not been documented whether this type of natural wax will be able to work well when added with aromatherapy essential oils.