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Measuring Beeswax
« on: January 13, 2014, 11:29:00 am »
I am currently reading Super Formulas Arts & Crafts How to make more than 360 useful products that contain honey and beeswax. by Elaine C. White.
There is an interesting section entitled Measuring Beeswax.  This is so helpful, I thought I would copy it, word for word, and post.

Measuring Beeswax
Usually there is a great difference between the liquid volume of an ingredient and its dry weight.  This is not true of beeswax.  Example: 1 ounce weight of solid beeswax is equal to 1 ounce liquid measurement of melted wax.  The following chart can be used to measure beeswax as a solid or as a liquid.

Melted beeswax or liquid measure= Solid wax or Dry Weight
1 Tablespoon melted beeswax or liquid measure=1/2 ounce solid wax or dry weight
2 Tablespoons or 1 ounce= 1 ounce
1/4 cup or 4 tablespoons = 2 ounces
1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons= 4 ounces or 1/4 pound
1 cup or 16 tablespoons = 8 ounces or 1/2 pound
2 cups or 16 ounces= 1 pound or 16 ounces

The liquid displacement formula

Solid beeswax can be measured by displacing liquid.  For example, to measure 1 Tablespoon beeswax use the following method.

Since 4 tablespoons of liquid equal 1/4 cup, add 3 tablespoons of water to a clear measuring cup.  Add lumps of solid wax until the water reaches the 1/4 cup line.  Pour off the water.  The remaining wax equals 1 tablespoon.  Set the wax aside to dry before using it in any formula.

I hope you find this information as useful as I did.
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Re: Measuring Beeswax
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 11:58:25 am »
excellent!  this is one book i do not have.....thanks for posing the info!
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