Traditionally used as a candle wax, Bayberry Wax makes a very unique alternative to beeswax in vegan or specialty skin care formulations. Bayberry wax tends to be quite lovely in color, though the shade can range anywhere from grayish purple to olive green. It has a rich, sweet aroma that is distinctive to the plant. For most formulations, a mix of Bayberry Wax and a more traditional vegetable wax, such as Jojoba Esters, Candelilla, or Carnauba would make for the best results, as it will regulate the texture, and mellow out the aroma of the wax. However, Bayberry Wax can be used as the singular or primary wax in a recipe as well. Be sure to experiment in small batches when first working with this new ingredient, as it may behave a little differently from other waxes that you are used to.
Have you used Bayberry Wax yet? It's one of our most exciting new ingredients at FNWL. We're dying to know how you've used it!