White Beeswax – pharmaceutical grade BP/Ph.Eur

Product code: 5160
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White Beeswax 5160 complies with the British (BP) and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur).
Our cosmetic and pharmaceutical grade white beeswax is offered in white or yellowish-white granules.

Pharmaceutical grade beeswax is pure and contains the least natural impurities such as pollen, oils or propolis. Blended with other components, white beeswax is a sustainable ingredient used as an emulsifier for skin products, lip balms, creams, lotion bars.

The pellets are a fine-grained matt, non-crystalline fracture; the wax becomes soft and pliable when warmed by hand. Odour, faint and characteristic of honey. Relative density, about 0.96.
This wax is practically insoluble in water; partially soluble in ethanol (90%). and in ether; completely soluble in volatile and fixed oils.

Beeswax is secreted by bees when making honeycomb. Beekeeping is a sustainable activity which contributes to agriculture and increases biodiversity via bee pollination. White Beeswax 5160 is produced by refining and bleaching the natural wax the bees produce.


Cera Alba
Melting point, °C
61 – 65
Acid value
17 to 24
Ester value
70 to 80
Ratio number
3.3 to 4.3
Saponification value
87 to 104
Test for ceresin, paraffin and certain other waxes
Test for glycerol and other polyhydric alcohols

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