How do you make sealing wax?


According to, sealing wax can be made using fabric hot glue, dye, bee's wax, a candle and a small aluminum dish in a safe working space. Depending on the type of dye used, it may have to be ground with a mortar and pestle (a rolling pin works just as well).

Start by placing a small metal bowl in a stand and putting a lit candle, such as a tea light, underneath. Continue by cutting off a small piece of bees wax, and placing it in a bowl to melt. Once the wax is melted, swirl it around the bowl to coat the inside, and add two 1-inch pieces of the fabric hot glue. Use a small wooden stick to mix the ingredients together. Immediately remove the mixture from the heat if the wax begins to bubble or pop.

Use a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin to grind the dye if needed. Add around 1/4 teaspoon of dye to the bowl, and mix in carefully. Heat the mixture until small bubbles appear and the mixture is runny. Prepare a long V-shaped piece of tinfoil, and pour the hot wax along the shape. Leave it to cool completely before removing the foil.

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How to Make Sealing Wax
Before the Industrial Revolution, envelope flaps didn't contain any glue. Sealing wax was applied to the envelope flap and molded with a signet ring to seal the envelope and guaranty the authenticity of the contents. We don't need sealing wax for that... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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