Beeswax is the chief component of our encaustic paint. Our beeswax has been decolorized by mechanical filtration, rather than through bleaching which breaks the wax down. Filtering the wax is gentler process that makes it less reactive to pigments than chemical bleaching. The wax comes granulated so that it is easier to measure and to melt. You can use Beeswax as the prime ingredient, along with damar resin, for making your own encaustic medium. You can also use it for encaustic without the resin, but the surface will be less hard, less polishable, more dust-attractive, and have a lower melting temperature. A good ratio is 9 parts wax to 2 parts resin. You can also use straight beeswax to give an initial priming coat to your panel or paper for encaustic.