Non-processed wax, ready for cosmetic use, candles etc. Inci Name : Alba Wax Origin: Italy It is a strong wax formed by various compounds, among which: hydrocarbons 14%, monoesters 35%, diesters 14%, triesters 3%, hydroxy monoesters 4%, hydroxy polyesters 8%, acid esters 1%, polyester acids 2%, free acids 12%, free alcohols 1%, unidentified 6%. The main components of the bee wax are palmitates, palmitic acid, hydroxy palmitates and oleate esters composed of long chains (30-32 carbon atoms) of aliphatic alcohols, with a 6:1 ratio between the two main components: triacontanylpalmitate (myricyl palmitate) CH3(CH2)29O-CO-(CH2)14CH3 and cerotic acid CH3(CH2)24COOH. The bee wax has a high melting point between 62 °C and 64 °C. It does not reach the boiling in the air, but it continues heating until igniting at about 120 °C. If the bee wax is heated up at a temperature higher than 85 °C, it fades. The density at 15 °C varies between 0,958 and 0,970 g/cm.