Wax for my moustache...

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NickWallingford

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Well, the time has finally come - I've run out of really 'usable' beeswax, now about 25 years since I've had hives. And what I've got left is not so delicate and white as what I want to keep my mustache twirling. And since the mustache is well and truly white, I need lighter wax! How might I best procure 100gm or so of the finest white beeswax in Tauranga?

And I'll share my 'secret' recipe: 50% by weight beeswax, 50% coconut oil. And just melt them together...

Nick

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Mummzie

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If you have no luck locally Nick I can slip some in the post to you. You will need to put a method of contact in your profile to keep within the rules tho.
No Jojoba oi; in your secret recipe?
Is it the same as beard wax or is mustache wax firmer?
 

NickWallingford

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Thanks for that offer.

I've never used or made any of the beard stuff but I what I've seen was quite a lot more pliable. But even the mix that I gave varies in consistency quite a lot with the weather/temperature
 
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If you are happy to buy it online, try Pure Nature. They sell refined cosmetic grade beeswax.
 

NickWallingford

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If you are happy to buy it online, try Pure Nature. They sell refined cosmetic grade beeswax.
Sorry. Even if imported under a permit that indicates it poses minimal disease risk to NZ, I would still prefer to have NZ beeswax above my top lip! Thanks.
 

NickWallingford

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Nick - I guess if you need whiter wax - you will have to opt for paraffin! If you want some Leeston wax let me know. Or do you have another varietal in mind.
Thanks, Maggie - I was just trying to eliminate the postage cost, given that the amount is so small. And sounds like Dave Black, a local, will be able to sell me something suitable soon. Thanks!
 
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Uh ... huh .... so most of the time do you just droop .... and just stiffen up for special occasions .... just asking as I often wondered about waxing mine.... but the missus s chops it when i get a .... trim
 

NickWallingford

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I've had a full beard most of my life, but never allow the mustache to grow. When short, and esp. when recently 'trimmed', it can be quite spikey to others close to you. But the wax holds it up so the lips are visible, and that has brought acceptance. Sometimes.
 
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