Can be interesting.
After much discussion and procrastination, on a grocery shopping trip one day, Fahim ran into an Ayurvedic doctor’s shop to buy neem oil (aka kohomba oil in Sinhala – neem is Hindi and, oddly enough, the name I’m more familiar with) and beeswax. I wanted the neem oil to treat the pesky papaya mealy bug issues and the beeswax to make an un-petroleum jelly/lip balm thingie.
The reason he went to the Ayurvedic doctor’s shop for the beeswax? Because beeswax is used in Ayurvedic medicine and will be a cleaner, purer grade than any beeswax I get elsewhere.
Plus this is one place where we know (really, suspect) that we can get it. Where else is it available? No idea.
I then filter it directly into my one and only silicone pan. I’m hoping that’ll make it easier to get the beeswax out while hopefully not ruining the pan. Plus it’s big enough that I should wind up with a fairly thin sheet of beeswax which out to be easy to rip into the weights I want. Happily, I’m right.
Happiness reigns. And yes, I *am* easily amused.