Do you Use Beeswax to Seal Your Jam and Jelly Jars?

Do you Use Beeswax to Seal Your Jam and Jelly Jars?

May 06, 2016 By Pat Cattermole

I had someone ask the other day if they could use beeswax to seal their jam jars when they were home canning. I couldn’t think of a reason why not but I have never done it myself so I couldn't speak from any experience. So I went looking to find out what I could about it. I found this site called Experience Frontier Freedom and discovered that several people had tried using beeswax as a seal for their jam and jelly and seemed quite happy with it. There were several comments there from different home canners. However as things come and go on the internet as of today April 25, 2018 I see that website has disappeared.

I searched a little further and I see this one is still around. There is not too much information on-line about using wax as a sealer for canning, and mostly it’s about paraffin. I did hit paydirt at Prairie Muffins Manifesto. This article comes with a berry jam recipe, Poor Man’s Berry Jam made with berries and honey and tells you how to seal the jars with beeswax.

This is a rather timely topic as berries are beginning to ripen and home canners are gearing up everywhere. If you decide to try this, or maybe you are already using beeswax as a jam jar sealer, I would love to hear how it went for you. Please comment.

If you need pure beeswax blocks for your canning we have those too in several different sizes!

Photo by Marlie Marchewka

Published By Pat Cattermole
I had the good fortune to be hired at Honey Candles in the fall of 2004. Experience managing a small rural printing business and 15 years as an elected public school trustee has been a benefit as Honey Candles moves through the need for flexibility and the demands of rapidly changing natural products marketing. I am the Sales Manager and most likely to be the one answering the phone when you call. Social Media and blogging for Honey Candles has been a recent addition to my list of skills.

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

Please select your country:

Canada USA

Login to Your Account

Select your country to continue:

Canada USA