Take a pound of whight wex, and throwe therinne a quartroun of terbentyne […] Thanne loke thou have redy oz. 1 of vermyloun, smal grounde, al so smal as ony poudre

– BL Sloane 73, f. 173v

To produce sealing wax: 16 parts beeswax, 4 parts rosin [Jousihartsi] and 1 part colouring. Melt wax, add rosin, don’t boil. I plan to seal 12 flasks of springwaters I’ve collected over the years. Recipe via On Making Wax Seals (2016). An other source with more modern Sealing wax (1998).

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