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Bottle Sealing Wax

Bottle Sealing Wax

Bottle sealing wax is used to seal all types of bottles. Wax bottle seals are commonly associated with liquors and alcoholic beverages like whiskey and wine. However, they are valuable for many other products, like honey, barbeque sauce, oils and perfume.

The most notable benefit of bottle sealing wax is its appearance. A wax coating adds a distinctive and high-end look to a product, which draws in customers and makes your brand recognizable. Sealing bottles with wax is a traditional packaging method, and brands that choose this look often seem elevated compared to companies using other closure types. Choose from a range of wax colors and finishes to create a truly branded look.

At Blended Waxes, we offer an array of bottle wax types to suit your applications:

  • Bottle wax: This product offers a strong and flexible coating that supports crisp bottle opening. The wax will not crack or crumble when opened, and it will provide a reliable moisture barrier. Numerous colors and finishes are available.
  • Gloss bottle wax: Create a distinctive look on any bottled product with a glossy protective sealing wax. Our gloss sealing waxes come in black or bright red to differentiate your product from the competition.
  • Wine bottle wax: Using wine bottle wax adds a protective moisture barrier to the cork to prevent crumbling. When the product is opened, the wax layer can easily be removed when the bottle is chilled or at room temperature.

Blended Waxes also offers custom colors to create a fully branded product. We can create a custom color for your wax and a matching label with Pantone or other color standards. Our custom colors are available for batch sizes of 100 pounds or more.


Orders are processed in 3-4 business days.

Expedited shipping selected during check-out will not affect processing time, but will speed up delivery.

Quantity Price
1-20 pounds $12.69 – $14.74 per pound
21-50 pounds $11.69 – $13.74 per pound
51-100 pounds $10.69 – $12.74 per pound
101+  pounds $9.69 – $11.74 per pound


5 Tips for Using Bottle Sealing Wax

Bottle sealing wax creates a secure seal to protect bottled goods, including beer, wine, honey, mead and maple syrup. Getting the seal right can make your product stand out from the competition and give it a unique aesthetic edge. While it may take a little practice and precision, bottle dipping is easy once you know how to do it. Keep reading to learn a few tips for using bottle sealing wax.

1. Choose Your Wax

To get started, select your wax. Our bottle sealing wax creates a flexible, easy-to-remove seal and is available in many colors and finishes. Choose from vibrant solid colors, sparkly metallics and shiny pearls. We can even create custom colors to match your brand. You can view color options and order those products directly through our website.

Remember that each pound of wax seals about 25-30 bottles when ordering your wax. Bigger projects will require more wax, and Blended Waxes offers custom colors for orders of 100 pounds or more, allowing you to match your brand design perfectly.

2. Get the Right Supplies

Make the dipping process easy with the correct supplies. You’ll need your bottled product, Blended Waxes Bottle Sealing Wax, one hot plate, two metal canisters (one for melted wax and one for water), room temperature water and a thermometer.

The size of your canisters will depend on how many bottles you plan to dip. If you’re only dipping five bottles, a canister the size of a soup can will do the job. If you’re closer to 50 bottles, choose a canister the size of a large coffee tin. Remember that whatever you use to hold your wax will be challenging to clean afterward. Use canisters you’ve dedicated for bottle dipping or a container you don’t mind losing.

3. Heat to the Right Temperature

Put the wax blocks in one of your metal canisters and heat it to 250-275℉ for best results. Check your thermometer frequently during the dipping process to ensure the wax remains at the proper temperature. Do not heat past 300℉.

Heating to the right temperature ensures you get a smooth and sleek finish on each of your bottles. All the wax blocks will melt evenly, giving your product a flawless finish. Wax that’s too hot can become thin, giving a see-through look when it dries on your bottle. Colder wax will be difficult to adhere to the bottle, and you may notice a skin or film on the finished product. Keeping a close eye on your thermometer will ensure you get the smooth look you’re aiming for.

When adding the wax blocks into your canister, take your time. Add them slowly and stir regularly so that the wax melts sooner than it would if you had put them all in at once. Slowly adding the wax will also create a smooth and even texture, which is ideal for bottling wax.

4. Dip the Bottle

Dry the bottle off before dipping to remove moisture for the best seal. Hold the bottle upside down and dip the neck into the wax. Once the bottle is coated, remove it from the wax and let the excess drip off. Then, dip the top of the wax-coated bottle in the canister of room temperature water to set the wax.

Depending on how far you dip the bottle into the wax, one pound of wax can be used for 25 to 30 bottles. You’ll also need more than just a single pound of wax to create a basin deep enough to dip your bottle as deep as you prefer. The specific amount of wax you need will also depend on the shape of your canister.

5. Store Your Final Product

The wax typically cools in about 30 minutes. Before packing the bottles away, make sure the wax is completely cooled. The wax seal will protect your product from leaking or spilling. It also keeps air and bacteria out of the bottle during storage.

Buy Bottle Dipping Wax From Blended Waxes

You can rest assured that Blended Waxes’ Bottle Sealing Wax will help your product stay fresh and ready for distribution. Our wax is high quality, and we can customize our blends to suit your needs. Purchase from us today, or contact us for more information on how we can help.

Check out this video for a step-by-step demonstration of how to use bottle sealing wax:

Specifications of our bottle sealing wax are:

  • Melting point (D-938): The typical melting point is 130°F.
  • Color (ASTM): The typical color is L1.0 (Off-White).
  • Needle penetration (D-1321): The needle penetration of bottle sealing wax at 0.1mm at 77°F (25°C) is 3-8 and 8-20 at 100°F (38°C).

Custom Colors

Available for orders over 100 pounds (pricing may vary based on color).

Custom Colors For Solids
Weight Cost Per Pound
100-200 pounds $13.19
201-450 pounds $11.19
451-1000 pounds $10.19
1001+ pounds $8.19
Custom Colors For Metallic and Pearl
Weight Cost Per Pound
100-200 pounds $15.19
201-450 pounds $13.19
451-1000 pounds $12.19
1001+ pounds $9.19

Bottle sealing wax is typically applied by dipping the bottle top into a pot of melted
wax. One pound of wax will seal approximately 25-30 bottles.

The wax should be heated to about 275℉-300℉.


Bottle Sealing Wax Properties
Test Description Typical Range
Congealing Point (D-938) 170℉
Needle Penetration (D-1321)
0.1 mm @ 77℉/25℃
0.1 mm @ 100℉/38℃

FDA Status: This product is in compliance with Federal Regulations 21CFR-172.886.  *FDA Status: These products are in compliance with Federal Regulations 21CFR-178.3710

Are custom colors available?
Yes! Custom colors are available by request, but there is a minimum order of 100 pounds of wax. Contact us to learn more. Common bottle sealing colors are bright red, black, burgundy, gold metallic, silver metallic, pink pearl, purple pearl, and blue pearl.

What can I use to melt the wax in?
A container with a temperature setting on it is recommended. A double-boiler will work sufficiently for dipping, but it is not recommended as it does not have a temperature setting on it.

How do I dip the bottle into the wax?
Typically, you will hold the bottle upside down and dip the neck of the bottle into the wax. Remove the bottle and let the excess wax drip off before turning the bottle right side up.

How much wax do I need?
You can usually dip 25-30 bottles per pound of wax. The size of your container will also play a factor into how much wax you will need. A larger container will need more wax to create enough depth to dip your bottles.

At Blended Waxes, we specialize in creating custom blended wax products for a wide range of applications. Our bottle wax formula ensures an even seal layer when the bottle is dipped.

We offer our bottle sealing wax in a range of quantities to suit your applications. Each pound of wax equates to anywhere from 25 to 30 bottles. We can ship bottle sealing wax in blocks or pastilles to suit your preferences. We have a broad selection of colors to choose from, and we can develop custom colors for larger orders.

The Blended Waxes team is happy to answer any questions you may have about bottle sealing wax. Get in touch with us today to learn more about this product.

How to Use Bottle Sealing Wax?

1. Use a heat safe container that has a temperature setting.
2. Dipping temperature is between 275°-300°f.
3. Hold the bottle upside down and dip the neck into the bottle sealing wax.

What Are the Benefits of Bottle Sealing?

1. Secure Seal
2. Unique Look
3. Easy To Apply And Remove


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