White refined beeswax has a smokey odor

Does anyone else have any issues with their white refined beeswax smelling like smoke? I have purchased on Amazon and Bulk Apothecary and always get that chemical smokey odor.  Can anyone recommend a supplier for beeswax? 

I typically don't use yellow beeswax because it gives off a honey like odor and clashes with my fragrance.  


  • @gnomebeard actually my white beewax has not smell , so better to change supplier.
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    All beeswax has a residual odor, even refined, due to the free acid content. If it is too strong, then check the Acid Value of your source and look for a lower one. 
  • Can you guys recommend any reputable companies?
  • chemicalmattchemicalmatt Member, Professional Chemist
    Strahl & Pitsch carries the best.
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