• Question: How is wax made?

    Asked by reggie99 to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 20 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 20 Nov 2012:

      Wax comes naturally things like plants and animals (think beeswax and your earwax ..eew!) and then there is petroleum based waxes, which are made from things like paraffin.

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 21 Nov 2012:

      I always found it strange that you can burn wax. Especially paraffin, which is really flammable. I guess it seems like it should just quietly melt, like candles do…