Sealing wax is a wax material of a seal which, after melting, quickly hardens (to paper, parchment, ribbons
and wire, and other material) forming a bond that is difficult to separate without noticeable tampering. Wax
is used to verify something such as a document is unopened, to verify the sender’s identity, for example with
a signet ring, and as decoration. Sealing wax can be used to take impressions of other seals.
Sealing wax is available in the form of sticks, sometimes with a wick, or as granules. The stick is melted at one
end (but not ignited or blackened), or the granules heated in a spoon, normally using a flame, and then placed
where required, usually on the flap of an envelope. While the wax is still soft, the seal (preferably at the same
temperature as the wax, for the best impression) should be quickly and firmly pressed into it and released.
Sealing wax use for sealing confidential documents, parcels, certificates, gift decoration, wine bottle, ribbon, paper ……