Used for centuries to reinforce threads for sewing and beading, beeswax is a natural way to coat thread before stringing. It can also be used just on the end of your thread to “stiffen a needle” and it's natural with no additives. To use: Run your thread along the top of the wax in an even, long motion. Repeat several times, rotating your thread as you wax to coat all sides. We recommend storing the bar in a small container. This one ounce bar could last you a lifetime! This product is 100% beesway mainly from Minnesota with some coming from Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. The beeswax coms from local beekeepers who filter it, then pour it into molds.