One cake of raw bees wax is perfect for polishing your pipe or pipestone item. Once you have finished your pipe you can heat your pipe in a pan of water. Once the stone is hot carefully remove the stone and rub the with the wax till it is coated with wax. Then rub the pipe with a rag and place the still hot bee wax coated stone in a bowl of color water. Once it sets and cools remove and buff with soft cloth. The bees wax can also be used to seal the stem.