I'm working with microcrystalline wax that I would like to be able to microwave to heat up. I've found that wax doesn't seem to microwave, with the most common answer I've come across for why being that it doesn't contain any water.
Adding water doesn't seem like a valid solution in this instance, since even if I could add it to a wax mixture, it would eventually dry out anyway. Therefore, I'm looking for an additive that, once mixed in with the melted wax, will allow me to microwave it after that point. The mix ratio isn't all that important as long as it's kept below 30 percent or so, although this would depend on the additive.
In searching for a potential solution, I came across a concept called the "dielectric constant". Unless I'm misunderstanding, the higher this number the greater the capacity for heating in a microwave. Looking up numbers, this seems to make sense as the DK of paraffin (the closest material I could find to microcrystalline) is around 2, whereas water is around 80.
A potential material I found was titanium dioxide. I'm getting different numbers, but it seems to have a DK somewhere in the 100-300 range. Before going out and buying some, is it feasible that I could use this as a filler for my wax that would allow it to be microwaved?
If not, or if I'm on a completely wrong track with the dielectric constant concept, are there are other suggestions on how I could solve this problem?