The beeswax is an amazing natural substance that can be used to improve our lives to provide multiple benefits; Among which are the prevention of aging, its excellent emollient actions used in natural cosmetics and, in addition, it is a magnificent skin protective agent.

Properties of beeswax

For centuries, beeswax has represented a raw material of exceptional importance for man thanks to its ease of processing and its waterproofing properties. Beeswax for these characteristics has always been used in the processing of precious metals, in particular for the creation of molds and models.

Today, beeswax is used especially for cosmetic and pharmacological purposes, but as mentioned it is also used in the food industry and can be used to clean wooden surfaces and furniture (beeswax with natural turpentine)

Beeswax is completely natural, therefore, its composition can vary, but the genus is formed around 70% of esters of waxy acids, then of hydrocarbons and fatty acids (free and derivatives), and to a much lesser extent of propolis and alcohols.

In other areas, beeswax has over time been replaced by synthetic waxes , these other waxes are cheaper, but do not have the properties of the wax produced by worker bees. A hive produces about a pound of wax for every 10 kilos of honey.

Uses of beeswax

You will be surprised by the number of possible uses that you can give to beeswax, among which the main ones stand out:

1. Lip balm

Helps keep lips moisturized and soft, as it is an excellent natural protector. It is easy to do, you simply have to follow the following steps to make a beeswax lip balm and thus keep your lips protected from external environmental agents that cause damage and irritation.

  • Add ½ ounce of beeswax to a small saucepan.
  • Melt over low heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
  • Then add 2 ounces of organic olive oil.
  • Then add 2 ounces of organic hemp seed oil.
  • Stir for 1 to 2 minutes.

For a little flavor, add about 20 drops of organic peppermint oil and mix well. Remove from heat and store in lip balm containers.

2. Moisturize the skin

Secure your skin’s natural moisture with beeswax, which will help protect and repair rough, dry, or cracked skin. It is a powerful moisturizer full of vitamins and minerals, which optimizes cell regeneration and creates a protective layer for your skin against harmful elements, acting as:

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antiallergic.
  • Antibacterial

Beeswax is a true natural moisturizer and very easy to make.

3. Candles

The candles with beeswax are very simple to make, all you need to make are:

  • Beeswax sheets.
  • A wick.
  • A sharp knife.
  • A surface for safe cutting.

You will see that after making them you will be able to enjoy the sweet aroma of honey and good lighting in your environment.

4. Relief of itching or pruritus

A balm can be made from beeswax that will act as an excellent antipruritic on the skin. To do this, the following steps must be followed:

  • In a small saucepan, simmer the following ingredients for 3 hours:
  • 1 tablespoon chickweed powder.
  • 1 tablespoon of comfrey plant.
  • 1 little organic olive oil.
  • Proceed to strain and add 2 ounces of beeswax.
  • Then pour into individual containers and voila.

These types of prepared mixtures have proven to be highly effective in the treatment of various diseases such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and tinea corporis.

5. Pain relief

Beeswax can be an effective ointment to treat pain and significantly reduce joint inflammation that can be caused by muscle injuries or the individual’s age.

To prepare it, you just have to follow the following instructions:

  • In a small saucepan, simmer 1 tablespoon chickweed powder, 1 tablespoon absinthe powder, and 2 pints of sweet olive oil for 3 hours.
  • Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 10 drops of tea tree oil and pour into individual containers.

This beeswax ointment will easily penetrate the injured area and will provide a long-lasting analgesic-anti-inflammatory effect.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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