Beeswax has the sweet smell of honey.
Beeswax makes a harder bar of
soap and is also used in creams, lotions, lip balms . Our Beeswax is a
natural secretion of honey bees who feed from organic botanicals
.Beeswax has the beautiful, sweet aroma of honey and a rich, golden
Cosmetic Properties of Beeswax Primitive people knew and used beeswax as an antiseptic and for wound
healing. Hippocrates even recommended that a layer of beeswax be placed
on the neck for quinsy.
Beeswax is one of natures most wonderful ingredients to use, and
does a sterling job as a thickening agent, emulsifier, and humectant. It
has wonderfully emollient, soothing and softening properties and helps
the skin retain moisture.
People with acne sometimes incorrectly think that it is a
comedogenic ingredient (an ingredient that promotes the formation of
acne and pimples), whereas it in actual fact has an irritation potential
of zero, and a comedogenicity rating of 0 - 2, which means that when it
is properly used it will NOT promote the formation of acne or pimples.
When formulated and used correctly in cosmetic formulations,
beeswax will not cause a problem or clog the pores, but brings a host of
very positive attributes, such as healing, antiseptic, emollient and
softening to a cosmetic product.
Dry, rough skin may benefit from creams, lotions or soaps that contain
beeswax. When added to skin care products, beeswax acts as an emollient
and a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in, reports
Botanical.com. Beeswax also contains vitamin A, which may be beneficial
in softening and re hydrating dry skin and in cell reconstruction.
In its natural state, beeswax is firm but pliable. Melted and combined
with other ingredients, beeswax adds body to skin care products, making
creams thicker. Like other beehive products, including honey and royal
jelly, beeswax offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral
benefits, according to the magazine, Delicious Living, making it
potentially beneficial for treating minor skin irritations.
Beeswax may have mild antibacterial properties, according to a 2005
study conducted at Dubai Specialized Medical Center in the United Arab
Emirates. Researchers combined honey, olive oil and beeswax, then
applied the mixture to laboratory plates on which the bacteria,
Staphylococcus aureus, and the fungus, Candida albicans were growing.
- The honey/beeswax mixture inhibited the growth of the bacteria and
fungus, making beeswax, along with honey, potentially beneficial in the
treatment of diaper rash and other bacterial skin conditions.