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Beeswax: Benefits & Uses

Beeswax is naturally secreted and generated by honey bees. It is a product that is derived directly from the honeycomb and has the aroma of honey. Bees ingest about eight times as much honey and travel 150,000 miles to create just one pound of beeswax, which is usually available in yellow, white, or bleached. Yellow beeswax directly comes from the honeycomb while bleached or white is derived from yellow beeswax.

From aromatherapy, cosmetics to medicinal applications, beeswax plays a vital role that we will briefly discuss in this article. Let’s get started!

Amazing Uses of Beeswax

Aromatherapy

Beeswax Aromatherapy from LayzeeBee

Beeswax burns slow, clean, and smoke-less, exuding the aroma of honey. Comparatively, beeswax produces brighter flames, helps eliminate airborne pollutants and promote overall physical and mental health. Indeed, it is a great product to use for aromatherapy.

Cosmetics

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Beeswax is used in lotion bars, lip balms, and anti-aging products because of its numerous benefits. It conditions, soothes, hydrates, and calms the skin. Anti-aging products containing beeswax can help repair skin damage, promote skin’s regeneration, diminish the signs of aging, and soothes any kind of irritation. It acts as a long-lasting shield against environmental pollutants.

Medicine

Natural Medicine

Medically, beeswax is also known for its several uses and benefits. It doesn’t only prevent harmful bacteria from entering the body through broken skin but also provide a layer of protection against external irritants on your skin. If you or anyone you know suffer from topical allergies or skin ailments like rosacea or eczema, beeswax can be used as a healing product.

Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Beeswax Deodorant from Organic Beauty Recipes

If you like doing DIY projects at home, you should definitely try making homemade deodorant with beeswax as an ingredient. It helps form a protective moisture barrier and avoid sweat stains on clothes without using any harmful chemicals.

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax Candles from True Wild Botanics

Ditch scented candles or air fresheners and switch to beeswax candles – you will love them! They are easy and fun to DIY, provide several health benefits and make great homemade gifts for people who are important in your life.

Baby Products

Baby Skin Softener

As beeswax has properties that heal damaged or broken skin, it works great as an ingredient in baby products as well. Babies have a sensitive skin that can be damaged by harmful chemical products, so what you can do is use beeswax in diaper rash cream as a thickener to provide a protective barrier for the skin while helping other active ingredients of the cream stay on the skin, in order to have a greater effect.

Other Uses:

  • Soothes cracked heels
  • Cold and flu relief
  • Can be used to make reusable, eco-friendly food wraps
  • Reduces pain, bleeding, and itching

Benefits of Beeswax

  • Helps your skin breathe while still providing a strong, protective barrier against environmental toxins and irritants.
  • Helps thicken homemade cosmetics as it has a high melting point (147°F) and remains solid at room temperature. It works great in recipes that include high amounts of coconut oil because it has a low melting point and is liquid at room temperature.
  • Beeswax has Vitamin A that helps improve hydration to the skin and promote cell regeneration.
  • Beeswax is a much safer, more effective, and an exceptional alternative to mineral oil that has all the benefits and more of mineral oil.

There are lots of uses and benefits of beeswax. You can also use beeswax wraps as an alternative to eco-unfriendly, single-use plastic wraps to promote a green environment. Live healthy!

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Sustainable Living: Creating A Healthier & More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

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Ending plastic pollution is not an impossible goal. In fact, we are moving closer and closer to an (almost) entirely zero waste society. Every day products that were previously only produced from plastic material are now being made using various eco-friendly products.

Many people do not realize that plastic can take hundreds of years, even close to 1,000 years in some cases, to completely break down. In the degrading process, plastic releases toxic chemicals that not only harm the environment, but can also be dangerous to human health. What goes into the environment affects not only plants and animals, but us too! In addition to the harm plastic does to humans, sea birds and marine animals are killed every years, in amounts exceeding hundreds of thousands. This is a sad reality that we cannot ignore, as it is each of our responsibility to do our part to take care of our planet.

You can commit to doing your part by trying to support companies that make products that are biodegradable/reusable or made from recycled products. Nature4MulaTM is committed to taking part in the important initiative to make sustainable living a reality for everyone. All it takes is making a few small changes to your every day life and before you know it, you will be using and appreciating these products, wondering why it took you so long to make the switch!

One product that makes food storage not only effective and easy, but is also eco-friendly is beeswax food wrap. Reusable beeswax food wrap is a chemical-free, unpasteurized, and 100% cotton fabric product that will help you replace plastic food storage for good! Our food grade beeswax wrap is made with organic coconut oil, which gives the product a natural and pleasant scent. This also makes our product an organic beeswax food wrap due to the ingredients used, including natural beeswax produced and imported directly from a farm in Dak Lak province, Vietnam.

Think of all the food items you can store and keep fresh with our eco wrap beeswax. We have a full line of reusable beeswax foodwrap products including our best-selling beeswax wrap roll, a unique beeswax wrapping paper, and even a beeswax sandwich wrap to keep your lunch fresh on picnics or when taking meals to work.

Visit our product collection site for more ideas on how you can use our products and even have fun in the process of wrapping and storing your food items. We have gotten creative too and found dozens of ways to incorporate beeswax food wrap in our kitchens and homes. Let’s work together to end plastic pollution and support sustainable and eco-friendly living.

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