Honeybees are amazing little insects known for many things; predominately the production of pure, raw honey and fresh bee pollen. But we'd like to direct some attention to an often overlooked, but equally valuable, by-product of honeybees: All-Natural Beeswax!
What Is Beeswax?
When you first set eyes on all-natural beeswax, you'll notice it's golden color and sweet smell, but you may think, what really is beeswax? Beeswax is an excretion from the glands of honeybees that they use to build the waxy comb for which they store honey, pollen, and larvae. The wax is 100% natural and untreated. The wax we sell is a natural by product of extracting honey from the hive/ All we do is filter it to remove dirt, then we pour into molds. This all-natural wax retains the sweet smell and yellow color distinguishable as none other than beeswax.
What Can I Use It For?
Okay, so now that we are familiar with the basics of beeswax, let's dive into the amazing ways you can begin to incorporate it in your life!
Beeswax is somewhat of a multipurpose item - I've seen it used for everything from leather preservation and beard wax to a quick fix for a hole in a tire.
All-Natural Skincare: Beeswax act as a natural sealant and therefor provides a layer of protection to your skin when present in moisturizers and soaps. This prevents skin from drying out and protects against environmental factors, without clogging pores or suffocating the skin. Beeswax is also known to temporarily soothe itchy, dry skin.
Pure Candles: Beeswax candles are much healthier for you than the typical paraffin candles mass-produced for the world market. Paraffin candles are artificially scented, and the wax creates toxins that are released into the air when burning. Beeswax on the other hand don't produce the heavy soot when burned and do not contain any unnatural properties. In fact, beeswax candles help purify the air by neutralizing pollutants.
Cheese Board: If you plan on hosting a spring party in your garden, you can impress your guests by adding a chunk of honeycomb to your next cheese board. The honeycomb is made from pure beeswax, and stores the sweet honey that has never been touched before. Simply use a knife to cut apart and add a bit to your cracker. Don't worry - the wax is perfectly safe to eat and has slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which may provide a benefit to your body.
Beeswax has also been know for use in sewing, dying fabric, rust prevention, wood lubricant, waterproofing, greasing cookie sheets, and reusable food wraps! Try out pure beeswax today, and see the many ways you can use it into your life!
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