Why Bees Are Amazing
Ever seen the inside of a honey bee hive? It’s incredible. Everything is completely ordered, clean and functioning at all times.
Honey may be the most popular product bees create, but it is far from the only beneficial one. (But try using honey on your face if you haven’t already.) The word apitherapy refers to the practice of using bee products like honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and beeswax in beneficial ways.
The Brilliance of Beeswax
Bees actually make beeswax and then form it into the structure of their hive. They secrete wax from special glands, then chew it up and use it to form perfect hexagon shaped honey comb. Ever tried to even draw a perfect hexagon? It’s tough even with a ruler, and bees do it with mathematical precision. Their hexagon shaped honeycombs offer the most storage space with the least amount of building material (in this case, beeswax). When beekeepers harvest honey, they remove the cap off of each hexagon shaped cell in order to extract the honey. These cappings are melted down and filtered to remove non-wax particles which yields beeswax used in many recipes.
Benefits Of Beeswax
Beeswax is an excellent addition to cosmetic products, for many reasons. Most babies will have a diaper rash at some point. Beeswax is perfect to provide a protective layer for a babies skin. When used in lotions and creams, beeswax creates a barrier which helps to seal moisture into the skin. This is especially beneficial for chapped lips during the dry winter months. This barrier also helps to protect the skin from environmental toxins and irritants. Unlike petroleum jelly, which is used in a large variety of beauty products, beeswax will not “suffocate” the skin, but rather, allow it to breathe while still providing a protective barrier. Beeswax also has Vitamin A, which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
I have been using this product for a while now, its has so many uses and I would recommend it.