Beeswax, commercially useful animal wax secreted by the worker bee to make the cell walls of the honeycomb. Beeswax ranges from yellow to almost black in colour, depending on such factors as the age and diet of the bees, and it has a somewhat honeylike odour and a faint balsamic taste.
The Power of Beeswax Lowers Both Pain & Cholesterol
Serves: About 18 ounces
1/4 cup beeswax pastilles (the pastilles are easier to melt than blocks)
1/4 cup sweet almond oil or jojoba oil
1/8 cup extra light organic olive oil
⅛ cup coconut oil
1/4 cup shea butter
Optional 10 drops Frankincense essential oil
Jar with lid
Start with a clean Mason type jar. Place the jar in a pan of water over the stove or you can use a double boiler.
Add the shea butter to the jar. Then add the almond oil or jojoba oil, olive oil and beeswax to the jar. Now that the ingredients are in the jar, turn on the stove, and stir as the ingredients melt.
Once they are well blended and soft, remove from the heat and let it cool. Do not allow it to get too hot. You just want it to get soft enough so that you can easily blend all ingredients.
As it begins to cool, you can place the jar in the refrigerator to help with the cooling process, but make sure that the jar is not too hot or it can crack.
Once cooled, stir again to ensure that the ingredients are well blended. check it a few more times until the mixture is close to solid, then place the lid on the jar and tighten. You now have your very own homemade Beeswax, Coconut and Shea Body Butter!
Beeswax May Help Soften Skin
Beeswax May Be an Especially Good Option for Sensitive Skin
Beeswax May Help Soothe Common Skin Issues
The consistency of beeswax acts as a protective barrier. When applied to the skin or combined with other skin care ingredients, it has the ability to block out irritants while allowing the skin to breathe (it won’t clog pores).
Anti-inflammatory, Anti-bacterial, Anti-viral
Beeswax contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These qualities offer the perfect balance of nourishment to calm the skin, keep it clear and bacteria free, heal wounds and fight infection.
Beeswax has the ability to draw and retain water, keeping your skin plump, nourished, and hydrated.
If you have sensitive skin, beeswax might be your skin solution.
With anti-allergenic properties, those with sensitive skin can easily tolerate it.
Aside from beeswax containing amazing skin health properties, another benefit is that it has a sweet and subtle fragrance. There’s nothing like a skin care ingredient that connects us to nature and smells good!