Raw Beeswax for Skin Care

Did you know that raw beeswax can help your skin stay healthy? Well, it can!

Beeswax is the natural wax substance that hives produce. Worker bees produce the wax, and the hive workers collect it to form the cells which store the honey produced by the hive.

Once removed from the hive, beeswax has many uses. It can be used for crafts and candles, foods, furniture polish, surfboard wax, and many more applications. Today we’re going to give you the buzz on using beeswax to help keep your skin healthy.

Beeswax heals and softens skin, and is an antibacterial agent. It can help you fight conditions like acne, dry skin, eczema, and stretch marks. Our raw beeswax can help you create your own skin care moisturizers and lotions specially formulated just for you.

Why is Beeswax Good for Skin?

Beeswax helps heal and protect skin. From lip balm to eye-liner, there are many different ways to use beeswax in your skincare regimen. We’ve all heard of beeswax lip balms and chapsticks, but let’s look at some other uses for beeswax.

Beeswax Heals Skin

Beeswax has many healing properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of beeswax encourage the healing of wounds. It is also protective, helping form a barrier between the skin and the environment without clogging pores. Further, beeswax is high in vitamin A, which has been found to support cell reconstruction and health.

Soften Skin with Beeswax

The protective nature of beeswax helps hold in moisture and reduce dryness of skin. It is also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. This helps keep the skin hydrated and soft.

Fight Bacteria with Beeswax

Beeswax also has antibacterial properties. It helps keep the skin clean and reduces the risk of contamination. Studies have shown that beeswax can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus, helping with conditions like diaper rash.

What Skin Conditions Can Beeswax Help?

Beeswax & Acne

The vitamin A in beeswax, along with the antiseptic and healing properties, are good treatments for acne. By softening the skin and helping keep it moisturized without clogging pores, you can reduce acne outbreaks.

Beeswax Helps Dry Skin & Eczema

The hypoallergenic and moisturizing properties of beeswax make it an effective treatment for dry skin and more serious issues like eczema. Beeswax can be used to treat the itchiness of these conditions and prevent further drying out.

Beeswax for Stretchmarks

Combine beeswax with other ingredients, like vitamin E and coca butter, to create a natural remedy for stretchmarks.

Beeswax for Lips

We’ve all seen beeswax-based lip balms in the store. Beeswax helps keep lips moisturized and clean, and it’s a perfect base for a lip balm.

Make Your Own Beeswax Skincare Products

Using our 100% raw beeswax, straight from the hive, you can create your own beeswax skin care products. You’ll have complete control over the products that you use on your skin when you start with our honey as a base. Check out some of these recipes:

http://wellnessmama.com/3765/homemade-lotion-recipe/

http://www.asonomagarden.com/2011/09/19/how-to-make-an-easy-beeswax-lotion/

http://www.rootsimple.com/2011/11/the-whip-a-homemade-moisturizer-how-to-from-making-it/
Until next time, keep that skin moisturized and smooth with help from the friendly bees!

12 thoughts on “Raw Beeswax for Skin Care

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  2. Rana says:

    This May be a silly question, but will using a face product that contains beeswax attract bees to you??? I’m concerned.

  3. SBF says:

    In theory, I suppose it could – but you’d have to use quite a bit of beeswax to do it, compared to what’s normally in skincare products 🙂

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  5. Darjeeling77 says:

    Hi
    you say that beeswax contains high amount of vitamin A: do you have any source of this info, and do you know how much vitamin A is contained? I found everywhere people say “large or high” amount but it’s not clear how much. An average range would be good. Since there are health issues with too much vitamin A I would like to know how safe this is in case it gets absorbed and passes in the blood

  6. SBF says:

    Hi! Unfortunately we do not have a specific value for the amount of Vitamin A. Since beeswax is not meant to be eaten as it’s not absorbed well by the body, it’s not analyzed for nutritional content.

  7. SBF says:

    Hi! You’ll need to ask a dermatologist or other medical professional about that, we aren’t trained to make those type of judgments 🙂

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