Beewax is a secretion of the wax glands usually made by young bees. It consists mainly of long chain hydrocarbons: paraffins and oleins. The wax is white, however in general, it usually is of two types: yellow wax (used to close cells) and dark wax (old pictures).
At present, beeswax is a highly in demand product by the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and chemical industries. Appears on furniture polishes. It is likewise perfect for waterproofing in a natural way. In the world of cosmetology, beeswax is used to make creams and ointments, which serve as carriers of essential oils.
On the other hand, the beeswax has a sweet and really pleasant aroma. It must be pure, because it’s the only one that possesses medicinal virtues. One of the most common purposes of the wax is to thicken the oils to a consistency suitable for creams made with oil only. On the other hand, it serves as an emulsifier in those that contain water of flowers, distilled or of spring. Beeswax also has its own healing properties, such as honey, propolis or royal jelly.
This makes it a better solution to make creams than inert waxes from the mineral world.
Popular treatments with beeswax
Remedy with beeswax for hemorrhoids
Mix 10 grams of chamomile, 250 ml of wheat germ oil and 2 rose petals, warm carefully for 1 hour then filter. Separately put 20 grams of beeswax and 20 grams of lanolin to bathe and then combine with the other preparation after one hour of cooking. Put the lotion into a sterilized jar where it will allow to solidify before use. Then apply to the area where the hemorrhoids are.
Remedy versus wrinkles
Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of beeswax and ½ teaspoon of cocoa butter. When melting, remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and then pour 2 tablespoons of rose water. Beat until cream is even. Pour into a clean glass container with lid. Apply especially in the evening in areas more prone to wrinkling or to prevent wrinkles.
Beeswax remedy for dry leg skin
Heat 1 tablespoon cocoa butter, 2 tablespoons of beeswax, ¼ cup of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of almond oil, Soybeans or apricot kernels. Remove from heat and allow the mix to cool for 5 to 10 minutes, and after that stir gently with a hand mixer or spoon for about a minute. Allow it to cool and densify a little more; Then continue stirring till the mixture is creamy but still liquid. Pour into a container and cover.
Apply, right away after bath or shower, while you still have wet skin, spread this cream over your legs. Since it is really concentrated, start with one teaspoon at a time. If there is an oily residue on the skin after five minutes, you have put too much. Just remove the excess with an absorbent towel.
Solution with beeswax for cracked lips
Put 1 tablespoon of beeswax into a bowl and heat until melted. Mix with 1 teaspoon of almond oil. Then it is expected to cool and then to allow it to solidify, between half an hour and an hour and apply on the lips before going to bed.
Remedy with beeswax for sensitive skin
Place 5 g of lanolin, 7 g of beeswax and 5 g of cocoa butter. As soon as melted, add 30 g of marigold oil. Remove from heat and pour 20 g. of infusion of calendula flower (made separately). Leave it to cool and apply on face and neck for 15 minutes. Remove with warm water.
Beeswax remedy for diaper dermatitis
Put 1 tablespoon of beeswax, ½ cup of shea butter and ¼ cup of coconut oil into a pan. Then put on medium heat to melt. When it is completely melted, remove from heat and then add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin. Beat the mix till it becomes creamy. Store, once cool, in a sealed glass container. Apply this paste over the diaper area until the diaper rash is gone.