Ingredient Spotlight: Beeswax
Beeswax is the natural wax substance that beehives produce. In our formula, it is utilized to help keep the skin hydrated and soft. Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, beeswax can inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus, helping with rash conditions. Beeswax is known to help moisturize the skin without clogging the pores. This natural ‘gold’ also acts as a consistency stabilizer and is utilized by many when crafting their natural products.
What exactly is beeswax, scientifically speaking?
Beeswax is a natural wax. Bees are a part of the scientific genus Apis and are responsible for producing beeswax. The chemical composition of beeswax consists of esters of fatty acids and different long-chain alcohols; a valued building block of the hive, the hive depends on this wax. The interior structure used by the colony to store food and rear young is almost entirely of raw beeswax.
The bees produce beeswax to build comb, which is used to house their young and store honey. You get very little wax from a single honey harvest or from harvesting the honey from a rescue. It takes about 8 pounds of honey to produce just 1 pound of beeswax.
Can beeswax go bad?
Beeswax does not go bad. It will remain stable for thousands of years.
Is beeswax eco-friendly?
Since it comes directly from bees and is non-toxic, beeswax is environmentally friendly and essential.
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