As far back as 2000 years ago in China, the benefits of beeswax have been known. The ingredient was written about in one of the nation’s most important medical texts called The Shennong Book of Herbs. It highlighted the positive effects that beeswax was reputed to have on the circulatory system, energy levels, and wound healing. It was also reported to have an anti-aging effect on the appearance of the complexion.
What is Beeswax?
Beeswax is a natural substance produced and secreted by honey bees. It’s hard but breakable when cold and soft, pliable when warm/heated. As Beeswax does not expire, it can continue to be reheated and reused. Like honey, beeswax varies in color, depending on various factors such as the bees themselves and the flowers from which the honey is derived.
There are 3 main types of Beeswax: Yellow, White, and Absolute.
- Yellow Beeswax is unrefined, raw wax that comes from the honeycomb.
- White Beeswax is the result of yellow beeswax being filtered and purified. This is the type that is used in cosmetics, food preparation, and in pharmaceuticals
- Beeswax Absolute is the result of treating Yellow Beeswax with Alcohol.
As a medicine, beeswax helps soothe the healing of abrasions and prevents harmful bacteria from entering the body by providing the skin with a layer of protection against external irritants. It also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Cosmetically, beeswax hydrates, conditions, and calms the hair and skin. Beeswax exfoliates, repairs damage, and promotes the skin’s regeneration. Further, beeswax fights the effects of aging, soothes itchiness and irritation, and creates a protective barrier against external pollutants. Used in hair, Beeswax nourishes, conditions, and softens the strands while promoting the hair’s luster.
Beeswax is an effective way to moisturize the skin and is commonly found in hair and skin care products and cosmetics. It can help protect and repair rough, dry or chapped hair and skin because it has the ability to lock in moisture. Choosing organic make-up that contains Beeswax helps to keep hair and skin in its natural balance for a healthy, radiant complexion. Diggn’it Beard Balms and Natural Mustache Wax contain 100% All-Natural, Organic Beeswax.