Beeswax use for health and beauty

Beeswax for Health

Beeswax is a completely natural substance, used as material for the construction of the honeycomb, but also protects it from moisture. Young worker bees make it which have developed wax glands. They produce it only when there is enough honey and pollen.

This treasure what nature gave us is applied in a wide range of products. Among other things for making a candle, and the preparation of cosmetics and medicines. Works well with rheumatism, for the treatment of ulcers, with sinus problems and more.

Stay with us and find out how to melt beeswax. In addition to health problems find out how you can use it in your home.

The composition and main properties of beeswax

Beeswax is a complex mixture containing more than 300 different substances. Of medicinal substances found in nature, it has most durable compounds. Their effects and quality are not lost. Initially beeswax is in liquid from but in contact with air it hardens.

It comprises out of 70-75 percent of esters, hydrocarbons 11-17 percent, 12-15 percent of the organic fatty acid, 0.1 to 2.5 percent of water. Additionally further comprises of: higher alcohols, carotenoids, and aromatic mineral substances and special admixtures such as pollen and propolis.

It dissolves in glycerin, and it is necessary that the honey is centrifuged. Melting point is between 56 and even up to 72 degrees Celsius. In hot water honeycomb melts and beeswax swims to the surface and when it cools becomes sturdy. It needs to be melted and poured into molds.

Color of honeycomb, and therefore the beeswax is changed depending on the impurities such as pollen and propolis. If without any additives, the color is white to pale yellow, and has a pleasant smell like honey. The second category is yellow to dark color. The third category is gray brown to dark brown color. Yellow honeycomb has a 75 percent of wax, dark grim 60 percent and opaque only about 40 percent.
The brighter the beeswax is it means that the quality is better. While heating in water, it rises to the surface, and the admixture falls to the bottom or floats in the water. Under the fingers during kneading is elastic, and while chewing it does not stick to your teeth.

Health benefits

Beeswax is used as a drug for medicinal purposes in many different ways, for ointments, plasters, creams. It is used after removing the plaster, followed by burns, in the case of sports injuries. Even in plastic surgery it found its application.

Its use in folk medicine has long been known, it is used in combination with herbs.

When heated it absorbs a lot of heat, so when you put it on the affected area it improves circulation and nourishes damaged tissue. Also absorbs toxins from the body, has anti-inflammatory effect, antibacterial effect, regenerates and softens the skin. For all these reasons beeswax for wound healing is very good.

Did you know?
  • Greek historian Herodotus noted that beeswax was used for embalming in the tombs. It was found in the Egyptian pyramids. For centuries, mankind has known and highly respected it, because it contributes to better health and appearance. Long ago, through history it has been used in medicine for making balms and various creams. In the past barrels of wine were coated with wax, for better storage of wine and its special flavor.

For allergic diseases is good for respiratory system

In the bowl of water which is heated, place aluminum court in which there is wax. During heating and melting, evaporation occurs and you should inhale it into the nasal cavity. In this way it gives us a great help in cases of cold or with bronchitis. Because of its antibacterial effect it provides relief and cleans the airways.

Make the lining of beeswax

This healing gift of nature can be used as a coating. Apply it and hold for about half an hour. It is heated with water and after a short cooling is applied to the painful area, the cover with a cloth and hold for 20-30min. In it you can dip the pad of gauze and put on the affected area.

There are patches of wax that are glued and kept for 24 hours. In this way it can effectively be applied in injuries, sore muscles, joints, bronchitis.

Lining of beeswax for swollen knees needs to be put the morning and evening.

Beeswax and olive oil are a good combination with rheumatic changes. Here is how to make them:
  • Heat the wax and add a little olive oil and place the mixture on the painful area and leave overnight.

This will reduce the pain and swelling, improve circulation and alleviate inflammation. It also helps in case of strains and pain in the joints of the shoulders, legs, hands or neck. It is effective with festering wounds where it is applied heated.

Here you can find the recipe for the mixture with beeswax for wounds.

  • 100 g of olive oil,
  • 20 g of white resin,
  • 8 g of a yellow wax,
  • 1.5 g of unsalted butter,
  • 1 g of incense.

Preparation of lining

It is necessary to mix ingredients, cook for 10 minutes (let it boil). After cooling the mixture lubricate with cotton cloth and wrap the wound with it.

Chew it for better health

Beeswax as a drug can be introduced into the organism, chew the wax. In this way, you will improve digestion, you can treat stomach ulcers, strengthen gums and clean the teeth of tartar. Daily half to one teaspoon is good for the treatment of peptic ulcers, and inflammation of the tonsils.

Against hay fever or asthma you need to chew it for 15 minutes half to one teaspoon of wax caps. So 3-4 times during the day. The wax with honey is healthier because it contains valuable substances from honey and wax in one.

Due to its antiviral effects helps in case of flu or annoying cough, and it is good for the mucous membranes of the respiratory organs. It should chewed for 10 minutes, three times a day. In this case, the better one is darker because it contains propolis.

For intensive cleaning of nose and throat you need to chew half a teaspoon of wax honeycombs with honey for 10 minutes every hour.

The wax caps are good for treating sinusitis. You should take a piece of honeycomb and chew 10-15 min then spit it out. During the day take 4-6 times at intervals per hour. Additionally, you can apply it on are where sinuses and leave it overnight.

In case of fever you need in the period of 3-4 weeks chew honeycomb or beeswax for 10-15min. In addition, before breakfast and before bedtime drink the water mixed with 2 teaspoons of honey and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.

The use of wax in cosmetics

Beeswax in cosmetics is present in many products. In enters the composition of creams, cosmetic masks against aging, and depilatory preparations. Because of its antibacterial properties it is an integral part of the cream for the treatment of purulent wounds. Provides natural protection from the sun, wind and cold.

The skin absorbs natural beeswax which does not clog pores, because of the size of their molecules of which it is built. A protective layer on the surface of the skin that does not prevent the skin to breathe. It is great because active ingredients enter the skin and act freely.

The protective layer that forms, slows dehydration and aging of skin, and it becomes soft, elastic and smooth. Promotes tissue regeneration process, speeding the process of wound healing.

Beeswax for wrinkles has an extraordinary effect, and expect removing them it revitalizes the skin around them. Under the influence of this natural antibiotic prevents the appearance of inflammation, destroys bacteria and soothes irritated skin. It makes it more resistant to almost all skin diseases.

Recipes for skin care with beeswax

Beeswax recipes are very practical and you can try them yourself at home. You simply in a completely natural way nurture your beauty without the use of artificial products.

Natural mask for better skin elasticity

You need:
  • 30 g of honey,
  • 30 g of beeswax,
  • 30 g of white lily bulbs juice and
  • 30 g of onion juice.

Preparing the mask:

Melt the wax in a clay court, and then add the other ingredients. Then mix well and chill. The resulting mixture is applied to the face, neck and décolleté area, in the morning and evening. Thus prepared beeswax for face will suit almost all skin types.

Balm for chapped lips can also be prepared at your home

It is necessary to dissolve and mix 50 g of lanolin, 50 g of white wax, 2 g Vaseline oil and 0.5 g of rose water. During cooling pour it in some container. With that you can smear lips and they will be softer and gentler than ever!

Make nutritious face mask

You will need:
  • 70 g of honey,
  • 50 g of beeswax,
  • Juice from white lily bulbs.

Making masks:

Beeswax is first dissolved, other ingredients are added to it and mixed in a homogenous mass. This mask can be used 2-3 times a week, you will look fresher and more rested.

Other applications in the household

White wax is mainly applied in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. It also has applications in many industries. It is a universal raw material, there are about 2000 different modes of application.

Yellow wax is used in many fields of industry. In the chemical industry for a variety of pastes, textile, food, leather with leather. Then, for making cables, paper, automobiles, chemical and optical industry. It has applications in painting, sculpture, became part of the grease for parquet, found its use in the preservation of cheese.

For home practitioners this natural substance can be used in the case of spring cleaning.

Beeswax for wood provides excellent protection from moisture as also protects against water. It is good for polishing the floor, if you have laminate or parquet it is excellent for it. Also in the house it can be used for polishing wood surfaces, such as racks, wooden tables and the like.

Also in combination with other substances it has advantages and practical value. Mixed with paraffin gives brilliant mixture which is suitable for lubrication of various surfaces as protection. In combination with stearin it loses plasticity, while with rosin it becomes very sticky.

Experiences with beeswax

We bring you a few readers' comments in full:
It bothers me that most of the face creams contain chemicals that I get hives from. After a long testing of various preparations based on plants, I came across a recipe with beeswax. It started to use cream and began to see results. I can tell you that finally I do not have any skin rashes and I feel totally fresh. I suggest everyone to try it, maybe it will provide relief as in my case. Z.K. 
I have had rheumatism for many years. A neighbor told me to try to beeswax. It helped her sister. I started using it and it reduced the pain. I still use them in the morning and in the evening before bedtime. I feel better and can be more easily and painlessly move. My legs and my back do not hurt as before. I thank my neighbor for the advice! D.S.

Where to buy beeswax and what is the price

The wax can be found at private producers of honey, you can also order over the Internet or in the better-equipped health food stores.

Because of its value, often the products are "false" which contains other impurities. Most often it is mixed with paraffin, ceresin, stearin, rosin, lard and various plant species of wax. For this reason it is very important to pay attention to everything when you are ordering or buying it. Especially if you want to use it for medicinal purposes.

We have advice on how to check the quality of beeswax that you purchased. Soak a piece with water and leave it for a day to rest. On pure, good wax a thin layer similar to the crust will form. On a bad one this will not occur.

For beeswax price changes depending on the quality. We gave you an advice on how to check the quality of honey. On the Internet you can find a package of 80 g that costs about 5 dollars. The average price is around 15-17 dollars per kilogram.

There are no harmful effects on the human organism, and beeswax can be used by children and pregnant women. Only those who are allergic to any ingredient of wax, honeycomb or honey should not use this gift of nature. We recommend the article on royal jelly.