Beeswax is an ancient and valuable product. It has been used for hundreds of years both as a source of heat insulation and as a medicine. Beeswax candles, due to its thermal properties, are very popular. They last longer than candles made from other materials and produce less smoke. But beeswax is not just a fuel source. In this article I will present some of its benefits and explain how to use it to create the best products.
Beeswax is an all-natural wax produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) of the subfamily Megasciidae. The wax is manufactured by eight wax-making glands on the undersides of worker bees, that deposit it in the hive or in a cylinder inside the super’s chamber. It is not a liquid but solid and is white, yellowish or brown in color. It is often found in honey bottles, comb, and jars.
Bees collect honey either as a byproduct or as a byproduct of their operation. Honey collected as a byproduct is often blended with other substances to create new products. Usually, honey produced as byproduct is processed to remove any excess wax that may collect in the combs during harvesting. It is then filtered to remove any residue of residue and treated with enzymes to convert it to a usable form.
Beeswax is used as a stabilizing and moisturizing agent in beekeepers’ products such as meadowsweet, drone, alfalfa, snapdragon and beeswax candles. It prevents the honeycomb from splitting and also preserves the honey over time. Beeswax can be applied directly to the honey comb or indirectly through the comb. It may be combined with honey in the comb or the bees may make a mixture of honey and wax in the comb prior to applying it to the honey.
Beeswax has several cosmetic and health benefits. The white wax can be applied to human skin to whiten it and has been traditionally used for this purpose. This white wax comes in many forms. One of these is the “slum gum” which can also be used for cosmetic and health purposes. It has antiseptic properties and may also be applied topically to skin.
Beeswax and propolis are one of the oldest remedies known. Both contain natural moisturizing benefits. Beekeepers have used the sweetest guy ever created for treating bee stings and has proven to be an excellent remedy. The white wax from the combs may be used to create a thick, white paste that may be applied to cuts and sores that are infected or irritated. Propolis is often applied topically to relieve minor itching and insect bites.
When used as a face mask, the sweet, dark wax from the combs can be mixed with combswax and water to make a thick, gooey paste that can be used for gargling or facial irrigation. It must be prepared carefully, as this product contains a high amount of Beeswax. You can make this mixture at home by combining equal parts of water and slum gum, stirring until the slum gum is totally dissolved. A face mask made with this mixture can be used in place of traditional corticosteroid injections to treat chronic bronchial infections, as well as to relieve itching and inflammation caused by psoriasis and acne.
Beeswax has been found useful in treating a range of maladies, including the common cold. It has been used to treat respiratory problems like asthma and coughs, and to aid digestion. It was even used in ancient Greece as a treatment for the deadly virus that killed the legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Propolis, as it is called today, was used by ancient Chinese herbalists to treat different ailments. For centuries, it has been a popular ingredient in cosmetics, medicines and perfumes because of its healing properties. Now, it’s available in a convenient, natural form that can be used to treat many health conditions.