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Local Beeswax (Haack's Honey)
Want to learn about beeswax? Read more below!
1. All Natural
Coming from the honeycomb of the honeybee, beeswax is a completely all natural substance straight from Mother Nature. Honeybees consume honey and pollen to produce the wax.
Like honey, beeswax has antibacterial properties helping keep things clean and reducing risks of contamination. This makes it a common ingredient in skin treatments, salves and more.
Beeswax is also thought to have antifungal properties preventing the growth of yeasts and other fungi.
While it wouldn’t provide you many nutrients, beeswax is non-toxic and safe if ingested which is one of the reasons it makes an excellent lip balm.
5. Better even when burned
Unlike candles made from other wax, beeswax candles burn brighter and cleaner as they emit negative ions that are known to help purify the air. Beeswax also smells great when burned without any added chemicals or scents, as it’s naturally aromatic from the honey and flower nectar that’s found in the honeycomb.
Beeswax has been used throughout history as a sealant and waterproofing agent for items like belts, tents and shoes. By rubbing beeswax onto a surface like leather or canvas then heating it, the wax seeps into the materials’ fibres and blocks water from passing through.
A common ingredient in lotions, salves and balms, beeswax helps lock in moisture making it a great defense against dry skin, lips or hair.
Since it comes directly from bees and is non-toxic, beeswax is completely environmentally friendly and an important ingredient in a range of eco-friendly products. Also we use it to make our Beeswax Wraps.
9. Never goes bad
Beeswax contains a natural, powerful protective substance called propolis, which shields beeswax from ever going bad. Made by the bees by combining tree resin with wax flakes and pollen, propolis is used to used fix and strengthen the beehive while protecting the hive with an antiseptic barrier – the name propolis comes from the Greek meaning “defense of the city.” These protective qualities are so effective that unspoilt beeswax has even been found in ancient tombs. That said, it is possible for commercial or homemade beeswax products that also include other ingredients to go bad.