Why Australian Beeswax is the Best in the World
It’s not easy to find the perfect natural products to care for your skin. After all, we need to be extremely careful with what we use on our bodies. Did you know though, a much sought-after natural ingredient is right on our doorstep? Australian beeswax is known as a very effective natural remedy for maintaining healthy and hydrated skin. It is used in many skin care creams and lotions today and is one of the ingredients in our signature base. The beeswax we use in our products is locally produced and very effective in providing protection for your skin and supporting its natural barrier function.
What is Australian Beeswax?
Beeswax is a natural waxy substance produced by bees to build the honeycombs they store honey in. It is made up mainly of fatty acids, esters and chain alcohols. Bees collect pollen and nectar and bring it back to the hive where it is chewed until it becomes honey. When bees eat the honey from the hive, their bodies produce small soft waxy flakes from glands on their abdomen. These flakes are used to build the honeycombs.
Australia has a vast abundance of wonderful native botanicals with traditional healing properties. Our bees use pollen and nectar to make high quality honey from both flowering plants and herbs alike – they are not only beautiful, but smell amazing too. Australian cut-leaf daisies are especially attractive to bees which enjoy feeding on any plant from the daisy family. Lavender is also an excellent plant for bees as it is high in nectar and flowers all year round.
Other herbs such as thyme, basil and rosemary are also among the favourites of native bees. Spearmint, a perennial herb that flowers between December and January, is another plant that bees enjoy feeding on. The fragrant honey bees produce from spearmint flowers has a distinct menthol taste.
Why is Beeswax Good for Your Skin?
Beeswax is one of the best traditional natural remedies for your skin. It is extremely beneficial for maintaining healthy and beautiful skin because it
- is rich in Vitamin A
- improves skin hydration while also promoting cell regeneration, softening and smoothing and improving the appearance of your skin
- has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- forms a protective barrier on the surface of your skin while allowing it to breathe at the same time
Dry Skin Treatment
This powerful natural remedy is effective for skin issues such as dry skin, rashes and irritations. Creams and lotions intended for dry skin often contain beeswax. This is due to its ability to trap moisture and keep the skin hydrated. Beeswax is rich in Vitamin A, which boosts skin cell production and can give your skin a refreshed appearance. It’s worth nothing that it’s not only effective in soothing and hydrating dry skin, but also in preventing dry skin from occuring in the future too. You can use our organic skin balm to help restore your irritated skin. You can also use it as a moisturising mask, gentle make up remover or lip balm.
The skin on your lips is very thin and delicate. Lips easily become very dry when you don’t drink enough water or spend time in extreme temperatures or strong wind. Beeswax can both hydrate and protect the tender skin on your lips, so using a balm that contains beeswax is extremely beneficial.
Other Skin Disorders
Rich in antibacterial properties, beeswax is a natural skin healer, skin softener and protector. However, dry skin and lips are not the only issues that beeswax can help with. Due to its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and medicinal properties, beeswax can also effectively help treat the visible effects of acne and eczema.
Using beeswax can reduce the appearance of acne and clear the infection, helping the skin to heal. Not only will beeswax help reduce and improve acne, but it will also give your skin a restored appearance.
Many people find the colder months of the year bring about an onset of eczema, which is an unpleasant itchy rash on your skin. Using beeswax helps irritation from getting worse. The rich properties of beeswax work to keep your skin hydrated while preventing your skin from further drying out.
Beeswax is also known to successfully help with other minor skin irritations such as rashes and stretch marks.
As you can see, Australian beeswax has many beneficial uses for your skin. It protects and moisturises your skin and helps to treat and prevent a number of skin disorders. We use 100% pure, locally produced beeswax. With the powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities of Australian beeswax, our holistic, multi-use moisturising balms will soothe, nourish and take care of you and your loved ones, naturally.