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A worker bee in its beehive
A worker bee in its beehive

Organic Beeswax (Cera Alba) is a natural wax collected from premium beekeeping apiaries located in Ghana. It is a substance produced by worker bees when building their honeycomb. Although organic beeswax is a natural by-product of bees, it is efficacious in its own way.

Organic beeswax is an antibacterial, antifungal and moisturizing product provided by mother nature and has been in use since the beginning of civilization. It is rich in nutrients such as vitamin A, antioxidants, fatty acids (including palmitic acid, palmitoleic acid and oleic acid), which work well together to maintain healthy skin cells.

Beeswax Candle
Beeswax Candle

Apart from its ability to gift your skin with good health and perfection, organic beeswax serves as the best raw material choice for making candles. This is because unlike paraffin wax candles which releases into the air, soot and harmful chemicals after burning, beeswax candles purify the air and neutralizes it thereby making it clean to breathe especially for people suffering from breathing problems like asthma.

Another reason to choose beeswax candle over the commercial ones is because beeswax candles are naturally scented, thus, provides fresh fragrance every time it is in use. You can do a homemade beeswax candle at home: melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Stir it occasionally with a wooden spatula and ensure that no smoke starts to form. Whether you opt for glass jars or candle molds, place a wicker at the bottom of the container. Make sure you cut the wick longer than you need and tie the excess end to a bamboo skewer to keep the wick in an upright position. Pour your melted beeswax into the containers and allow it to solidify.

As a wonderful rejuvenating product and a perfect toxin remover, organic beeswax can either be used in its raw form or in cosmetic formulations for products such as make-up, skin creams, lip balm and many more. Incorporate organic beeswax in your beauty regimen in varied ways to obtain a healthy and ravishing skin.

Organic beeswax is effective for creating a protective layer on the skin and keeping it hydrated, therefore, you can make a lotion bar out of beeswax to help maintain a soft and hydrated skin. Combine 5 to 7 tablespoons of olive oil and three tablespoons of beeswax into a microwave container and heat until completely melted. Add shea butter and a few drops of fragrance oil of your choice and mix till it you achieve a uniform texture. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or containers; allow the mixture to cool and harden to complete the process. Alternatively, you can also combine beeswax with jojoba oil, almond oil and a few drops of Vitamin E oil. Apply this mixture on your skin at night and wake up every morning to relish the joy of having a great skin.

Also, organic beeswax is packed with antibacterial properties which are responsible for preventing fungi and bacteria growth, thus, keeping the skin clean. It has strong antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which make it an ideal product for managing psoriasis and eczema. Consistently apply a mixture of honey, beeswax and olive oil to achieve a flawless and healthy skin.

Organic beeswax is also a great anti-aging product, you can preserve your skin’s youthfulness by using beeswax for an anti-aging mask. Combine beeswax with a teaspoon each of rosehip oil, wheat germ oil, honey and two tablespoons lemon juice and heat the mixture over hot water for 30 seconds. Apply the blend on your face for about 20 to 30 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Moreover, due to the high content of vitamin A, organic beeswax is an effective solution for reducing stretch marks. Make a blend of beeswax, shea butter, royal jelly, coconut oil and grape seed oil to make a natural home remedy for treating stretch marks.

Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm
Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm

Say goodbye to chapped lips, especially during the dry season, by using homemade beeswax lip balm. Combine beeswax with coconut oil, any essential oil of your choice and vitamin E oil. Heat the blend, pour into a container and allow it to cool. Use consistently to achieve soft and beautiful lips.

Moreover, organic beeswax can be included in a Do-It-Yourself natural acne treatment. Mix two tablespoons of beeswax with two tablespoons of shea butter, a tablespoon of coconut oil and melt over low heat. Turn off the heat and add about 15 drops of tea tree essential oil, 10 drops of lavender essential oil and six drops each of both rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils. Stir well to get an even texture, pour the mixture into a container and allow it to solidify. Apply on affected areas daily to achieve results.

Purchase organic beeswax, one of natural skincare’s greatest assets, from OTI e-store and lavish your skin with maximum goodness.


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