When it comes to hair, skin and body care, beeswax is a priceless cosmetic. I’ve been hesitating for a long time. I was skeptical. It appeared in my home because I insisted that, one day, I will make myself a perfume in a cream. Wax played an important (basic) role there, it was impossible to omit or substitute it with something else. With these fragrant experiments (which, to be honest, really came out well and which I will soon describe in a separate post), I have quite a lot of beeswax, so I started to explore its cosmetic properties. It turns out that it is quite a “good” cosmetic. What properties does beeswax have?
Beeswax in comsetics – composition
What does beeswax contain? It turns out that it is a wealth of flavonoids, beta-carotene, lipids and a whole range of vitamins. Also, it abounds in squalene, which is very valuable for skin and hair, as well as a number of fatty acids, among others valeric, melissic, and butyric acid.
It is very thick, its consistency is almost constant, but under the influence of higher temperature, beeswax melts and takes on a more cosmetic form, so it can be easily applied to the skin and hair. Of course, beeswax can be mixed with other natural products to obtain a cosmetic with much stronger regenerating and rejuvenating properties.
Beeswax in cosmetics – properties
Beeswax is a pleasant cosmetic not only because it contains valuable care substances, but also because it mixes well with other ingredients: it dissolves in alcohols, fats, and oils. This makes it a great cosmetic ingredient, which in addition, is fully natural and perfectly nourishes and regenerates the skin.
What are the most essential qualities of beeswax?
- accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, slows down the aging process of the skin;
- takes care of the skin firmness and proper hydration;
- protects hair and skin from damage (creates an occlusive protective layer on the surface);
- nourishes even very dry skin and hair;
- provides valuable nutrients;
- accelerates wound healing;
- slows the appearance of wrinkles;
- smoothes the skin and has antioxidant properties;
- strengthens the lipid coat of the skin, prevents the hair from over-drying.
Beeswax can be used on its own as a product for body massage or mixed with other natural substances. Thanks to this, you will get the most effective face, body and hair lotion. Beeswax combines perfectly with natural hair oils, with coconut, argan, jojoba or shea butter. Thanks to this, its consistency changes, and wax can be applied more easily to the body.
Beeswax – aromatherapeutic and unique features
Did you know that beeswax can be used in a different way than in the form of lotion for your face, body or hair? Beeswax perfectly relaxes, cleanses the mind, helps to relax – just apply it in the form of aromatherapy or light and candle made of beeswax. It turns out that such candles excellently absorb toxins and pollutants from the air, neutralize the electromagnetic field (it is often placed in rooms with TV equipment). The beeswax candle ionizes the air with a negative charge, which neutralizes harmful radiation and positively affects the whole body.
Beeswax in care – what’s the best way to use it?
To be honest, I must admit that I’ve never used beeswax on its own in skin care. I do not have the patience to melt it, so I always mix it with natural oils. I melt a little wax in a water bath (about 2 tablespoons), a tablespoon of shea butter, and mix everything with argan oil or raspberry seed oil. I check if the consistency is right – if not – I add a little more liquid oil. I pour this mixture into a dark jar and use it as a night face cream, a hair mask, and a body lotion. The mixture with beeswax is wonderful and I did not think that my skin could become so smooth in such a short period of time.
I’ve no idea why I was so sceptical towards beeswax before, today I recommend it to everyone. Beeswax is even suitable for oily skin because the squalane contained in it perfectly balances the sebum on the face.
Have you ever tried beeswax? Do you know an interesting recipe to use it? Make sure to leave a comment!