Beeswax has been used topically on the skin since ancient Egypt for a variety of reasons.
Today, beeswax can be found in a variety of goods, including:
cosmetics, sunscreen, and baby items
So, what makes it so beneficial to the skin and how can you utilise it?
What exactly is beeswax?
Beeswax, simply put, is a wax produced by bees. To preserve the colony’s honey, worker bees make a honeycomb out of this wax.
Many beeswax-based beauty products are EWG-certified. This indicates that a product has been verified by the Environmental Working Group to provide customers with a better understanding of its constituents.
For chapped lips, use beeswax.
Try beeswax the next time your lips are chapped. You can buy a ready-made one.
DIY beeswax lip balm
Ingredients and supplies
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• 2 tbsp. beeswax pastilles
• 2 tbsp. shea butter
• 2 tbsp. coconut oil
• 5–10 drops peppermint baking oil (optional)
• clean and dry lip balm containers
• double boiler pot or bowl
• paper cup for pouring
You should test for allergies before applying beeswax on your skin. You can do so by performing a patch test, which is applying a dab of beeswax to your inner wrist or elbow and leaving it there for 24–48 hours.
The following are some possible side effects:
redness and swelling of the skin
Itching or a rash, as well as a burning feeling
Hope it helps!