Beeswax

Botanical Name: Cera Flava Beeswax is a product made from the honeycomb of the honeybee and other bees. The three major beeswax products are yellow beeswax, white beeswax, and beeswax absolute. Yellow beeswax is the crude product obtained from the honeycomb. White beeswax is made from yellow beeswax by bleaching, and beeswax absolute is made […]

Botanical Name: Cera Flava

Beeswax is a product made from the honeycomb of the honeybee and other bees. The three major beeswax products are yellow beeswax, white beeswax, and beeswax absolute. Yellow beeswax is the crude product obtained from the honeycomb. White beeswax is made from yellow beeswax by bleaching, and beeswax absolute is made by treating yellow beeswax with alcohol.

As medicine, beeswax is used for lowering cholesterol and for relieving pain. It is also used for healing swelling (inflammation), ulcers, diarrhea, and hiccups.

In foods and beverages, white beeswax and beeswax absolute are used as stiffening agents.

Did you know that beeswax is also used as a cheese coating to preserve the cheese as it ages?

People include beeswax in the diet because it is a good source of roughage. In ancient times, herbal practitioners used it in medicinal preparations but these days it is used mainly in cosmetics, topical applications, and commercial products like candles.

There are several health benefits of beeswax when used as a topical application. Some of the main health benefits are as follows:

Allergies: It is a common practice to use beeswax for the treatment of allergies. It contains non-allergenic properties that help protect the skin from airborne allergies. Candles made from beeswax are also helpful in providing relief from allergies and their symptoms. When lit, these candles produce negative ions that clean the air of dust particles, dander, pollen, and other allergens. Beeswax is therefore a good treatment for allergies like hay fever and asthma. It is also a good remedy for relieving the symptoms of insomnia and depression.

Hemorrhoids: Beeswax is a natural remedy for problems like hemorrhoids. Experts recommend combining it with calendula oil and olive oil for the treatment of hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You can also combine it with honey and olive oil to make a topical application for hemorrhoids. This remedy is very effective in relieving itching and reducing bleeding caused by hemorrhoids.

Hair: Beeswax is also a natural treatment to stimulate hair growth. Furthermore, being a good thickening agent, beeswax helps add volume to your hair while keeping it soft, shiny, and more manageable. It is also beneficial in protecting the hair from environmental damage. Beeswax is therefore commonly used in hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, balms, pomades, emulsifiers, and products for hair repair. Beeswax is a natural, safe, and hypoallergenic ingredient to use on both the hair as well as the scalp to add strength, luster, and volume to the hair.

At Livara, we use the pure unadulterated yellow beeswax in our products.