Wholesale Natural Yellow Beeswax
Natural Yellow Beeswax Granules / Pearls 4 pounds is a natural wax derived from honeybees. Typically ten (10) pounds of honey yields one (1) pound of beeswax. When originally formed, wax in the honeycomb is nearly white, but yellows with the addition of natural oils introduced by pollen from flowers. Beeswax is collected directly from the honeycombs of a beehive and can be found in different forms. Do to its high melting point; beeswax’s already easy workability is enhanced when in granules/pearl form.
Bulk Beeswax Uses and Benefits
The use of beeswax may be as old as history itself. From the earliest known example of therapeutic dentistry, dating back over 6,000 years ago, to modern uses which include fine candle making, skin care, and providing a protective coating for fine cheeses. Research even suggests that cosmetic and medicinal uses of beeswax may be superior to petroleum-based products. (See below)
The History of Beeswax
The known history of mankind’s use of beeswax dates back to Neolithic Europe. In order to reduce pain and sensitivity in a cracked tooth, beeswax was used as a therapeutic dental filling. Beeswax was also ancient humans’ first plastic. Written historical evidence, of the use of beeswax, dates back to the ancient Egyptians who wrote of beautiful Cleopatra’s use of it in her cosmetics and bath soap. More recently, physicians also recommended it for various therapeutic properties and it was applied to treat a number of ailments. Beeswax was also an important part of composite balms used in dressings after surgery.
Benefits and Uses of Beeswax
Beeswax has been found naturally useful in medicine, cosmetics, food and even art. To those who appreciate a safer, more natural environment, it provides many different uses.
A healthy Environment
Beeswax candles are naturally scented with the aroma of honey. This is highly desirable for those who suffer with asthma or is allergic or sensitive to smells. Pure beeswax candles as emit little (if any) smoke when they burn – keeping your home cleaner and more comfortable. Besides the smoke, these candles burn with little or no wax drip making them last longer. Recent studies suggest that burning beeswax candles can actually purify the air by releasing negative ions removing impurities from the air we breathe.
Natural Skin Care
By itself, beeswax locks in moisture, fosters cells and protects skin. With its amazing ability to work with in concert with multiple ingredients, beeswax can be utilized to benefit and beautify the entire body. With anti-bacterial properties and vitamin A, it aids in natural healing and cell development without clogging pores. With its water repelling properties, beeswax sustains sunscreen action.
Research on Beeswax
Studies continually show that yellow and white beeswax offers no toxicological concerns, even when ingested (in small amounts). Many commercial beekeepers prefer to chew beeswax honeycombs to traditional chewing gum. Beeswax acts as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiallergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. A study by German scientists, “Efficacy of barrier creams in comparison to skin care products in dental laboratory technicians – a controlled trial,” (translation) from theJournal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft found that, “…The results demonstrate that the use of after work moisturizers is highly beneficial and under the chosen study conditions even superior to barrier creams applied at work. This approach is more practical for many professions and may effectively reduce the frequency of irritant contact dermatitis.”
– Add to your lotions to add skin protective properties
– Add to your lip balm (as recommended by the Mayo Clinic) to provide greater permanence and elasticity.
– Use in candle making for a brighter, healthier home