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Beeswax Beauty BenefitsI’m sure many of you know the main purpose of beeswax in DIYs, right?  It’s to harden up oils so we can make salves/balms in many different textures.  Did you know that beeswax is actually beneficial to the skin?  It is and it  has many redeeming qualities your skin will love! Let’s talk about the beauty benefits of beeswax…

First off, I think it’s good to understand where beeswax actually comes from-I mean bees are amazing creatures and produce several highly beneficial substances for us to benefit from, such as bee pollen, royal jelly and honey.  So, were does it come from?  It actually comes from the worker bees’ stomach.  They excrete it from their stomach glands into the honey comb where it mixes with bee pollen and honey, giving it’s unusual aroma.  Once it’s obtained from the comb, it is filtered and purified.

One thing I didn’t know about beeswax before writing this post is that beeswax is actually a helpful tool for anti aging!  It contains a good amount of Vitamin A which is responsible for renewing skin cells!  It also is an antioxidant which is vital in fighting the signs of aging.

Beauty Benefits of Beeswax:

  • Antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral!
  • Helps relieve itching.
  • Reduces redness and inflammation.
  • It’s a humectant which means it draws water to the skin.
  • Creates a safe barrier, keeping wounds clean and protected.
  • Contains a good amount of Vitamin A-which helps with regenerating skin cells.
  • It’s an antioxidant which helps kill free radicals that cause aging.
  • Softens the skin.
  • Can soothe eczema and psoriasis.

Beeswax Benefits

How to Benefit from Beeswax:

Beeswax can be added to any oil to make a moisturizer.  You simply create a double boiler (fill a medium sized pot 1/2 way full with water and place a glass pyrex measuring cup inside) add your beeswax and oil and turn on stove top to medium heat.  Once the beeswax is melted, pour into a glass container and allow to cool.  Yep, it’s that easy.   Before it melts you can add essential oils for added benefits!

Beeswax and Oil Salve

Recipes with Beeswax:

I think us DIYers often overlook beeswax because it serves such a huge purpose by being a natural thickener but it’s nice to know that literally every single ingredient in balms and salves are beneficial for the skin!  The only brand of beeswax I use is Mountain Rose Herbs.   Be careful when selecting beeswax because sometimes certain beeswax brands offer beeswax that end up smelling like smoke.  This is a common complaint and probably due to the purification process.  MRH’s beeswax has never failed me.  It’s important to buy from a reputable source.

xx, Jenni



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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

7 thoughts on “Beeswax Beauty Benefits”

    1. Jean-I didn’t realize MRH has been sold out of macadamia nut oil! Shoot! However, I have used Dr. Adorable’s Organic macadamia nut oil and I do like it. I still think MRH has better quality but THIS is a doable alternative.

  1. Great post, Jenni! I always keep beeswax on hand. I pretty much thought of it as a filler, and was just happy that it was safe and natural. I never really thought of it as having any real benefits. But makes perfect sense…bees are pretty amazing. Love your DIYs. I have a link to your website on my blog under favorite things because you are such a great resource.

  2. Jenni,
    In this recipe you said to add the essential oil after the beeswax and oil were melted. I thought the heat would decrease the benefits of the essential oil. Is that correct? Can I add the essential oil once the mixture has cooled down and before mixing with a blender?

    1. Lucille-You are correct. That’s why I remove my mixtures from the heat then add. With beeswax you can’t wait too long before it begins to harden but you could totally wait until cool and add e.o.s then mix with a blender! You can even just mix with a spoon depending on how much beeswax you’ve used.

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