Our Organic Beeswax beads are natural and filtered and the color is naturally removed. These white organic all-natural beeswax beads comes in zip-lock bags, 1 oz. or larger. These white bees wax beads can be used to make salves, lip balms, candles and more. For our salves, we add about 1 oz. of white beeswax beads to 5 oz. of organic coconut oil (the kind that is semisolid at room temp.). Use more beeswax for a firmer salve / less for softer salve.
Beeswax can be found in aromatherapy products such as lip balms, butters and lotions and is a natural product of the honey bee (genus Apis).
Please note that our beeswax beads are white, not yellow.
Our white beeswax pearls have been filtered and the color has been naturally removed to create and incredibly clean white appearance while maintaining the natural beeswax smell. Our white beeswax granules are incredibly easy to work with which is the benefit to using the pearls. Because of the refinement, this is typically better for lip balm and personal products that require a product that is more refined. It may also be good for candles that are using color since the yellow tint will not intere with the coloring process.
Beeswax 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.
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.
Organic Beeswax Beads = 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 sensititve to smells. Pure beeswax candle 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 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 the Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft found that, “… The results demonstrate that the sue 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 dermatitits.”
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
Beeswax contains Vitamin A, has anti-bacterial properties and has been used in skin care because it is an emollient, skin softener, skin soother, and helps the skin to retain moisture.
Beeswax has the aroma of honey and flower pollen. It is solid at room temperature and must be heated in order to combine with other aromatherapy ingredients.
Many use paraffin on other petroleum based products for salve: bad for you / bad for the environment.