Beeswax and Lip Balm•
Posted on November 07 2016
Our bees are great at producing honey, but they are also experts at building honey comb during the spring and summer when there is ample nectar available.
Once the honey is ripe enough, the bees seal it all in the honey comb, and as we harvest the excess honey, we are left with lots of wax from the cappings of the comb.
We process these capping by rendering them down and filtering them into clean beeswax.
So what is the wax used for? Well, apart from the usual candles / polishes, did you know that many cosmetics contain beeswax as a natural safer alternative to petroleum based waxes?
In order for lip balm to be truly effective, it should have four distinct qualities. First, it should be able to heal any damage that has already occurred to the lips. Secondly, it should be able to soothe and alleviate the pain brought about by the damage. Third, a lip balm should be able to effectively soften your lips, and not just temporarily, but permanently. Lastly, an excellent lip balm should also be able to protect your lips from future danger and form a protective layer from what the environment can hurl at you.
Believe it or not, beeswax lip balm has all of these characteristics and more! It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and an anti-oxidant — big words that mean that it can heal wounds! Imagine the wonders it would then work on your cracked and swollen lips. Beeswax is also incredibly moisturizing and is an excellent emulsifier (enabling it to really lock in moisture), so it also has the ability to soothe any pain caused by dryness and dehydration. Furthermore, the capacity that beeswax has to lock in that moisture also makes one’s lips supple and soft—something that can only be attained after constant and deep hydration, not just surface attention. Lastly, beeswax even has properties that allow it to protect your lips from further danger. It contains Vitamin A, which must be present for cells to develop normally. It also forms a protective layer on your lips that can shield them from harmful UV rays, as well as prevent infections or possible cold sores.
So, you might be wondering, where on earth can I get this miracle lip balm? Well, you have arrived at the perfect spot.
Our friends at Pinwheel Lip Balms (https://www.pinwheelbalms.com) are using The London Bee Company beeswax to create their lovely balms. Their ingredients are chosen to give you a sensorial experience as well as moisturising and protecting your skin.
We are loving the coffee / tea inspired flavours and really enjoyed the flavour from the coffee butter in the balm. Definitely looking forward to trying some of the other flavours when we get a chance :)
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