Oil & Honey Edition – I’ve got several new bee adventures to share with you in the coming weeks but today I want to share something I found regarding the many beneficial uses of beeswax. Compliments of the dreamy Dr. Axe. I often peruse his articles regarding the uses of essential oils and stumbled across this great check list of ways to incorporate beeswax into a natural solutions health regiment.
Don’t worry about where to locate beeswax for your personal use – the internet has many sources. If you start by googling local bee supply houses you may be able to hop in the car and purchase pure beeswax from a local beekeeper. If not try your local health food store or farmers market.
When shopping for beeswax, know that if it’s pure, untreated wax, it will NOT be snowy white. If you see blocks of beeswax that are white, you can be sure that it’s been treated in some way. Possibly treated with a chemical such as bleach; possibly pressure filtered.
Supporting your local beekeepers is a great way to help keep our bees alive and well. Remember besides the health benefits of the beeswax, pollen and honey every third bite of food you eat was pollinated by a bee!
Here is a link to the entire article written by Dr. Axe – feel free to click and read all he has to say about the benefits of beeswax. I love using beeswax as a moisturizer and enjoy it in my lip balm. If you have not yet tried any beeswax products – what are you waiting for?