Beeswax is a natural product that can be used for different things. It is important to use beeswax from a clean area that is not contaminated with pesticides. This is important because fat-soluble pesticides can accumulate in beeswax.
Here’s how we can use beeswax:
1. Cooking – beeswax has the ability to lock in the taste and aroma of various components that are required to make various sweets and the like.
2. You can make a salve with the beeswax, which relieves itching. It is very suitable for rashes caused by touching poison ivy and other allergens. In a small bowl put 1 tbsp chickweed herb, crushed in powder, 1 tablespoon comfrey powder, 460 ml olive oil and let simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Then strain and add 60 g beeswax. Stir well to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
3. You can make a pain relieving ointment. In a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon chickweed in powder, 900 ml of olive oil, 1 tablespoon wormwood powder and let it simmer for 3 hours. Then strain and add 95 g beeswax, stir in order to get a homogeneous mixture. You can use the ointment 2-3 times a day.
4. Bacterial skin infections – some people are more susceptible to bacterial infections of the skin, unlike others. Using public swimming pools can bring you not only pleasant emotions, but various skin bacterial infections. A great recipe for homemade ointment is the combination of olive oil, honey and beeswax.
This all-natural product will destroy the bacteria, will help you to get rid of inflammation and redness. Instead of olive oil you can use grape seed oil, it will make the ointment easier to apply and will absorb better into the skin. To make the ointment mix the three ingredients in the ratio 1: 1: 1.
5. Beeswax is ideal for protecting the skin and your new shoes! To use beeswax as a natural protection of your shoes against snow and rain, rub the wax on your shoes and gently heat the surface so that the beeswax is sealed. This trick will save you from the entry of water into the shoes during the cold months.
Note: Beeswax is completely vegetarian product that contains no animal products, but is not considered a vegan one.