Ingredient Spotlight: Beeswax

Welcome to Ingredient Spotlight! At Mom of 11 Kids, we’re proud of the natural ingredients that we have hand-selected for our products. We searched for oils with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and soothing properties. Every last ingredient is helping in some way to help heal and protect even the most sensitive skin. When we say no unnecessary ingredients, we mean it.

This week, we’re taking a closer look at Beeswax.

What is it?

A moisturizer

Why did we choose it?

Beeswax has deep moisturizing and skin conditioning properties. Its nutrient-rich wax is gentle, hypoallergenic, and will not clog pores.

An Overview

This natural wax is created by beautiful honeybees, as it secretes from the glands on the sides of their bodies. To make it, they scrape it off their body, chew it, and add it to the inside of the honeycomb. Overtime, it hardens into a protective lining for the hive. Throughout history, beeswax has been widely used for a number of reasons, being included in skin care products and even paint.

Find it in:

More Benefits

Aside from the proven skin benefits above, there are a number of potential benefits, or benefits that others have claimed online.

  • May help treat dry and itchy skin, including eczema and rosacea
  • Provides a protective barrier when applied to the skin (much like the hive), which can help lock in moisture and reduce dry skin (perfect for diaper rash)
  • Beeswax contains a healthy amount of vitamin A, which may help support cell reconstruction
  • Has antibacterial properties
  • Often used as a dry hair remedy (especially for dreadlocks, mustaches, and beards!)
  • May help promote healthy hair growth
  • Has been found to aid in the healing process when it comes to minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions

There’s plenty of benefits to go around when it comes to beeswax, and that’s why we chose to use it.

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