Think about it for another a predicament that you were concurrently:
- taking care of a baby that needed constant care
- creating a house with your personal hands
- getting to battle off people attempting to enter your house
- still accountable for normal cooking and cleaning
Demanding- right? Yet this is exactly what a honey bee colony does each day. On the top of this, each and every factor they produce is advantageous in some manner!
Why Bees Are Perfect
Seen within a honey bee hive? It’s incredible.
Things are completely ordered, neat and functioning whatsoever occasions. I sometimes find it difficult taking proper care of one baby at any given time, and honey bees take proper care of hundreds, all while creating a house.
Like a former beekeeper and today watching my boy take proper care of his bee hive, I’m in constant amazement of methods amazing bees are.
Honey could be the most widely used product bees create, but it’s not even close to the only real advantageous one. (But use honey in your face should you haven’t already.)
The term apitherapy refers back to the practice of utilizing bee items like honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, and beeswax in advantageous ways. Even honey bee venom has been utilized therapeutically! Seem crazy? Read this video in the Discovery Funnel that explains it.
Now, before I ramble on for hrs about how exactly awesome bees are (and I can ramble for hrs about this!), I wish to concentrate on just one product bees make and also the many uses it has….
The Brilliance of Beeswax
Bees really make beeswax after which form it in to the structure of the hive. They secrete wax from special glands, then chew up and employ it to create perfect hexagon formed honey comb.
Ever attempted to even draw an ideal hexagon? It’s tough despite a ruler, and bees get it done with mathematical precision.
Honeybees also have apparently been in board using the Existence Altering Magic of Cleaning Up forever. Their hexagon formed honeycombs offer probably the most space for storage using the smallest amount of creating material (within this situation, beeswax).
When beekeepers harvest honey, they take away the cap from each hexagon formed cell to be able to extract the honey. These cappings are melted lower and filtered to get rid of non-wax particles which yields the beeswax we use within the numerous DIY recipes.
Beeswax is among the 7 ingredients I purchase in large quantities and try to continue hands for any good many of my natural recipes and remedies. It’s a large number of uses around the house.
Benefits Of Beeswax
Beeswax is a superb accessory for cosmetics, for a lot of reasons.
- When utilized in creams, beeswax results in a barrier which will help to close moisture in to the skin. This is particularly advantageous in lip chap throughout the dry winter several weeks.
- This barrier likewise helps to safeguard your skin from ecological toxins and irritants.
- Unlike vaseline, which is often used in quite a number of beauty items, beeswax won’t “suffocate” your skin, but instead, let it breathe while still supplying a safety barrier.
- Beeswax helps you to thicken homemade cosmetics and lotions since it is solid at 70 degrees and it has a comparatively high melting reason for 147 levels F. This is particularly useful in recipes which include high levels of coconut oil, with a low melting point, or any other oils which are liquid at 70 degrees.
- Beeswax also offers Vit A, which improves hydration towards the skin and promotes cell regeneration.
Brilliant Uses for Beeswax
Beeswax is definitely an incredibly versatile natural component for DIY beauty and natural home products. It is really a staple within my homemade beauty items and around our home.
Should you haven’t already, try beeswax during these homemade recipes:
1. Homemade Deodorant
I’ve been making my very own deodorant for a long time since it works so a lot better than commercially made. Among the ingredients I personally use is beeswax since it helps form an all natural protective moisture barrier. What this means is it will help avoid sweat stains on clothes without resorting to dangerous and unnecessary chemicals. Here’s my personal favorite DIY deodorant recipe.
2. Lotion Bars
I’m biased, but fundamental essentials best moisturizers on the planet. An ideal mixture of oils, shea butter and beeswax forms a good soap-like bar which is used on dried-out skin. It will help soothe skin, locks in moisture, as well as has natural anti-wrinkle properties. Help make your own with this particular simple tutorial.
3. DIY Lip Balms
You may make a large number of homemade beauty items with similar group of simple ingredients. This lip balm recipe uses exactly the same ingredients because the lotion bars however with a few added ingredients for scent or color. After you have these fundamental ingredients on hands, you may make lip balm for pennies a tube (rather from the $2-3 in shops!). My personal favorite is that this imitation Burt’s Bees Lip Balm.
4. Lotion Bar Sticks
Such as the lotion bars above, this recipe uses beeswax, oils and shea or cacao butter. This recipe is really a modified version that enables so that it is utilized in a deodorant container. This will make it just a little simpler to keep and apply compared to traditional lotion bar. Recipe here.
5. Beeswax Candle lights
I ditched the scented candle lights and air fresheners years back. We simply use beeswax candle lights within our home and they’re fun and easy to create yourself. Additionally they are actually excellent homemade gifts for that important individuals your existence. Do this tutorial to create your personal!
6. Homemade Soaps
Beeswax is frequently put into soap recipes to help make the finished soap harder and keep going longer. It should only account for approximately 2% of the soap recipe. Any in addition to that as well as your soap will start to lose lather. Do this spiced acrylic soap. My hubby loves it!
7. Baby Products
Most babies have a butt sooner or later. I try and just use healthy skin care products, however with the brand new sensitive skin of the baby, I take special care to make certain all ingredients are natural and organic. I personally use beeswax in butt cream like a thickener and since it possesses a protective barrier for that skin while enhancing the other advantageous ingredients stay onto the skin to allow them to possess a greater impact on clearing the rash.
8. Soothe Cracked Heels
An easy salve of beeswax, coconut oil and magnesium makes an excellent fix for cracked heels. Here’s steps to make it.
9. On Cracked Hands
I do believe that nearly everything we have to remedy minor ailments are located anyway. Plantain grows in many yards and it is an all natural fix for bites and stings as well as sunburn. Beeswax is a superb fix for cracked hands from gardening or outside work. Additionally, it results in a protective barrier to assist avoid future damage.
I love to include advantageous herbs in the garden to hurry relief much more. Carry the recipe here.
10. Natural Neosporin Alternative
I bare this “boo-boo lotion” on hands to deal with scrapes, stings, poison ivy, bruises, as well as for any other kind of mild injuries my children get. It really works almost in addition to kisses for relief of minor scrapes and boo-boos.
11. Cold and Flu Relief
When any illness strikes, I use beeswax based natural treatments. Homemade natural vapor rub helps when coughing and congestion hit, which vapor rub will help provide some respite without slathering vaseline on your skin.
Frequent nose blowing during illness can ruin the tender skin around onto your nose. This sore nose soothing balm recipe combines plant-infused oil with beeswax and shea butter for any healing, adding nourishment to balm.
12. Multiple-use Food Wraps
DIY Multiple-use Food Wraps – Louise from Mommypotamus includes a great tutorial regarding how to help make your own multiple-use food wraps. These possess a “cling” which makes them an excellent option to plastic wrap.
Where You Can Buy Beeswax
I love to buy beeswax pastilles since they’re increasingly simple to utilize when you really need smaller sized amounts for lip chap and salves. To keep your it in block form that is slightly less costly compared to pastilles. Getting pastilles isn’t necessary when doing bigger projects like candle lights since you can measure by weight, instead of the tablespoon. Having a recent boost in recognition, it’s even on Amazon . com in lots of forms now.
An alternative choice is to find it in your area if you can to make contact with beekeepers in your town. This can help support local beekeepers and you may frequently think it is relatively inexpensively.
How can you use beeswax?
BEESWAX BODY BUTTER
Leigh Ann: Stacey, do you realize that you are using your jar lifter the wrong way. The black end is what you hang onto. Just say you drop a jar and would hate to see you get hurt because of this.
Road to the Farm: +OFF GRID with DOUG and STACY upside down jar lifter made me giggle. But what a super clever method for melting the wax!!! Gonna have to try that. I am due for a new batch. Thanks for sharing.
Lenella Maxwell: Yes, and you can also use them one handed if you are holding them the correct way.
Lill Mari Mogstad: Love them. Made some from Dandelions. They are so good for eczema, dry lips and sore hands.
catcrazycreations: Love your videos Stacey! I have learned a lot by watching you! The body butter looks wonderful! Keep the videos coming! I love your videos to Doug!
Suzy Q: genious…I quit making this stuff because of the mess of cleaning the blender and pan.
A free man.: Your dog is cool.
Homesteading The Pioneer Way: The only thing about using EO's is they have to be added at certain temps or they will be distroyed and each EO has different flash points, i use them in my soap making also and cool to the right temp before adding the EO's
Mainely Acres: Nice recipe! Excited to try the lavender orange scents!
Robotic Allotment Gardener: Hello Doug and Stacy, thankyou for sharing, something different to watch. \n\n Happily Growing on my own allotment channel in Atherstone, North Warwickshire, England. \n and Keep Calm and Make Compost! Facebook Group.
Jim Backfisch: Hope y'all had a happy holiday season! Are the water catchment tanks full? They should be close with all the rain Missouri received.
Crystal Danos: How much vitamin E oil would you put in each jar?
Birgit Deschane: Stacey,do you know how to make a organic Insect Repellent ?Mosquitoes eat me alive…..Tank you….Love your show.
IrishKitty1024: I have to ask, how tall is Doug? Because Stacey looks like a tiny porcelain doll next to you? LOL!
Beecozz7: I wish you would've put your finger in the rub so we could see the consistency of the formula, thanks.
Gina Ladner: How much vitamin E oil do you put if you decide to add it?
kathy Smith: made this the other day!! my daily seeds dry brushing and diy body butter has already made a huge difference in my skin!!
kathy Smith: doing this today
Spicy Sith: Made this body butter last week and I love it! I have very dry skin, but I'd much rather keep it that way than use "regular" body lotions, full with chemicals. Literally two days after using this butter, my skin went from flaky to baby-butt soft. I'm never using chemical things again!
Cheryl Taylor: hi Stacy! do you ever use your own beeswax from your hives? i bet a little honey from the wax would be a nice addition to your body butter.