This week the spotlight is on Honey Beeswax! The inspiration for this soap comes from a local farmer who has a small apiary. He was kind enough to provide lots of pure, unrefined beeswax for my salves. So much beeswax that there was enough left to make soap!
Beeswax is known to lock in moisture, foster cells, and protect skin from damaging environmental factors. Beeswax effectively softens skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. It also is a naturally nourishing moisturizer. Beeswax’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and germicidal antioxidant properties make it beneficial for wound healing. Even after processing, beeswax still remains a biologically active product, retaining some anti-bacterial properties. It is reported that beeswax contains some vitamin A, which is necessary for normal cell development. The Honey Beeswax soap became the basis for my Honey Almond recipe. As much as I love Honey Almond, Honey Beeswax is really my favorite! The color from each batch of soap is slightly different due to the difference in color of the beeswax. It is more noticeable with the Honey Beeswax soap, because no other colorants are used.
After using honey in the Honey Bunny soaps, I was eager to add it to another batch. In addition to having many health benefits when consumed, honey provides nourishment for your skin! Honey is also know to moisturize skin due to its humectant properties. In many cultures honey is known for its antibacterial properties, even widely used for sore throats! Did you know that honey is also believed to have anti aging properties?
Fresh beeswax smells so good when it is fresh, so I wanted to try to match the scent with a blend of essential oils. The end result is not identical to the scent of fresh beeswax, but it is a light floral blend.
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