White Beeswax Granules / Pastilles
Our white beeswax pastilles are filtered and cleaned so they are free of any debris. Granules / Pastilles like these are the easiest to work with in personal care formulations as they do not require heavy fragrance masking. They tend to be odorless with only a slight, inherent beeswax waxy smell.
Wholesale Natural Beeswax
Beeswax is a natural wax that is secreted by worker bees. New beeswax is light yellow in color, but over time it darkens to a golden yellow. Beeswax turns brown from contact with bees and propolis. Beekeepers harvest beeswax, we then filter and clean the wax. Turning the natural wax into pastilles/ granules makes it easier melt, weigh and store. They can be used for everything from candles to lip balm and specialty creams.
A little History On Beeswax
Beeswax has been used since the beginning of civilization. It has been found in the pharaoh's tombs, sunken viking ships and Roman ruins. Beeswax is basically the duct tape of old, with thousands of uses and being virtually indispensable. Beeswax does not go bad and has been recovered from ancient shipwrecks, heated up and is still usable. The Romans demanded beeswax when they conquered the city of Trebizond in the first century AD. In Medieval European wax was even used as a unit of trade for taxes. In 1330 farmers in one region of France paid 2 lbs of beeswax per year. On 1632 records show that the French Monastery called for rent of 600 lbs. of beeswax per year. In modern times beeswax is used in fine candle making, cosmetics, woodworking, art work and even used as a coating for food and medicines. Recent medical research suggest that the therapeutic properties of beeswax are beneficial in treating many ailments and for use as an integral component of balms used in post surgery treatments.
Beeswax and its Benefits
Natural Skin Care
Lip care: Beeswax is great for chapped or dry cracked lips because of its natural oils that penetrate deep into the skin to soften and soothe them. We recommend you add beeswax to your lip balm for a better moisturizer and protectant from the everyday wear and tear of the weather that can be so harsh on the lips. Exact percentage depends on what else you are adding to it but usually 15-20% will give you a nice solid lip balm.
Stretch marks: can occur after pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss. If you are making lotion bars for expectant mothers, beeswax is one of many natural oils that help heal and prevent stretch marks from occurring. A simple recipe is equal parts Coconut Oil , Beeswax and Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter or a mix of all.
Eczema: Is a common skin irritation that results in extremely dry skin, especially in the colder months. Beeswax soothes and protects the skin from dry climate with its powerful vitamin rich enzymes. A simple recipe is 2 parts Olive oil , 1 part beeswax, 1 part Coconut Oil. Melt and mix together, customize it with other ingredients that are beneficial for the skin like extracts or essential oils. You can also try replacing the olive oil with Safflower Oil or Jojoba.
|Unit Size||1 Pound|
|Country of Origin||United States|