How is honey made?
When bees collect nectar from flowers, they don't swallow it; rather they store it in a second stomach. When they return to the beehive, they force the nectar back up, and pass it on to other worker bees. During this process, the nectar comes into contact with enzymes and microbes, kicking off a fermentation process. This is a natural process that along with drying (evaporating the water) turns nectar into honey.
What does the research show?
This curing or fermentation process plays a key role in making honey exceptionally valuable for skin care products. According to research done by the Dubai Specialized Medical Center and Medical Research Laboratories honey is useful for the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
A study done by University of Piemonte Orientale demonstrates that honey is also good for keeping the skin juvenile, reducing wrinkles, regulating pH and preventing infections.
Is beeswax good for the skin?
Beeswax has been known for thousands of years to be beneficial to the skin. Beeswax lip balm moisturizes and softens the lip. Lip balm containing natural beeswax can moisturize your lips for 8 hours, way longer than those without. When applied to the skin, it also helps enhance its elasticity. It has been observed that beeswax has anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory properties as well. Beeswax-based skin products have been reported to be especially beneficial by those with sensitive skin.
Beeswax is a 100% natural product that is secreted by the bees during time, when there's an abundance of nectar available. Bees use beeswax to build hexagonal honey comb cells, where they store the nectar and pollen they collect. They use the same beeswax to raise new generations of bees as well.
At room temperature beeswax is hard, when heated it softens and eventually melts. The color variations depends on the age of the comb. Fresh comb tends to be very bright off-white. As the comb ages, it gets darker, resulting in darker yellow beeswax. Thanks to our natural beekeeping and harvesting methods, our beeswax is always fresh and bright in color, allowing us to use the highest quality beeswax in our products.
Beeswax doesn't spoil, get rancid or otherwise expires, which makes it great for any skin product.
How can I experience the benefits of honey on my skin?
We're in the final stages of rolling out our raw honey and beeswax-based all natural skin care product family. As always, we use our unpasteurized raw honey containing all the microbes and enzymes present in nature. The beeswax we base our products on is of the lightest, cleanest, and finest quality.
If you have eczema, psoriasis or are interested in experiencing the impact raw honey can have on your skin by hydrating, conditioning, soothing and calming it, reach out to us by signing up for our newsletter on our front page to be the first learning about our product release.