What do you know about beeswax, moreover,for out of it are built honeycombs in hives? Yes, he used to make candles, but it would be terribly unfair if such a valuable product was used only as an alternative to electric lighting. Today we talk about the use of natural beeswax and how it helps to find the beauty and health.
Unusual properties of beeswax attractedpeople's attention back in those days, when apiaries and bee was not yet in the project. Ancient priests actively used it during sacrifices. In Greece, on the holiday dedicated to the gods, burning millions of candles, and even today, going to any church, you can contemplate such a spectacle, though on a smaller scale.
Before the invention of paper people wrote on waxtablets. This natural natural product used in all spheres of life, ranging from the conduct of life, ending the sacred mysteries. But what is beeswax and why humanity is using it for thousands of years?
Wax - a substance that is released by beesby special glands. Insects use wax as a building material for the construction of cells, which are grown in their offspring and store the collected floral nectar.
The composition of beeswax is so complex andunique, that modern scientists are still not able to repeat it and create wax artificially. It contains about 300 biological compounds including acids, alcohols, esters and pro-vitamin A.
The composition of the wax is determined by the terrain and conditionsinhabited by bees. Its color can vary from pale yellow to deep orange. The more vitamin A in the composition of the wax, the more will its color.
But the uniqueness of the wax is not only in itscomplex composition. It is a natural natural preservative that can save their useful qualities for thousands of years. Archaeologists often find beeswax in excellent condition in the Egyptian pyramids and ancient tombs around the world.
Use of beeswax in medicine
Since beeswax is a powerfula biologically active substance with phenomenal performance, it would be strange if the medicine did not pay attention to it. Thus, the wax has a strong antibacterial effect, which allows you to make him a wound-healing and restorative formulations.
Moreover, it is used as a basis for the majority of drugs and cosmetics! Its composition and consistency ideal for making ointments, creams, masks, suppositories and so on. D.
Alternative medicine has long been using wax to treat various ailments ranging from the common cold, to serious infectious diseases.
If beeswax mixed with butter and apply in lupus, such ointment provides a rapid and effective action does not leave scars.
To prepare an effective wound healingointment, mix 100 ml of olive oil, 25 grams of pine resin, yellow wax 10 grams and 6 grams - white, 1 tablespoon butter spoon. The homogeneous mass is heated over a low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Cool the resulting ointment at room temperature, to shift into a glass jar and store in the refrigerator. To treat fold gauze in several layers, apply a thin layer means and fix the affected area. Change the bandage every day.
The second recipe is a wound healing ointment a little easier. Mix olive oil third beaker with 50 grams of a yellow wax. The mixture was melt over low heat, cool at room temperature. Before applying ointment wash the wound with antiseptic (hydrogen peroxide, chlorhexidine), apply the wax mixture on the gauze and apply to the skin.
Beeswax will easily get rid ofcalluses and corns. To do this, a mixture of 50 grams of propolis, wax and 30 grams of freshly squeezed juice of a lemon. Heat all over low heat, cool, transfer to a bank. Once a day, apply ointment on the problem areas, and the top stick "breathable" patch. A few days later corn are tender, then they can be steam in a two-percent soda solution and remove.
If you have sinusitis, mix melted yellowwax rubbed with powdered herbs yarrow, cool the mixture to body temperature and put in the maxillary sinuses. Leave the cream for 15-20 minutes, remove and rub the "asterisk" places.
The use of beeswax in cosmetics
For the manufacture of cosmetic products MirSovetovIt recommends the use of beeswax yellow, because it contains more vitamin A snow-white wax devoid of this vitamin at all, is therefore less valuable.
Since the wax has a softening, nourishing andanti-inflammatory effects, it is actively used to create products for skin care, protective structures (sunblock), balms and lip balms, cleansers.
Cosmetics based on beeswax effectivelyrestores healthy skin, improves circulation and regeneration, promotes speedy healing of injuries of any nature (sores, irritation, burns, etc.).
In stores you can find many cosmeticsfunds for the rejuvenation of the skin on the basis of wax. It produces the so-called lifting effect, removing wrinkles and smoothing the flabby skin. This is due to the fact that he was very slowly absorbed and dries. On the surface, it forms an invisible elastic film, which slows the aging process, smoothes fine lines and at the same time does not clog pores, allowing the skin to breathe.
Recipes home cosmetics
- For the preparation of skin care products on thebeeswax, do not use metal, iron, copper or cast iron cookware. To melt the wax is better to use utensils made of stainless steel, aluminum or enamel containers. Ideally, the best to use clay bowls and wooden mortar.
- To melt the wax, enough to bring it to 65 ° C. In no case do not boil it, or "die" most of the nutrients.
- The concentration of wax in cosmetics is typically less than 8.7%.
- Melts the wax begins at a temperature 63-65 ° C.
- To wax melt quickly and evenly, rub it on a coarse grater.
- Pure beeswax can be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, and means on its base - only in a refrigerator.
- Purchase can be wax in specialized beekeeping stores or ordered online.
Prevent the appearance of age wrinkles helpMask of a mixture of wax, honey and onion juice. Mix the ingredients in a ratio of 2: 2: 1, and apply on face for 20 minutes. Repeat the procedure no more than twice a week.
Excellent cleansing mask and a means for narrowing pores get if you mix beeswax, lanolin, petroleum jelly, peach oil and zinc sulfate in equal proportions.
To once and for all get rid of blackheads, melted wax to be applied on the face in its pure form. Repeat once a week.
For aging skin is useful to makenutritious cream. Mix in equal proportions of yellow wax, lemon juice, lanolin, olive oil, fat sour cream, fresh carrot and potato juice. Apply the mixture on your face for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Already after the first application the skin becomes noticeably softer.
No special contraindications to the use of beeswax do not exist, but do not forget that the products of the bee vital activity can cause severe allergic reactions.