Hey all crafters out there! Do you love being creative with your crafts? We certainly do! How do you feel about beeswax as an ingredient? Does it make you think of spring with the buzz of bees all around you? Or maybe the word brings warm delicious honey to mind? Well, it may surprise you that the creations of those busy bees out there is also used for soaps, candles, and other bath and body products! I know it sounds a little bit crazy, but it’s true! And we actually sell beeswax pastilles here at Nature’s Garden! You should definitely try it out!
Beeswax is originally made from the honeycomb of bees. It can be used for medicinal purposes such as relieving pain and lowering cholesterol. It is also used for diarrhea, ulcers, swelling and can even be used for hiccups! Beeswax can also be used as stiffening agents in foods and drinks. Besides soaps and candles, other bath and body products can contain it as well, such as cosmetics and toiletries. It can be used to make soaps harder and help them last longer. It can also be used as a thickener and emulsifier.
There are many many benefits for your health and skin care by using beeswax in your products! Besides the medicinal purposes, if used in lotions, it can act as a protector for your skin. It will form a barrier on your skin in protection from irritants. It will also help your skin to retain moisture. Another bath and body product, lip balms, can also contain beeswax. It can help your lips from becoming chapped. Awesome right? I mean how much better could it get? It is such a versatile product!
Here at Nature’s Garden we actually sell beeswax pastilles. No chemicals were used to bleach our wax, it was naturally bleached from air and sun exposure. We also offer a free beeswax class that will teach you how to properly use it in your great products! And on top of that, we also have a free recipe for a beeswax candle! If you’re a candle maker, you should definitely make a note to yourself to try this awesome candle as an upcoming project. Now to get to those products on our website, there are a couple of ways. First, you can just type “beeswax” into the search bar on the top of our site. That will take your directly to a page titled “Search Results for “Beeswax”” which has all three of those products. You can also go to our Candle Supplies option at the top of the site and hit Candle Waxes in the drop box. The pastilles are available there. The recipe and class are available by going to the link at the top of the site that shows a little green box that says “Free Classes and Recipes,” or there is also a link to the classes and recipes on the left of the site.
How much more awesome could this product get? Not much I think! It is just so versatile! All crafters should definitely include this as a new ingredient in their products or should make sure to try it out soon! Please contact us if you have questions or concerns and keep looking for more Enlightened by Layla!
Air Purifying Candles
Many people burn candles as a way of relaxing with a soft light, or too add subtle scenting to the air, or as a means of setting the mood. But, burning a beeswax candle may actually do more than this.
Let’s get a little scientific
The air that surrounds us is positively charged. In fact, many of the items in our own homes emit a plethora of additional positively charged ions; jam packing our already filled surroundings with more and more positively charged ions. But, all of these positively charged ions are not good for us. Recalling any lightning storm you have experienced, you will better understand this explanation. Generally, after one of these storms, people feel stimulated, rejuvenated, and replenished. The reason for this is that electrical storms produce a superabundance of negative ions that actually balance out the positive ions that dominate our surroundings. This is why some of the most relaxing and renewed places for our bodies are be by waterfalls, beaches, forests, and mountain scenes. These types of landscapes provide extra negative ions in the air that restore a natural balance of the charged ions. Not only can you smell the difference in the air, but you can also feel it in your body too.
Positive Ions in our Homes
Many of the pollutants floating in the air of our homes like pollen, dirt, and dust all have a positive charge. They get this charge from the static electricity that occurs in our home from daily routines. Introducing negative ions into the air; combats these allergens. It has actually been scientifically proven to reduce many allergic issues like hay fever and asthma. Negative ions can even help you sleep better too. Harmonizing the ions in your surrounding can help make you feel healthier and actually distress you. Releasing additional negative ions can help with depression (SAD), headaches, and can even help you stay focused. Negatively charged ions work to make you healthier too. Negative ions can help to boost your body’s immunity as well as help to build a resistance to many illnesses. Your body’s metabolism also benefits from negative ions making it more efficient.
Introduction of Negative Ions to our Homes
Beeswax can be considered an air purifier. Beeswax candles are the only candles that emit negative ions into the air when lit. Since opposites attract; these negative ions attach themselves to the positive ones. This therefore balances the charge. Once the ions are bound together, the charge is now neutralized, and the molecule is complete. The heavier mass causes these ions to fall to the ground, and they are no longer suspended in the air as contaminants. This process of stabilizing, removes the ions, and cleans the air we breathe. The negative ions emitted by beeswax candles can even clean the air to eliminate smells like second hand smoke and many common household odors. Beeswax candles can be scented and colored just like other candle waxes. Beeswax candles produce very little soot and burn very slowly. These candles will provide your home with hours of purer, crisper, and fresher quality air.
Attention: Natures Garden provides this information for educational purposes only. We do not intend for this information to be misconstrued as medical advice or for treatment of any ailments. If selling beeswax candles, refrain from making medical claims on your labels and/or advertising. Promoting this way could make your candles considered a “drug” by the FDA.