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ingredients

our beeswax balms are all made with natural ingredients and fragrant essential oils, where each balm has a blend of oils, butters and aromatherapy oils carefully selected to bring out the nurturing powers of each of the botanical ingredients.


beeswax

beeswax has antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits, which makes it a great healing salve for our skin. The balms will nourish dry skin and the wax will create a protective barrier against the environment as it conditions your skin

The beeswax is created by young worker bees in the hive, converting honey to wax in their abdomens, then excreting it as tiny flakes of wax on the outside of their abdomens. The worker bees chew these to make it soft and ‘draw out’ the honeycomb structure, ready to store honey. When the harvest is complete, the bees cap the honey with wax as stores for the winter. At this stage, beekeepers harvest the honey, carefully scraping off the cappings to extract the honey, and it’s the cappings that get used in the beeswax balms. The remaining empty honeycomb frame is put back in the hive for the bees to clean and start rebuilding their honey stores

oils

Ingredient_olive oil

extra virgin olive oil is great for nourishing skin, with moisturising and hydrating properties that leave skin smooth and soft. it contains antioxidants, which can fight environmental skin damage. olive oil has been shown to have antibacterial properties and contains vitamin e.

Ingredient_coconut oil

coconut oil has potential benefits for skin, such as reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturised and helpingwounds to heal.

Ingredient_almond

sweet almond oil is rich in nutrients and can soften, revitalise and nourish skin. it is especially suited to dry, sensitive and irritated skin.

Ingredient_castor

castor oil can help restore the natural moisture balance in skin and can be used for acne, dry skin soothing sunburn and on stretch marks. it is naturally antiseptic, antifungal and antiviral.

butters

Ingredient_cocoa butter

cocoa butter is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. it is great for dealing with dry and chapped skin, and is rich in anti-oxidants. it also has a wonderful deep chocolatey scent.

essential oils

Ingredient_lavender

lavender is one of the best-known essential oils, traditionally used for its calming properties to aid relaxation, sleep and general wellbeing. it has natural antiseptic properties, can help relieve insect bites and can be used to soothe and heal burns.

Ingredient_rosemary

rosemary is one of the most popular aromatic plants, with historical medicinal properties. it can help relieve muscular pain, colds, headache and congestion, and is also antimicrobial and antiseptic.

Ingredient_peppermint

peppermint is a natural skin cleanser and has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. its refreshing scent, can have a stimulating effect on the brain. it has a cooling effect on skin and can relieve itching.

Ingredient_eucalyptus

eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and analgesic properties, a powerful natural healer. it can sooth cuts, blisters and insect bites, and is said to help relieve muscular pain and inflammation.

Ingredient_tea tree

tea tree oil has a long history of aromatherapy and medicinal use. cleansing, energising and refreshing, it has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and in skincare it’s popular for treating acne, spots and blemishes.

Ingredient_lemon

lemon is antibacterial and antifungal with its fresh and sharp scent. it is uplifting and refreshing, astringent and cleansing on skin.

Ingredient_ylang ylang

ylang ylang has antibacterial properties and is good for general skin care. its sweet, soft and floral scent invites relaxation. it can help with headaches and tension, and can help balance dry or oily skin. traditionally used as an aphrodisiac.

Ingredient_menthol

menthol is a compound of peppermint with an intense minty smell and a cooling sensation on the skin; it can refresh and invigorate whilst offering a degree of pain relief. inhaling the vapour can help relieve congestion.

Ingredient_camphor

camphor applied to the skin can help relieve pain and inflammation, and can be anti-inflammatory in small amounts. traditionally it is used to clear congestion.

vitamin e oil is an important antioxidant, combating the effects of free radicals to slow oxidation, and often used in anti-ageing treatment. in skincare products its properties are similar to a natural preservative ensuring that the balms stay fresh for longer.

references:
www.naturallythinking.com
www.healthline.com
www.decleor.co.uk
the encyclopaedia of essential oils: julia lawless (1992, 2014)


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