Oursabeille is here to share the steps for making your own beeswax lotion, which is a great way to soothe your skin while helping the environment. For centuries, bees have been used in skincare products because of the amazing properties it carries. This natural wax is full of nutrients that are essential for healthy skin, including vitamins A, E, and C. It also contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to soothe irritation and reduce redness. Beeswax is an excellent natural moisturizer that can help to hydrate dry skin and seal in moisture. In addition, it forms a barrier on the skin that helps protect it from environmental toxins.
Now that you know of all the amazing benefits beeswax provides, let’s talk about the lotion part. Lotion is essentially a mixture of water and oil, but what really makes it lotions comes in how you unite the two. You’ve probably seen what happens when you put water and oil together, they don’t actually merge together, or do they? The secret is using an emulsifier, which balances the properties between substances in order for them to meld into each other. Most comercial lotions contain emulsifiers such as lecitin, or stearic acid. But you needn’t worry about all that because beeswax itself can serve as a natural emulsifier!
So without further ado…
Oursabeille’s step-by-step guide fro homemade beeswax lotion
First you’ll need:
A carrier oil (we recommend something like jojoba or almond oil.)
Vitamin E oil
an essential oil of your choice to add some fragrance
Here are the steps:
First, you'll need to gather some beeswax. You can find this at a local beekeeping supply store, or online.
Next, you'll need to melt the beeswax down so that it's in a liquid form. this can be done in a small sauce pan
Once it's melted, add your chosen carrier oil and mix with a clean wooden spoon
Then, add a few drops of an essential oil
Once everything is combined, pour the mixture into a jar or container and let it cool.
Your beeswax lotion is now ready to use!