The honey bee and its flowers
Why is Honey Such an Excellent Ingredient in Personal Care?
Bees have an enzyme in their stomachs called glucose oxidase.
When bees regurgitate nectar collected from flowers into combs to make honey, this enzyme mixes with the nectar, breaking it down into gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide.
Because it’s so thick, rejects any kind of bacterial growth and contains hydrogen peroxide, honey creates the perfect barrier against infection on the skin and promotes healing at the same time.
Bee-nefits of Natural Beeswax
Beeswax naturally carries antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that are essential for healing chapped skin. Beeswax forms a protective barrier that seals in moisture without clogging pores. Beeswax also contains vitamin A which is a proven nutrient known to reduce wrinkles and age spots while rehydrating and reconstructing damaged cells.
Why is Naturally Gathered Beeswax So Important?
When beekeepers harvest, they must make sure that their bees have enough natural honey to get them through the Winter. Unfortunately some beekeepers remove all the honey and substitute sugar water or high fructose corn syrup. This substituted food lacks the nutrients honeybees need to thrive and many of them become malnourished and die. For those that do survive, their immune systems are so compromised that they cannot survive the parasites and pathogens that they encounter in warmer months.