There are many uses for beeswax: coating for cheese, to protect the food as it ages; surgical bone wax; shoe & furniture polish; musical instruments and candles. The beneficial effects on the skin is what I appreciate about beeswax. According to Wikipedia, a German study found beeswax to be superior to similar "barrier creams" (usually mineral oil based creams, such as petroleum jelly).
Why We Use It:
- Barrier - Beeswax forms a protective barrier on the surface of the skin, shielding the skin from damaging elements within the atmosphere. Koster Keunan, a global organic wax supplier, states, "this barrier provides a film of protection against irritants while still allowing the skin to breathe." In addition to your skin, the Mayo Clinic
- Healer - Customers are pleased when they discover that the lip balm or deodorant, purchased from us, works in healing a minor cut or scrape. All the good substances that come from the hive - beeswax; honey; royal jelly, all offer anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-viral benefits.
The phrase "mind your own beeswax" is slang for "mind your own business". Possibly derived from the Irish Gaelic béasmhaireacht, pronounced beeswəraċt, meaning "morality, manners, habits." -Wikipedia
And that's exactly what I want you to do - mind your own skin care habits.