We know beeswax obviously comes from honey bees, but what is beeswax? Beeswax is produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives. Many people don’t know this, but beeswax is actually edible. When eaten, beeswax doesn’t have many health benefits, but beeswax is really good for the skin and the hair! Find out why. Beeswax for Skin The health benefits of beeswax for the skin are almost too many to count. Obviously, one of the best benefits of using beeswax on the skin is the moisturizing and the softening. Unlike the artificial and often petroleum based chemicals added to many moisturizers and skin care lotions to aid in absorption, beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, actually locking moisture into the skin. Unlike petroleum based parabens, beeswax remains biologically “alive” even after it is processed! Benefits of beeswax for Skin Allergies and Irritations Besides offering your skin a natural moisture and glow, the anti-allergenic and anti-inflammatory properties of bees wax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema. Along with being a good alternative skin care ingredient for those with allergies, the anti-germicidal properties of beeswax have been found to help heal minor skin cuts, abrasions, scrapes and wounds. Beeswax also acts as a layer of protection when applied to the skin, protecting the skin from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold and windy winter months! Beeswax For Hair It might sound hard to believe, but honey beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. If you want to be healthy and natural, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to rub chemicals into your skin, so why rub artificial ingredients into your hair and your scalp? Beeswax for hair growth Some of the best hairstyles are achieved with beeswax, not hair gel or mousse. Beeswax not only moisturizes and smoothes down hair, it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Moisture and ease of styling isn’t all beeswax has to offer your hair, however. Beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth. If you are regrowing your hair or losing your hair, using a little beeswax may help your hair grow back faster or help you stop losing hair as quickly. Beeswax has many health benefits for the skin and the hair. Whether you are just trying to find a natural moisturizer or suffer from allergies and are easily irritated, beeswax may be a good alternative to many skin and hair care products for you.