Mind Your Beeswax

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Beeswax is a substance produced by honey bees and used to build honeycombs. So what’s all the buzz about this sticky secretion?



Beeswax is quite versatile. For thousands of years, humans have used beeswax in many different products, including candles, lip balm, soap, lotion, furniture polish, candy and dental floss. It has also been used to lubricate door hinges, tools and small machines.

Why beeswax? This substance is popular in many natural personal products such as lip balm and lotion because of its ability to help seal in hydrating moisture. Due to its thickening properties, beeswax is also used to form dreadlocks, strengthen sewing threads and protect various surfaces.