Everyone knows that the bees produce honey. But apart from the honey from the bees get more number of useful for health and beauty products. One of them is beeswax, which knew about the benefits even in ancient times. Although fully beeswax secrets are not disclosed until now.
The first written reference to the use of wax found in the Egyptian "Ebers Papyrus", relating to 1700 BC That's about it, then we'll talk today.
Beeswax - a product of the wax glands of worker bees. From this substance built the cell in which the queen lays larvae and worker bees fill their honey and pollen.
To bee able to allocate the wax they must eat pollen, pollen and honey.
Beeswax contains more than 300 components, such as: vitamin A, hydrocarbons, esters, free fatty acids, aromatics, water, colorants, minerals, and more.
Wax has a strong bactericidal, wound-healing, anti-inflammatory, emollient properties.
The Roman scholar Pliny the Elder wrote that "all varieties have the properties of wax to soften and warm, as well as contribute to the renewal of the body; fresh wax is considered to be the most useful. "
Galen invented soft ointment whose main component is a wax.
The ointment is used in our time called cold cream.
"Spanish Pharmacopoeia" published in 1817 advised to apply the wax in the manufacture of some patches and ointments.
Avicenna recommended to apply the wax nursing mothers to increase lactation.
With expectorant property
wax softens cough, bronchitis cure
Rinse well in medium onion peel, pour a little water, add 1 tbsp. spoonful of sugar and cook for about 1 hour over low heat.
Mix 3 tbsp. tablespoons of broth with 30 g of white wax, add 1 tbsp. spoon of vodka. All warm up, stir well, take 2 teaspoons 3 times a day and at night. 1 month course of treatment.
In ancient manuscript books have been written that "the wax softens all the sores and the severity of her breasts with oil posoblyaet violet prikladuyuchi, boils and reduce space, core and wound otmyagchaet."
Nowadays beeswax used in the treatment of wounds, burns, skin inflammation.
And as for the purification of the oral cavity and to strengthen the gums.
Mix 50 g of wax 1 teaspoon of pharmacy 10% alcoholic extract of propolis.
Chew 10-15 minutes after meals 3 times a day. Course 2 - 3 weeks.
Beeswax is widely used in cosmetic industry. It is added to creams, lipstick, eye shadow, soap and other products.
Beeswax is used in the home cosmetics. It is useful for all skin types - dry, normal, oily.
Masks with the addition of wax has a regenerating effect on the skin, clean it, smooth wrinkles and prevents the formation of new ones.
Before applying the mask of wax skin specialists recommend to clean and to wash decoction or infusion of chamomile.
10 g of white wax mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon crushed into powder dry celandine herbs, 2 tbsp. spoons peach oil and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Cook everything on low heat, stirring with a wooden stick, until smooth, chill and use as an ordinary cream for acne.
Mask of wrinkles
'20 Melt beeswax over low heat in an enamel bowl, add 20 g of honey, 20 ml of juice of onions, stir, cool and put on 20 minutes on a cleansed face, remove the excess tissue.
Mask for tired, chapped skin
Melt 30 grams of wax add 50 n honey and the juice of 1/2 lemon, mix well, put on 15 minutes.
After several hours of this mask can not be out in the sun, so it is wiser to do in the evening.
Cream, anti-aging prescription Cleopatra
Mix 30 g of wax, 30 g of honey, 30 g of onion juice, 30 grams juice of white lily bulbs and heat in an enamel pot in a water bath until the wax is melted, stir everything until smooth, cool.
Gently rub in a circular motion into the skin of the face, morning and evening, to remove any excess with a soft cloth.
After applying this procedure within a month acquire the skin elasticity, wrinkles smoothed.