In this February day in a number of European countries celebrated a beautiful holiday - the day of the candles. Perhaps few people in the world who would be indifferent to the burning candles. Perhaps our fascination with them comes from the depths of the distant past of mankind.
Especially beautiful wax candles warm yellow and brown shades.
In ancient times, at first candles were made of fibrous material impregnated with resin.
The earliest wax candles, scientists assumed to have appeared in ancient China and Japan. In these countries, the wax obtained from the seeds of the plants and insects, was stirred and was rolled into tubes, and placed inside a wick made from plant fibers.
The first candles from beeswax appeared in Europe in the Middle Ages, with the development of beekeeping were very expensive and could buy only the rich people. But they are so exciting smell of honey and burned evenly and brightly.
We can also light a wax candle, the more doctors say
to look at the burning candle is useful for the nervous system
. But today we are interested in wax in terms of beauty.
Wax - a product of bees wax glands, which is not soluble in water, slightly soluble in alcohol, soluble in turpentine.
The wax is light and dark colors depending on the color of the nectar collected by bees from flowers.
Beeswax contains about 300 different substances, most of esters, hydrocarbons, free fatty acids, aromatic and coloring substances, water.
Can be stored for centuries.
For medical purposes it was used in Ancient Egypt. Currently, it is used in the pharmaceutical and fragrance industry.
But still I wanted to talk about the wax as a cosmetic. All the more so
Beeswax is suitable for any skin care
Buy beeswax can be on the markets where they sell honey and in stores specializing in the sale of bee products.
To soften the skin and give it elasticity
Mix 40 g of wax, 60 g of honey, 30 ml of the juice of white lily bulbs, put in an enamel saucepan and heat over low heat until the wax is melted.
Stir, cool to warm slightly and apply on face.
After 10 minutes, remove the mask cotton swab dipped in warm water.
Universal mask for any skin
Mix 2 tbsp. tablespoons of melted wax with 2 tbsp. tablespoons aloe juice and 3 tablespoons. spoons of honey, add 1 tbsp. spoon peach butter, mix well and apply on face for 10 minutes, remove with a cotton pad soaked in warm water.
Mask for chapped skin
Mix in equal proportions with melted wax, honey and butter. Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes. Remove the mask.
For dry skin
Mix equal amount of sea buckthorn oil, honey and melted wax, apply on face for 10 minutes.
For aging skin
Mix equal parts of melted wax, potato juice, vegetable oil, lemon juice, add 1-2 teaspoons of sour cream, put on 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Mask of wrinkles
3 tbsp. tablespoons of melted wax mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of honey and 2 tbsp. spoonfuls of cod liver oil, apply on face for 10-15 minutes. Remove with a cotton swab dipped in warm water.
For tired skin
Mix 2 tbsp. melted wax with 3 tbsp. tablespoons of cucumber juice and 1 tbsp. spoon of honey.
Apply on face for 15 minutes.
1 tbsp. a spoonful of melted wax mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon sour cream, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1st. spoon carrot juice, put on hands for 15 minutes.
If calluses and rough skin on heels
Melt in an enamel pot on low heat 2 tbsp. wax and spoon 2 tablespoons. propolis spoon, add 3st. spoons of lemon juice, mix well and pour into a glass jar of dark glass, cork. Store in a dark place such as in a closet or pantry.
Apply the ointment on the heels daily.
Cosmetics with beeswax
Cosmetic Cream for children with beeswax Bubchen
Beeswax by Demeter Fragrance
Lip Balm Burt's Bees
The special emollient Oriflame Tender Care "Gentle Care"
Balm for dry skin care with beeswax Avon Naturals
Oil for hands and feet Spa Wisdom Africa Honey and Wax from The Body Shop