All about our a:musé beeswax that we use in our candles!
1. We buy it from Local Beekeepers
We buy the excess wax that the bees don't need anymore and the beekeepers need to remove it from their hives.
By buying the wax we help them stay in business and continue tending to the bees.
2. How is Beeswax made
Female worker honeybees make the beeswax to build the honeycomb.
Honeycomb is the foundation for a colony of bees and it's made from beeswax and is used to house brood as well as store honey and pollen.
Collector Bees bring the nectar back to the hive in their honey stomach where it is passed from bee to bee to reduce the water content and become honey.
Younger Female worker bees convert the honey to beeswax.
Beneath their “bellies,” the young honeybees have four special glands that excrete liquid wax, the way that we humans sweat. Once exposed to air, the wax begins to harden.
3. Benefits of Beeswax
Beeswax acts as a natural air purifier.
Increases sense of well-being and mental clarity
Helps with allergies
Helps you sleep better by normalizing serotonin in the brain
Smells great and Reduces headaches.
Beeswax emits negative ions much as some electric air purifiers do.
Negative ions actually clear the air of mold spores, pollen, dander, odors, germs, dust and other nasty particles.
Most of these are high in positively charged particles, and in the atomic world, opposites attract.