• 7 things to make with beeswax: Deodorant, lotion, vapour rub

    10 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Beeswax is an excellent ingredient to have on hand for making natural lotions, potions, lip balms and salves. Words: Jane Wrigglesworth If you are lucky enough to have access to it, or have a good stock from your own beehives, then you can use beeswax to make useful products you can use around the house. As an ingredient in cosmetics it acts as both an emollient, soothing and softening skin, and a humectant, attracting water and helping to absorb it in the skin. It has mild antibacterial and antimicrobial actions, and it's also thought to be effective in healing bruises, inflammation and...
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