Super Easy 3-Step Beeswax Facial Mask Recipe
Beeswax is a fantastic base and stabilizer for making facial moisturizing creams. It consists of over 284 different compounds, various acids, alkanes, esters, polyesters, etc, and is rich in vitamin A, which helps in exfoliation, improves skin hydration and reconstruction and regeneration of skin cells, leaving your skin rejuvenated and well taken care of. Secreted from the eight wax glands which are under the bee’s abdomen, beeswax has aromatic, dermatological and therapeutic properties and antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it excellent for skin care. Beeswax is also humectant and is able to attract water molecules to the skin and retain moisture, keeping the skin hydrated and healthy,
Here is a simple DIY recipe to make a healthy, all-natural beeswax cream which will make you feel good about. It is moisturizing and nourishing, great for promoting healthy and radiant looking skin and treating dry and chapped skin.
Melt 2 tablespoons of beeswax pellets over a water bath (i.e. double boiler method).
Remove melted wax from heat and mix with 1/3 cup aloe vera gel and 1/4 cup distilled water, 1 teaspoon honey, 1/3 teaspoon and lanolin 3 teaspoons almond oil/extra virgin olive oil/jojoba oil/avocado oil/shea butter/ coconut oil (any of the oil extract or a combination should also work). Blend the mixture with a blender for about half a minute at medium speed to a smooth consistency.
Add a few drops of your favourite essential or fragrance oil (such as rosehips, jasmine, lavender, lemon, grapefruit, eucalyptus, Frankincense or peppermint oil) and mix well. Store the cream in a well-sealed jar in a cool, dry place.
Clean your face and apply a thin layer of the product in the morning and before bedtime.
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