Beeswax is one ingredient that we use almost daily. It is perfect for our balms and candles due to its high melting point, as it keeps our products from melting when the temperature is warmer. However, while beeswax is more widely used as for its cosmetic benefits, it can also be eaten, and promotes many health benefits when digested.
The most common, and easy way to consume beeswax is honeycomb. It is one of natures greatest delicacies, and is the combination of raw honey and the waxy cells (beeswax) that contain it. Honeycomb is the perfect addition to any cheese platter, pairing well with most cheeses. It can also be eaten in the same way you would eat regular honey. Spread it on toast, over oatmeal, or on top of plain yoghurt.
Beeswax can be used for lowering cholesterol, relieving pain and swelling, ulcers, diarrhea, and even hiccups. Natural beeswax contains anti-inflammatory properties which support pain relief, as well as fatty acids, supporting heart health.
Beeswax is such a versatile substance, and it also used to craft products such as food wraps, due to the sticky and malleable texture.
Those clever wee bees just keep producing the goods, helping us to lead healthier and more organic lives!