Beeswax – Yellow Pellets (Bees wax)



Beeswax is a natural wax that forms the shape of honeycombs, and it’s found in many household and skincare/ beauty products due to its skin-loving properties. Beeswax usually comes in yellow or white colour.

INCI Name: Cera Alba

Ingredient Function: Moisturizer, Humectant, Occlusive

Appearance: Waxy, yellow solid pellets/ beads

Colour: Beeswax comes in white, light to medium yellow, or dark brown. Beeswax colour depends on the region it’s found and type of flowers gathered by the bees

Smell: Faint honey smell or smoky smell

Solubility: Oil

Shelf Life: 3 years

Uses in Formulation:

  • Hardening agent for candles, lotions, bar soaps, balms and salves [Stearic Acid is a similar hardening agent]
  • Thickener for oil-based serums

Usage Rate: 1-8%, up to 100% [Beeswax helps harden lotions, candles and soaps]

  • Candles: up to 100%
  • Cold Process Soaps: 1-3% of your oil weight OR 1-8% of weight of your overall recipe
  • Balms: Add beeswax in equal weights/volume as the oil and/or butter


Properties and Benefits of Beeswax in Skincare and Beauty

  • Anti-inflammatory anti-bacterial properties
  • Occlusive: Beeswax helps protect the skin from water-loss and external irritants and aggressors, by forming an occlusive barrier that blocks water from evaporating and also prevents irritants from entering the skin cells
  • Humectant ad Moisturizer: Beeswax contains skin-loving Fatty Acids that help hydrate and smoothen the skin. Due to its humectant property, Beeswax draws moisture onto the skin, to keep your skin hydrated, smooth and plump
  • Soothing Property: Beeswax helps soothe Eczema and Psoriasis skin, and other forms of skin irritation. Hence, it’s a common ingredient in Balms and Salves
  • Heals Cracked Lips and helps prevent chapping
  • Heals and soothes cracked heals and elbows


Common Uses of Beeswax in Hair and Skincare Formulations

Here are examples of types of products that contain beeswax in their ingredient list:

  • Lip balms: Beeswax is a common ingredient in lip balms and products for chapped lips
  • In cold process soap making: Beeswax helps harden soaps, while adding its moisturizing properties
  • Salves and Balms: Beeswax is used as an ingredient for making different kinds of salves and alms, including lip balms
  • Solid Lotion Bars: Beeswax helps hardens lotion formulations
  • Beard conditioning products
  • Hair wax products, including hair creams and pomades, twist & lock hair products, curl defining hair products, edge control and more
  • Body butter: Beeswax can be added to body butter to achieve some hardness, depending on the quantity used. Beeswax helps body butter retain its consistency in warm weather or warm environments


Other Beeswax Uses

  • Candle Making
  • Shoe Polish
  • Furniture polish
  • Solid air freshener bars
  • Fragrance balms

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