The ancient Greek legend tells of Icarus and his father Daedalus escaping from the island of Crete using wings they made and secured to their bodies with Beeswax. The adventurous Icarus flew too high and fell from the sky as the sun melted the Beeswax. The Icarian Sea marks where he fell.
Thankfully experimentation with Beeswax continued and today we know that Beeswax has many benefits.
It has a very unique characteristic, it acts as a breathable, protective layer on the surface of the skin which helps to keep water out while keeping water in.
Beeswax contains the natural hydrating ingredient Vitamin A that increases essential moisture in the skin.
As wonderful as all this is, Beeswax also delivers effective anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial, qualities that are all healthful to the skin.
I love my vegan friends and I promise I will continue to experiment with alternatives. But so far, I have found there is simply no other natural product that offers the same protection and silky feel as Beeswax. And unlike other ingredients Beeswax doesn’t clog pores and isn’t GMO.
We use pure, filtered, cosmetic Beeswax from beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest and is the finest quality we’ve found. Essential Ayurveda products with Beeswax: