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Organic New Zealand Beeswax

Detailed Description and Specifications


Beeswax is the building material of the Honey Bee. It is produced from four pairs of glands situated under the abdomen of the worker bee. The beeswax is produced by the bees when they are gathering nectar and is used to build the honey comb in which the nectar is stored. 

Pure beeswax is white in colour but most people will be more familiar with yellow to orange coloured beeswax. The colour is due to natural staining from pollen and propolis gathered when the bees are producing the beeswax. The beeswax colour will vary depending on the type of nectar source that the bees are gathering.

Beeswax can create a protective layer on the skin. It’s also a humectant, which means that it attracts water. Both of these qualities can help the skin stay hydrated. Beeswax is also a natural exfoliator, ideal for sloughing away dead skin cells.


Common nameBeeswax, Yellow
INCI name Cera alba