Do you know that…
… wax is a product of the secretion of 8 glands located in the abdomen of the worker bee. These glands are active between the 13th and 18th day of life of the bee, they need to consume 6 to 7kg of honey to segregate 1 kg of wax. Wax is an oily substance that solidifies in the form of thin, almost transparent slides that the worker bee removes from his body with the aid of the hind legs to bring it to his jaws. Then the wax is crushed and crushed with other secretions proper to the bees, before being deposited in the honeycomb under construction.
… in its natural state the new wax is white, but over time it is rapidly coloring because of the honey, pollen and propolis that the bees accumulate in the combs. The properties of beeswax are directly linked to their physical quality and their chemical composition, this is used to care for delicate skin, especially when it is dry and devitalized. Cleanses the epidermis, smoothes and nourishes the dermis, preventing skin aging. The beeswax is also used for the production of depilatory wax. Hot waxing with beeswax helps to dilate the pores, facilitating the extraction of the entire hair, weakening it and slowing its growth. In addition to leaving a soft skin, waxing with hot wax does not cause allergies nor the injuries normally caused by the use of blades.
… in dermatology is greatly appreciated because of its healing and anti-inflammatory qualities. It is also used as an ointment for the treatment of abscesses, burns, bedsores, etc.
… in the industry the wax is used for polishing metals and wood, as coil insulation, electroplating, photography, pyrotechnics and also for waterproofing cloths and papers.
… in the manufacture of liturgical and ornamental candles is the main raw material, allowing the copying of perfect figures through the use of molds.