Burt's Bees Wax

Written by Blaire Chandler-Wilcox
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Burt's Bees wax is the foundation of the entire Burt's Bees line of products. Apparently one day old Burt went out and caught himself a swarm, and the rest, as they say, is history. They soon started bottling honey and making furniture and shoe polish, and by 1992 were making half a million beeswax candles a year.

Burt's Bee Wax: Anti-Oxident, Emulsifier, Emollient

Just about every product Burt's Bees makes contains beeswax, including their toothpaste. Beeswax is the natural secretion of virgin honey bees. Being a by-product of honey, Burt's Bees wax, like all beeswax, is super-rich in B vitamins. Vitamin B is a powerful anti-oxident which is extremely effective in cosmetics and other skin and hair care products.

Beeswax is an excellent skin emolient, providing a protective barrier between the environment and your skin. It first delivers moisture to your skin, then locks it in and keeps it there, while allowing your pores to breathe. It's super emollient properties are especially effective in hand creams, body lotions and lip balms which keep skin supple and protected against environmental stresses. Plus, it smells really good.

Burt's Bees wax is found in their soaps, cosmetics, even their diaper ointments, as an emulsifier as well. Emulsifier's thicken items and help hold their shape. Beeswax is used as an emollient in Burt's Bees wax products like candles, lip balms, eye-shadows, soaps, creams, lotions, and shampoos.


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