Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter season must-buys: Natural Beeswax Cream

I picked this beauty for a cheap price from an ethnic store in Naggar, Kullu dist, Himachal Pradesh.
If you plan to visit Naggar, make sure you do a good ethnic product shopping from the small but cute local stores.
This is now a winter must-use for me. I have never used pure beeswax before so it was pleasantly surprising to find a non-sticky herbal smelling version with amazing moisturizing effect.
I am in love with this cream now, thankfully I have got around 3-4 jars to keep me happy for at least a year or so!

Some facts about beeswax I found from some websites:

Beeswax is a byproduct of honey production. It makes wonderful lip balms, hand lotions, hand creams, moisturizers, in cosmetics, wood finishes, waxes, leather polishes; waterproofing products, and dental molds. It is impervious to water and unaffected by mildew.
2 teaspoons beeswax
2 tablespoons, sweet almond oil or coconut oil
5 drops essential oil (such as orange, lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, coconut or mint)
2 drops vitamin E capsule
(optional: to tint, up to 1/4 teaspoon lipstick)
Melt the oil and beeswax together. Remove from heat. If coloring, stir in the lipstick. When the mixture has cooled to lukewarm, stir in essential oil and the vitamin E. Transfer to a small container.
Stir occasionally while cooling . If a thicker gloss is desired, increase the amount of beeswax. (Experiment with other additions such as baking chocolate, crushed peppermint candy, cocoa butter, vanilla bean, oil of cinnamon, oil of camphor or eucalyptus for soothing chapped lips, wheat germ oil, etc.
Add oil-based ingredients to the oil phase, and water-soluble ingredients to the water phase.) This is a great way to use up leftover or too-dark lipstick.
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