A long-used bee product
„Beeswax used to be almost irreplaceable for humans, especially beeswax candles, which were the only source of light. Wax has also been used for sealing ships, waxing, cosmetics, and in the arts. Our clear beeswax can be used to make candles, napkins with beeswax or homemade salves.“
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Maiden beeswax in the household
• Homemade cosmetics
Try making a salve or a lip balm at home. Our beeswax is completely natural, uncoloured and unperfumed. It is well suited for the production of cosmetics. We use it too!
• Treatment of furniture and wood
Treating wood with beeswax is a completely natural way of preserving the quality of furniture and other wood products. Beeswax is also an important product when restoring furniture. It is easy. Carefully apply the beeswax on the furniture and then polish it with a cloth. The way of application of beeswax on wood always depends on the type and age of the furniture.
• Napkins with beeswax
You can pack food in these nature-friendly napkins instead of using a plastic bag. Napkins with beeswax can be used several times. You can store food wrapped in them in the fridge. You minimize the amount of household waste and you can avoid plastic bags, plastic foils or aluminum foils. Would you like to make the napkins yourself? The instructions can be found in the info box on the right.
• Coat the baking sheet with beeswax
It is not always necessary to use baking paper or butter, beeswax is enough! In the past it was normal to use beeswax in baking. First, warm the baking sheet in the oven in order to apply the beeswax easier. Take the baked pastry from the sheet when still hot, it is easy!
• Treatment and impregnation of shoes and leather products
Beeswax creates a protective layer that protects against bursting, mechanical damage and moisture. When compared to other types of impregnation, the usage of wax guarantees that this method is not harmful, it is even environmentally friendly. Apply the beeswax to the leather and heat gently with a hair dryer.
You can even make your own impregnation cream, for example according to the recipe of Dr. med. Titěra (Bee products without myths): Dissolve two parts of wax and one part of mutton tallow in a water bath, then mix. Apply the cold mixture to the leather. The tallow can also be replaced by vaseline.
An easier variant: dissolve beeswax and oil (preferably fish or linseed oil) in a weight ratio of 1: 3 in a water bath. If you are not satisfied with the consistency, add a little more wax or oil.
• Production of candles
Beeswax is most commonly used for candle making. Beeswax candles have a wonderful fragrance, they strengthen your inner peace and their aroma is very soothing. Would you like to make a special candle? Or just wrap it? Or make the candles together with your children? All information can be found in the info box on the right.
• Encaustic or decorating Easter eggs
Encaustic is the popular painting technique of Hanka Plevová, the founder of our company. It means painting with hot wax with the help of an iron. Beeswax has been used for encaustic already in ancient Egypt and is also very popular nowadays because it is simple and the resulting images are quite original. The only downside can be that beeswax is a very expensive material.
Weight: 20 g
What is beeswax
And how it is used by the bees? Beeswax is the basic material for the production of honeycombs and is made with a metabolic transformation of the saccharides and pollen in the digestive and wax-producing organs of the bees.
Beeswax is produced by younger bees, workers, when they are 12–18 days old. The wax glands are located at the bottom of their abdomen. The glands are created as pairs on the abdominal scales between the third and the sixth segment. The queens and drones do not have these glands.
The secretion of the glands cures quickly and turns into white wax scales. Bees hanging in a „grape“ help each other collect the scales from the abdomen and chew them. They add secretion to make the wax plastic and supple. Then they build honeycombs from the wax.
Make napkins with beeswax
Heat the oven to about 100 ° C. Place a cloth square (30 × 30 cm) on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Grate the beeswax coarse, sprinkle the square with it (like a cake with streusel).
Put it in the oven for 1–2 minutes. When the wax absorbs into the fabric, remove the napkin from the oven and smooth it with a spatula so that the whole rectangle is covered with wax. Then remove from the baking paper – the wax solidifies quickly. And the napkin is ready!
Napkins with beeswax without any effort
Do you want to try napkins with beeswax, but do not have time to make them yourself? Just buy the napkins from us!
Did you know that...
... inhaling the aroma of a burning beeswax candle is very beneficial?
- It helps to gain positive energy.
- It enhances the concentration.
- It is a wonderful natural air ionizer.
- It neutralizes the unpleasant and harmful tobacco smoke.
- It ensures mental balance and inner peace.
- If you inhale the aroma of a burning candle for 15–20 minutes before falling asleep, you will sleep deeper, calmer and healthier and wake up full of energy and good humor.
Source: Ing. Š. Demeter, CSc.: Apitherapy – Healing with Bee Products
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