Why beeswax is awesome?
Frank Wrap is made of organic cotton, beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil.
Beeswax is a by-product of honey production, produced by the female worker honeybees. Around eight kilograms of honey are consumed by bees to produce every one kilogram of wax. Depending on the kind of hives used (movable or fixed) the ratio of honey to beeswax production is approximately 75:1. It explains why beeswax is expensive.
Beeswax is a very stable substance, and its properties change little over time. It is resistant to hydrolysis and natural oxidisation and is insoluble in water. It is a complex material consisting of many different substances, but predominantly of esters of higher fatty acids and alcohols, pigments mostly from pollen and propolis, as well as minute traces of bee material. Because beeswax does not expire, spoil, become rancid, it can continue to be reheated and reused. Just like Frank Wrap!
Bees affect more than just our food and medicines. We all know that honeybees are connected with several critical issues for human and environmental health, including biodiversity, food security, nutrition and sustainable land use. A world without bees would not be possible since the health of the honeybee is a critical step to sustainable agriculture.
- Anti- inflammatory
Beeswax has been studied in the use of relieving pain and inflammation and has mild anti-swelling effects. The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine reports that it was used to relieve inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.
4. Antibacterial and Skin friendly
Beeswax prevents bacteria from entering the body protecting the broken skin. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties benefit those who suffer from topical allergies. It also treats diaper dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema, moisturises dry & cracked lips, reduces stretch marks and fungal skin infections.
- Relieves stress and promotes relaxation
Beeswax is largely used in aromatherapy due to its long, slow, clean & smoke-less burn. Do you know candles made of paraffin releases carcinogenic soot when burned? Paraffin is a petroleum byproduct and they are even worse when scented with synthetic oils. Beeswax candles have the aroma of honey and are well known for promoting physical and mental well-being while helping on the elimination of pollutants transported by air. Frank Wrap beeswax candles will be soon available!
Frank Talk by Adriana Frank