Beeswax is nothing but the glandular secretions of honeybees. Go through this article to enrich your knowledge about the many uses of beeswax.

Beeswax Uses

The next time you see a bee hovering around a flower, don’t hit the panic button or scream for dear life. Instead, just thank the bee for what it puts on offer for mankind as a whole. The bee, apart from being the sole force behind the production of honey, in a way also contributes to the production of the much useful ‘beeswax’. So, what is this beeswax? In simple terms beeswax is nothing but the secretions secreted from the glands of honeybees. It is the natural wax produced by the bees in the beehive. Beeswax is also known as ‘bee sweat’. It surprisingly, brings to the table a variety of advantages. It is a product that is used extensively for domestic and industrial purposes. If you’ve ever wondered why beeswax is such a successful product commercially, here we put an end to all your curiousities about the uses of beeswax and the reasons behind its success as a commercial product. Read the article given below to know more on the uses of beeswax.  
Uses Of Beeswax
  • Beeswax is used to oil the ‘aching joints’ of old furniture. This is one of the most common uses of beeswax as it happens to be an excellent lubricant. Beeswax can also be used to oil the hinges of doors and windows.
  • Did you notice how some man’s mustache seems abnormally stiff? Well, it’s mostly because of beeswax! Not many people are aware of this, but beeswax is used regularly in the manufacturing of mustache creams, especially the ones that are used to stiffen a man’s mustache. Simple mustache creams with beeswax can also be easily made at home.
  • As a lubricating agent, beeswax really is one of the best. This is exactly why goldsmiths and silversmiths use beeswax when making filaments out of high-end metals like gold and silver.
  • Beeswax can be used to prevent bronze from rusting. To nullify the affects of oxidation caused by moist air, simply brush the bronze item with a solution of 1/3 pound of beeswax melted with a quart of turpentine.
  • Musicians need beeswax. Believe it, it is true! To augment the longevity of guitars, beeswax is used to cake their bodies. It is used on the playing surfaces of tambourines. The beeswax is also rubbed on the hem of the bagpipe with its turning slides and joints.
  • Beeswax is used in the making of candles. It’s a known fact that candles made of beeswax have more advantages than candles made of normal wax. Beeswax candles emanate an attractive fragrance, do not melt like their much ordinary counterparts, and also produce almost no smoke. With advantages like these, it’s hardly a wonder why beeswax candles are as popular as they are!
  • Did you know that some of the world’s favorite candies, gummy bears and jelly beans, are made with beeswax? In fact it is the beeswax in these candies that give them their rubbery and chewy texture.
  • Beeswax can be used to make soaps. Beeswax when mixed with a little palm oil makes for a great soap cake that is capable of reducing scars, and moisturizing your skin. So, the next time you are buying soap right off the shelf, you can rather choose to make beeswax soap instead.
  • Beeswax can be used to make leather waterproof. Simple, combine equal parts of beeswax, neat’s-foot oil and tallow. Dip a rag into the mixture, and rub it onto a pair of leather boots or gloves. Voila! You instantly have waterproof leather boots and gloves.

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