There’s a number of ‘buzz’ about utilizing beeswax in cosmetics as a result of it is a pure ingredient however there are explanation why it should not be utilized in hand or face lotions. To begin with, it isn’t an emulsifier. What does that imply? It signifies that it will not chemically combine with the oils and water. If in case you have a lotion with water in it, it’s going to separate and you will have an oil and wax glob and water sitting there. I do know, I’ve carried out it. Even whenever you use solely beeswax and oils, which do combine properly collectively, the ultimate consequence is both a waxy or greasy really feel, there’s nothing there to easy out the consistency, which is what water does with an emulsifying wax.
Individuals declare that you should utilize beeswax as an emulsifier however truly that is solely partly true. You should use the beeswax however you then have so as to add borax to the combination because the beeswax will NOT combine with water with out the chemical response that borax creates. So sure, beeswax is pure and has nice qualities, which is why I exploit solely pure white beeswax in my lip balms together with natural oils and 100% pure important oils. Utilizing it in a face cream or physique lotion simply would not work with out the borax and I, personally, do not wish to put borax on my pores and skin or face. It isn’t essential within the lip balm to create a easy really feel as a result of the product is totally different than a lotion. Within the case of lip balm, you need the oils so that they take in shortly into your lips however in your pores and skin or face, the mix is waxy and greasy..
In accordance with Mountain Rose Herbs, emulsifying wax is “a vegetable based mostly wax, from naturally occurring fat and esters, additional processed right into a handy “pastille flake kind”. This glorious medium is used to create a bond between water and oil for merchandise which require their binding collectively. Makes a fluid cream, and lotion with out the separation, and enhances the completed merchandise finish texture.”
So whether or not you make or simply shopping for pure hand lotions or face lotions, keep away from those which are strictly made out of oils and beeswax otherwise you’ll get a waxy, greasy feeling lotion. I do know that is not what I wish to placed on my pores and skin or my face. And do not be postpone by seeing that it incorporates an emulsifying wax however be sure it is from greens and never petroleum based mostly if you wish to keep as pure as doable along with your cosmetics.