Organic white beeswax, bleached. It melts between 61° and 66°. Whatever you use it for, it not only thickens but also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Use: beeswax is mainly used to make balms and sticks. A balm is very easy to make: see recipe below. A balm is an excellent support when you want the essential oils to act mainly on the skin. In this context, it can be used up to 10% of the total weight of the preparation. But it can be used in a classic cream prepared with an emulsifier. In this context, it will not represent more than 3% of the total weight of the preparation. It is incorporated into the oil phase of the preparation. In this context, it will make the cream thicker, of course, but will stabilise the emulsion and provide its "film-forming" power, i.e. the presence of a continuous film on the skin.
Simple recipe for a balm
60 ml of a vegetable oil of your choice
15 g yellow or white beeswax
Heat the two ingredients in a bain-marie (in a container held over a pan of boiling water). Take into account the melting point of the beeswax: between 61° and 66°. Mix well, remove from heat source, add essential oils according to the desired dosage. Unless you keep it in a cool place and in well sterilised jars, you can stabilise this preparation with antioxidant vitamin E (tocopherol): no more than 0.2% of the total volume of your mixture. This base is interesting when you want to use the EO for a very specific purpose, for example athlete's foot, when it is interesting to dose the tea tree up to 20%, or the treatment of cutaneous parasitosis.