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Beeswax found to reduce stress and improve sleep thanks to this remarkable molecule

September 07, 2017 -

According to a study published in Scientific Reports, which was conducted by a team from the International Institute for Integrative Sleep Medicine at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, octacosanol – which is already being used as a supplement to lower the body's cholesterol levels – reduces the levels of a major stress hormone in mice, thereby providing its possibility as a treatment for stress-induced insomnia.

A lack of sleep is generally considered to be unhealthy ...

Natural remedies: How to make herbal salves and herbal infusions at home

January 02, 2023 - beeswax-to-oil ratio will result in a firmer salve, while going lighter on the beeswax will create a softer salve. (Related: 6 herbal salves for your prepper medicine cabinet.)

Watch this video to learn how to make a hot pepper cream for joint and back pains.

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Survival medicine: Healing herbs for your first aid kit.

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BEE WARNED! Contaminants in bee products pose serious health risks

June 14, 2023 -

These products that stem from apiculture (bee-keeping) include bee bread or bee pollen, propolis, beeswax and royal jelly. But various contaminants such as pesticides can sully the health benefits of these, with a study in Food and Chemical Toxicology zooming in on this matter. The study authors from Hungary conducted a review of literature centering on the four apicultural products.

"Honey bees are important pollinators in most ecosystems, which are endangered ...

The ANTIBACTERIAL potency of honey: A natural alternative to prescription antibiotics

September 26, 2023 - beeswax collected by bees from certain plants and trees that is rich in flavonoids.

A study published in the journal Biology reported on propolis’ therapeutic properties, describing its anti-hypertensive effects, as well as its anti-atherosclerotic, anti-hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities.Promotes wound healing

Research published in the journal Open Life Sciences reported that honey’s physicochemical properties favor its use as a therapeutic ...

Avoid toxic vapor rubs by making this homemade beeswax alternative

April 02, 2019 - beeswax, an amazing substance used for a variety of products from candles to skin creams. Also included are essential oils, which are potent medicinal ingredients that also typically smell very pleasing.

Simple yet highly effective ingredients

Who says the simplest things can't be the most beneficial? Natural remedies are not only simple but are also typically more effective than their toxic, conventional counterparts. Homemade vapor rub contains readily available ...

Pottery shards reveal evidence of ancient honey hunting in West Africa 3,500 years ago

May 07, 2021 - beeswax. This indicated that the Nok people likely used pot vessels to melt wax combs, cook beeswax, store honey or keep beehives. As some of the pottery shards also contained animal fats, the researchers surmised that Nok pots might have also served as containers for honey-preserved meat. (Related: Ancient secrets to fantastic hair: Scientists uncovered 3000 year old hair wax from the hair of Ancient Egyptian noblewomen.)

The presence of beeswax ...

Old-school adhesives: Archeologists discover some of the earliest known examples of adhesive use in Italian cave

February 28, 2020 - beeswax

The Grotta del Fossellone and the Grotta di Sant'Agostino were home to groups of Neanderthals that lived there sometime during the Middle Paleolithic period, thousands of years before Homo sapiens even set foot on Europe. From these two sites alone, archaeologists were able to discover over a thousand different stone tool artifacts.

In the study, the researchers noticed some kind of material on several of the tools. They were uncertain whether it was simply ...

8 easy ways to clean up dirty indoor air

September 26, 2018 - beeswax candles. Beeswax burns clean and has the added benefit of ionizing the air. Beeswax candles neutralize toxic chemicals. Moreover, beeswax candles tend to burn slowly, so you don’t need to replace them as often.

Himalayan salt lamps are all the rage now. The benefits of Himalayan salt are considerable. This pink salt, hailing from a specific area in Pakistan, has numerous healing properties. The lamps -- which are basically blocks ...

How to make DIY survival pain relief salve using essential oils

May 21, 2021 -

Detailed below are several guides on making a DIY version of Tiger Balm, a popular pain relief salve, using natural ingredients like essential oils and items you may already have at home, like petroleum jelly or beeswax. This DIY pain relief salve will help soothe sore muscles after a long day of working on your homestead.

(h/t to is Tiger Balm, and how does it work?

Tiger Balm is a brand of store-bought topical pain medication. When ...

More than honey: Honeycomb products with powerful natural health benefits

September 02, 2019 -

What can you get from honeycomb?

Honey is not the only useful product bees manufacture in their hives. The beeswax they use to build a honeycomb is said to contain long-chain fatty acids and alcohols that are good for the heart. According to studies, these compounds can lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol levels in the blood.

Honeycomb also contains an abundance of other nutrients, such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants....

The top 7 most toxic ingredients in your deodorant… are you poisoning yourself every morning?

July 12, 2017 - beeswax, and coconut oil. In other words, just the good stuff.

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Could the solution to plastic pollution be found in this caterpillar?

December 08, 2018 - beeswax into nutrients.

The researchers published their report in the science journal Current Biology. However, other researchers have called the results of their experiment into question. (Related: How we can really reduce plastic pollution (it’s not by recycling).)A caterpillar that loves to eat polyethylene plastic

Polyethylene is one of the most widely produced and used plastics in the world. It is the material of choice for manufacturing food packaging, ...

Here’s a good excuse to wait on a chore: It’s good for the bees if you mow the yard less frequently

April 10, 2018 - beeswax, which is used to make the honeycombs that house honey. Humans use beeswax as an ingredient for various products, such as in furniture wax, beauty products, lip balm, chewing gum, and the waxy coating on rounds of cheese.

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Home remedies for preppers: 5 Medicinal plants for wound healing

November 01, 2022 - beeswax using a blender. This emulsifies the cream and gives it a soft and airy texture.


Make calendula salve by infusing the flowers in some oil and adding beeswax. Pour the mixture into a small tin container and use the salve to treat wounds on the go.


Make calendula tincture by grinding dried flowers to a powder and adding distilled water and 80+ proof alcohol in a small jar. Let the mixture sit for six weeks.

You ...

6 Herbal salves for your prepper medicine cabinet

November 10, 2022 -

Salves are easy to make and inexpensive. You can also make them with a few household ingredients that you may already have. (h/t to salves for skin issues

Herbal salves are ointments made from plant material. But unlike many store-bought ointments, an herbal salve is free from synthetic materials or chemicals.

The active ingredients in herbal salves help soothe the skin and promote regeneration. Many herbal salves are made with a ...

The 7 great advantages of beekeeping on your homestead

November 05, 2017 - beeswax, which has many incredible uses and benefits. (Related: Beeswax found to reduce stress and improve sleep thanks to this remarkable molecule.)

Lastly, honey has health benefits besides being our favorite sweetener. It contains flavonoids and antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. Honey is also anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and is widely known to soothe sore throat.

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Create your own anti-inflammatory salve using plantain

March 01, 2020 - beeswax as outlined above.

Once you've confirmed that you can safely use plantain salve, try the recipe above to make a soothing natural remedy for various skin conditions.

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Propolis from honey bees is a powerful superfood that kills Candida albicans

November 22, 2018 - beeswax, plant sap, and the insects’ bodily discharge – besides honey. It is used to build the hive and to repair any damage that might occur to it.

Because of the composition of propolis, specimens from different regions of the world tend to contain different chemicals and compounds. It is because of this that most experts find it difficult to establish the exact set of benefits one can gain from propolis. Studies on different types of propolis, however, concluded ...

Eggs in a basket: 10 Methods for preserving eggs

March 29, 2019 - beeswax before packing them in oats to prevent dehydration.

9. Wax-preserved eggs (paraffin or beeswax)

Similar to the methods listed above, coating eggs in wax aims to seal the pores in eggshells to prevent spoiling. While wax can seal pores a bit more thoroughly than other oil-based substances, it requires more work than the other methods.

Dip fresh eggs one at a time in hot, melted paraffin. Cover the whole egg, then take it out immediately ...

Pregnant diabetic women are encouraged to take propolis

February 26, 2019 - beeswax. It has long been used as a traditional remedy for wounds and cancer. Studies have also shown that it can be used to improve body weight, blood sugar levels, lipid profile, malondialdehyde levels, and kidney function in rats. These benefits can be attributed to the more than 300 bioactive compounds found in propolis, which include polyphenols like flavonoids. However, there are no prior reports on the benefits of propolis against diabetes-induced impaired pregnancy ...

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