What is the use of beeswax ?

Cosmetics manufacturing

Using its natural good adhesion, permeability, emulsification, smoothness and other characteristics, it is widely used in the production of creams, lipsticks, rouge, hair oils, eyebrow pencils, eye shadows, bath lotions, lotions and other cosmetic products . It is formulated into a variety of medicinal and skin care ointments, plasters, creams, etc., mostly with beeswax.

Pencils are made by mixing oils, greases, waxes and pigments, then grind them into strips and make them into refills, which are sealed in wooden rods and sharpen the nibs with a pencil sharpener during use. The refill requires moderate hardness, easy drawing, natural and uniform color, good stability, no "sweating", no cracking, no breaking, soft to the skin, no irritation, and good safety. The wax is mainly beeswax.

Pharmaceutical industry

In the pharmaceutical industry, it is widely used in the coating and shell of certain tablets and pills, as the base material of ointment and ointment, the packaging of Chinese patent medicines and the production of pharmaceutical slow-release agents. It can also be used in the manufacture of dental casting wax., Base wax, sticky wax and other tooth models. Nowadays, beeswax is also contained in the rubber film used for implantation of electronic instruments in the human body.

Food industry

It is used as an important material and release agent in the food industry due to its good plasticity, detachability, film-forming and waterproof, moisture-proof, anti-oxidation and deterioration properties, and can be used as food coatings and packaging And outerwear.

Some studies have pointed out that the materials CMC, sodium alginate, CM, beeswax, glycerin, etc. are all edible food additives. Tofu dregs are leftovers for the production of tofu, which can be dried at 65°C and treated with a 120-mesh grinder, which can also be used as raw materials for making edible films. Among paper packaging, edible packaging film is a new material that is completely pollution-free and can provide nutrition to people. Beeswax is added when the above-mentioned raw materials are used to make the film because the lipid has the characteristics of polarity and easy to form a dense molecular network structure, so the formed film is the best among the various materials tested.


In agriculture, beeswax is mainly used for preservation of fruits and vegetables and for feed additives.

Other areas

Beeswax is also widely used in candle processing industry, wax painting, batik, printing ink, lost wax casting bronze, painting and calligraphy mounting, etc. Because beeswax is relatively inert, easy to maintain its shape at low temperatures, waterproof, and insect-resistant, many handicrafts made of beeswax can be preserved since ancient times. But at present, beeswax is short of resources and expensive, which cannot meet the requirements of the ink industry. Therefore, it is imperative to find a high-quality and cheap beeswax substitute. Beeswax can be used for polishing leather, furniture wood, walls or marble products, and can also be used as a cover paint for stringed instruments such as cello and violin. The woodcarver inserts the chisel into the beeswax and uses it, and the chisel and wood will fit better. Passing the sail and shoe thread through the wax block during sewing can increase its toughness and waterproofness. Now beeswax is still used in dentistry, snowboard waxing, animal cleft hoof treatment, soap making, shaving cream, crayons, cheese waxing, poultry plucking wax, ammunition caps, firearms ball wax, tablet coating, anal suppositories, preparation keys Die, bait, fishing line and other aspects used at the time.

With beeswax as the main raw material, various types of candles can be made. Beeswax is also widely used in the leather industry, oil industry, paper industry, printing industry, power industry, electronics industry and candle industry.