Cera Alba Extract (Bienenwachs Absolue)
Beeswax absolute has a sweet, warm and honey-like aroma. Just like honey, it has soothing, protective and antimicrobial properties for the skin and scalp.
After flying from flower to flower to collect pollen and nectar, the busy honey bee returns to the hive and, with the help of the worker bees, stores its finds in the honeycombs. These incredible storage facilities are built with thousands of hexagonal cells made entirely from a wax that is produced by the bees themselves. Once a cell has been filled with nectar, the bees flap their wings extremely quickly in front of it to evaporate the water content, which will help transform the nectar into honey. The cell is then sealed with wax for future food needs.
When beekeepers come to harvest honey, they carefully take the combs out of the hive and remove the sealing beeswax to release the golden liquid. This wax is kept as it is a very versatile product. Used for centuries by human beings, it is a waterproof material that helps preserve food, polish musical instruments, protect the skin and hair, to name just a few of its uses.
Lush purchase beeswax absolute directly from a distiller in France who sources the wax from two different places. One comes from Morocco and the other from Laos where bees forage in the forest. Once the wax has been gathered, melted and filtered, it is sent to France where both origins are blended and distilled to obtain a fragrant absolute.