...it's Beeswax!

Beeswax is produced by honey bees to form cells to store honey and their larvae and pupae.

Bee keepers collect and render the beeswax ready for so many uses.

The antimicrobial properties of beeswax have been known about and used for centuries by our ancestors. Today it is used in candles, balms, food coatings, polishes, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and of course beeswax wraps and much more!

Did you know it was used by ancient Egyptians to seal mouths and eyes during embalming?  

Did you know Beeswax never goes bad and can be reheated and reused?!

If you google uses of beeswax it pulls up an inordinate amount of uses over the centuries, including early tooth fillings and cures for all manner of ailments!

It truly is amazing!

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There's an amazing book called the Beeswax Alchemy which really is worth a look.