Nebraska Living E-Newsletter

What’s all the “Buzz” About? The Benefits of Beeswax

Brandon, Jessi, and son Reed Doke raise bees not just for honey, but to use beeswax for therapeutic purposes. Beeswax is a sustainable, renewable resource made by bees. Versatile, beeswax is a popular item that’s been finding its way into skincare, haircare, and aromatherapy products.

Brandon is a fifth-generation beekeeper and Jessi is an avid gardener, growing herbs and veggies for bees to gather nectar to create the end product, beeswax. Beeswax helps to treat and protect skin.

Beeswax is a thick, rich oil that needs time to soak into the skin and is best used at night so it can work its magic while we sleep. The healing beeswax is also wonderful for scrapes, cuts, burns, and bug bites. Beeswax is an:

  • Antibacterial
  • Antimicrobial
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Anti-Itch
  • Antioxidant, and it
  • Softens
  • Hydrates
  • Protects and
  • Soothes Eczema

Go to to learn more about beeswax!

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