"Bee" in the Know
We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our products. Don’t see the answer you’re looking for? Get in touch with us by filling out the contact form, and we will get back to you ask soon as possible!
Does Lake Thompson Honey Company Use Only Natural Ingredients?
Naturally… yes! Natural ingredients are profoundly effective, inspiring to your senses, better for the environment and beneficial to your overall well-being. We firmly believe that natural ingredients must come from a renewable/plentiful resource found in nature, with absolutely no petroleum compounds. This includes ingredients found in animals, plants, and minerals. Rest assured, though, the animal part is substances like beeswax and honey. We promise to maintain the highest ideals and never take the easy way out. We will never compromise what is best for your experience and well-being, and will always be true to what we define as natural. Our products are made to be completely natural, using almost 100% natural ingredients and limited processing.
Can I Really Use Beeswax as a Furniture Polish?
Our handmade Beeswax Furniture Polish is ideal for use on virtually any kind of wood. Use the polish sparingly and buff with a soft cloth, working along the grain. Regular use brings out the fine patina of the wood, and gives it a silky finish. This polish is perfect for reviving any distressed wood.
Does Beeswax Work as a Skin Healer?
In its natural state, beeswax is firm but pliable. Melted and combined with other ingredients, beeswax adds body to skin care products, making creams thicker. Like other beehive products, including honey and royal jelly, beeswax offers anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral benefits, making it potentially beneficial for treating minor skin irritations.
Does Beeswax Make a Good Skin Softener?
Dry, rough skin may benefit from creams, lotions or soaps that contain beeswax. When added to skin care products, beeswax acts as an emollient and an absorptive, drawing moisture to the skin and sealing it in, reports Botanical.com. Beeswax also contains Vitamin A, which may be beneficial in softening and rehydrating dry skin and in cell reconstruction.
What are the Antibacterial Properties of Beeswax?
Beeswax may have mild antibacterial properties, according to a 2005 study conducted at Dubai Specialized Medical Center in the United Arab Emirates. Researchers combined honey, olive oil and beeswax, then applied the mixture to laboratory plates on which the bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, and the fungus, Candida albicans were growing. The honey/beeswax mixture inhibited the growth of the bacteria and fungus. Making beeswax, along with honey, potentially beneficial in the treatment of diaper rash and other bacterial skin conditions.