WATERBLOCKER SKIN CREAM FAQS
What is Waterblocker Skin Cream?
It is an old-time, handmade, multi-purpose, natural skin cream.
What is in Waterblocker Skin Cream?
Waterblocker Skin Cream is natural and free of harmful chemicals. The key ingredient is pure, natural beeswax. Also
food grade mineral oil, distilled water and a natural mineral, Borax. There are no chemical preservatives or stabilizers and
no fragrance added.
BEESWAX: Beeswax is produced by a gland in the honeybee. Beeswax has many useful properties - 1) It is
WATERPROOF and can be used to effectively shield just about anything (including skin) from the damaging effects of
exposure to water and any chemicals which may be dissolved in water (soap). This useful trait extends to most cleansers
such as alcohol based waterless cleansers, household cleaners, grease, paint, etc. 2) Natural ANTIBIOTICS are included
in beeswax. Honeybees keep their hive sterile and free of disease by producing natural antibiotics and including them in
every other product they make. Honey, beeswax, propolis (said to be the most highly antibiotic substance occurring
naturally in nature) and royal jelly are all very effective antibiotics. The presence of these natural antibiotics in beeswax
enable our creams to heal damaged skin quickly. 3) ANTIHISTAMINE: a substance used to counteract histamines which
are produced by most creatures when exposed to allergens and poisons. Histamines cause itching in the skin and runny
nose in the sinuses and itchy eyes. Bees produce antihistamines and include them in honey and beeswax. Our beeswax
creams relieve itchy skin instantly, stop the pain of burns (sun, curling iron, etc.), scrapes and cuts, poison ivy and oak and
even the extreme pain of shingles. 4) MOISTURE RETENTION - Beeswax keeps the moisture in things as well as
keeping external moisture out. Beeswax furniture polish has been used for centuries to keep the moisture in wood cells,
preventing them from cracking. There would be no "antiques" without beeswax. The same benefit occurs in skin. Our
beeswax creams keep the natural moisture and oil in your skin even when exposed to dozens of washes and hours of
exposure to paper, cardboard, or dirt.
MINERAL OIL: Food grade mineral oil has been used for at least a century as a simple laxative. We use it in
creams as an emollient to thin the beeswax which is much too hard to use as a cream by itself. The principal advantage of
mineral oil is that it does not need a preservative like other more "natural" oils. Most oils go rancid in a very short time
without the presence of chemical preservatives (which are usually man made and very bad for us). Mineral oil is refined
from crude oil - which most of us have an evil image of thanks to the green movement. However, lets not forget our study
of minerals in Middle School - crude oil is simply decomposed plant matter. It is about as natural as anything else one
would call natural. There are reports that mineral oil prevents the absorption of vitamin e. While that may be true, you
must quantify the facts - how MUCH mineral oil does it take to prevent the loss of major quantities of vitamin e? We
all remember the ads where Mom slathers her baby in baby oil (mineral oil). I expect that the studies used huge exposure
rates like that to make their determinations. On the other hand, a pencil eraser size of our beeswax cream will cover both
hands - and last all day. What is worse - the tiny amount of mineral oil the hands are exposed to - or the dozens of
sanitary washes they experience each day? It is good to be cautious about the things we put in our bodies, but we need to
be practical as well.
BORAX: This is a natural mineral mined in the Southwestern deserts. It is used primarily as a natural binder to
combine water with other molecules (hence its long time use in detergents). It is used in our beeswax creams to make
water and wax combine to create a cream. Borax has some medicinal uses as an antiseptic and has been used for many
years as an (extremely gentle) eye wash. This adds to the antiseptic/antibiotic nature of our beeswax creams. Man made
binders are used in most cosmetics. These binders are not natural and are responsible (along with added
scents) for most
reactions people must
creams and lotions. Borax is much gentler but is shunned by the industry because it does not
work as well to keep the ingredients used in most cosmetics from separating. They want something that will keep the
ingredients together while their products sit in un-airconditioned warehouses (sometimes for years) waiting to be sold and
distributed. Borax works very well in the case of beeswax creams and is the best natural binder for its ingredients. Some
doctors say borax can cause a strong burning reaction in an open wound. Our experience is that our creams sooth the pain
of most wounds. After sampling and selling to many thousands of people we have had fewer than 20 people complain of
any type of reaction. Again, one needs the quantitative facts - how much borax does it take to cause a reaction and what
percentage of the population will experience this reaction. There is only a tiny amount of borax in a four oz jar of
beeswax skin cream. This tiny amount is all that is needed to bind the ingredients and is much too small to cause any
reaction in most of the population. Again, the benefits of borax far outweigh the drawbacks.
DISTILLED WATER: This is what makes our beeswax cream a "cream". Creams and lotions must have water, else
they are pastes and balms (we make the best beeswax lip balm). The water enables the cream to absorb quickly and
completely into the skin where the beeswax can then do its thing. To make my point clear - Any 4th grader can read
the ingredient list on any Honey Guy Product and understand what is in it. Pick out any cream on a store shelf and I
doubt a high school graduate could explain what the ingredients are.
What is Waterblocker Skin Cream for?
It has many purposes, which are detailed below under Uses for Waterblocker. If you read them all quickly, you will
conclude that this is snake oil. Nothing can do THAT much stuff! But remember that the honeybee is a miraculous insect
and all the products of the hive are miracles in themselves. Combine them into a cream and you SHOULD expect great
things! The three main categories are 1) Skin conditioner and moisturizer, 2) Skin protector, and 3) Anti-itch, burn and sting
What are its physical characteristics?
Creamy smooth, highly absorbent, long lasting (one application lasts most users around 8 hours - a workday!), water
proof, non-greasy. The molecular binding agent, Borax, which holds the water, beeswax and oil together is completely
natural and very mild (will not bind or remove one's natural oils). The food grade mineral oil and water carries the
beeswax into the skin completely with no residue left on the surface after a few minutes. It will not transfer to fabric or
other objects you may handle, and the beeswax will not wash away in soap and water or waterless cleansers either! It
continues to do its job all day even if exposed to agents that would remove other creams. If you do need to remove it, only
citrus based cleansers will cut beeswax.
Who is it for?
Waterblocker is literally for everybody. Men, women, youngsters, babies, and yes, even Fido. Anyone who has a
problem with dry skin, is exposed to skin irritants (water, dirt, grease, chemicals, paper), or has itching skin - regardless of
the cause and those with skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. People who are sensitive and cannot wear other
creams can usually wear Waterblocker.
Some of our users are: Babies, Nurses, Artisans, Doctors, Dentists, Teachers, Bank Tellers, Beauticians, Orthodontists,
Postal Workers, Day Care Workers, Welders, Plumbers, Painters, Cowboys, Pressmen, Electricians, Carpenters,
Mechanics, Gardeners, Bricklayers, Blacksmiths, Landscapers, Cabinet Makers, Leather Craftsmen, Computer Users,
Snow and water Skiers, Swimmers, Chefs, Police, Farmers, Firemen, UPS Drivers, Secretaries, Veterinarians,
Homemakers, Dog Groomers, Restaurant Workers, and the list goes on
Why do other manufacturers use chemicals and what happens to Waterblocker without them?
Chemicals are included in most creams to make them look as good as the day they were made - even if they set on a
warehouse shelf for a year OR MORE and undergo extreme temperatures. In other words, the chemicals are there to save
the manufacturer money. Chemicals seldom have anything to do with helping your skin and are often detrimental,
especially to those with sensitive skin. Waterblocker Skin Cream has no such chemicals. It is made by hand as was done
by the Early American settlers and others (dating back to ancient Egypt) using natural ingredients - beeswax being the
chief active ingredient. Mineral oil is also an active ingredient (moisturizer) and with water serves as a carrier to take the
beeswax into the skin. Our ancestors did not have mineral oil, so they used animal fat. We want to do things the old way
as much as possible, but we figured most folks would prefer mineral oil over animal fat. Waterblocker needs no
preservative, as it does not deteriorate. Without chemical stabilizers or strong binders, the water can separate out just a
little, especially when exposed to high temperatures or when a jar is left on its side. But this condition is easily remedied
simply by stirring the water back in. We consider this to be a small inconvenience to avoid being exposed to the harsh
chemicals used to prevent separation! In fact, if one forgets to close the container and Waterblocker dries out, a little
water and a few seconds in the microwave with restore it to its original wonderful, silky smooth condition.
Aren't mineral oil and Borax harmful chemicals?
Anything can be harmful - especially in large quantities. We use only a tiny amount of mineral oil and Borax. We use
food grade mineral oil which is not harmful when ingested. Also, because Waterblocker Beeswax based skin cream is
waterproof, it does not need to be replaced even when washing many times each day. Therefore, the amount of cream
used in a day by most people is about the size of an eraser on the end of a pencil. How much mineral oil can that be??
The reason we us food grade mineral oil is that it does not require a preservative. Almost all-natural oils will go rancid in
a few days or weeks without the presence of a (chemical) preservative. What is the use of incorporating a natural oil,
when you must then use a dangerous preservative with it? Food Grade Mineral oil presents the best over-all solution for
an effective, safe skin cream. The natural mineral Borax is the binder that holds oil, beeswax, and water together. Without
Borax, the mixture is a gooey mess. WITH Borax, the mixture is creamy smooth AND has the medicinal benefits of Borax
detailed above. Most skin creams use man-made binders that are MUCH more harmful than the natural mineral Borax.
Honey Guy uses Borax and food grade mineral oil because they are the BEST choices, we can use to present a safe,
effective, and economical solution to dry skin problems and itch, burn and sting. NO one else makes a product as pure
as Waterblocker Skin Cream and that works for SO MANY different skin problems.
What are some Uses for Waterblocker?
WE MAKE NO CLAIMS THAT OUR PRODUCT IS FOR ANY PARTICULAR MEDICINAL USE. (Required disclaimer)
Waterblocker moisturizes and softens rough, dry skin including hands, cuticles, feet, elbows, even the face
- put make up over it. Waterblocker protects skin from irritants such as water, grease, paint, chemicals, dust, and dirt.
It seals skin and prevents natural oil and moisture in the skin from being leached out by frequent washing, contact with
paper, fabric, cardboard, water, wind, etc. And, in most cases, it Stops Itch in Its Tracks - regardless of the cause -
mosquitoes, poison ivy, oak, and sumac. In fact, if you know you will be exposed to these plants, put Waterblocker on
ahead of time - it will prevent the oils from the plant leaves from entering your skin. Stops the sting and burn of bee
stings, scorpion stings, fire ants, wasps, etc. Sooths sunburn, even minor skin burns from the stove, and chemical burns.
Waterblocker enables minor burns and wounds to heal quickly without scabbing or scarring by keeping the skin soft and
moist. A wound is never dry enough to make a scab which causes the scarring. It is even an excellent deodorant!
Applied to the under arms in the morning, it lasts all day, and you will never experience skin rash as with other deodorants!
Great for foot odor and other, more personal odors. Remember - beeswax has antibiotics which prevent the growth of
bacteria (and yeast). These are the causes of odor and itch under arms on feet and elsewhere. People suffering from
eczema and psoriasis find that Waterblocker relieves the itch, removes the red or white scaly skin, lengthens the time
between break-outs and makes the condition much more tolerable. Animal owners and Veterinarians have used
Waterblocker to relieve the dryness and itch in animals as well. Skin rashes in dogs caused by allergic reactions to
grasses are quickly relieved, and the animal can't lick it off - it is waterproof. Vets use it on sutures to stop itch and thus
deter the animal from gnawing at the sutures. Mothers use it on Baby's bottom for diaper rash. The beeswax protects the
rash from urine so it can heal, and it also can prevent rashes from recurring by shielding the skin from urine. Moms also
report using Waterblocker on baby's chin to stop chafing from drooling when they are teething. There is nothing in it
harmful to child or animal even if a little happens to get into the mouth. Also, folks who have thin, fragile skin use both
Waterblocker and Beeswax Bandage to protect and heal their sensitive skin. Those who bruise easily use
Waterblocker and/or Beeswax Bandage to remove the dark discoloration of bruises. People who must undergo regular
injections can use either cream to prevent bruising around the injection site. Those confined to a bed find Waterblocker is
excellent for treating and preventing bed sores. There are literally thousands of uses for this versatile cream.
Using Waterblocker Around the Eyes
Waterblocker contains no man-made antibacterial chemicals which are approved to prevent eye infections. We
recommend that, if you put your fingers in your jar, do not apply it directly around the eyes. Bacteria from your fingers
can potentially cause eye infections. If you want to use Waterblocker around the eyes, be sure to keep some in a
separate, sterile container and use a sterile applicator to apply to the eye area.
How is Waterblocker packaged?
We package Waterblocker in 4-ounce, 8-ounce and 16-ounce white plastic cosmetic jars. We also have a 1/2-ounce snap
open pocket / purse size. Additionally, because so many health care professionals use Waterblocker, we package it in
sanitary 4-ounce TUBES. Tubes are less susceptible to contamination and therefore, better for a medical office
environment. Tubes can exhibit more water separation than jars due to air pockets which develop within the tube and
allow water to be pulled by gravity into the pocket.
How much does Waterblocker cost?
Even though Waterblocker is high quality, hand-made and hand-packed, is completely natural, and is useful for so many
things - it is quite inexpensive! And we guarantee our product unconditionally. If the unused portion of the jar is returned
for any reason, we will refund the retail price of the jar AND the cost of postage - even if you bought it from one of our
HOW CAN I ORDER WATERBLOCKER?
We encourage purchasing from your local Retailer. Visit our web site WWW.THEHONEYGUY.COM and click on
"Retail Outlets" We list all the Retailers on our website so you can see who is close to you. If there are no outlets near
you, then you may purchase directly from the website or mail your order to Honey Guy Products, Inc., 11127 CR 3116, Winona, Tx 75792.
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