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
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.
What do these ingredients DO
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.
ANTIBIOTICS are inherent 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 may enable our creams to aid damaged skin more effectively.
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 will relieve itchy skin instantly in many
cases, stop the pain of burns (sun, curling iron, etc.), scrapes and cuts,
poison ivy and oak and even the extreme pain of shingles.
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
paper, cardboard, or dirt.
Food grade mineral oil has been used for at least a century as a simple
laxative. We use it in our 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, let’s 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 and on our bodies, but there is a place for practicality 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 scent) for most reactions
people experience with 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. Perhaps a
strong solution of borax and water would burn if poured over a wound. Our
experience is that our creams sooth the pain of most wounds. The proportion of
borax to the other ingredients is tiny. 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 our 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.
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
What is Waterblocker™ Skin Cream FOR?
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 which
has survived 130 MILLION years! 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:
Skin conditioner and moisturizer
Anti-itch, burn and sting cream.
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:
Artisans, Doctors, Dentists, Teachers, Bank Tellers, Beauticians,
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
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. Always use
caution when microwaving – just 3 or 4 seconds at a time, then stir.
Aren't mineral oil and Borax harmful
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 naturally occurring 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
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
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 product.
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. There are several Honey Guy retailers on
Amazon. If there are no outlets near you,
then you may purchase directly from our website.
E-mail ordering is popular too. Send e-mail orders to www.TheHoneyGuy.com or snail mail your order to Honey Guy
Products, Inc., 11127 CR 3116, Winona, Tx 75792. Use the Retail Order Form to place your order by email, fax or snail mail (no disrespect intended for our wonderful Mail Carriers - posting is just slower by nature)
View and print Retail order Form
You may also call us at 903-570-6868 or
1-800-863-1438 to place an order. The
800 number can be faxed to as well. Our
operating hours are normally 8am to 5pm, but we are a family owned working bee farm and manufacturing
facility. We sometimes cannot answer the
phone immediately - (just try talking on a phone while wearing a bee suit in 100 degree weather and thousands of bees flying around you)