Few green beauty products are as essential, or as versatile, as Waxelene. It’s a petroleum-free, GMO-free, all-natural alternative to petroleum jelly.
The finished product is soft, rich and creamy.
Waxelene is as multifunctional as Vaseline, but with a different ingredient profile.
Here’s just some of the uses for Waxelene:
- Soften dry skin and chapped lips. It works equally well on the face, knees, cuticles, elbows, cracked heels and calluses.
- Protect the skin against wind, dry air and cold in extreme weather.
- Eczema relief.
- Soothe a raw nose.
- Use as a makeup remover.
- Prevent chafing when running or biking.
- Miscellaneous household tasks such as loosening stuck locks, lubing skate wheels, treating leather and threading needles.
- As a barrier around the face when dying hair.
- Soothe skin after sun exposure, shaving, or minor scrapes.
- Get gum out of hair.
- As a styling pomade for mustaches and unruly eyebrows.
- Prevent wetsuit chafe.
- For pets: soften paws, soothe hot spots and dry noses.
Waxelene is especially useful for babies. Here’s a few of my favorite ways to use it with baby:
- Soothe diaper rash and irritation. (And yes, it will wash out of cloth diapers!)
- Cradle cap.
- Uncomfortable shoes.
- Eczema relief.
- Chapped lips and dry skin.
- Keeping shampoo out of the eyes.
Inside the Ingredients
Waxelene contains only four ingredients: organic soy oil, raw beeswax, vitamin E oil, organic rosemary oil.
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The beeswax is unbleached and the soy oil is non-GMO.
There’s something else very important to note in this ingredient list: All ingredients have been disclosed. When you find a product that stands by all its ingredients—like this one—that’s a good thing.
Finding the word fragrance on the ingredient lists of other products means the company behind the product has chosen to not disclose all ingredients. Thanks to the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966, fragrance is considered proprietary information and allowed to be hidden from consumers. So while you see that single word on the label, it may contain any number of secret ingredients.
But here’s the good news: more and more companies are choosing to disclose all ingredients in their cosmetics, thus empowering consumers like you to make a choice with your eyes wide open. Transparency matters. And that’s just another reason I love this product.
Waxelene is certified cruelty-free by PETA and Leaping Bunny.
Waxelene comes in five different sizes. So whether you’re keeping it in a first aid kit, a purse, or on the bathroom counter, you can get exactly what you need.
Here’s the options:
- lip balm squeeze
- flip top squeeze tube
- 2oz jar
- 9oz jar
Where to Purchase
The big 9oz jar is $29. Purchase it here.
Waxelene is also carried in some stores you may not expect, such as CVS, Target and Bed Bath & Beyond. Waxelene has developed such a strong following that mainstream retailers have decided to stock this remarkably useful and beloved product.
This product is part of my popular guide to natural skin care, 97 Remarkable Natural Skincare Products.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
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