MADE WITH BEESWAX & PURE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN HONEY
WHAT IS WOUND WAX?
Wound Wax is a honey and beeswax-based salve, suitable for topical application in horses and other animals.
Made in Western Australia using honey and beeswax sourced from local apiaries, Wound Wax is a proudly Western Australian owned brand.
THE WOUND WAX STORY
Wound Wax was created by equine veterinarian Dr Thomas Hamilton, who wanted to offer horse and dog owners an alternative to synthetic and corticosteroid creams for the treatment of superficial wounds and grazes.
While these products are highly effective and certainly have their place, Tom saw them being over-used in the equine community to treat simple, superficial wounds.
He set about creating a gentler, chemical-free wound dressing using the natural healing properties of honey and the soothing qualities of beeswax but without all the mess.
Wound Wax is manufactured and distributed by APIS Australia, a Perth-based, family-owned business.
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BEES WAX: Forms a non-greasy protective barrier that keeps water and dirt out without drying the wound.
COCONUT OIL: Provides nourishment and moisture to support natural healing.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Dry wound bed prior to applying Wound Wax.
If irritation occurs cease using the product and seek veterinary advice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I store Wound Wax? The best place to keep it is in a cool, dry place below 30 degrees centigrade.
When I apply Wound Wax, it isn’t sticking to the wound. What am I doing wrong? Wound Wax is hydrophobic, meaning it is designed to repel water. This means the wound you are trying to apply the salve to needs to be quite dry before you apply Wound Wax to it.
How often should I re-apply Wound Wax? Each wound is different, but as a general rule we suggest you keep the wound clean and re-apply Wound Wax daily.
Is Wound Wax just for wounds? No, not at all. As a nourishing barrier salve, it’s also great for dry irritated skin, superficial grazes, burns, fly bites and much more.
DO YOU KNOW
THE PRINCIPLES OF WOUND MANAGEMENT?
The two things to keep in mind when caring for simple, superficial wounds:
1. Don’t use disinfectants on wounds. We don’t want to kill cells; we want to encourage them to live and multiply.
2. Keep wounds moist. Cuts and grazes heal more quickly and with less scarring with a moist wound bed.
DOWNLOAD OUR WOUND CARE GUIDE
a step-by-step guide to caring for wounds with Wound Wax, written by an equine vet.