Beeswax contains natural oils that are superior lubricants and make opening and closing your drysuit zipper easy and it protects the zipper in ways other lubricants simply can't. Beeswax is made up of three main components. The first one is palmitate, an ester of palmitic acid, which is a common fatty acid, basically an oil which is a great lubricant. The second one is palmitoleate, another ester of palmitoleic acid which is again, another fatty acid much related to the first one, again a naturally occuring oil. The third component is oleate esters, which are esters (salts) of oleic acid, which is again, a fatty acid. A good example of oleic acid is olive oil. All of these components help to lubricate and protect your zipper.
So you can see that SEASOFT's SeaBee™ Natural Beeswax Zipper Lube is full of Mother Nature's lubricating bounty and you can use it for all of your zipper lubricating needs with confidence that Mother Nature is never wrong.
You have several choices for waxing your Brass or other outdoor gear zipper; paraffin - a petroleum based wax, a synthetic wax or beeswax. Paraffin is brittle & hard, especially in the cold. It flakes & loses much of its lubrication properties when temperatures drop. Synthetic waxes are much softer & pick up sand & other debris; this can threaten the integrity of the zipper.
SeaBee™ Natural Beeswax Zipper Lube is the perfect combination of both. Nature has provided the perfect lubricant that contains natural oils produced by bees to protect and lubricate your zipper. Bees fly 150,000 miles just to produce 1 lb. of beeswax & SeaBee Natural Beeswax Zipper Lube is the perfect zipper lubrication resulting from all that work!