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Beeswax Beeswax


Honeybees produce beeswax to build their honeycomb. Beeswax can have a soft or brittle texture. There are about 300 compounds found in beeswax, including:

  • Alkanes
  • Acids
  • Esters
  • Polyesters
  • Hydroxy esters

Beeswax is a natural emulsifier that helps cosmetics, lotions and balms to bind. It adds a wonderful natural smell and color to products and helps to seal the skin when used in moisturizing formulas. Beeswax conditions the skin by helping to lock in moisture.

We use beeswax in many of our creams, lotions and lip balms.


Beeswax Map

Beeswax (Cera alba) is a natural wax made by bees in the cell walls of honeycombs. The honeycomb is collected and melted after the honey is removed, and what’s left is beeswax that’s ready to be used in products such as ours.

Half of the beeswax we use in our 100% natural lip care products comes from the small community of Uyowa, Tanzania. Watch our video about how we source this ingredient, and the remarkable individuals—and insects—who help make it happen.

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