Some of our Organic Balms contain small amounts of Organic Beeswax to help create the structure and texture of the product.
Choosing organic, local honey is very important. Organic honey is free of harmful agricultural chemicals, and the bees that make the organic honey only feed on organic wildflowers.
Honey has so many benefits, but a lot of them can become stripped away when not organic and local. In addition, bee cruelty with non-organic producers is awful. It is more of a critical problem than a lot of people realize. The queen bee’s wings are often cut off and she is artificially inseminated. Large companies do not leave any honey for the bees to get through winter. Instead, the honey is just replaced with a cheap sugar substitute. Some companies even burn the hives, killing all the bees, in the winter to reduce costs. When the honey is scraped up many bees get taken with it; crushed and smashed up. When we choose local and organic honey, we are supporting our local companies and are benefiting our bodies. We have the power of choosing to know where our food and products come from and making cruelty-free choices as a result.
But when produced well and sourced properly, honey not only helps with the structure of a balm, it helps your body as well*.
Petroleum based products give the appearance of promoting moisture, but Beeswax forms a network over the skin, rather than a film which serves as a protective barrier from environmental elements that holds in moisture. Beeswax is a natural humectant, which means it binds water molecules to the skin. It can be used as a skin moisturizer and softener and it can help heal and repair cracked skin on feet, elbows and lips.
For extra moisturizing impact, products containing beeswax can also treat diaper rahs, psoriasis and eczema. It helps treat and clear acne because of its anti-septic properties as well as anti-inflammatory impact. It has high levels of Vitamin A which also helps to treat all kinds of skin ailments.
Because of its humectant properties, beeswax products can also help with scars and stretch marks with regular use.
*The statements made regarding this ingredient has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy thereof has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. The description of this ingredient is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from healthcare practitioners. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.