INCI Name : Cera Alba (Beeswax)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
Here at Shay and Company we offer you three types of beeswax. We have smaller white beeswax prills, slightly larger white beeswax beads, and organic yellow beeswax beads. All our beeswax is 100% pure beeswax. Color may vary batch to batch and may have a mild, honey aroma.
Beeswax prills are smaller in size and are pharmaceutical grade. Our beeswax prills are put through a mechanical filtration process to remove the yellow color, and not bleached with an oxidizing agent.
Beeswax beads are slightly larger. The white beads are bleached and deodorized so they are a standard white in formulas. Our organic yellow beeswax beads are a beautiful natural yellow color and would be a great addition to candles, salves and soaps.
Beeswax makes an excellent texture stabilizer for soap bars, salves, lotion bars, body butters, lip balms, body scrubs and so much more. You can melt beeswax and then add into a blend of butters and oils, like our organic shea, organic mango, organic cocoa and a little castor oil to create a creamy salve or add into a lotion bar using our melt-and-pour white soap base and adding in some organic jojoba oil and Oregon hazelnut oil.
Beeswax can also be used in baking, making edibles and chocolates!
While Beeswax is not considered a vegan product, however, it is regarded as a renewable, natural resource. Beeswax, a material secreted by the honeybee is used to build the familiar hexagonal cells within the beehive for the purpose of storing honey. Crude beeswax as well as the honey contained within is periodically collected from only the hive ‘cappings’ (the outer layer of the hive) to be processed and used for commercial applications.
Great care is taken during the collection of Beeswax. Established and accepted precautions are followed to ensure that during this operation, bee activity is not disrupted and that no insects are harmed. The well-being of the beehive is of paramount concern and ensures the on-going continuity and renewability of resources obtained from the beehive.
Beeswax beads are sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound sizes. Please email us for orders larger than 150-pounds.
Storage: Keep in sealed container.
Best Used By: Two years from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.