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We listened and we now have organic white beeswax beads!

Ingredients/Tech Specs:
INCI Name : Cera Alba (Organic Beeswax)

Certificates: Organic, Kosher, non-GMO
Method of Extraction:  N/A
Plant Part Used: N/A
Ingredient Composition: 100% Beeswax
Vegan: Beeswax is considered to be animal (insect) derived; it is a honeybee excretion.
Gluten Free: Yes
Allergen:  None known
Food Grade: GRAS
Country of Origin: Globally Sourced, manufactured in the USA
Is it sustainably harvested? Yes. Beeswax is obtained in a sustainable manner to maximize the total bee population and improve the bee’s health for future hive production and productivity. Beekeepers ensure the colonies remain in good health and care for the bees throughout the winter.
Refined/bleached/deodorized? Refined

Here at Shay and Company we offer you four types of beeswax. We have smaller pharmaceutical grade white beeswax prills, slightly larger white beeswax beads in both organic and conventional, 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 (both conventional and organic) are slightly larger. The conventional white beads are bleached and deodorized so they are a standard white in formulas; the organic white beads are refined using a physical process only, not a chemical bleaching process. 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!

Organic Beeswax beads are sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 55-pound sizes. Please email us for orders larger than 165-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.

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