Pharmaceutical Grade White Beeswax Prills
INCI Name: Cera Alba (Beeswax)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
Packaging: Boxes, bags
Description: Small, white, free-flowing beads; minimal odor
Applications: Skincare, Soap Manufacturing
Here at Shay and Company we offer you four types of beeswax. We have smaller white pharmaceutical grade beeswax prills, conventional white beeswax granules/prills that are not pharmaceutical grade, organic white beeswax beads, and organic yellow beeswax beads. All our beeswax is 100% pure beeswax. Color may vary batch to batch. Organic white beeswax and organic yellow beeswax, along with the Pharmaceutical Grade White Beeswax Pirlls have a mild, honey aroma; Conventional White Beeswax Granules have a slightly processed odor, but this dissipates when you melt it.
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.
Our food grade beeswax beads (both conventional and organic) are slightly larger. The conventional white granules 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.
White 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 organic food-grade 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 golden jojoba oil and Oregon hazelnut oil.
Our pharmaceutical grade beeswax can also be used in baking or making edibles and chocolates!
Is it sustainably harvested? Yes. Our bulk beeswax pellets are 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, Blending, and Filtration only. No bleaching (chemical) process is done on the beeswax prills. They are manufactured without the use of Class 1, 2, or 3 solvents and there is no potential for Class 1, 2, or 3 residual solvents to be present in the manufacturing process. There is no potential for any other solvent to be present in our pharmaceutical grade beeswax.
Non-gmo: Based on the information from our suppliers, the honeybees used to produce our white beeswax are not born from recombinant DNA technology. Shay and Company does not perform testing for the presence or absence of GMO.
A note from the manufacturer about the care taken when harvesting beeswax:
The companies we deal with for decades work either with local beekeepers or are
beekeepers themselves. It is important to point out that the collection of crude Beeswax, a by-product of honey production, is secondary to the collection of raw honey, a much larger and more significant industry.
To illustrate this ancestral industry, the honey (and beeswax collections) could be
described as follow:
- The apiarist extracts the honey from the comb by first removing the frame from the hive and mechanically cutting the outer layer of Beeswax (Capping) from the comb.
- Immediately, the frame is put into a centrifuge which facilitates the removal of raw honey. The frame, now without honey but with combs intact, is returned to the hive which will again be filled by the honeybee.
- To address the concern of possible harm to the bees in removing the honey from the hive, it is nonexistent. Great care is taken by the beekeeper to maintain his bees: without the bees, the apiarist would lose his business.
We trust that these further precisions about this industry substantiate the great care which is taken of the bees.
White beeswax in bulk sold in 1-pound, 5-pound and 50-pound sizes. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org bulk beeswax pellet orders larger than 1100-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.