Beeswax (cera alba) is the main ingredient we use in our products. It is gathered from the honey extraction process and is melted into almost every product we make. Beeswax is secreted from the abdomen of the worker bees. It takes 6-8 pounds of honey to produce 1 pound of wax. The wax in the hive is used to store honey and house the brood (baby bees). It has been used for centuries due to its eternal shelf life. In cosmetic use it allows the skin to breathe while providing protection against irritants in our environment and has a natural SPF of 15. It also contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Our wax is sustainably harvested from our hives causing no damage to the overall function or health of our bees.