The Hidden Dangers of Imported Beeswax
Beeswax is growing in popularity, and we couldn’t be happier about it! We love “bee-ing” among the first to reach the summit of this great trend but, from our vantage point, we’ve seen some things we’d rather unsee. Things we want to warn you about.
Whether you’re sourcing wholesale beeswax for your own business or you’re personally into candles, cosmetics and other products that include beeswax, keep this in mind: Not all beeswax is created equal.
Compare a cheap beeswax candle, cosmetic or block of bulk beeswax next to a more expensive one, and they may seem identical. They may both be labeled all-natural or even organic, but those labels may be wrong.
Some beeswax may be labeled organic when it really isn’t. Other beeswax may be secretly “cut” with additives like paraffin to reduce its cost. Still other beeswax contains pesticides and other contaminants banned in the U.S. but legal in exporting countries like Brazil.
These practices happen because the beeswax industry remains vastly unregulated. Most of these revolting practices occur with imported beeswax, but even U.S. producers can (and do) make unsubstantiated claims about the purity of their beeswax, too.
For this reason, we stepped away from our buzzing production line to put together a report on the Hidden Dangers of Imported Beeswax. The report includes tips on how to be a wise consumer by sniffing out low-quality beeswax. (No, really: Sniffing the beeswax is one of the tips!)
If you still have questions after reading this report, we’re just an email or phone call away.
Listen. In Texas, your word is everything. We go to great lengths to ensure our beeswax is as pure as we promise it is. And while we’d love to win the beeswax price war, we probably never will because we simply won’t skimp on quality. All we can do is help educate, fight for truth in advertising, and support the local beekeepers who are in the fight with us.