Beeswax is a chemical sponge soaking up all the chemicals and impurities in the beehive. Beeswax is basically the band-aid of the hive protecting it from external impurities. This is why beeswax is so good for your skin and a crucial ingredient in cosmetics.
It is very important to realize that when companies claim to sell organic beeswax without carrying the USDA Certified Organic seal on the package, it very likely contains toxic chemicals. Because of the widespread use of pesticides in the world the USDA have strict guidelines and requires Certified Organic Beehives to be located in wildlands at least 4 miles away from any residential/ public yards & gardens, non-organic farms, golf courses and landfills.
At Awaken Nature we only source beeswax from beehives that adhere to the strict guidelines set forth by the USDA. Our organic beeswax does not just claim to be organic like most beeswax brands out there - Our beeswax is certified by the USDA to be 100% pure organic and 100% toxin free.
FAQ 1: What makes our product certified organic?
Our beeswax is certified organic because it adheres to the strict guidelines set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA rely on trusted international certifying organizations to inspect and evaluate local and international beekeepers and their farms regularly to ensure they follow the strict guidelines set forth by the USDA. Awaken Nature's beekeepers are inspected and evaluated by U.S. based international organic certification company, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
FAQ 2: What do you mean by Awaken Natures beeswax is bee-friendly?
Awaken Nature's beeswax is bee-friendly firstly, because our beekeepers use no chemicals and antibiotics in their beekeeping practices. Secondly and even more importantly our beehives are located far away from any commercial farms, public and home gardens, garbage dumps or any place where harmful pesticides might be used. Pesticides called neonics are claimed to be responsible for killing large amounts of bee-populations in the USA and internationally and traces of neonics have also been found in beeswax.
FAQ 3: How do I help protect bee populations and the plants dependent on them by choosing certified organic beeswax?
By choosing to purchase USDA Certified Organic Beeswax you send a clear message that you prefer beeswax that are toxin-free and created in a pesticide free environment without the use of hormones or chemicals. You help us at Awaken Nature spread the word about dying bee populations by choosing our product, telling your friends and by reviewing our product on Amazon.