finally, a VEGAN lip balm that can withstand the summer heat. Most natural, vegan balms liquify when the temperature rises; as a solution, people often turn to beeswax-based balms. However, this solution creates a bigger problem: the safe, ethical sourcing and harvesting of the wax from the extraordinary and, unfortunately, largely endangered creatures.
Beeswax is a product of melted, strained, and cooled honey comb. With demand steadily increasing— the beauty industry being the primary driver of that increase—commercial bee farms are encouraged to continue the inhumane handling of the honey bees. The cruel mistreatment is contributing to the alarming decrease of the honey bee species, one that, if it were to reach extinction, would create dramatic damage to the entire food chain. In fact, according to BBC, honey bees are responsible for $30 billion a year in crops.
To support efforts of protecting the honey bees & joining in the fight towards a sustainable beauty industry, we keep our lip + body balms 100% Vegan & melt-proof.
How do you contribute to the sustainability of the beauty industry? Do you use cruelty free, non-animal testing brands? Do you reuse & upcycle containers and packaging? Tell us in the comments!