This is pure San Juan Island Beeswax, made by our very own hardworking bees. To make one lb of this wax, our girls had to harvest and eat the nectar of 20,000,000 (that's twenty million) flowers! This wax is from the cappings that the bees put over their honey to protect it, when we go to harvest the honey, we cut off the cappings and then extract the purified wax from that. This is a true distillation of the island's floral symphony. There are literally thousands of uses of beeswax, we encourage you to explore!