This lip balm has been made with beeswax from a local apiary, purchased raw and rendered in distilled water. It is combined with coconut oil, Shea butter, vitamin E, essential oils and extracts. No artificial color or sweetener are added. Beeswax lip balm locks in moisture, fosters cells and protects skin from damaging environmental factors. Beeswax effectively softens your skin and creates a long-lasting protective coating against the elements. It is also a naturally nourishing moisturizer as well as being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. Even after processing, beeswax still remains a biologically active product, retaining some anti-bacterial properties and also contains some vitamin A, which is necessary for normal cell development. The Mayo Clinic recommends lip balm made from beeswax for chapped lip care and prevention. Legal Disclaimer Statements regarding this product have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.