Cruelty Free, Vegan + Honey
At Earthwise Beauty, we pride ourselves on our commitment to protecting animals and the environment. We have never tested any products or ingredients on animals, nor do we accept suppliers who test their ingredients on animals. We are certified cruelty free by three highly respected organizations: Logical Harmony, PETA (Beauty without Bunnies program), and by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (Leaping Bunny database). Additionally, we are supporting members of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Most of our products are vegan, but in those that are not, the only animal product we use is carefully sourced, organic, humanely harvested raw honey and wildflower pollen. We have gone to great lengths to vet and hand-select a few small suppliers for our honey and pollen who love what they do and treat their bees with care and respect.
In industrial honey production, bees are often subjected to unnatural and stressful living conditions, and can be harmed or killed during the honey-gathering process. By contrast, we source our honey and pollen from beekeepers who raise their bees and harvests the honey using humane practices. Our main beekeeper partner in California harvests only the surplus honey, and if there is a drought, he will not harvest at all to ensure that the bees never go hungry (honey is only a side to his business). The frames with honey are removed gently from the hives by hand and transferred to a workshop where the honey is removed from the frames.
The wildflower pollen we use in our Sungod Face Mask comes from the same beekeeper in California and is obtained without harming or stressing the bees using a mesh pollen trap at the entrance of the hive. When a bee comes to the hive loaded with pollen and enters through the mesh, some of the pollen falls off because the mesh is not big enough for the bee to fit through with all the pollen. The bee enters the hive with whatever pollen is remaining, while the pollen that fell off is trapped in the pollen trap to be carefully harvested.
All of our honey and flower pollen is 100% natural, pure, raw, and organic or wildcrafted.