I see that Bee Naturals uses EcoCert sodium benzoate in some of their products, isn’t this a potentially harmful ingredient? I’ve heard it can turn into benzene

Much like potassium sorbate/sorbic acid, sodium benzoate is, at very low levels, very effective at inhibiting the growth of mold and fungus.  It too is considered GRAS and is used at low levels in the food industry. It also occurs naturally in many of the foods we eat. The only way sodium benzoate can turn…

Are Bee Naturals products organic?

Bee Naturals does not have USDA Organic Certification.  We do use many organic ingredients, especially oils that are known to have a high pesticide residue, such as sunflower oil, but the cost for our finished products would be much higher if we sought organic certification, so we’re cautious about what we source and are committed…