Bee Good Ingredients FAQ's

Ingredient FAQ's

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Commonly asked questions

Below are listed some of the most frequently asked questions about Bee Good and our product range. If there are questions you might have that are not covered below, please use our contact form here or email us at

Where are your ingredients sourced?

All of our bee based and core botanical ingredients are sourced only from the UK where we can work in partnership with farmers and growers to ensure the best quality ingredients go into our formulations. Where it isn’t possible to buy British (eg: Shea Butter) we still ensure we have full traceability and always source the most premium quality we can.

Where are your products made?

All our products are proudly manufactured in the UK. Some are made on our own premises and others are made by a small number of trusted manufacturing partners.

What is your position on sustainability?

We are extremely proud to source all of our bee ingredients only from British beekeepers so we can directly contribute to the sustainability of our precious bees and their environment. Every time you buy a Bee Good product you are actively contributing to the sustainability of British bee farming and since we're passionate about supporting our countryside we are committed to actively supporting British bees, not just with charitable donations, but by a programme of tangible support including the education and apprenticeship of young beekeepers and the planting of wildflower meadows across the UK.

Are your products "natural"?

Our products are between 98 and 99% natural. We use natural ingredients wherever we possibly can. We use no synthetic colours, parabens, silicone or mineral oils.

Are your products tested on animals?

We at Bee Good share the general concern about the use of animals in safety testing and have a very simple policy - We do not perform any animal tests on any of our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf. The Bee Good range has been audited and approved by the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV). We comply with the Humane Cosmetics Standard and display the BUAV rabbit logo on all of our products. All Bee Good products are suitable for vegetarians.

Do you use preservatives?

Honey, propolis and beeswax are incredible natural preservatives and have been used safely for thousands of years to preserve everything from food to Egyptian mummies. Occasionally we need to use additional preservatives for product safety and aim to use high grade preservatives from natural sources in the smallest quantities possible.

Are your products suitable for people with nut allergies?

The Bee Good range contains a wide range of botanical and other natural ingredients including nut derivatives such as shea butter. If you have a nut allergy we would recommend that you contact us on to discuss which of our products would be suitable for you, dependent on your allergy.

Are your products suitable for eczema and problem skins?

In creating our Bee Good products we have consciously removed many of the known skin sensitisers from our formulations to ensure that they are as gentle and comfortable as possible for sensitive skins. We don't use any parabens, synthetic colours, mineral oil, silicone, SLS or SLES and we use botanical ingredients and plant oils that have a close synergy with the skin. In addition to the combined benefits of natural skin comforters honey, propolis and beeswax, echium oil is unique as it contains nature’s richest source of SDA, a form of anti-inflammatory that is excellent in reducing skin inflammation. Echium and camelina oil (wild flax), rich in Omega 3 are both known to support improvements to certain skin sensitivities. In all cases we highly recommend patch testing before general application, and for anyone suffering from specific skin conditions we suggest you talk to your GP in advance of applying any skincare products to these sensitive areas.

I'm pregnant and worried about using essential oils. Should I stop using the products?

Our skincare products are formulated to be safe to use during pregnancy, however we would suggest that you seek advice from your GP, midwife or a qualified aromatherapist before using the products in our range if you believe that you may respond adversely to products containing essential oils.

What is the shelf-life of Bee Good products?

Bee Good PAOAll products have a shelf life of at least three years if unopened. When opened and used correctly (assuming lids are replaced properly) the shelf life is at least twelve months. Where the shelf life is limited then you will find the PAO (recommended period after opening) symbol on these packs.