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Summer is here! As all good Floridians know, it is important to protect your skin from the sun’s brutal rays. But do you know what is in your sunscreen? Here are some tips when it comes to considering sunscreens:  

Mineral or Chemical? 

Mineral sunscreens typically include ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These ingredients help to naturally protect your skin by acting as a barrier from both UVA and UVB rays. While these sunscreens are not only best for sensitive skin, little ones, and our oceans, they sadly are not always the consumer go-to. Most broad-spectrum sunscreens found in the U.S. include the chemical oxybenzone. Chemicals, like oxybenzone, can be absorbed through the skin, leading to skin irritation, and hormonal disruption. Additionally, oxybenzone has been linked to bleaching and poisoning coral reefs.  


SPF = sunburn radiation dose with sunscreen / sunburn radiation dose without sunscreen 

SPF stands for sun protection factor. The SPF of a sunscreen tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to burn your skin when using that sunscreen versus the amount of time without the use of any sunscreen. Regardless of the SPF, it is important to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and to reapply it every two hours. 

Why use Sensible Bee’s Mineral Sunscreen? 

Our sunscreen is natural and safe for sensitive skin, children, and our oceans! It is made from ingredients shown to protect and moisturize skin: Almond Oil, Coconut Oil, Zinic Oxide, Shea Butter, Carrot Seed Oil, and Red Raspberry Seed Oil.  

Zinc Oxide is used as a skin protectant and works as a sunscreen by reflecting and scattering UV radiation. Our sunscreen is approximately a SPF 20 and should be reapplied after swimming and in accordance with standard practice.  

No sunscreen protects you completely. 

While there are many things to consider when purchasing sunscreen, the most important thing is to remember that no sunscreen protects you completely! Avoid overexposure to the sun when outdoors and wear protective clothing and a hat when in direct sunlight.

Bee Sensible!

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How to Burn a Beeswax Candle

Hello! A few customers have expressed concern over not being able to light their candles despite beeswax remaining. We wanted to take a moment to address this issue!

Most mass-marketed candles are made from paraffin or soy due to the affordability of these waxes. While these waxes melt evenly, they don’t last as long or carry the health benefits associated with beeswax!

Properly burning beeswax candles is an easy process and can be done to increase the longevity of your candle!

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CBD-Infused Oil

Did you know CBD oil can naturally calm inflammation, reduce aches, and moisturize the skin?

Our CBD-Infused Oil Beeswax Candles are made with 100% CBD Isolate* to help you relax when you need it most! When our candles melt, you can massage the liquid directly onto your skin as needed. You can rest easy knowing we list all the ingredients in our products.

* “CBD isolate is a form of CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis plant. Unlike full-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate does not contain any THC — the psychoactive component of cannabis.


Leonard, Jayne. “CBD Isolate: Uses, Effects, and Benefits.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 2020,

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Why Beeswax?

Traditional paraffin candles release potentially harmful chemicals into the air. Paraffin is made from petroleum as a by-product of making gasoline.

Beeswax is 100% natural, chemical-free, and biodegradable! Beeswax can help prevent inflammation and neutralize pollutants causing allergies. Beeswax candles also tend to last longer than both paraffin and soy candles.

Bee Sensible!