This translucent beeswax is 100% natural. It is United States Pharmacopeial (USP) grade so it has been filtered and purified without the use of harsh chemicals or bleaching agents. It comes in little tiny granules (called prills) making it easy to measure, dispense and melt. It has the same natural scent that you find with all pure beeswax. Be sure to check out the full line of Encaustic mediums made by Enkaustikos.