Beeswax softens, protects and heals. Honey is packed with antioxidants.
They have been used in skin preparations for centuries.
Repair and Protect
The Foot Cream, Gardeners’ Lavender Hand Cream, and Beeswax Repair Cream are made to the same recipe but with different essential oils: peppermint for tired feet, lavender for hard working hands and lime, lavender and teatree for the repair cream.
The skin balm and lip balm are very similar to one another except that the skin balm is softer with a higher proportion of sweet almond oil and has added honey.
The Moisturiser and Honey Hand Cream are made to the same recipe except that the moisturiser contains essential oils and the hand cream has added honey. Both contain water which makes them a lighter cream, but also means they need a preservative.
The soaps are made by the cold process method and all contain beeswax. Most also contain honey. They are essentially made to two basic recipes: the castille soap is made using just olive oil and beeswax, the others use olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and beeswax. We use sustainably produced organic palm oil. Why? Because palm oil isn’t bad, it’s the way the bulk of it is cultivated that is causing environmental concern. We believe that it is better to support efforts to produce palm oil sustainably (and pay just a little more for it) than to stop using it out right. It’s a complex issue but this article is helpful: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44563180