We just had to share some fascinating facts with everyone about our clever bees.
Robin is the artist and drew our bee as well as the ‘skep’ a traditional beehive made from straw and we designed the text to follow a flying bee.
Facts such as ‘a queen bee can lay up to 1500 eggs a day’
This is good quality linen union combination cloth, printed in the UK. Presented tightly folded with a corrugated card and label around this is a great present for anyone interested in bees. We did sell one to someone who was going to embroider and paint the towel to use in the classroom – what a great idea!
Hand dipped in a workshop in Alison’s home county of Cumbria with English beeswax. This is a traditional method of dipping a length of taut wick into molten wax, removing it, allowing the wax to cool and repeating multiple times to build up thin layers of wax and eventually creating these superb candles.
On opening these candles smell beautifully of honey.
Beeswax is the ‘King’ of all waxes, it burns slowly with a perfect flame and beeswax are the only candles which apparently don’t pollute the atmosphere. In fact, they produce a negative ion when they burn thus making dust and pollen drop form the air. Are these the perfect candles to burn for hay fever sufferers? We think so!
We’ve photographed the candles showing the wax ‘polished’ and shiny, and matt and milky with ‘bloom’. Bloom is a natural process of beeswax, ageing and environment creates a milky and matt finish on the wax – the bloom – preferred by Americans apparently. If your candles develop a bloom and you prefer them looking shiny, then all that’s needed is to rub gently with a fine cloth and voila!
230 mm x c 22 mm diameter or in old money 9″ tall x 7/8″ diameter
burn time c 8 hours
This luxurious non scented body cream is the lightest and most easily absorbed, leaving your body feeling supple and pampered. The honey and beeswax ensure that even the weariest limbs are revitalised in seconds
We’re not ashamed to say that we love it, especially as we were Commended for this in the ‘Problem Skin’ class of the FreeFrom SkinCare Awards in 2014 and our friends with sensitive skin say it ticks all their boxes.
It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects, and, as with all our creams, it is quickly absorbed without being sticky nor oily
150ml airless pump
161mm height x 48mm diameter
This combination of essential oils has a rich woody aroma, and is known to be relaxing, restorative and harmonising. What better way to start or finish the day?
A very mild natural round soap with vegetable oils (certified organic) and beeswax.
These soaps are gently cleansing with little lather as they are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), SLES (sodium laureth sulphate) and MPG (monopropylene glycol).
Bergamot balances the skin, being particularly good for oily types and can be useful for eczema and psoriasis apparently. It also is uplifting and eases anxiety.
Sandalwood can help greatly with dry, chapped or irritated skin because of its fantastic moisturising properties. Great for fighting tricky oily skin as well as having anti-ageing benefits to boot.
Pine is anti-fungal and antiseptic as well as being refreshing and restorative.
80g heart shaped soap £ 4.50 (also available in a larger 150g pebble shaped soap).
This luxurious Jasmine scented hand cream is absorbed easily, leaving your hands feeling supple and pampered. The honey and beeswax ensure that even the weariest hands are revitalised in seconds
Jasmine evokes memories of summer evenings and gentle breezes, lifting the spirits, relaxing the body and dissolving emotional barriers. It is widely considered to be the most exotic and sensual of all scents and takes around 7.6 million flowers to produce one kilogram of Jasmine essential oil
Using only natural and effective ingredients and keeping the formulation simple it took 2 years to develop this cream, it is not greasy nor sticky, it absorbs well and leaves the finest silky beeswax protective film on our hands! It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects
Make this your hands’ best friend. Keep it in your bag, your car, your office, your garden shed, your cockpit, wherever you like to be keep some of this handy
We make this cream in 2 sizes
100ml airless pump £ 15.00 – perfect for home, office, garden shed and better value
35ml paint tube £ 8.00 – great for on the move; handbags, travelling, pockets and the perfect gift.
Gift wrapping? If you would like this gift wrapping in a gorgeous Liberty bag, ribbon and gift tag then choose the ‘gift wrapping’ option below for a nominal £ 1:00 charge.
The perfect soap for your early morning ablutions as the Lemongrass essential oil is revitalising to both body and mind. What better way to start the day!
A very mild natural round soap with vegetable oils (certified organic) and beeswax.
Refreshing, light and ‘citrusy’, Lemongrass essential oil is added for it’s refreshing and slightly astringent properties, beneficial for toning muscles and skin as well as being revitalising.
These soaps are gently cleansing with little lather as they are free from SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), SLES (sodium laureth sulphate) and MPG (monopropylene glycol), Beeswax.
100% of the oils used are certified Organic.
80g Heart shaped Soap £ 4.50
(also available in a larger 150g pebble shaped soap)
AVOID DURING PREGNANCY due to it being a possible skin irritant
We’re awaiting full certification for this cream and are not allowed to sell it until the certification is received, this is why there is no price shown. If you would like to try this cream then please ask!
Propolis is the most amazing ingredient.
Bees protect their hives with this sticky resinous material collected from the sap of trees as it is anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral. It has been used forever to aid in the healing of wounds which is why we just had to make this cream.
Our own propolis tincture incorporated into our fragrance free cream formulation will transfer these qualities to our skin.
We have trialled this cream for more than 18 months – only on our human friends – and the responses have been incredibly positive.
People with psoriasis, itchy skin and eczema have reported real and lasting benefits and are now repeat customers.
This summer, whilst tending our bees I was stung by a bee as well as some nettles. I always react badly to both. So, practising what I preach, I applied this cream and had not one minute’s reaction from either sting – how exciting is that!
A traditional recipe, similar to our furniture cream, embracing the protecting qualities of beeswax and natural turpentine.
Perfect for all those handbags, shoes and the sofa.
The effect of this cream is long lasting and helps retain that ‘just bought look’, healing those scuffs too.
This cream feeds as well as allowing the leather to breathe producing a fabulous sheen.
As this is a traditional combination the ingredients may separate slightly so; a good shake before use and then dab the liquid onto a soft cloth, allow the cream to be absorbed and then buff with a fresh soft cloth.
now sold in 100ml bottle
This intensive and luxurious foot cream really hits the spot for weary feet with the combination of essential oils and the addition of 10% urea. It is absorbed easily, leaving your feet feeling supple and pampered. The honey and beeswax ensure that even the weariest feet are revitalised in seconds.
We were asked to make this by a podiatrist who had tried our SilkyHand Cream and realised its effect but she stressed that any good foot cream must have the urea content. It took a year to find a supplier and we were given the thumbs up – it really does work!
We chose the essential oil combination carefully and this cream has a gently floral aroma with a hint of the medicinal tea tree oil.
Jasmine tones the skin, increases elasticity and is often used to reduce scarring. Lavender has a soothing and calming effect and also relieves muscular and rheumatic aches and pains. Tea tree oil is a powerful stimulant is anti bacterial and anti fungal so perfect for our hard working feet. Urea not only softens all that hard skin but is also good for chilblains too.
Award winning! Hoorah! FreeFrom SkinCare Awards 2016, Bronze listing in ‘hand nails and foot’ category, we are delighted to receive this award as even just being accepted for consideration confirms our FreeFrom ethos.
100ml airless pump £ 16.50
easy to use – maintains freshest of creams – all cream pumped out so no wasteful residue left inside.
35ml paint tube combination can be included in our lovely Liberty Tana Lawn ‘Essentials Travel Bag’, along with a tube of FabFace Cream and SilkyHand Cream.