The Bee's Knees Bar Soap
It's the Bee's Knees! Unscented palm-free soap soothes skin and mood with local honey & beeswax plus Moroccan Blue chamomile.
We source the beeswax and honey locally, from keepers we know are harvesting responsibly; that means that they are leaving plenty of wax and honey for the bees to survive on rather than stealing all their labor and feeding them sugar water as some do. It also means that we know our bees are foraging in clean, unsprayed local fields and pollinating our flowers and vegetables.
Honey is a great ingredient for beauty care products. According to Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist cited by CNN "Honey is published widely in medical literature for its use on wounds and diabetic sores," she said. It is antiseptic and creates a barrier on wounds that's breathable, like skin, she said. She includes honey in her recipes for acne treatment, eye de-puffing and exfoliating scrubs. According to Day "it's excellent for treating eczema." Both honey and beeswax are also reported to be full of negative ions, which are released when they burn, cleaning the air, which is why beeswax candles are so nice to have in your home. It's unclear whether these ions have an effect in the soap, but the soap smells and feels wonderful.
As one of the most powerful anti-histaminic / anti-inflammatory oils, blue chamomile is the perfect choice bath and body products. It is also well know for its anti-histaminic activity, and many aroma therapists carry this oil for contact irritation / reactions. Although there is just a hint of the oil in this soap, blue chamomile imparts a soft, exotic, appeal with its warm, sweet, floral notes, giving a deeper floral impact.
$8 or the 4oz size or $3.50 for the 1.7oz size