My quest to formulate with raw honey began when I first
learned of its unmatched ability to heal complex wounds and burns in hospital
settings. I wanted to create a skin care
line where it served as the foundation. You
can find honey in many skin care products, but you will not find formulas that
maximize its chemistry like we do at
I also recognized the
unique qualities raw beeswax and propolis could contribute to our skin care. That is why all of our creams, salves and
lotions contain beeswax as part of the emulsifying system, and many of our
formulas contain propolis.
Raw, unprocessed, organic honey is rare in this world, even rarer in skin
care. To obtain it, hives must be
managed without the use of any chemicals and honey must be extracted without
the use of heat. Raw honey is rich in
antioxidants, live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and alpha hydroxy acids. It provides vital bioactive nutritional
support to the skin, promotes rapid healing, cell turnover, maintains moisture,
and protects against environmental stressors.
Raw beeswax serves as a protective barrier and guards and against
environmental insult. It is a humectant which helps retain moisture and is a rich
source of vitamin A. It promotes cell turnover and repair. Unlike petroleum products, it does not block
pores. It is anti-inflammatory, promotes tissue repair and alleviates
irritation associated with dry skin conditions.
Propolis facilitates rapid healing, tissue repair and collagen renewal. It
scavenges free radicals which damage skin at the cellular level, is a potent
antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal.