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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 Meadowlake Farm.

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.