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’ need sharing.
This is the second incarnation, a development of our first range and these are hand screen printed, on unbleached cotton, in Norfolk by Witts Design, our neighbour at a number of markets – we love to collaborate! https://www.wittsdesign.com/
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!
This intensive and luxurious hand cream really hits the spot for weary hands with the combination of essential oils and the addition of 5% urea, it is absorbed easily, leaving your hands feeling supple and pampered. The combination of our honey and beeswax with the essential oils ensure that even the weariest hands are revitalised in seconds.
Jasmine tones the skin, increases elasticity and is often used to help reduce scarring.
Lavender has a soothing and calming effect and also reduces rheumatic aches and pains.
Rosemary improves blood circulation and relieves rheumatic and muscular pain (as well as aiding memory).
Urea is famous for softening skin and being helpful for chilblains.
No wonder this is our favourite cream to make as the synergy between the oils is very special. It’s a truly effective cream which softens, nourishes, moisturises and protects.
Make this your hard working hands’ best friend. Keep it in your work bag, apron, garden shed, trug or nearby wherever you chose to spend your time.
We make this cream in 3 sizes
200ml tin £25 – best value for our dedicated users who prefer not to reorder so often
120ml glass jar £ 21.00 – perfect for home, office, garden shed
35ml tube £ 8.50 – great for on the move; handbags, travelling, pockets and the perfect gift – we were delighted this cream was Shortlisted for the 2016 FreeFrom Skincare Awards
We also offer a multibuy
3 of our 35ml tubes for £22.50 – great for a gift or for those who use a lot while on the move
Gift wrapping? If you would like this gift wrapping in a gorgeous soft cotton print bag, ribbon and gift tag then choose the ‘gift wrapping’ option for a nominal £1.00 charge. (the multibuy tubes comes as three tubes in one bag)
Highly Commended by Natural Health Magazine International Beauty Awards 2018 in the sensitive skincare range, this face cream is as simple and gentle as it comes!
Our combination of natural seed oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, create this effective face cream.
All our creams last well throughout the day, and this one is particularly great for those of us with sensitive skin. Apply morning and night, and whenever else you want to.
Fragrance Free – no essential oils added, perfect for sensitive skin!
“It’s like wearing silk on my face,” says Fiona from Wimbledon who has eczema and finds our cream suits her particularly well.
Available in 2 sizes
60ml glass jar
35ml tube – ideal for when travelling
The combination of natural seed oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, create this luxurious, light and easily absorbed body cream
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
All our creams last well throughout the day. Apply morning and night, and whenever else you want to.
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
200ml aluminum jar £22.50
A very mild natural heart shaped soap with vegetable oils (certified organic) and beeswax.
Lavender essential oil has the most wonderful properties, is a classic and we could write a book about how great it is.
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).
Lavender essential oil has a soothing and calming effect on the skin as well as nerves and also relieves muscular and rheumatic aches and pains.
80g heart shaped soap £ 4.50 (also available in a larger 150g pebble shaped soap).
Re-usable handmade beeswax food wraps. These wraps are all the buzz for wrapping food as they keep food fresh + moist with no need for clingfilm, plastic bags or boxes nor aluminium foil
Following the suggestion of a local crafter who’d just returned from the Antipodes we just had to introduce these to our ‘hive products’ range.
Designed to wrap sandwiches, cover any food or leftovers, with the exception of raw meat or fish. Either wrap the food or cover containers with these flexible cloths. Use the warmth of your hands to seal the wrap. Beeswax does not absorb smells nor bacteria which is why these are so perfect!
They are reuseable, just wash in cool or cold water with a little mild detergent and air dry
When your wrap looks worn out simply place on a piece of baking parchment in a cool oven (110 0c) for a few minutes to refresh. Use and re-use – save the planet 1 wrap at a time!
Using the beeswax from Keith’s bees in the Surbiton area, his sister Alison is making them for us as well as us at ‘head hive’! Whilst we were planning the making of these Alison and her family had come to the conclusion, as so many of us have, that we must reduce our consumption and thoughtless use of plastic. Robin’s mother used wax cloth in the kitchen, but I didn’t find it until clearing her kitchen after she passed away and couldn’t work out what it was, that was over 35 years ago and now we know!
Made from 100% cotton and pure local beeswax – nothing else
Our combination of natural seed oils, specifically chosen for their moisturising properties, fused with our honey and beeswax, plus geranium and sweet orange, create this effective face cream.
Geranium has a light and uplifting scent. It is known to oxygenate the skin, balancing production of sebum, keeping it supple and helping heal wounds. It is superb for clearing congested skin, dermatitis and eczema. Working well with oily and mature skin, geranium promotes circulation and is a good lymphatic cleanser – how brilliant is all that?!
GERANIUM OIL SHOULD BE AVOIDED DURING PREGNANCY
Sweet orange is fresh, sunny and tangy. This refreshing and uplifting tonic will help support collagen formation, as well as increase blood flow to the skin. It also provides a little TLC to acne-prone, irritated or dry skin.
All our creams last well throughout the day, suiting all skin types, and this one is particularly suitable for combination skin.
Apply morning and night, and whenever else you want to.
£22.00 60ml glass jar
£ 12.00 35ml tube which is perfect for travelling
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.
This luxurious non 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
This is our original and first cream. We’re not ashamed to say that we love it, especially as our friends with sensitive skin say they can’t get enough of it. It’s a truly effective cream which nourishes, moisturises and protects.
Using only natural and effective ingredients and keeping the formulation simple, we have excellent responses from folk with sensitive skin and eczema as there is little to challenge allergies (but check the list first in case you’re sensitive to any of our ingredients).
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 nearby.
We make this cream in 2 sizes
100ml airless pump £ 16.00 – 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 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 its 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