when choosing the gift wrapping option for any purchase please choose the ‘Festive gift wrap’ tab
Our hand made gift bags are a bee themed design, but for the festive period we are offering this rich red with gold robin and leaves design along with a red ribbon and gift tag saying ‘Merry Christmas from the bees and………’
Just choose the Festive Gift Bags option on the drop down menu for each product, we make a £2.00 charge for this
when choosing the gift wrapping option for any purchase please choose the ‘Festive gift wrap’ tab
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
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!
Award winning Happy Nappy Cream with soothing Calendula Oil has been developed for the most delicate of skin. This formulation is extra rich with beeswax to form a natural barrier combined with botanical oils and honey to gently moisturise – a perfect combination for bottoms!
Winning Bronze in Family skincare with the FreeFrom Gift Awards 2020 with the snuggle cloth gift wrapping – “There was love and care put into this…. Absolutely fabulous”
Every ingredient is gentle and petrochemical free so perfect for young skin, with the addition of Calendula it is even more so.
Calendula, the marigold flower, has been used for generations and is known to be beneficial for treating any skin inflammation including chronic conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea acne and any type of dermatitis.
We have soaked the almond oil with marigold petals to infuse the goodness into the oil and made Happy Nappy Cream formulation and the calming qualities will be transferred to your baby’s skin.
This cream has the same combination of ingredients as the award winning Soothing Calendula Cream, approved specifically for use on babies and infants,
2020; Silver Medal Green Parent Magazine Natural Beauty Bible
Commended in the Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards
2018; Finalist in the Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards 2018t
GOLD from the JaneyLoves Awards in the Mother and Baby Category.
200ml aluminium jar £32.00 – our best value cream in the range, to keep at home next to the changing table
200ml aluminium jar £ 37.00 – wrapped in a hand made fine lawn and muslin snuggle cloth with sensory ribbons
35ml paint tube £9.50 – is designed to go with you in the changing bag
35ml paint tube £11.50 – a gift? wrapped in a bee and wildflower handmade bag with ribbon and tag
As with all creams, especially for young skin, try a small amount to ensure no reaction to any ingredients and do not use more if a reaction is observed.
A festive presentation with three cute snowflake shaped soaps tied to resemble a cracker!
A very mild natural gently cleansing low-lather soap with vegetable oils (certified organic), beeswax and essential oils
3 x 20g mini soaps, tie will vary dependent on fragrance
Fragrance Free is perfect for those with sensitive skin.
Geranium and Orange – uplifting and energising
Lemongrass – also uplifting and energising, really fresh fragrance too
Lavender – classically calming and balancing
GIFT WRAPPING buy on this page only if you would like to buy our gift bags without a purchase
Having spent holidays in Europe, and of course shopping too, we love it when sales assistants ask if the item is a present and then wrap with special paper and ribbon.
One year in Denmark we must have spent 20 minutes watching our gifts being beautifully wrapped, and were reminded of Rowan Atkinson in Love Actually spending an age overly wrapping the present – such a funny scene!
We struggle with gift boxes, often in another box with enormous printed ribbons which really have no use but are too good to throw into the recycling bin.
We’ve not compromised but been creative and to date our gift wrapping has proven very popular.
Your choice for gift presentation is a bag made with a soft cotton print fabric, tied with a ribbon and a gift tag (we can even custom print these for you as we recently did for a dinner at the House of Commons).
We hope the recipient will either use the bag for wrapping a special piece of jewellery, re-use for another present or even use in handbags/tool box/briefcases for keeping something special!
Two choices of design currently
Bees with wildflowers
Festive red with gold twigs and robins
Charge is £5.00 otherwise to buy with a cream/soap etc then choose the gift wrapping option required with the purchase
GOLD award winning for Family Skincare and SILVER award in Sensitive Skin in the FreeFrom Gift Awards 2020
This is the perfect gift or ‘care package’ for those with sensitive skin and beautifully wrapped in a hand made, lined ‘BeeHaven’ fabric bag with ties which can be reused or passed on in the tradition of Japanese gift-wrapping
We have included a range of really effective creams, a tincture and lip balm
Calendula Cream 200ml aluminium jar was highly recommended by Natural Health Magazine’s International Beauty awards in 2018, combining naturally moisturising honey and protective beeswax with plant oils infused with calming Calendula petals. This is a light cream ideal for the Body and also perfect if a light Face cream is preferred soothing calendula cream
Intensive Care Hand Cream 35ml tube awarded Editor’s Choice in the 2020 Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards, this cream was developed for those with particularly dry skin and those who are regularly washing their hands and requiring a richer barrier, particularly appropriate in these current times intensive care hand cream
Propolis Cream 35ml tube was Shortlisted in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards in 2020. Propolis has superb qualities, particularly good for taking the itch out of irritated as well as eczema prone skin, for acne, bites, burns, stings, blisters and cold sores – it’s our go to cream in emergencies propolis cream
Propolis Tincture 30ml spray is routinely used by Opera Singers to protect their throats from infection as it has anti viral/fungal/bacterial and microbial properties, we use it if we have a sore throat or feel a cold coming. it can also be used topically for burns, stings, ulcers and blisters propolis tincture
Lip Balm 10ml stick was commended by the 2020 Beauty Shortlist Mama and Baby Awards, and shortlisted by Natural Health Magazine International Beauty Awards, the most simple and effective combination – just almond oil, beeswax and a splash of vitamin E – presented in a card tube which need pushing up rather than twisting lip balm
This gentle and effective selection really shows your care!
Our favourite selection for a short break and those who like to keep their skincare pure and simple.
A cornucopia of our products, beautifully presented in a hand made fine cotton print containing one each of the following;
Silky Hand Cream Lavender essential oil
Fab Face Cream Jasmine and Rose essential oils
Soft Foot Intensive Cream Jasmine Lavender and Rosemary essential oils
OR the same creams Fragrance Free for those with sensitive skin or just giving their senses a rest, all three creams receiving Highly Commended in the Sensitive Skin Category by Natural Health Magazine International Beauty Awards 2018
We’re always happy to change a fragrance in this selection , just ask!
3 x 35ml tubes in a handy tied cotton bag
**Gold award winning for best Stocking Filler in the FreeFrom Gift Awards 2020 described “A joy to open…Hand Cream, bee-wrap, a little joke and seasonal greeting..a lovely touch…It felt like Christmas morning”
A festive alternative to our hand tied cotton gift bags, so for 2020 we have designed and hand made a Christmas Cracker which contains a tube of Silky Hand Creams, with your choice of fragrance, in addition an alternative containing a mini BeeswaxWrap too
a 35ml tube of either
**geranium and orange – 3 time winner of Best Hand Cream awards with a BeeswaxWrap – ideal for wrapping 1/2 a lemon/avocado/cucumber etc or a soap when travelling
geranium and orange – 3 time winner of Best Hand Cream awards
gardeners (jasmine lavender and rosemary – Alison’s favourite combination)
bergamot sandalwood and pine – rich and woody for the festive period
jasmine for a reminder of sultry summer days
lavender being the classic relaxing and balancing essential oil
intensive care hand cream with calendula
Included in each cracker will be a corny bee themed joke along with a crucially fascinating fact