Propolis Ointment 25g

Our Propolis Ointment is made using propolis collected from our own hives, plus our own honey and beeswax.

“Cold sores! Stops the blisters! 3 days and they are gone! Unbelievable! Cuts, burns, spots, in fact anything skin based this is the best natural healing product that we have ever used.” Mr Littlewood, Nottingham

 

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), 10% Propolis Tincture, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

The Antiseptic and healing qualities of propolis may help wounds and burns to heal. Place a little ointment on the affected area.

It can also be helpful in treating excema and psoriasis. Use Sparingly.

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

Honey and Oat All Natural Ointment with Tea Tree 50g

Our Honey and Oat Ointment harnesses the natural benefits of both honey and oats to rejuvenate your skin.
It can be applied anywhere on the body – hands, feet, elbows, toes – and requires gentle working in. The ointment contains 20% honey alongside our own beeswax combined with sweet almond oil, safflower oil, oat oil (5%) and vitamin E.

“I purchased a pot of the honey & oat ointment for my 2yr old who suffers with excezma…I just wanted to say thanks, it has provided much relief & has completely cleared up her sore patches…the results are truly amazing” Laura Thompson, UK

Oat oil (Avena sativa) is a superior oil delivering effective skin repair. It is high in linoleic acid content (omega 3 and 6) and antioxidant properties.

The oat oil we use comes from selected oats, grown in Sweden by contracted producers to ensure the quality, traceability, sustainability and safety of the raw material is maintained. It is free from GMOs. The oil retains the valuable active components that many refined oils lack and has ECOCERT natural approval.

Oat oil is non-irritating, is hypo-allergenic and so is suitable for sensitive skins.

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), Anthemis nobilis (Essential Oil of Chamomile), Essential Oil of Tea Tree (Malaleuca alternifolia), Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

Honey and Oat All Natural Ointment with 2 % Propolis 50g

Our Honey and Oat Ointment harnesses the natural benefits of both honey and oats to rejuvenate your skin. Added to this is propolis tincture made from propolis collected from our own bees.

It can be applied anywhere on the body – hands, feet, elbows, toes – and requires gentle working in. The ointment contains 20% honey alongside our own beeswax combined with sweet almond oil, safflower oil, oat oil (5%), propolis tincture (2%) and vitamin E.

“I purchased a pot of the honey & oat ointment for my 2yr old who suffers with excezma…I just wanted to say thanks, it has provided much relief & has completely cleared up her sore patches…the results are truly amazing” Laura Thompson, UK

Propolis is a sticky substance made by bees from tree resins. It is used by the bees to sterilise the inside of the hive and so is recognised for its antibacterial properties.

Oat oil (Avena sativa) is a superior oil delivering effective skin repair. It is high in linoleic acid content (omega 3 and 6) and antioxidant properties.

The oat oil we use comes from selected oats, grown in Sweden by contracted producers to ensure the quality, traceability, sustainability and safety of the raw material is maintained. It is free from GMOs. The oil retains the valuable active components that many refined oils lack and has ECOCERT natural approval.

Oat oil is non-irritating, is hypo-allergenic and so is suitable for sensitive skins.

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), 2% Propolis Tincture, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

Honey and Oat All Natural Ointment with Chamomile 50g

Our Honey and Oat Ointment harnesses the natural benefits of both honey and oats to rejuvenate your skin. Essential oil of Chamomile is a gentle addition with wonderful soothing properties.

It can be applied anywhere on the body – hands, feet, elbows, toes – and requires gentle working in. The ointment contains 20% honey alongside our own beeswax combined with sweet almond oil, safflower oil, oat oil (5%) and vitamin E.

“I purchased a pot of the honey & oat ointment for my 2yr old who suffers with excezma…I just wanted to say thanks, it has provided much relief & has completely cleared up her sore patches…the results are truly amazing” Laura Thompson, UK

Oat oil (Avena sativa) is a superior oil delivering effective skin repair. It is high in linoleic acid content (omega 3 and 6) and antioxidant properties.

The oat oil we use comes from selected oats, grown in Sweden by contracted producers to ensure the quality, traceability, sustainability and safety of the raw material is maintained. It is free from GMOs. The oil retains the valuable active components that many refined oils lack and has ECOCERT natural approval.

Oat oil is non-irritating, is hypo-allergenic and so is suitable for sensitive skins.

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), Anthemis nobilis (Essential Oil of Chamomile), Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

Honey and Oat All Natural Ointment with Arnica 50g

Our Honey and Oat Ointment harnesses the natural benefits of both honey and oats to rejuvenate your skin.

It can be applied anywhere on the body – hands, feet, elbows, toes – and requires gentle working in. The ointment contains 20% honey alongside our own beeswax combined with sweet almond oil, safflower oil, oat oil (5%), arnica tincture and vitamin E.

“I purchased a pot of the honey & oat ointment for my 2yr old who suffers with excezma…I just wanted to say thanks, it has provided much relief & has completely cleared up her sore patches…the results are truly amazing” Laura Thompson, UK

Oat oil (Avena sativa) is a superior oil delivering effective skin repair. It is high in linoleic acid content (omega 3 and 6) and antioxidant properties.

The oat oil we use comes from selected oats, grown in Sweden by contracted producers to ensure the quality, traceability, sustainability and safety of the raw material is maintained. It is free from GMOs. The oil retains the valuable active components that many refined oils lack and has ECOCERT natural approval.

Oat oil is non-irritating, is hypo-allergenic and so is suitable for sensitive skins.

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), Arnica tincture, Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

Honey and Oat All Natural Ointment 50g

Our Honey and Oat Ointment harnesses the natural benefits of both honey and oats to rejuvenate your skin.

It can be applied anywhere on the body – hands, feet, elbows, toes – and requires gentle working in. The ointment contains 20% honey alongside our own beeswax combined with sweet almond oil, safflower oil, oat oil (5%) and vitamin E.

“I purchased a pot of the honey & oat ointment for my 2yr old who suffers with excezma…I just wanted to say thanks, it has provided much relief & has completely cleared up her sore patches…the results are truly amazing” Laura Thompson, UK

Oat oil (Avena sativa) is a superior oil delivering effective skin repair. It is high in linoleic acid content (omega 3 and 6) and antioxidant properties.

The oat oil we use comes from selected oats, grown in Sweden by contracted producers to ensure the quality, traceability, sustainability and safety of the raw material is maintained. It is free from GMOs. The oil retains the valuable active components that many refined oils lack and has ECOCERT natural approval.

Oat oil is non-irritating, is hypo-allergenic and so is suitable for sensitive skins.

Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

Skincare Information

Over the years we’ve been making (possibly) the best lip balm you’ve ever tried whilst also working hard to make beneficial honey, beeswax and propolis creams and balms that will treat your skin well.

– Our formulas are free from parabens, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances.

– We use only the highest quality vegetable oils and essential oils and do not test on animals.

– Our products contain our own honey and beeswax, from our own colonies of indigenous bees, supporting the continuance of British beekeeping.

– We are constantly seeking to improve our products. If you have any feedback, good or bad, please get in touch.

– Skin-friendly products made in Britain by a bee-friendly family.

 

Almond Oil: Reveal Beautiful Skin, Naturally

We don’t use many ingredients in our Chain Bridge Honey skincare (long lists of indecipherable, toxic chemicals are not really our thing), but the ones we do use are used with good reason. You may have noticed a few recurring oils that we like to include in our lip balms, hand creams and ointments and one of those is almond oil.

Almond oil really is wonderful stuff that has been used for thousands of years in many cultures for it’s fantastic health and beauty benefits, so it would be remiss to not use it in our products!

Rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, proteins and much more this is one thing that should be a staple in everyone’s skincare routine, whatever your age or skin type.

Here are some of the fantastic benefits for skin that almond oil has to offer:

almond oil

Hypoallergenic

Almond oil is incredibly gentle and mild, so much so that it is even suitable to use on a baby’s skin – sweet almond oil as a sole product is in fact one of the most popular choices for baby massage oil, which just tells you how kind the the skin it must be.

We know that you don’t have to be a baby to have sensitive skin though, this can be an issue at any time in life, so we always like to make sure that our products are mild enough (yet still effective) for all skin types.

 

Rich in Vitamin E

It’s not unusual to see adverts for many skincare products shouting about the benefits of vitamin E, but where in synthetic based products this is usually an extra added ingredient, vitamin is comes naturally in almond oil.

Vitamin E is definitely something worthwhile having in your skincare products as it is a potent antioxidant which works to block free radicals and slow the ageing process of skin. It also works wonders on dry skin, in it’s natural form, such as in almond oil.

Gentle Skin Relief

Almond oil is fantastic for treating a number of dry, itchy skin conditions from eczema to skin rashes and so including it in our healing, soothing ointments was a must!

Naturally high in zinc, almond oil helps to reduce inflammation and relieve sore or burning sensations that can come hand in hand with many skin conditions.

 

Anti-ageing

Collagen is key to achieving smooth, supple, wrinkle free skin and it just so happens that the proteins found in almond oil are full of this! It also provides many essential amino acids which are required in the production of collagen within the body.

The almond oil used in our products is very easily absorbable and so all of this goodness will be going right in.

Muscular Aches & Pains

We include almond oil in our peppermint foot balm and foot cream not only for all the points above, but also for it’s ability to relieve muscular aches and pains to great effect.

As previously mentioned, almond oil contains high levels of protein, which are easily and readily absorbed by aching muscles to aid in their rejuvenation and repair. There is also evidence to suggest that almond oil can relieve muscle pain by drawing out excess toxins, which is particularly effective through the feet.

oat oil

Oat Oil: The Surprising Skin Benefits

You may have noticed that there’s an ingredient used over and over in our all natural beauty products, which rightly so might lead you to wonder why. That ingredient is ‘Avena Sativa’, or Oat oil.

Oats are a pretty wonderful thing, not just to eat and fill your tum on a cold winter’s morning (although that is one good way to get your fix!), but also for the health of our skin.

Rich in vitamins A, E and B as well as crammed with calcium, zinc, iron and manganese this is one ingredient that just had to go into our natural beauty products!

Here’s just some of the things we love about amazing oat oil:

oat oil

Antimicrobial

 

Oat oil is incredibly effective at killing a variety of bad bacteria strains that are often found within the human body, making this a fantastic addition to any all natural beauty products that aim to help you maintain beautiful skin and also, ointments to help cuts and grazes heal.

Oat oil is in fact so brilliant at killing bacteria that many studies have concluded this extract might be an effective component in pharmaceutical drugs as an alternative to synthetic, chemical additions.

 

Great for Eczema

 

Oat oil can be a real wonder-stuff for anyone suffering from eczema or any other uncomfortable, dry skin condition. This is down to it’s wonderful moisturising properties and it’s ability to restore the skin barrier – meaning less itchy and inflammation and quicker healing.

All of our natural beauty products are extra gentle and suitable for even the youngest or most sensitive of skin. We love our Un-perfumed Oat Ointment for providing much needed relief for eczema sufferers.

oat oil

Antioxidant

 

Oats have incredible antioxidant benefits, which make them pretty amazing as an anti-aging moisturizer.

The oat oil used in our moisturizing natural beauty products help reverse the damage to your skin caused by UV rays, chemicals and pollution.

 

Anti-Fungal

 

Oat oil can provide massive relief for anyone suffering from itchy skin, which is often caused by a fungal infection.

For skin diseases such as dermatitis, the anti-fungal properties in oat oil will not only help to soothe and cleanse the skin, but it will also help reduce inflammation and seriously calm itching.

Deeply Moisturising

 

Oat oil is the perfect addition to natural beauty products that are to be applied to the skin, as although an oil, it is highly absorbable by the skin, meaning no greasy residue and all the great benefits sinking straight into the skin.

Oats act as a natural moisturiser on their own, by removing dead skin cell, acting as a protective barrier and also penetrating deeply. That, combined with our moisturising honey, avocado oil and all the other wonderful ingredients we use is a sure shot to a fabulous product!

gardener's gift guide

The Chain Bridge Honey Gardener’s Gift Guide

Is it too early to mention Christmas? Probably, but just in case you’re thinking about it already, have a birthday coming up or fancy treating someone special who loves gardening we thought we’d put together the perfect gardener’s gift guide!

Our online shop is packed full of great gift ideas for anyone who loves to potter around in the garden, from practical items to luxury bits and bobs – there’s something for everyone.

To help you put together the ideal gift basket or Christmas stocking (or perhaps you just fancy treating yourself!) here is our gardener’s gift guide:

Hand Cream

Hard-working hands are a inevitable product of avid gardening, so help keep those mitts soft, soothed and smelling beautiful with one of our 100% natural and deeply moisturising hand creams.

We’ve got a scent to suit everyone, from summer burst to fill your nostrils with warm, floral aromas, to the more unisex scents of citrus or lavender.

The essential oils we use in our hand creams aren’t just for smell though – read all about their beneficial properties in our blog ‘Essential Oils & Why We Use Them’ to discover the right one for you.

gardener's gift guide

Beeswax Polish

How about something that can be put to good, practical use? Our beeswax and carnauba furniture polish had to get a mention in our gardener’s gift guide, for the all important finishing touches on wooden garden furniture, or maybe even woodworking projects that get created in the garden!

This superior quality polish is exactly what you need for enduring protection and shine. Your gardener in mind will love this useful addition.

Beekeeping Book

It’s not at all unusual for people who love being in the garden to have a keen interest in bees – they do help flowers and plants flourish after all!

There are endless benefits to beekeeping, for us as individuals as well as the planet, so taking up beekeeping is a fantastic thing to do.

Point your loved one in the right direction for getting started with this invaluable book for beginners, ‘More Beekeeping Hints for Beginners’ by Ann Middleditch.

gardener's gift guide

Natural Ointment

The odd scrape, scratch and sting comes hand in hand with regular gardening, so including one of our healing ointments in our gardener’s gift guide was essential. Speed up the repair process with just a small dab of your chosen ointment – a little goes a long way.

For really impressive healing results, try our honey and oat ointment with added Propolis. Propolis is absolutely fantastic for fixing up any minor wounds: you can read all about it here.

Honey Soap

Once it’s time to pack up and come inside, clean up in luxury with one (or a selection of) our gentle honey and beeswax soaps. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin and containing no less than 8% honey and 8% beeswax from our own hives for a luxurious experience, our soaps are a real treat.

Available in a wide range of natural scents and hand-wrapped in colourful, waxed paper, making these a great addition to our gardener’s gift guide.

gardener's gift guide

Tweedside Honey

It’s hungry work slaving away in the garden, so revive with a cup of tea and a slice of toast slathered in our delicious, mild honey.

You may have noticed that we’re pretty proud of our honey products and eating it has got to be of the best ways to enjoy our beekeeper’s and bee’s hard work!

Coming straight from our 1,800 hives in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, it doesn’t get any better than this. A must have in the gardener’s gift guide.

essential oil

Find The Essential Oil for You: Essential Oils & Why We Use Them

Perusing our products? Then you’ll probably have noticed that we don’t just use lovely stuff from bees, we also harness the benefits of natural essential oil to make sure that you’re getting top notch care and results.

What Is Essential Oil?

Essential oils are highly concentrated oils created by extracting directly from the flower, fruit, bark, leaf, root or even seed of a plant or tree. They are typically made using a slow process of steaming distillation, which separates the water and oil of a plant, leaving you with the most powerful healing properties and a strong aroma in just a single drop.

You might be familiar with essential oil in that you know it smells amazing without the use of synthetic perfume, but did you know that they also have loads of beauty boosting qualities and the ability to help with all sorts of skin conditions?

Here at Chain Bridge Honey, we always want you to get the most out of our products and one way to do that is to make sure you’re treating yourself and your loved ones to the right skincare.

If you’ve read our recent blog ‘Bee Propolis – The Health & Beauty Benefits’, you’ll know all about why Propolis is such a wonderful ingredient. Our honey has some similar qualities too, in that it’s anti-bacterial, full of anti-oxidants, moisturising and soothing, but what about the essential oil we use?

To help you choose which products are for you, here’s a run down of some of the essential oils we use and what they’re great for:

Geranium

 

You’ll find Geranium essential oil in one of our honey and beeswax hand creams and for starters, aside from it’s beneficial properties, you’re going to adore the fresh, green botanical scent!

Our Geranium hand cream is a fantastic choice for anyone with sore, over-worked hands or older hands that need a bit of TLC, due to it’s ability to minimise inflammation, speed up healing, fight infections, act as a natural painkiller and even reduce wrinkles.

For those of you that love gardening, you might find that this becomes a bit of a must-have, particularly in summer months, as Geranium essential oil also acts as a natural insect repellent and bug bite healer.

essential oil

Bergamot

 

Most commonly known for it’s inclusion in Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is a beautiful, stimulating, light citrus scent with a multitude of medicinal and beauty uses.

Used in one of our moisturisers, this is a perfect option for anyone with scarring due to Bergamot being an effective Cicatrisant – something that helps scars and other skin markings to disappear and evens out the distribution of pigments and melanin, leading to even skin tone.

Rose

 

We use Rose Absolute essential oil in our honey rich moisturiser and once you try it for yourself, you’ll be glad we did! Rose Absolute essential oil is one of the most widely used oils in beauty products, despite being one of the most highly valued.

Rose essential oil has the most incredible ability to create gorgeous, glowing skin that is deeply nourished. It is also a miracle worker when it comes to reducing inflammation, so a bit of a god-send for anyone suffering from skin flare ups.

essential oil

Peppermint

 

Who doesn’t want minty fresh toes?! We certainly love it and we’re sure you will too, the addition of peppermint oil to our foot balm and foot cream offers a wonderful tingling and uplifting sensation that can’t be beaten.

Peppermint essential oil is often used as a natural muscle pain relief, so it will help to melt away any tension in your feet. It can also help to reduce headaches and support digestion – who knew a foot rub could have so many benefits?

Lavender

 

Lavender is such a popular scent that we’ve used it for all three of our beauty products: hand cream, moisturiser and lip balm. Spoil yourself with our Lavender gift box!

Lavender essential oil is one of the most gentle of all and is known particularly for being soothing and sleep inducing, making this moisturiser the perfect night-time treatment.

Not only does Lavender help to keep you relaxed and in good spirits, but it also helps to heal even the most sensitive skin.

Tea Tree

 

Tea Tree essential oil is one that you’ve probably heard of before, and we had to include it in one of our natural ointments really!

On its own, Tea Tree is a household favourite for healing any cuts, grazes or infections due to its potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and immune boosting properties; so when teamed with a whopping 20% of Chain Bridge Honey (along with a few other healing goodies) its effects are near miraculous.