Christmas Wish List: Natural Honey Gifts & Stocking Fillers

The time for giving (and receiving!) is here!

As Christmas draws near, we all start thinking about what we can put under the tree for our loved ones this year that they really want.

Whether it’s stocking fillers you’re after or something bigger, we’ve got everything you need for the bee lover’s Christmas wish list and beyond…

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Christmas Gift Boxes

 

Let us do all the hard work for you – no need to pick and choose from our vast selection of lovely, natural honey and beeswax products, we’ve put together some delightful skincare gift boxes that are the ideal treat for gardeners, beekeepers and natural beauty aficionados alike.

Take your pick from our flower selection, simply skincare or honey and lavender goodies – these are bound to be well received on Christmas morning.

Honey Gift Packs

 

Got a friend or family member who is a big foodie? Then we’ve got the perfect gift for them! Make their Christmas dinner complete, with the addition of our delicious crunchy honey mustard and unique honey variations.

Our honey is produced by our own bees in the 1,800 hives we have situated throughout Northumberland and the Scottish Borders and come in a selection of delicious, natural flavours – buttery, flower set honey can’t be beaten on Christmas morning!

Beekeeping Books

 

Do you have a budding beekeeper in your midst? Treat them to a wealth of knowledge this year, with our beekeeping books for all levels.

‘Reflections on Beekeeping’ is a must have gift for beekeepers of all experience levels, covering invaluable tips on how to keep your bees alive and well and producing amazing honey and beeswax products.

Beeswax Candles

 

Ditch the synthetic candles this year and opt for something traditional and natural instead. A wonderful stocking filler for all the family and in all shapes and sizes! Light up the room with hand-made Christmas tree candles or delight with 100% natural beeswax candles in fun, animals moulds.

Stocking Fillers

 

Finding stocking fillers that aren’t just a big waste of money can be a challenge, but we’ve got some lovely little bits and pieces that are perfect presents from Father Christmas!

For ‘him’, we have our 100% natural moustache wax in a quirky vintage-style tin; or how about a lovely beechwood honey dipper to go with that honey gift set? Our natural honey-based soaps are also a great choice for all the family.

The Importance of Bees & Beekeeping: Why The World Needs Bees

You’ve probably already noticed that we love our bees here at Chain Bridge Honey! But the incredible products they create, from propolis that works wonders for natural healing to the delicious honey that we all know and love, is just the tip of the ice-berg.

Bees are essential for human life on this planet, but the sad and scary truth is that they are rapidly dying out. To help protect and save these wonderful creatures and to preserve our own way of life too, it is of the utmost importance that we all educate ourselves and others on what it is exactly that makes bees so amazing and so integral for life.

Why The World Needs Bees

There are more than 20,000 species of bees in the world today, indigenous to different areas all over the planet. In the UK alone, there are several hundred types that separate into two different categories: Social and Solitary. All of these types of bees offer their own unique contribution to planet earth.

All bees are pollinators and pollinators are essential for crops, from fruit and veg to coffee and tea, to be able to thrive. There is a famous quote from Albert Einstein “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe then man would only have four years left to live” and this might be quite true: An incredible 84% of crops grown for human consumption today rely on bees and a select few other insects to pollinate them to increase their yields and quality – that is an absolutely huge amount of food, that we survive off of, that depends on the existence of bees.

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Does Beekeeping Help?

We are proud to say that Chain Bridge Honey has a whopping 1,800 hives throughout the Northumberland and Scottish Borders, from which we make all of our lovely products. Beekeeping is a great way to help boost the bee population, when done right, and it’s also a great hobby!

Keeping bees helps to strengthen the gene pool by adding healthy bees back into the population. Not only that, but just two hives can pollinate an entire mid-sized garden for thriving plants!

If you’re keen to try your hand at beekeeping, be sure to join a local beekeepers’ association first, so that you can learn all about how to keep your colonies alive and well.

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:

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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.

Fascinating Bee Facts & Myth Busters

As you can probably guess, we love bees here at Chain Bridge Honey! These clever little creatures, that are so integral to human life, are really pretty amazing, so today we’re going to look at some fascinating bee facts to get you clued up.

Aside from having the ability to create multiple products that we can then carefully harvest and use to create our products, there are many other bee facts that make life inside the colonies something really special.

Fascinating Bee Facts

Honey!

 

It’s common knowledge that honey bees are experts at making…yup, you guessed it – honey! But did you know that we’re not the only ones who enjoy eating it and that the reason bees actually make honey is to feed themselves? Fortunately, our little buzzy friends are so efficient that they usual make 2-3 times the amount than they actually need, meaning that we can take our lot without affecting their way of life

 

IMPORTANT FACT

 

Although honey is the ideal nutrition for bees, high in nutrients and energy, bees can only eat the honey that they make themselves and eating honey from another hive is deadly so please don’t feed bees honey!

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Bees Communicate

 

One of the most fun bee facts is that It is true that bees can ‘talk’ to each other, in the form of dance! To be able to collect the most pollen possible and make the most honey, bees need to work together and to do this, they need to communicate about where the best pollen and food sources are.

If you were to look inside a hive and watch as bees return, you would see them doing a waggling dance, kind of in a figure of eight, which is how they direct their co-workers and impart information.

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Bees Are Your Friends

 

If we can get across one thing about bees in our list of bee facts, it’s that they are so important to our own wellbeing, due to their incredible ability to pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables. If it wasn’t for bees transferring pollen, our crops and plants would die.

If you want a happy garden, attracting bees is the best thing you can do! Bees love purple and blue flowers that are rich in nectar, so plant some lavender and bluebells and watch these fabulous bugs go to work!

You can also help to support bees by buying from small, local suppliers, like us! Our beekeepers are highly skilled and go to great efforts to take care of our honey bees, unlike many mass producing brands.

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A Bee’s Flight

 

Although honey bees don’t live very long (around 5 or 6 weeks for a worker bee) and manage to make around 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in this time, they are extraordinarily hard workers and a hive will collectively fly around 90,000 miles (which is equal to THREE orbits of the earth!) in order to collect 1kg of honey. Incredible!

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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:

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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.

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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!

6 Uses for Beeswax Blocks You Need to Know

Amongst all of our natural honey and beeswax based products that we have formulated for you, we also sell 100% pure beeswax blocks – a happy and rather fortunate by-product of our 50 tonnes of honey production! But what, you may wonder, can these pure beeswax blocks actually be used for? Well, quite a lot actually!

Here are some of our favourite uses for beeswax blocks, practically around the house and in traditional crafts:

DIY Beauty

 

Fancy having a go at making your own natural, soothing and wonderfully effective moisturisers at home? Beeswax makes an ideal base for creating just that.

Combine with equal parts of your favourite base oil and butter (such as cocoa butter or Shea butter), melt down, mix up and re-set. Easy and wonderful to use! Fantastic DIY Christmas gifts as well.

Reusable Food Wrap

 

Not so keen on using plastic cling film but still want to somehow keep your food fresh in the fridge, or in packed lunches for your little ones? One of the lesser known uses for beeswax is that in can be used to make reusable food wraps!

This is not only a lovely, non-toxic option to use, but it also looks really pretty and saves money because you can wash and re-use over and over again.

Find out how to create your own reusable beeswax wrap here.

Furniture Polish

 

One use you’ll have probably guessed or heard about already is using beeswax as furniture polish. This is a perfect natural and traditional alternative to chemical-based products and gives your furniture, or wood projects, a very smooth and rich finish, as well as an effective layer of protection.

Not so keen on having to make up your own furniture polish? Not to worry, we also sell the finished thing here.

Homemade Crayons

 

Do your kids somehow get through their crayons like there’s no tomorrow? Well, you don’t have to buy any more as you can make your own very easily with beeswax! This is also a great way to produce you own, more varied, selection of colours.

All you’ll need for this is a block of beeswax, a bar of soap, some food colouring and setting molds.

Melt the soap and beeswax together, add food colouring until you reach the desired pigment. Lightly grease your molds before pouring in your crayon mixture. Allow to set and then they’re ready to use!

Hinge Lubricant

 

One of the most popular household uses for our beeswax blocks is to lubricate any squeaky or stiff doors, drawers and windows through the house for a quick and easy fix – making this product a bit of a tool kit essential!

All you have to do it coat the hinge or runner in question with the beeswax and there you have it – good as new! This will also help to prevent and remove any pesky rust build up.

Natural Beeswax Candles

 

If you’ve enjoyed our candles so much that you’d like to have a go at making your own, our 100% beeswax blocks are exactly what you need. This is a particularly nice thing to do if you’re after some scented candles without the synthetic fragrance, as you can add your own scent to the mix using essential oils.

It takes a little while, but the end result is well worth the effort. Find out how to make you own with this excellent step by step guide on diynatural.com

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Autumnal Recipes: Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken & Apples

This time of year is the perfect season for a spot of comfort eating, in preparation for the cold months ahead, and our crunchy honey mustard is great inspiration for many scrumptious ideas.

Enjoy 2016’s harvest with this quick and easy honey mustard autumnal recipe:

Roasted Honey Mustard Chicken with Apples

 

Our honey mustard is tangy, delicious and made using our own honey from the 1,800 hives we have here at Chain Bridge! 100% natural ingredients and home-made on site. This is the ideal accompaniment to many meals and a feature in and of itself.

To get the most out of your cooking, seasonal is always best. We love this honey mustard chicken with apples recipe – you could even go out and pick your own cooking apples while the time is right!

Ingredients

3 Tbls Chain Bridge crunchy honey mustard

8 skin-on chicken thighs

Olive oil (extra virgin for extra tasty!)

1 Large onion

2 Cooking apples (PYO!)

230ml Chicken broth or stock

2 Tsps softened butter

1 Tbls plain flour

Salt, pepper & parsley to taste

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Get Cooking!

 

  • Preheat your over to 200 degrees C whilst you prep.

 

  • Season your chicken with salt and pepper and then fry until golden in your olive oil (around 10 minutes, flipping occasionally).

 

  • Once golden, put aside on a plate and keep 2 tablespoons of the oil/dripping for later.

 

  • Chop your onion and apples into chunks and fry up in the same pan for around 4 minutes, or until softened. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

 

  • Mix up your chicken stock and Chain Bridge crunchy honey mustard until well combined. Add to the pan, still containing the onions and apple and bring to the boil.

 

  • If using a cast iron skillet, you can now add the chicken thighs back into the mix, ready to put into the oven. Otherwise, transfer all the prepped ingredients so far into an oven-proof dish and roast for approx. 20 minutes or until your chicken is cooked through.

 

  • Whilst your chicken and apples are roasting, mix the softened butter and plain flour into a paste.

 

  • Remove your dish from the oven and transfer the chicken, apples and onions on to plates, ready to serve. This will be piping hot, so now’s the time to allow it to cool a bit.

 

  • Pop the juices in the pan back into a saucepan or skillet for the stove. Simmer and whisk in half of the butter/flour paste. Allow to thicken for a minute or two and then continue to add the remainder of the paste, as needed, to create a medium thick gravy. Season to taste.

 

  • Once your gravy is to your liking, pour over your plated chicken and apples. Sprinkle parsley on top if you wish and dig in!
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The Wonders of Avocado Oil: Why We Use it

You may have noticed that among our list of natural ingredients, avocado oil is a regular feature and that’s no mistake! Avocado oil is wonderful stuff which has remarkable skin, hair and health benefits, which is why we love using it in many of our skincare products.

Familiar with avocado in your salads but not so sure what it can do for you, health and beauty wise? Here’s just some of the reasons avocado oil is so great:

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Healthy Fat

 

Avocado fruit (yes, fruit!) is one of the few natural food products readily available that contains an incredible amount of healthy fat, called oleic acid. Often when people hear the word ‘fat’ they’re instantly put off, thinking that must mean it’s bad for your health, but not so when it’s the good kind. Our bodies require a certain amount of healthy fat to function correctly and your hair and skin really show off those benefits.

Avocado oil is pressed from the pulp of avocados and is almost a 70% oleic acid! You absolutely can eat avocado oil if you want to (we love using food friendly ingredients in our products – what goes onto your skin should be fine to go into your skin too; it is very absorbent after all!), but by putting it directly onto your skin you can reap the rewards in a more targeted way.

The oleic acid speeds up skin regeneration and wound healing, it reduces inflammation and it even helps to fight infections.

 

Vitamin E

 

Vitamin E is a popular one for skincare products and avocado oil has incredibly high amounts of it – in fact, it’s actually one of the top five foods highest in vitamin E! So why is that a good thing for your skin?

The vitamin E in avocado oil is well known for it’s skin benefits, by helping to defend against oxidative damage to skin cells whilst boosting the overall health of your skin.

Another important point about the vitamin E in avocado oil is that it is very easily absorbed by the skin, meaning that all those wonderful nutrients get right through to where it needs to be!

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Anti-Inflammatory

 

As mentioned above, the oleic acid in avocado oil has a brilliantly high concentration of anti-inflammatories, but what does this mean for your skin?

Avocado oil is a soothing and very thick substance that will skin on the surface of the skin for a short time rather than instantly soaking in. This is a great thing when it comes to many uncomfortable skin conditions, as it allow the anti-inflammatory properties in the oleic acid to work their magic there and then.

Avocado oil is an effective and natural treatment for insect bites and stings, sunburn, eczema, psoriasis and many more skin ailments, as it will almost instantly sooth itching and speed up healing, giving your skin time to recover.

 

Detoxify

 

Even when applied topically, avocado oil can help to detoxify your whole body. As it is so easily and readily absorbed by the skin, the avocado oil in our skincare products can work wonders inside and out.

Avocado oil comes from a lush, green fruit that is jam packed with chlorophyll which is a natural source of magnesium, as there is a magnesium ion at the core of each chlorophyll molecule. When this comes into contact the the natural acid produced by the human body, this magnesium ion is released, meaning you get to use up that lovely magnesium, but the chlorophyll is left with an empty space for a new metal.

This is great news for us, as that space can then be filled with toxic metals that are accumulated within the human body, making them harmless before expelling them out when you go to the loo! Science and beauty at it’s best!

Want to try our skincare products containing avocado oil? Find them here.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.