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.

Beekeeper’s Compendium – Large

A compendium of everything you might wish to find in a honey themed set.  Comprises of the following:

1 x Tweedside Honey 140g

This is our set flower honey, harvested early in the summer. This honey is mild in flavour and is popular with just about everybody, including children, as it’s not too strong.

 

1 x Honey and Beeswax Peppermint Foot Balm

This is an intensive, 100 % natural balm, containing a high proportion of honey and beeswax combined with natural sweet almond oil, safflower oil and oat oil.  Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Sweet Almond oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat oil), Carthamus tinctorius (Thistle oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Mentha piperita (Essential Oil of Peppermint).

 

1 x Honey and Beeswax Lavender Hand Cream tube 50g

Our moisturising Honey and Beeswax Lavender Hand Cream contains Sweet Almond, Safflower and Jojoba oils along with our own natural honey and beeswax to nourish and protect your hands. Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Oil),  Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil),  Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Mel (Honey), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Lavandula augustifolia (Essential Oil Of Lavender), Lactic Acid, Linalol, Limonene, Geraniol, Coumarin.

 

1 x Honey and Beeswax Soap – Heather Honey 75g

This soft and gentle soap contains no less than 8 % honey and 8 % beeswax from our own hives.  It is made using our delicate heather honey, and is fragrance-free.  Ingredients: Organic Certified Soap Base (Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Palmate*, Sucrose**, Sodium Cocoate*, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Palm Kernalate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder**), Mel (Honey 8%), Cera Alba (Beeswax 8%).*Manufactured from certified organic oils. **Certified organic material.

 

1 x 100% Pure Beeswax Small Beehive Candle

These popular wee candles are hand painted and stand at only 5cm tall, but are adorable nonetheless!

Our moulded beeswax candles are made here at Chain Bridge Honey Farm by Matt Caulfield. They are hand painted by Mary Hastie.
Benefits: Beeswax candles are slow burning, produce a subtle aroma and do not emit black smoke.

Directions for use: Place on a stable, heat-proof surface, away from draughts and flammable objects before lighting.

 

1 x Unperfumed Lip Balm 18g

Our Unperfumed Honey and Beeswax Lip Balm is made with honey and beeswax collected from our own bees to help moisturise and protect your lips. Our lip balm is well known as being one of the best 100% natural lip balms available. Keeps lips bee-eautifully soft!  Ingredients: Prunus dulcis (Almond Oil), Cera alba (Beeswax), Mel (Honey), Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E).

 

Beekeeper’s Compendium – Small

A honey themed set comprising of the following:

1 x Geranium Soap 75g

This soft and gentle soap contains no less than 8 % honey and 8 % beeswax from our own hives.

It is fragranced with the fresh, botanical scent of essential oil of geranium.

The soap base we use is certified organic and has luxurious lathering qualities.

Each bar of our soap is individually hand wrapped in waxed paper.

Ingredients: Organic Certified Soap Base (Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Palmate*, Sucrose**, Sodium Cocoate*, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Palm Kernalate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder**), Mel (Honey 8%), Cera Alba (Beeswax 8%), Pelargonium graveolens (Essential Oil of Geranium).***

*Manufactured from certified organic oils. **Certified organic material. ***Contains geraniol which can irritate some skins.

 

1 x Heather Honey Lip Balm 18g

Our Heather Honey and Beeswax Lip Balm is made with honey and beeswax collected from our own bees to help moisturise and protect your lips. Our lip balm is well known as being one of the best 100% natural lip balms available. Keeps lips bee-eautifully soft!
Our heather honey is collected in late summer when our hives are situated on moorland around Wooler, Chatton, Chillingham, Belford and Rothbury, all in north Northumberland and then also in the Lammermuirs, Berwickshire. It is a foxy coloured honey with a distinctive aroma, which really comes through in this lip balm. Give it a try!
Comes in an 18g recyclable glass jar. Apply as needed. Not tested on animals.

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

 

1 x 100% Pure Beeswax Small Beehive Candle

These popular wee candles are hand painted and stand at only 5cm tall, but are adorable nonetheless!

Our moulded beeswax candles are made here at Chain Bridge Honey Farm by Matt Caulfield. They are hand painted by Mary Hastie.
Benefits: Beeswax candles are slow burning, produce a subtle aroma and do not emit black smoke.

Directions for use: Place on a stable, heat-proof surface, away from draughts and flammable objects before lighting.

 

Honey and Beeswax Hand Cream with Geranium 50g (Tube)

Our moisturising Honey and Beeswax Geranium Hand Cream contains Sweet Almond, Safflower and Jojoba oils along with our own natural honey and beeswax to nourish and protect your hands. It is easily absorbed leaving hands feeling silky smooth and noticeably softer.

It is lightly fragranced with the refreshing botanical scent of Essential Oil of Geranium. It makes a great gift for a friend or simply to yourself.

It comes packaged in a handy plastic tube.

Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Oil),  Carthamus tinctorius (Organic Safflower Oil),  Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Mel (Honey), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Pelargonium graveolens (Essential Oil of Geranium), Lactic Acid, Linalol, Limonene,Geraniol, Courmarin.

Our skin care products are hand made here at Chain Bridge Honey Farm using our own honey and beeswax collected from 1,800 hives situated in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We use the highest quality natural base and essential oils and in our creams we use the ‘greenest’ preservative possible. We avoid the use of paraben preservatives.

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.

Honey and Beeswax Hand Cream Unperfumed with Jojoba 50g

Our moisturising Honey and Beeswax Jojoba Hand Cream (unperfumed) contains Sweet Almond, Safflower (Thistle) and Jojoba oils along with our own natural honey and beeswax to nourish and protect your hands. It is easily absorbed leaving hands feeling silky smooth and noticeably softer.

It makes a great gift for a friend or simply to yourself.

It comes packaged in a recyclable glass jar.

Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil),  Carthamus Tinctorius (Organic Safflower Oil),  Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Mel (Honey), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate (Preservatives), Lactic Acid.

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 Beeswax Hand Cream with Ylang Ylang 50g (Tube)

Our moisturising Honey and Beeswax Ylang Ylang Hand Cream contains Sweet Almond, Safflower and Jojoba oils along with our own natural Honey and Beeswax to nourish and protect your hands.

This hand cream is scented with the sweet, heady fragrance of Essential Oil of Ylang Ylang, which comes from tropical flowers grown widely in Madagascar. It makes a great gift for a friend or simply to yourself.

It comes packaged in a handy plastic tube.

It is easily absorbed and is suitable for everyday use, leaving hands feeling silky smooth. (For drier hands try our Honey & Beeswax Natural Hand Balm).

Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Oil),  Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil),  Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Mel (Honey), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Cananga odorata (Essential Oil of Ylang Ylang), Lactic Acid, Linalol, Farnesol, Geraniol.

Our skin care products are hand made here at Chain Bridge Honey Farm using our own honey and beeswax collected from 1,800 hives situated in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We use the highest quality natural base and essential oils and in our creams we use the ‘greenest’ preservative possible. We avoid the use of paraben preservatives.

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 Beeswax Hand Cream with Lavender 50g (Tube)

Our moisturising Honey and Beeswax Lavender Hand Cream contains Sweet Almond, Safflower and Jojoba oils along with our own natural honey and beeswax to nourish and protect your hands. It is easily absorbed leaving hands feeling silky smooth and noticeably softer.

It is scented with Essential Oil of Lavender to calm the mind and ease the senses. It makes a great gift for a friend or simply to yourself.

It comes packaged in a handy plastic tube.

Ingredients: Aqua, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba Oil),  Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower Oil),  Avena sativa (Oat Oil), Glyceryl Stearate, Mel (Honey), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Cetyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Lavandula augustifolia (Essential Oil Of Lavender), Lactic Acid, Linalol, Limonene, Geraniol, Coumarin.

Our skin care products are hand made here at Chain Bridge Honey Farm using our own honey and beeswax collected from 1,800 hives situated in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. We use the highest quality natural base and essential oils and in our creams we use the ‘greenest’ preservative possible. We avoid the use of paraben preservatives.

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.

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.