Thank you busy bees

May 29, 2014

White Cisitus flowers
Hidcote and Maillette lavender about to be distilled

Hidcote and Maillette lavender about to be distilled

I have been a busy bee making all my soaps and goodies over the last few weeks in preparation for an exciting summer – the amazing free River Festival Stratford-upon-Avon in July 5-6th and the first ever Home and Garden Event at Alscot Park July 17-20th – both should be fantastic fun to visit and to go as an exhibitor. I do remember doing lot of dancing last year at the River Festival, but that’s another story.

 Soap cut and drying

Soap cut and drying

As I created scented loveliness in my workspace, I realised how much of what I do is dependent on bees.

My gentle and moisturising hand balms for gardener’s, lip balms for protecting the sensitive skin on our lips, Healing soap for caressing skin that needs gentle care and After Shaving balm for scraped skin – each product would be nowhere ┬ánear as glorious without bees wax or honey.

Calendula and Hidcote lavender

Calendula and Hidcote lavender

Further, without the bees to pollinate the lavender, rose, calendula, rosemary and rose geranium flowers I couldn’t distil any flower waters and make essential oils.

Bourbon Attar of Rose Geranium

Bourbon Attar of Rose Geranium

For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom. ‘
William Shakespeare

So a thank you to the bees….

Find the happy bee in the orange blossom

Find the happy bee in the orange blossom

I used the healing body butter with the healing soap when I was going through treatment for breast cancer; it kept my skin soft and stopped any infection. I would recommend for other women who are going through this medical procedure. Thank you. M.S Stratford

Healing body butter