It is no secret that we at The Amazing Blog love everything and anything to do with bees. With the UK’s increasingly volatile weather systems, and a particularly brutal summertime, the British bee has recently suffered. With the dramatically declining numbers, to find out how you can help, see: Help Save The Bees and The Beekeepers Association. Such is the nationwide concern that even our Exec Ed, Edwina keeps toying with idea of putting a hive on her central London roof terrace! Therefore, we’re extremely happy to introduce you to our latest find Just Bee.
Just Bee is a family owned enterprise producing luxury skincare and scented candles. They have a 55 year tradition of beekeeping in the family and keep 125 hives, dotted around rural West Somerset. With beeswax and honey harvested from their family bees, helps to keep their products as natural as possible and the selected scents used come from essential oils and are handmade on our farm. Something you might not know is that both the Egyptians and Romans used beeswax on their skin - this is well-documented. Not only does beeswax act as a natural anti-inflammatory, it is also antibacterial, anti-allergenic and contains vitamin A. It is naturally hydrating and particularly good for sufferers of eczema or psoriasis. We mustn't forget to mention that Just Bee not only produces skincare but candles too.
We picked the Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream to try. Made with a combination of beeswax and honey, the cream seals moisture into the skin and is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic. It unscented and also has added rosehip and sweet almond oil, which helps to rejuvenate the skin with its anti-aging properties. Best of all it's Fragrance-free and the natural ingredients leave hands silky soft with a gentle scent of honey. It has become a firm favourite as it is not only rich and moisturising for our hands but also for lips too! We like multipurpose products and this certainly has proved to be just that. Our Exec Ed is so impressed with this handy cream, that she closely guards it on her desk. It’s great value at £12.50 for a sturdy 250ml bottle with pump and... We think that this should be shared as everyone’s desk essential – hear that Exec Ed?!