Honey is a golden liquid produced by bees using the nectar of flowering plants, trees and shrubs. The type of flowers that the bees visit can affect the taste, smell and texture of the honey, resulting in different varieties, such as heather, borage, clover and orange blossom. bees collect pollen, nectar and resins making it a true aromatherapy product! Likewise Propolis a natural resin collected from the buds of conifers and other trees by honeybees. It is used by bees to seal walls and strengthen combs of hives,
Honey & Propolis have many traditional uses since the dawn of time. Its a great sweetener but its medicinal properties are legend for treating allergies, soar throats and coughs. Its its natural antibacterial properties and its effects on wound healing have been well researched & proven. Honey is extremely rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals and has the outstanding ability to nourish, soothe and heal sensitive skin including dermatitis.The related Propolis is a folk medicine still used for cosmetic purposes, inflammation, and wound healing. It has been used internally and externally and is believed to kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi, to possess local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties,. Both are immune boosters.
Beeswax is a major item in good moisturising skincare products due to its rich vitamin A content and emollient properties. Beeswax is one of the most well-known home remedies for acne being strongly antiseptic, healing and anti-inflammatory.
Then of course we have candles and other wax products.
Fragrant Earth reject refined white beeswax staying with the natural colour.We work with beekeepers locally in the Somerset Moors and our old friends in the Border country in the North of England in the pristine country side of Cheviot and Dale.
Fragrant Earth have long been involved is bee supportive campaigns and have special concerns about wild Bumblebee projects.