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I named the soap after my daughter who loves our bees. She likes to sit next to the hive and let them crawl on her fingers.

Bee Charmer soap has honeycomb from my own hive that has been crushed and strained to remove most of the honey (but it is still about 50% honey), with lots of pollen. Honey is humectant, meaning that it holds moisture to your skin. Goat milk from my nubian doe is gentle and softening for skin. Cleopatra regularly bathed her face in honey and milk for their complexion enhancing benefits. The smell of this soap is sweet like honey, its texture is smooth like honey, and its color is light amber like honey. It even has a cute honeycomb pattern on top.

I love to work in my garden and listen to the happy hum of my bees as they busily fly in and out of their hive. Once a week or so I peer into the hive to make sure that all is going well. My kids and I love it when we get to see a new young bee emerging from its cell, and it's fascinating to watch them build comb--especially when they join hands and form a living chain to build large sections. I used to think that all honey was the same, but since learning about the things that go on in the world of beekeeping, I have realized that honey is like any other type of agriculture: conventional beekeepers use all sorts of pesticides and fumigants, they feed copious amounts of sugar syrup rather than allowing their bees to eat nectar-honey (even natural beekeepers use some syrup, but only as a last resort to keep our bees from starving during a dearth), they high-heat and filter all the good stuff out of the product, and some unethical beekeepers even allow their bees to starve each winter because it's cheaper to just replace them in the spring. It's no wonder honeybees are dying off! I am raising my bees naturally, using no chemicals in my hive, and encouraging them to be healthy and vigorous by eating the food that God provided for them. And when I harvest honey (only the surplus that the bees don't need), I crush and strain it out of the comb through a typical kitchen sieve, leaving lots of pollen, propolis, and bits of wax in it.

True story about my son, my bees, and this soap: When bee larvae have reached a stage of development, they spin cocoons and their older sisters cap the cell as the larva develops into a bee. It is magical to watch a new bee chew through the capping and emerge from its cell, my children love to see it. When my son saw me unwrap my first batch of Bee Charmer soap, he saw that some of the "cells" were flat in stead of cupped and he said "mommy, look! Some of the brood is capped!" So if you get a bar with a flat spot in the "comb," be glad you got a capped cell! ;)

Bee-ware of soaps that have Milk and Honey in the name, but contain fragrance oil called "Milk and Honey," and they don't have real milk or honey in them! Want to try a fun experiment? Do a search for "vegan milk and honey soap," and you'll be amazed at how many results pop up. There's no real milk or honey in them, since vegan means no animal products and milk and honey both come from animals. Mine has real milk and honey (from humanely and naturally raised goats and bees), no artificial fragrance.

approximately 4.25 oz. Photos with bows are shown gift wrapped.

A note about my new system of labeling soap: I am a full time mother, wife, gardener, goat- chicken- and beekeeper, and active member of my church and community. I was getting seriously squeezed for time, to the point that I was considering giving up my soap business--which I really didn't want to do! My husband and my mom helped me brainstorm ways that I could streamline my soap making process without sacrificing the quality of the product or customer service. Getting rid of hand tied bows was at the top of everybody's list. I love the bows and still offer them as an extra option, but the truth is, they are purely aesthetic. I have switched to sticker labels and am loving the time that not tying hundreds of bows has freed up!

Ingredients: olive oil, goat milk, organic palm oil, coconut oil, lye, crushed and strained beeswax with honey and pollen.

My soaps are real soap, made from scratch using the cold-process method of combining fats with lye, not the melt-and-pour type. Notice that all of my ingredients are ones that you recognize, no chemicals that make you wonder what they are or what they do to you! I use many organic ingredients, including organic palm oil. Each bar is unique, hand cut, and hand wrapped. My soap lasts a long time as long as you take care to let it dry out between uses.

About shipping: For customers in the US, I can often save you money on shipping orders of 4 or more bars if you ask me to create a custom listing for you. For international customers, it usually works out that the lowest price I can give you is what you would automatically be charged if you buy items individually. However, it you are buying a variety of types of products, such as bars of soap plus body butter, it might be worth asking me if I can save you on shipping fees with a custom listing.

Honey, Pollen, and Beeswax Goat Milk Soap, "The Bee Charmer" with unprocessed beeswax

$6.00 USD
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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: olive oil, goat milk, coconut oil, palm oil, lye, crushed beeswax with honey and pollen
  • Feedback: 1033 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Vermont, United States
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