HandcraftedHoneyBee

Skin care that gets the world THINKING.

Tehachapi, California On Etsy since 2014

677 Sales

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HandcraftedHoneyBee

Skin care that gets the world THINKING.

Tehachapi, California | 677 Sales

Announcement    Handcrafted HoneyBee sells two product lines:
1) SmartGirl Kits, which offers DIY kits that teach STEM concepts through the creation of skin care; and
2) Thinkers Bath & Body, which infuses fun educational concepts into daily skin care.

These lines focus on the value of knowledge--both of the personal acquisition of knowledge and of a knowledgable, education-focused society. This emphasis is infused into everything we do (and is part of having a former teacher at the helm!). The benefit of a world where education is valued undoubtedly brings about more thoughtful decisions, a more compassionate approach to situations, and a craving for deeper understanding.

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2018

Handcrafted HoneyBee sells two product lines:
1) SmartGirl Kits, which offers DIY kits that teach STEM concepts through the creation of skin care; and
2) Thinkers Bath & Body, which infuses fun educational concepts into daily skin care.

These lines focus on the value of knowledge--both of the personal acquisition of knowledge and of a knowledgable, education-focused society. This emphasis is infused into everything we do (and is part of having a former teacher at the helm!). The benefit of a world where education is valued undoubtedly brings about more thoughtful decisions, a more compassionate approach to situations, and a craving for deeper understanding.

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    About HandcraftedHoneyBee

    Sales 677
    On Etsy since 2014

    In Stacia's Words...

    In all honesty, I never expected to be an entrepreneur. In fact, since a very young age, my passion has always been in education. When I was 16, I got my first summer job as a summer school teacher’s assistant, and I continued my career in education through the age of 28. I have assisted in classrooms from preschool to college, from general education to special education. I have been the lead teacher in high school and primary classrooms. Teaching from the heart was—and still is—my primary passion.

    At the age of 29, my husband and I moved to a rural mountain town in California and started a family shortly thereafter. Motherhood was the ultimate in focused mentorship, but as my sons grew out of their infancy, I realized that I longed to be back in a leadership role for my community.

    It was from this desire that Handcrafted HoneyBee was born, and my desire to educate, empower, and mentor others continues to be the driving passion behind growing my company. I believe that my business can be about more than simply teaching girls to make skin care. It can open a window for them, inviting them to do something that sounds like it would be hard to do—and then guiding them through the process of easily doing it. This kind of experience can be incredibly empowering at a young age; after all, if they could do this, they can do other things that also feel difficult.

    Sometimes, all a girl needs is a change in perception.

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    • Stacia Guzzo

      Owner

      Stacia Guzzo lives in Tehachapi, California, with her husband Robert and two young sons (as well as two dogs, two cats, 12 chickens, & 2 beehives). Her favorite things to do are learn, create, teach, and have fun with her husband and two young sons.

    • Robert Guzzo

      Owner

      Robert is Stacia's husband and co-creator of Handcrafted Honey Bee. While he currently works a full-time day job as an engineer, he is also the primary product tester, blog co-writer, co-dreamer, and co-homesteader.

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    Last updated on Apr 20, 2016
    Frequently asked questions
    How long do the kits typically take to make?

    All of our kits are designed to take between 5 and 20 minutes. For example, it only takes a few minutes or so to create your own clay mask base or Groovy Lamp Lip Gloss™. Kits that require melting take just a bit longer, but all should come in under 20 minutes.

    Do you have video tutorials that can help us see how to make these kits?

    Absolutely! Check us out on YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/HandcraftedHoneyBeeTV for How-To videos, or use the secret code on your kit to access the HoneyBee Heroine website, where you can unlock more videos, tips, and exclusive super-secret ways to level up your kits.

    What should I do if my wax mixture hardens before I pour it all?

    Microwave it in 10 to 15 second bursts, stirring in between, until it is liquid again. Voilà!

    What is the easiest way to clean up after melting my mixture?

    We recommend cleaning your jar immediately after you finish pouring the melted liquid. Use a paper towel (not a cloth towel!) to carefully wipe out the jar. To soften up any leftover bits, microwave it for 10 seconds and wipe away any remaining wax. When all the wax is gone, place it in the dishwasher.

    Can I add additional ingredients to the recipe in my kit?

    Adding additional oils, butters, or waxes to your kit could change the consistency or shelf life of the final product, so we don't recommend it.

    What if I don't want to use a microwave to melt my ingredients?

    No problem! Here's how to create a double boiler on your stove top: fill a small pot halfway with water and immerse the bottom of your heat-safe jar full of raw materials into the cool water. Make sure NO water can get into the jar at any point. Heat the water and the jar until you hit a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer until your material has melted.

    Will your deodorant work for me?

    Our deodorant recipe has been effective for many, many happy customers. That being said, everyone is different—and the efficacy of deodorant can be based on many things, such as personal body chemistry, diet, skin pH, geographic location and physical activity. Check our testimonials to learn what other customers have said about our deodorant!

    Does your deodorant contain aluminum?

    Definitely not. Never has, never will. Nor does it include any parabens, phthalates, or petroleum.

    Is your deodorant an antiperspirant?

    The FDA considers the claim of “antiperspirant” to be a drug claim (yep, not kidding!) so we can’t make any claims that it is an antiperspirant. We can, however, say that it is an AMAZING deodorant.

    Does your lip balm have SPF coverage?

    The FDA considers any product with an SPF claim to be an over-the-counter drug. So again, we can’t make any SPF claims about our lip balm...but we certainly love it.