bee's knees bodyworks, artisanal luxuries for your skin

Chilliwack, Canada

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Last updated on Nov 10, 2019

Hi, thanks for visiting! I'm swamped with my day job, so my shop will be closed for the forseeable future, sorry! If you message me, I may have your favorite item in stock!

Tricia Nicol

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On Etsy since 2010

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A Happy Accident

I started making soap, lotion and lip balms by accident! One day I took my two young children to a Otion, a soapmaking bar/supply store in Bellingham Washington as an activity/outing while we were camping at nearby Birch Bay Washington. While my kids were having a ball making their own melt and pour soap creations, I wandered the store, intrigued and enthralled with the idea of making my own natural bodycare products, with natural, non-toxic ingredients.
I started small, making natural lotions, soap and lip balms as gifts for friends and family. I enjoyed every aspect, from testing and perfecting different recipes, to choosing the packaging and designing the labels. I attended weekend courses, researched on the internet and studied how-to books.
I soon realized that I needed a way to fund my new obsession (not to mention use up product - one family can only use so much soap & lotion!). I started selling at a few craft and farmers' markets, where I learned about the new phenomenon of Etsy! Etsy was such a great option - setting up an online store is quite expensive, but the reasonable fees on etsy made having an online presence a possibility! I opened my etsy shop and the rest, as they say, is history.

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  • Trish Nicol

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm Trish Nicol, I have a passion for beautifully designed things and spaces, and natural skin care products. I live in Chilliwack, British Columbia Canada, a beautiful farming community nestled in the Fraser Valley, an hour inland from Vancouver.

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Last updated on May 9, 2022
My name is Trish and I am the queen bee at Bee's Knees Bodyworks (etsy name: beeskneesbody); OK, actually I am the only bee at this point :) I handcraft all of the products, and design the packaging too. I started bee’s knees bodyworks in 2010, after several years of making soaps, lotions, and lip balms as a hobby. I find it so personally rewarding to make and share high quality, natural body care products with friends, like you!

About the Name: Bee’s knee’s does not refer to actual Bee products (although I do use beeswax in a number of my products), it refers to the popular phrase of the 1920’s meaning the best or the ultimate!

My motto is "good. clean. fun"... see why below!

Good - Every item that bee’s knees bodyworks makes, uses either natural or high quality cosmetic ingredients.

Clean – We know about ‘eating clean’, not eating overprocessed foods, so how about not putting chemicals and overprocessed body products on the largest organ of our bodies – our skin! There are No Parabens and No Phthalates in any of our products. None of my soaps contain detergents or drying chemicals like sodium lauryl sulphate. Please recycle your packaging.

Fun – Bathing and caring for your skin should be an enjoyable experience, that’s why I take care in choosing and designing pleasing packaging, using the very best essential and fragrance oils and the best natural ingredients for your pleasure!

About Cold Process Soap – My cold process soaps are made in small, hand stirred batches. This is handmade soap that differs from commercially prepared soaps in that it is made without drying detergents or surfactants. Glycerine is not removed, leaving a naturally moisturizing soap. I also add extra butters and oils that produce a very mild, moisturizing soap. After the soap is cut, it cures for at least 4 weeks before I sell it - this allows for excess water to evaporate out of the soap, making a harder, milder, longer lasting bar for you!

All of my products have been personally tested and approved before you will ever use them. do not partake in, or condone any animal testing

REQUESTS FOR FREES SAMPLES / FREE PRODUCTS : Thanks for your interest in my shop and products :) I receive many requests to provide free samples or free product, that I can't possibly give away product and pay for shipping and still be in business long, I'm sure you understand. I may be able to work out a free sample or product for review with your purchase of a similar item (you pay for shipping). Please message me with your proposal.

Have a ‘bee’utiful’ day!
Contact info: buzz me @ 604-819-9844 or e-mail me: trishnicol [!at] or check out my Etsy shop at

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Due to the nature of the products I sell, I do not accept returns. If you are unhappy with a product send a detailed description of the problem via etsy convo or email me at trishnicol [!at], with a picture (if complaint due to a defect in product) and detailed account of the nature of the problem and we can negotiate a refund or exchange.
I accept paypal, checks or money orders. If I do not receive payment within 10 days of purchase I will cancel an order. I will send a reminder e-mail 24 hours before cancelling an order.
I generally ship the next business day after receiving an order. I generally ship standard small parcel post (7 days to 2 weeks within North America, up to 6 weeks to Europe, Australia, etc). If you would like your order quicker, please make a request and I can let you know how much extra it will be for expedited shipping.
Customer will be responsible for any international customs or duties assessed (I have never had this issue to date).
I am happy to ship anywhere in the world, just send me a message noting what items you would like to purchase and I will calculate shipping and message you back within 3 days. I will include options to send via tracked package (suggested) or regular parcel post (much cheaper). If you choose regular parcel post, the item cannot be tracked and I can only give an estimated delivery date. I will provide you with shipping confirmation, but because the item cannot be insured or tracked with regular parcel post, no refunds will be issued due to non-delivery (I have never had this happen, but sometimes the packages take longer than estimated). For this reason I strongly urge customers to use the tracked package option.
Additional policies and FAQs
I want you to think my products truly are 'the bee's knees'! If you are not happy with your purchase, please e-mail me at trishnicol [!at]

I would be happy to work out a discount for large orders or wholesale.