Beeswax and Honey
The Virtuous Bee products are made with carefully selected quality ingredients, right down to the material of the packaging to ensure all my hard work is protected, and nothing else gets in but what I want. Organic, extra virgin, fair trade, bpa free, are all terms I am very familiar with and are very important to me. If I wouldn’t use it for my family, I won’t make it for yours.
All my products are handcrafted, and the essential oil blends were created by me for both the therapeutic quality, and just how darn good they smell!
If you are lucky enough to come across little brown flecks in your new favorite, don’t worry, its propolis! Propolis is another very useful and beneficial byproduct of bee’s business. They use it to seal up their hives, and keep it sterile, thus resulting in an anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-oxidant filled resin.
The body butters are dense, rich and highly emollient with a velvety texture.It goes a very long way and absorbs quickly into the skin. It can be used for anything and everything, such as the obvious moisturizer, a remedy for eczema, diaper cream, hand and foot moisturizer, eye/face cream, a protector for your pups paws, and even a humectant hair product! I have even been know to use the Bee Pure as a wood cure for cutting boards, platters and spoons. The list truly goes on and on! The scents I have chosen for these are the natural aroma that comes from honey and beeswax, or a calming blend of clary sage, lavender and chamomile, as well as an energizing blend of rosemary, lavender and peppermint. My favorite thing to do is mix the calm and energizing together for what I like to call Bee Balanced!
The balms are, well, balms! They also have a plethora of uses! The Bee Warm can be used as a muscle rub, or to put on your fingertips or toes before going into the cold. (as a newly minted hockey mom, I find this beneficial!) Bee Cool can help a headache, sooth a stuffy nose, sore feet, or achy muscles, or could cool you off on a hot day. Can’t decide? Mix them together and get an icy hot sensation!
Bee everything is just that. An all-purpose balm that can have more uses than bees have jobs! Allergic to lavendar? No problem. Bee covered is a great alternative to this powerful healing balm in addition to being an effective tattoo balm.
Enjoy luxuriating in your new find, and feel free to ask questions, or offer up suggestions!
The Buzz on Us
Beeswax and Honey
The Virtuous Bee was born into a small family nestled in the beautiful rolling hills in Bloomington, Indiana. The idea for the business came from Jennifer's love of bees, and the passion of natural, minimally processed products. She shares the homestead (which they affectionately refer to as Soggy Bottoms) with her husband Luke, her 10 year old son Jett, their hound Coen, and, of course, the bees. Currently there are five hives, run by Venus, Persephone, Demeter, Melissa, and Artemis. As the apiary grows, so will our options. We plan to use our own beeswax and honey when we can, otherwise, we enlist the help of local beekeepers. If all goes well, sometime down the road, we may even be able to offer nucs so you can have your own little bee family!
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Thanks for checking us out,
Jennifer, Luke, Jett, and the rest of the critters at Soggy Bottoms