Save the bees, please!
This is one cause I’m super passionate about.
I fangirl out for Paul Stamets, and I dream of keeping bees on my patio (probably not going to happen according to our property manager).
As you can imagine, I’m a sucker for health and beauty products that help out our pollinating friends.
Oh, you donate part of your profits to bee conservation? Let me just put that in my basket. Oh, your company helps educate people about bees? I’m already in love with you.
Everyone knows about Burt’s Bees these days. You can find their glorious chapstick next to just about any grocery register. Their skincare products are effective, refreshing and all natural.
But Burt’s Bees isn’t the only bee friendly company on the market!
Savannah Bee Company’s Royal Jelly Body Butter
It healed an eczema-like skin condition I’ve had my entire life. At risk of being graphic, the skin on my thumbs simply refused to exist.
I used the Royal Jelly Body Butter semi-consistently for about three weeks, and now I have smooth, healthy skin on my thumbs. This is a big deal for me. I was embarrassed to shake hands with people.
Plus, this body butter is phthalate free and paraben free. You’ll want to keep the cute jar it comes in and repurpose their gorgeous packaging. AND Savannah Bee does not test on animals.
All that awesomeness aside, Savannah Bee is a super cool company. Back in 2013, they founded The Bee Cause. This organization installs observation honeybee hives at schools to give kids a chance to get to know more about honey bees and develop STEAM skills.
So yeah, they basically stole my heart.
Marin Bee’s Lip Repair
Marin Bee was started by a backyard beekeeper in California who wanted natural, effective products to help her teenagers with their sensitive skin. Her homemade skincare formulas made such a big difference that she spent four whole years perfecting her formulas.
My favorite just happens to be the Lip Repair. It’s the type of product that will inevitably find its way into your purse and daily routine.
During dry lip season, this is the lip gloss you want. It contains California Wildflower Honey, which naturally absorbs moisture from the air and keeps your lips hydrated.
And, if honey wasn’t already amazing enough, it’s a natural barrier against environmental toxins.
It’s just full of natural, cruelty free goodness.
Prepare to “bee” even more in love!
Marin Bee also founded an education and outreach organization for the bees. The Planet Bee Foundation inspires environmental stewardship and individual action at nonprofits, summer camps, schools, community gardens and businesses.
Worker B’s Pollinator Raw Honey Scrub
Worker B is based in Minneapolis, and they know all the sweet, local hookups. We’ll get to why that’s awesome in a little bit.
But first, let’s talk about their Pollinator Raw Honey Scrub. Because who doesn’t love the feeling of super soft skin?
This raw honey scrub is divine, relaxing and a great way to spoil yourself.
They use a blend of bee pollinators including lavender, chamomile, bergamot and rosemary. Some of my favorite smells!
This company stays away from added parabens, phthalates, sulphates and any other questionable or synthetic ingredients. All their products are handcrafted and sustainably made!
So what’s their bee savin’ cause?
Worker B is all in when it comes to supporting local honey bees. They only source from local, non-migrating beekeepers whose hives are pesticide and antibiotic free. By supporting local bee populations, they help nourish their local spaces naturally.
But running a bee friendly company isn’t the only way to support local bee populations. You can do your part too!
Check out Worker B’s tips for supporting local bees in your community.
These are just a few incredible products that help support bees.
Remember: Your everyday decisions can have a BIG impact on the world. Take the time to learn more about the products you buy and who you buy them from. You’re bound to find incredible products like these as well as stories that pull at the heartstrings.
Do you have any favorite products that help support bees? Tell me about them in the comments.