The air is dancing with rich sweetness and a tangible vibration of life. With the hum of fat and happy bees all around and golden light gleaming through shimmering nectar as it drips stickily from the comb, we know we’ve found magic. This magic has been harvested, bottled, and memorialized for centuries, depicted in Stone Age paintings dating as far back as 8,000 years. Revered for its candy-like sweetness and energy-giving nectar, it is equally celebrated for its long medicinal history.
Honey has been used since ancient times to ease a wide range of diseases, ailments, burns, cuts, and skin conditions. Long-ago Egyptians, Greeks, Chinese, and Romans all knew and prized this highly nutritious treat. Honey’s benefits have been widely referenced in poetry and scripture throughout the ages, earning a role in Ayurveda, Buddhism, the writings of Torah, the Bible, and the Qur'an.
Naturally antibiotic and anti-inflammatory (incredible for sensitive and acne-prone complexions!); rich in vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids, this remarkably sweet liquid of love promotes and speeds up the healing and regeneration of soft tissues. Since honey is a natural humectant, it also attracts and retains moisture, making it a must for treating psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and dry skin conditions.
“I don’t feel very much like Pooh today," said Pooh."There there," said Piglet. "I’ll bring you tea and honey until you do.”
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
why do I use honey? quite simply, it is food for the skin.
The unparalleled attention and obsessive dedication to the thoughtful sourcing of our fresh ingredients is our very foundation and one of our greatest points of pride. Never is this more important than when retrieving gifts from another living being.
We looked into many, many, many honey makers prior to finding our perfect fit to ensure that this was the best of the best on every level. Our gorgeously golden healer comes from a local, family-owned apiary who follows sustainable practices, honoring the health of their bees - including removing only what is needed and leaving plenty to nourish the hive, rather than fully stripping these friends of their fuel. The bees are never relocated or trucked across the country as often happens in commercial beekeeping. The apiary is well respected, carries Kosher and Organic certificates, and is 100% solar powered - known for their commitment to the environment as well as the treatment of the bees. Additionally, they use a process called "gravity straining", rather than filtering, which allows our honey to retain its natural, perfect components.
These free-range bees spend their days exploring California’s Ventura County flower blossoms, mountains, and farms. They are flourishing - vibrant, healthy, and thriving from the fulfillment of their work - which contributes to the life and sustainability of the fields and flowers and surrounding wildlife and our ecosystem as a whole.