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Buzzy Busy Bee Soap
This soap contains meadowsweet flowers, beeswax and local honey. Julia makes this soap to celebrate our bees. They love meadowsweet blossoms so it seems perfect to include these flowers, picked locally at Dr Beynon’s Bug Farm.
Meadowsweet (Spiraea Ulmaria) was mentioned in Chaucer’s, ‘A Knight’s Tale’ in the 14th century and is one the three most sacred Druid herbs. It has been a longstanding folk remedy in much of Europe and is widely used to impart fragrance and mask other unpleasant smells so were strewn on the floors in houses and palaces during the Middle Ages. It contains salicylic acid (aspirin) but without providing the side effects of stomach irritation because of its additional tannins and mucilage which protect the gastric lining. It was used to flavour Mead, an alcoholic drink made by fermenting honey. It is a great favourite with bees.
Beeswax is commonly used in various products to improve the condition and texture of the skin and also has a number of benefits in treating problems like acne, eczema, and dry skin. It contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that are all beneficial and has strong antiseptic, healing, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey can do wonders for your skin. It absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent and that’s the reason why you will find it in so many skin-care products today.
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