Tag Archives: Bumble Bliss

Celtic Irish beauty recipe research!

4 Jul

As I was researching some recipes today I accidentally discovered an amazing use for beehives. When monasteries first set up in Ireland they regularly kept beehives in the uppermost part of their towers! Then when the vikings were attacking the towers looking for valuables the monks would break off the hive, agitate the bees and then throw it down at the vikings!! Imagine thousands of angry bees after you. Anyhow the reason I was researching the beehive was because honey shows up in nearly every culture dating back centuries. Honey is an invaluable source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and energy. Honey and beeswax have always played a huge part in cosmetics and can be found everywhere. Honey is antimicrobial and retains moisture in the skin. Try putting some honey on your face as a mask, relax for 30 min and you will see the benefits immediately. As I have my own hives the honey that I use is raw, therefore full of enzymes which are fantastic for boosting tired skin. As for my three little girls here honey is a daily food on porridge or toast for breakfast and yes the first time they saw me with honey on my face they thought it was hilarious! A sticky situation but worth it!

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Where is the summer?

29 Jun

 Hi All,

Welcome to my blog! Its nearly July and where is the summer? I have just spent a whole evening making natural sunscreen for my three girls!! I carefully melted cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, distilled water and of the most important ingredient ‘Zinc Oxide’. Zinc Oxide blocks the UV rays and is also fab for dry, itchy skin. I applied it to my own face for testing purposes. Although it made me look a bit whiter than my usual milk bottle tone I am happy to say it blocked the sun (Well the 40min of sun that shone in Chatsworth!!). I feel better now that I am prepared if a heatwave arrives unannounced. Tomorrow I am going to the Pride of Place competition in Abbeyleix where I will have glycerin soaps, bath salts and moisturiser bars on sale, no nasty chemicals involved. All the stalls there are local and all produce high quality goods. Its amazing what you find when you go to your local Farmer’s Market!