Bee Natural was born from a deep love for the earth and the gifts it has to offer. A business run from a family farm, where being fanatical about reducing ones carbon footprint, giving back to local communities and ensuring only natural and organic farming practices are used, form the very solid foundation from which this powerful, yet naturally simple range, of skin and body products is built.
Established in 2005 with the launch of their much-loved head to toe Healing Balm, Bee Natural began a journey, which continues to blaze new trails today. The original Healing Balm became a gem, embodying the ethos of the brand Healing, Nourishing and Beautifying naturally, which sits proud in their ever-growing crown.
Still popular today, this soothing balm formed the foundation from which other products grew. Each one developed with love and care, and specifically enhanced to target unique aspects of healing and beautifying.
Bee Natural are 100% committed to providing their customers with naturally pure and chemical free products that contain only the finest local ingredients. Besides beeswax, many of their products also contain cold pressed avocado oil, sunflower oil and raw, non-irradiated honey. All the honey used is harvested using traditional bee keeping methods, which conserve the natural potency and power of honey. The honey harvested on the farm is also ‘Badger Friendly’.
Living in harmony with nature …..
Founder of Bee Natural Petra Gordon: … ‘our entire farm is based on “giving back to nature” and we have established an entire eco system through the trees, plants, owl homes, many small watering holes for the birds, and a small windmill water-fed dam – we do not light up our property at night so that the bats, which we have plenty of, have free reign. We live in harmony with many ringhals snakes, which do not bother us as long as we do not bother them, and our fencing is such that all small creatures such as meerkats, grouses, guinea fowl etc. can get through to have access to our dam’s water. The entire farm is composted with organic manure from our grass-fed “living-free” horses. A small group of happy horses who are not confined in stables, but who live the way horses should – free with access to shelter if they so wish. They do not consume any commercial animal feeds and have access to beautiful clean borehole water, which our entire farm is watered with.’
They are so passionate about reducing their carbon footprint, that they have planted around 500 trees to help balance out the equation!
Forward planning is always key and as the Chinese zone in on avocado oil and the quantities of this ingredient reduces locally, Bee Natural are growing (organically of course), their own olive groves, to balance out shortages of avocado oil going forward. They also look forward to incorporating organic olives into their stable of products, by January 2020.
If asked why they developed this range, using these particular natural ingredients (after all there are so many wonderful natural botanicals and oils available) the answer is always: why not?
. . . . ‘If the list of benefits below is not enough to convince you that beeswax, honey, propolis and other bee derived ingredients are the perfect nature-made skin healing treatments, then we don’t know what is!’
Honey is antibacterial, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, moisturising, soothing, clarifying, an anti oxidant and packed full of nutrients that heal. Raw honey is also rich in pollen, gathered from flora nectar. Pollen contains bountiful amounts of vitamins, especially Vitamin B12 and E; it has 22 amino acids and 27 minerals including zinc, calcium, copper, magnesium and iron. Made up of 35% protein and containing many enzymes and coenzymes, it is a source of stamina, energy and vitality. It provides the entire hive with intense nourishment and bees with the basis for optimal performance!
Launching new products all the time, with their amazing Skin Tonic being Petra’s latest brainchild, Bee Natural stay true to their routes and are passionate about making excellent quality, highly effective and affordable skin care. This they believe should be available to all men and women.
Petra Gordon: ‘We promote our products as the way to the future and the best way to undo one’s chemical laden past. We are confident that our products form an essential part of the natural skin care revolution. Natural products especially formulated for allergy, sensitive and problem skins should not be a luxury.’
With their feet firmly planted in South African soil, who knows where the future may take this forward thinking, yet refreshingly grounded, ‘uber’ natural brand.
“IF THE BEE DISAPPEARED OFF THE SURFACE OF THE GLOBE, THEN MAN WOULD HAVE ONLY FOUR YEARS OF LIFE LEFT. NO MORE BEES, NO MORE POLLINATION, NO MORE PLANTS, NO MORE ANIMALS, NO MORE MAN “
– Albert Einstein
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