Hi Everyone, Did you know that each bar of soap that you see in my store has taken at least 6 weeks from start to finish? Traditional cold process soap making is truly a labour of love and a game of patience. Many of the soaps that I make can actually take an additional four to six weeks if they contain infused oils. Infused oils are made when you add a raw ingredient, such as botanicals or root powders to a light oil, they can be made using a hot oil process or a cold oil process. I prefer … [Read more...] about Making Soap The Old Fashioned Way – Traditional Cold Process Method
Now if you read my last post you know that I am so very concerned and horrified by the amount of microplastics that have been estimated to be on the worlds ocean beds. Today I want to discuss this whole issue in a bit more detail, after having talks with a lot of my readers I realise that not a lot of people have a realistic grasp of the concept of microplastics. To begin there are two categories of micropastics, those that have been intentionally manufactured (primary microplastics), and those … [Read more...] about The Fight Against Plastics And Microplastics Needs To Start NOW!!
Microplastics!! What are these and why the big fuss? Micro plastics are what is left of the billions of tons of plastics after they have broken down. They are very small pieces of plastic that pollute our planet, they are all kinds of plastics that are less then 5mm long. These microplastics are the predominant marine debris found in our oceans and Great Lakes, they are not just the degraded particles of larger plastics but include microbeads. Did you know that these microbeads are tiny … [Read more...] about Microplastics – Are They The End Of Our Planet As We Know It?
Hello Everyone, Today I want to talk to you about making sustainable choices with your skincare. This will contain a run down on all our products available at Honeybee House Skin Co and how they make it easy to make environmentally friendly choices. Our passion to live more sustainably is how our company was born and grown, we were continually frustrated by the amount of plastics that are attached to skincare products, and the difficulty to find all natural products that are sustainably … [Read more...] about Step By Step To Sustainable Living – Part 4
Hi Everyone, Today we are going to get down to the nitty gritty of things that you can do to continue to reduce your consumption of plastics, both recyclable and non-recyclable, also, we will introduce some of the things that we do as a household to live more sustainably. Living sustainably means constantly making changes and trying to adapt your personal circumstances towards choices that are better for the environment. Some of these you are probably already doing and others you may not have … [Read more...] about Step By Step To Sustainable Living – Part 3
Hi Y’all, The most special aspect of our facial bars is that they are a little treatment in a bar, that does not need any containment or packaging. We are very proud of the fact that our products are supporting sustainability and present you with an environmentally friendly choice to pamper and treat your skin. Our all natural skincare products allow you to develop a skin care routine that will give you beautiful healthy skin without costing the Earth. Our facial bar range is just one of … [Read more...] about What’s So Special About Our Facial Bars?
Hi Everyone, So sorry I have been MIA, but I have been flat out making all our gorgeous sustainable products to restock the online store. In this post I thought that I would go into more detail about our backyard setup, this includes how we limit the amount of waste that will leave our home. In Part 1, I went into a lot of detail on our recycling, composting and waste management and how to limit your use of plastics in the home. Today we are going to step outside and take a look at some of … [Read more...] about Step By Step to Sustainable Living – Part 2
Hey everyone, I‘ve been asked to start putting all the small things that we do on a day to day basis here to help guide you on your path to living more sustainably. First up, I want to make it clear that most of the things I will be mentioning will involve a shift in the way you may think about doing things at home, but once you get into a habit of doing them they will become second nature, and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t started doing them earlier. Now you may know that one of our … [Read more...] about Step By Step To Sustainable Living – Part 1