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 sourced, made and packaged, it is our goal to provide all of these to you.
In recent years it has become normal to have a shower full of plastic bottles containing body washes, shampoos, conditioners, hair treatments, facial washes, scrubs, and shaving products. What if I said you don’t need any of these! No, you do not need to give up bathing and taking care of yourself, what I mean is, you don’t need any of these plastic bottles. But, what if I said you not only do not need these but can replace them with products that are so much kinder to your skin and are a real delight to use. All the products I mentioned earlier can be substituted for a sustainable option and will not contain the chemicals that you will find in a lot of the bottled stuff.
Let’s start with body washes and shower gels, these very often will contain surfactants, preservatives and other chemicals that will be irritants and drying to your skin. Replacing them with body bars or solid soaps is a cheap and easy way to ditch the plastics. However, be selective with your choices of soap, as many of the massed produced bars will often contain the very same chemicals. All natural, traditional cold processed soap is the best option for your skin. Honeybee House body bars are available in two sizes and contain natural, organic and skin loving ingredients, we do not use palm oil or artificial colours or fragrances. Our range includes exfoliating, scented and unscented bars and bars specially formulated for sensitive and irritated skin.
Facial washes, cleansers and scrubs are another easy one to replace with facial bars. These are very like a miniature version of a body bar, but are specially formulated for the delicate skin of the face. The range at Honeybee House caters to all skin conditions and skin types and includes exfoliators, brightening and clearing bars and facial scrubs to promote a healthy regular beauty routine. Facial bars are not only the perfect plastic free option, but are so easy to use and have easily seen and felt benefits, they are a very cost effective alternative with the added benefit of being small and easy to travel with.
Bottled shampoos and conditioners can be replaced with our natural shampoo bars and do not need a separate conditioner, as all our bars are formulated to be conditioning and cleansing. We have two very different formulas with our shampoo bars that come in differing flavours, the choice is really a personal preference, I have customers that are devoted to their individual choice of one or the other. I relied heavily on the feedback I received from my loyal customers to develop our shampoo bars, and this is what makes our products unique, I agonised and researched my ingredients for quite a while, until I and my testers were happy. You can look forward to a growing range of treatments and balms for hair and scalp to also be introduced in the future.
In my opinion I think that shaving bars displayed in a lovely dish with a natural bristle brush and razor are such a lovely addition to any bathroom decor, unfortunately my hubby uses an electric razor, but, I digress. Shaving bars are a much more sustainable option over the cans of foam and tubes of shaving cream that are too readily available at the supermarkets. At Honeybee House we have a planned introduction of a shaving cream to be introduced in glass jars with metal lids, which will be completely reusable for those of you that prefer a quicker option.
On the horizon for us is the addition of whipped body butters and body yoghurts, these will replace bottled body moisturisers, so please look out for the introduction of these in our store. Of course we still have our luxury range of indulgent products, like our mineral bath salts and milk bath soaks, added soon will be our bath melts and bath bombs. Our accessory range of washable 100% cotton washcloths and soap bags will always be available and our very sustainable cotton face scrubbies, which replace the throw away version, are perfect for removing make up quickly and effectively. And if you follow our Instagram feed you already know about our bespoke handcrafted pottery soap dish range, which are now available in time for Christmas.