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Honey Girl Organics Review

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Honey Girl Organics

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Honey Girl Organics’ Founders:

“Anthony Maxfield

I keep bees as a hobby here in Hawaii, and originally developed these crèmes for my wife, Gwen. One day during the honey harvest, after I had squeezed the honey out of the beeswax cappings, she noticed how smooth my hands were. Later she asked me if I thought I could make a lotion that would leave her skin in as good a condition as my hands were. After experimenting for about a year, I found that when beeswax was emulsified in extra virgin olive oil, the skin would rapidly drink it in and feel silky and nourished.

We’ve been making these products for many years and been giving them to our friends and families to use. Everyone always comments how great they are.

Gwen Maxfield

I was born and raised the child of show biz parents in Los Angeles, so make-up, beauty and health have always been important to me. Later I attended More University and studied Lifestyles & Communications. It was there that I met my future husband and where we both later attained our PhDs.

Being the proud mother of four young men and having been an avid student of health for many years, I have learned that the quality of what you put into your body as well as what you put on your skin is extremely important. I now eat mostly organic raw fruits and vegetables and use mostly organic and natural products on my skin.

Christina Sirlin

A native of Germany, I moved to the Philadelphia area as a child with my family.

I’ve always been interested in natural curatives, which led me to become a Chiropractor in NY. Interested in a better climate and proximity to More U., I moved to Hawaii and came across these crèmes. After using them with extraordinary results I began recommending them to people across the country. Many of my personal friends and clients have expressed great delight as well as relief to come across such effective crèmes whose unique ingredients are all natural and organic.”

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Facial Scrub

Honey Girl Organics’ Description:

“Our Facial Scrub whisks away dead skin cells and increases blood circulation, helping to diminish fine lines. This Scrub leaves your skin plumper, younger looking, and feeling silky smooth. This organic skincare is good for all skin types.

Directions: Slightly moisten your face and gently apply the Facial Scrub in a circular motion. Avoid the delicate areas around your eyes and mouth. Moisten fingertips as needed to adjust exfoliation. Rinse with lukewarm water and remove excess Facial Scrub with a washcloth. Follow the Facial Scrub with one of our moisturizers such as Face & Eye Cream or Night Cream. Our Facial Scrub may be used once or twice per week.

Ingredients: Organic aloe gel, organic coconut butter, super fine granulated cane sugar, Raw Pupukea Honey, organic diatomaceous earth, papaya and pineapple enzymes, essential oil.

Hive ingredients are harvested from our holistically managed beehives.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I love the ingredients, I love the ultra rich texture, I love how gently it exfoliates, I LOVE this facial scrub. I have kept it in my shower and have used it in place of my other facial soaps and cleansers for a while. I believe that this facial scrub is perfect for my skin in the winter months. Normally my skin is oily and hard to manage (during the warmer months), but my skin tends to crave more moisture than normal during the colder months.

After I use this product in the shower, I lightly since the grittiness off and what remains is a sufficient amount of moisture–so that my skin doesn’t need me to follow up with a moisturizer or serum. So for me its really been 1 products in one: a cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer.

I would highly recommend this scrub, as it does great things for my skin and I’ve really enjoyed using it. It’s especially a great product for those with dry and troubled skin.

I’ll say this (in advance) about all of these skin products. The use of raw honey is a big deal to me. I’m a huge fan of the healing effects of raw honey. In raw honey, all of the nutrients that nature intended to be in there still remain. Heating honey will kill those helpful nutrients that are so helpful to skin. Good job, Honey Girl! 🙂

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Super Skin Food

Honey Girl Organics’ Description:

“This rich and nourishing organic skincare formula is the best available for dry, cracked, and rough skin. Our healing formula includes royal jelly and Vitamin E to deeply penetrate and nourish worn and damaged areas like elbows and knees.

Ingredients: Organic extra virgin olive oil, Beeswax with pollen & propolis, Raw Pupukea Honey, purified water, Vitamin E, oil of rosewood and other essential oils, Royal Jelly.

Hive ingredients are harvested from our holistically managed beehives.”

My Description & Thoughts:

Dense & robust, a little bit of this skin food goes a long way. I use it after cleansing as a moisturizer. Contrary to what you may think, beeswax will not clog pores. Since it is such a rich concoction, I think it’s a perfect remedy for dry or flakey skin. If you have oily/combination skin like I do, experiment with using just a tiny amount (smaller than a dime size). I’ve found that this is all it takes for my entire face to be adequately quenched.

The ingredients are simple, pure and gentle on blemished skin. Often, troubled skin needs gentle facial products, as chemical ridden products can often exacerbate the irritation. Products like this one, with a honey base, are often just what problem skin needs to heal.

I’d recommend this product to literally anyone! Any kind of skin could benefit from this skin food–just in different amounts.

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Rejuvenating Mask

Honey Girl Organics’ Description:

“Enhance collagen production and stimulate new cell growth with Honey Girl Organics’ Rejuvenating Mask. It softens and moisturizes while providing the skin with the nutrition it needs to look and feel its best. This organic skincare Mask is good for all skin types.

Directions: Cleanse the face and leave slightly moist. Gently apply the Rejuvenating Mask, avoiding delicate areas around the eyes and mouth. Leave on for 10-15 minutes while relaxing. Wash off with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry and apply a moisturizer like our Face and Eye Cream or Night Cream.

Ingredients: Raw Pupukea Honey, French green clay, organic diatomaceous earth, Hawaiian blue green algae, Royal Jelly, propolis.

Hive ingredients are harvested from our holistically managed beehives.”

My Description & Thoughts:

I love the routine of applying this mask and then drinking tea & relaxing for 15 minutes before washing it off. The consistency of this mask is ideal–its rich enough to stay put on my face and it doesn’t flake off like some masks do.

It seems like the clay and algae really clarify and detoxifying my skin and the honey keeps the mask from drying out my skin. I really don’t even need to follow up this mask with a moisturizer. Skin is fresh and clean and healthy feeling after using it.

Another great way to use this mask is to keep the jar in the shower and then apply it to skin after the warm shower water has opened up the pores on your face. This helps the mask to soak into pores better and be even more effective.

I recommend it to everyone, regardless of skin type. It will work wonders on the texture and moisture of any kind of skin.

 

 

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.

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Bee Organics Facial Cream, Body Butter, Beeswax Candle Review

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Bee
Organics Skincare & Candles

“Skin Care Can Bee
Chemical Free.”

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

Ever since discovering the
amazing benefits of raw, organic honey and buying my first big
batch from Hunter’s
Honey Farm
in Martinsville, IN, I have been very
enthusiastic about all products honey-based. Bee Organics came onto
my radar while discovering unique, high quality brands on Twitter.
They were gracious enough to send me samples in order for me to try
their product for the first time. Mmmm honey!

Bee
Beautiful Whipped Facial Cream:

Bee
Organics’ Description:

Moisturizer for face and delicate skin. Also heals severely dry
skin. Helps even out skin tone by minimizing dark spots, blemishes,
acne, and rashes. Restores elasticity to skin. This Face Cream is
high in antioxidants which help fight free radicals which
prematurely age the skin. Ingredients: Organic
Raw Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Almond Oil, Organic Raw Cold
Pressed Coconut Oil, Vitamin E My
Description &
Thoughts:
A little bit of this
cream goes a long way. The little packet of this product is lasting
a lot longer than I thought it would. It does a thorough job of
providing moisture to my skin. It also feels like it forms a
breathable, protective barrier on my skin. Nothing about this cream
is irritating–it is pure nourishment to my skin. This consistency
is somewhere in between a serum and a cream, to me, which I love.
It makes for an easy application. I tend to apply facial
moisturizers, creams, and/or serums when my face is still damp. The
beads of water on my skin help the product go on more evenly and
easily. Love the simple, clean ingredient list, too.

Bee
Soft Body Butter:

Bee
Organics’ Description:
“Organic Body Butter
to Prevent and minimize stretch marks, heals severely dry skin
(great for cracked heels). Helps fade scars, blemishes, dark spots,
and wrinkles. Prevents and soothes razor burn and minimizes acne.
Soothes skin irritation and rashes and restores elasticity to skin.
This Body Butter is high in antioxidants which help fight free
radicals which prematurely age the skin. All Bee
Organic Products are Raw, Organic, Cruelty Free, Non Gmo, Vegan,
Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Chemical Free.

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cocoa Butter, Organic
Raw Unrefined Shea Butter, Organic Beeswax, Organic Cold pressed
Coconut Oil, Organic Almond Oil, and Vitamin E.
Note: This butter has a rich natural aroma
of chocolate. There are no artificial scents added.” My
Description & Thoughts:
This body
butter is truly a decedent treat. Like they suggest, it has a very
“rich natural aroma of chocolate.” It smells as if I am rubbing
chocolate cake batter on my skin as I apply it. So unexpectedly
yummy! Like the face cream, this body butter’s ingredient list is
simple and impressive. No unnecessary ingredients, no junk. You can
tell it, too. The texture feels rich and jam-packed with goodness.
A little dab of this will go a long way. That’s also how much it
takes to make you crave chocolate! 🙂

100%
Organic Beeswax Votive Candle:

Bee
Organics’ Description:
“Our
100% Organic Beeswax Candles are great for cleaning the air when
your family is sick but also gives off a pleasant aroma of honey.
Beeswax candles give off negative ions that remove dust, dirt,
odors, viruses, mold, and other pollutants from the air. Beeswax
candles are great for asthmatics or anyone who is allergic or
sensitive to scents. They are Non carcinogenic and Nontoxic and
they don’t give off soot like other candles do. Beeswax is the only
wax that exists in nature. Which means there are no processing
chemicals in beeswax. Beeswax candles have a high melting point
which means they have a much longer burning time than conventional
wax candles.” My
Description &
Thoughts:
I couldn’t get my
nose pressed up against this candle quick enough! It smells like
pure honey, fresh, sugary yumminess. I lit the candle right
away–it gives off a subtle and lovely scent. How wonderful the
benefits of this candle, as well (which I was unaware of, prior to
reading Bee Organics’ website). Reading their product description
of this candle makes me excited to purchase more in the future.
This could turn into a rant, but I will keep it brief…There are
so many “air freshener” products readily available in the grocery
store that are chock full of absolute garbage. Breathing these
products must be awful for our bodies. I find product like this one
(Bee Organics Candle) to be a big breath of fresh air, literally
and figuratively. I am in no way obligated to say this, but I
highly, highly recommend tossing your current store bought, junky
“air freshener” and get your hands on these candles. Your body and
your home will thank you.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.