It’s no secret we love the sea buckthorn berry. We use both the seed oil and pulp oil in our skincare line and sell frozen berries in our showroom. It has been used for centuries in Asia and Europe for its highly nutritious and medicinal properties but is still relatively “new” in North America. Originating in the Himalayas, this hardy fruit thrives in all kinds of weather and soil conditions. The entire plant can be used; for the leaves, roots and berries are all packed with immune boosting nutrients and vitamins. At approximately one third of the size of a blueberry, a tiny sea buckthorn berry packs 12 times the amount of vitamin C as an orange. With high amounts of protein, fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals (at least 190 bioactive compounds to be exact), the sea buckthorn berry is a powerful food. Touted as one of the most nutritious and vitamin-rich foods in the world and offering benefits both internally and externally, sea buckthorn is quickly becoming as popular as acai berry and pomegranate for preserves, drinks and smoothies. Benefits include: Reduce Fat & Inflammation Studies have shown its ability to contribute to weight loss by preventing the storage of excess fat. Reduced body fat can address underlying health issues such as heart disease and diabetes. Another study suggests sea buckthorn lower levels of CRP(C-reactive protein), a protein associated with inflammation. Mega Omega Sea buckthorn is packed with Omega fatty acids! It is one of the only 2 plant-based foods that includes omega 3, 6, 9 and the rare 7. Omega fatty acids offer a laundry list of benefits including brain function, cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol. Get that Glow & Calm Irritated Skin We know all about the topical benefits. The high vitamin C content makes it a beneficial ingredient in skincare because of the compound’s collagen-forming abilities. Vitamin C keeps your skin looking firm and is known for its restorative properties. The high omega content and anti-inflammatory properties help inflamed skin when applied topically. It can ease burns and reduce the appearance of scars. Boost your immunity by incorporating this super food in your diet. Use it topically as part of a healthy skin care routine.
Thank you for your continued support of our small business during this difficult time. Like most companies in Canada and around the world, we are experiencing a significant slowdown as we adapt to the changing economy, necessary government regulations and health / safety concerns. Our highest priority is the safety of our employees and customers. We appreciate your patience as we continue to operate the business with restricted resources. We have reduced our office hours until further notice. You can reach us by phone between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST Monday to Friday. If you have ordered online and chosen the “free pick up” option, please call us to schedule a curbside pick up. Online orders will continue to be processed as usual but with potential shipping delays. You can expect a 2-5 day delay in shipping over our normal fast service. Products and packages are being disinfected prior to leaving the warehouse. We will continue to answer your calls and emails on a daily basis as well. Again, we ask for your patience as we will respond to voice messages and emails. Best wishes and good health to everyone. The Bee By The Sea Team
Anne Marie, Director of Business Development THE BODY CREAM ” The body cream is my “can’t live without” product! I use it everywhere – face, hands, feet and I even put it in my hair when it’s dry. It is fresh, light, cleaning smelling and helps to control break outs on my face and soothes cuts, burns and itchy skin. The smell and the feel keeps me coming back – no grease, and the pleasant aroma is calming.” Amanda, Shipping Coordinator THE DEODORANT “I absolutely love all of our products but my top pick has to be the Bee By The Sea Natural Deodorant. I have always struggled with using antiperspirant deodorants for various reasons the biggest reason being the controversy with aluminum compounds. At the beginning of the summer I decided to start using our natural deodorant and I love it! I managed to get my husband to give it try, and he likes that it does a good job preventing body odour.”
Party favours are a huge part of any celebration. Whether sharing an evening with friends, navigating through a child’s birthday party or planning an elaborate wedding, favours are a great way of thanking guests and adding a creative touch to your event. Creating your own favours can be an affordable option and allows for personalizing them to perfectly fit your theme. Honey products make fantastic favours. Honey itself is non-perishable, can be purchased locally and lends itself to a myriad of clever catch phrases and messaging options. Transferring the liquid gold into small containers is a no brainer and the honey can be infused with vanilla or spices. Another option is to use prepackaged honey sticks. They are inexpensive, can be bundled with twine or ribbon and tagged with a name or message. Beeswax votive candles are a sweet smelling addition to a table setting as place cards at an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner or favours at an evening wedding. Beeswax lip balm labelled with “thanks for beeing here” is bound to make your guests chuckle. We found some fantastic options that will inspire you to consider capping off your special event with something sweet! Consider all the tagging options available for messaging your bee themed favours! Some of our favourites include “thanks for beeing here”, “love as sweet as honey”, “may you bee blessed with a sweet year” and “we bee three” for a baby shower! Photo Credit Thanks: southern bride, beautydojo, lia griffith, leigh pearce weddings, botanicalpaperworks Our new giftware section features both the honey stix and the beeswax votive candles.