Boost your Immunity

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.

Covid- 19 update

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

Introducing: The Product of The Month Program

Learn and Earn! What could be better than that? As we begin a new decade, our team have been discussing the different ways we can continue to add value to our customer experience. There is a lot of new plans in the works for 2020, and we are happy to announce our latest initiative, the product of the month program! This programs focuses on how customers can learn more about our products, alongside earning extra Seabucks when they purchase the monthly featured product. What Inspired the Program? We realized the information we provide to our customers at local craft shows and farmers markets needs to also be conveyed online. This communication is why we have earned such a loyal customer base – our in person focus is on informing not selling. Starting this month, we will create an informative blog post on a featured product, and would like to hear from you! How have you benefited from using the product? How long have you been using it? Each month we will be giving our tips on how to use the product, discussing the natural ingredients, along with asking for customer testimonials and feedback on social media. When Does the Program Start? Starting next week, new and old customers alike can partake in learning more about what makes each Bee By The Sea product unique. All while having the chance to earn those extra Seabucks!  

Bee By The Sea Staff Picks!

  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.”

Giving Thanks

With life being so busy and hectic at times, it’s a pleasure to be invited to someone’s home as a guest for dinner, a party or a weekend visit. Although it is not necessary to bring a host or hostess gift, it’s nice to show our appreciation for the generosity and hospitality of others. There can be a lot of fuss associated with buying host/hostess gifts. What do you get for someone you may not know very well? How much do you spend without overwhelming your host or breaking the bank? Do you have to bring a gift every time you visit the same household? A kind gesture can become a big headache and sometimes it seems easier to just stay home in your pajamas and watch Netflix. But, with a myriad of “etiquette” articles and advice about social niceties, it is rather easy to simplify host/hostess giving and stick to a formula. My mother’s mantra is to “never show up on a doorstep with your arms hanging” so I have been programmed to always be prepared. At the end of the day, it’s really about being sincere and not the cost of what you are cradling when they open the door. So, if you are lucky enough to get an invite for drinks or a hot homemade meal, keep it simple on how you show your appreciation. If you don’t know your hosts very well, a bottle of wine is always a safe bet. Flowers require arranging, which your host may not have the time to do, so a potted arrangement is a no hassle alternative. Stay away from expensive presents! Expensive gifts can make everyone feel uncomfortable for many reasons. Hosts feel overwhelmed; others guests feel annoyed or embarrassed and you feel like you were overzealous and took the appreciation thing too far. It’s supposed to be a small token, so keep it small. Put the effort into thinking about what would be a nice gesture as opposed to a grand gesture.  Some of the best gifts I have been thanked for were homemade jams and preserves. Using ribbon, twine and a neatly written label can elevate a homemade food item into a presentable gift item. Just ask Martha Stewart. If DIY is not your game, lean on the experts to do the work. Gift sets come in all shapes and sizes and range of products. Common sense is essential when choosing one due to the sheer volume of gift basket options. Number one is to pick products that you have tried and enjoyed. Another option is to choose products based on the company; perhaps you want to support your local community or a business that supports a charity or cause.  Again, like most things in life, it comes back to sincere, thoughtful intentions. It is also okay to purchase for one person if your hosts are a couple. My husband and I have never battled over who gets the scented candle or tube of hand cream. It…