Welcome to the first product of the month Buzz Blog! All month long we are committed to informing and interacting with our customers about our natural deodorant. With this post we are trying to give you some background information about a product that has become one of our most popular items! The Specifics (Antiperspirant vs Deodorant) Let’s start off by making an obvious distinction. An antiperspirant is not a deodorant. It is by design, a product that aims to prevent sweating. This is achieved through the use of strange and effective aluminum compounds that block sweat glands and create a shield. It all sounds quite effective, but is it healthy? There are stacks of research that support both sides of the antiperspirant debate. There is, however, no arguing that antiperspirant is a potent concoction of chemicals. The evidence lies in the residue left in the unsightly yellow “sweat” stains on our clothing. It may not be harmful, but it’s probably not healthy either. There is also the nagging question that is avoided when discussing antiperspirants. Aren’t we supposed to sweat? From saunas to sweat lodges, humans have sought this natural process for a variety of benefits. From a practical standpoint, sweating cools us down, helps maintain our body temperature and purges our system of toxins. Some commercial brands are in step with consumer pushback and rebooting their deodorant products alongside offering antiperspirants. The only issue is the abundance of artificial colours and fragrances used to make the deodorants more attractive. At the end of the day, it doesn’t make sense to swap out chemical compounds for artificial colours and fragrances. So, how does natural deodorant work and is it effective? The market for natural personal care has exploded with options and there are natural ingredients that soothe the skin and wick away moisture without clogging pores. Arrowroot powder, beeswax, sodium bicarbonate and cornstarch are natural alternatives that absorb moisture. Natural fragrances are abundant in the world of essential oils and coconut oil doubles down as antibacterial and fragrance. Why Did We Decide to Make a Natural Deodorant? Back in 2018, the natural deodorant was launched to provide current Bee By The Sea customers, and other health conscious individuals, an aluminum free natural deodorant as an alternative to traditional antiperspirants. We knew from feedback at local shows, that most people would rather a little sweat than aluminum compounds clogging their pores. This realization aligned with our company vision to provide natural and health based alternatives to traditional skincare products. Additionally, our natural deodorant gives anyone the ability to smell great with our subtle signature scent. This unisex appeal is another reason the product was launched. We wanted the whole family to smell and feel great! It is the first product where both males and females alike do not hesitate to use it. As men become more aware of the importance of skincare and using natural products, our deodorant often creates intrigue about what our other products are like. Making the deodorant a huge…
Attract Nature’s Most Industrious Pollinators! Boost your garden’s productivity by providing a happy home for peaceful, non-aggressive Mason Bees. Slightly smaller than a honey bee, Mason bees are incredible pollinators, visiting as many as 1,000 blooms a day; 20 times more than a honeybee! Hang this bee house securely against a tree or a wall where it will get morning sun. Female bees fill the bamboo tubes with their eggs as well as nectar and pollen for the young to eat. This all natural gardening aid will certainly be a backyard conversation piece while increasing your floral and vegetable production A note on Mason Bees: Simply hang it and they will come! A sizeable population can be established after several years as they are excellent pollinators especially in orchards. These bees are active in early spring to mid summer when the fruit flowers are in bloom. They are adapted to a cool climate and can fly in chilly, even drizzly weather. They are non-aggressive, and not likely to sting. CLEANING: Mix a solution of six parts water to one part bleach in a one-quart container to fill it about halfway. Pour the bleach solution into each tube and use an old toothbrush to scrub debris from inside it. Spray the inside of each tube with a fine stream of water from a garden hose or pressure washer. This will wash out any remaining debris and bleach. The mason bee house is now clean and ready for another season. CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Once you have an established colony of bees, make sure to provide a “mud hole” during long dry spells. The bees need water to plug the ends of the holes and between larvae on the inside. Placing water in a container near the bee house will work also. BE CAREFUL not to bump or move the Bee House for several months after activity ends – you don’t want to knock the larvae off their pollen pile and starve them! Sold at our retail location in Orillia!
We are super excited and proud to introduce our newest skincare product – Bee Radiant Face & Eye Serum! This product has been in the works for quite some time and it’s finally here! Our Bee Radiant Face & Eye Serum has a very high concentration of Sea Buckthorn to give your skin a smoother firmer texture. It is ultra-light and specially formulated for the sensitive eye area. The added moisturizing properties of unpasteurized honey will add to your skin’s glow and radiance! Sea Buckthorn has been used for centuries as a traditional skin care remedy and beauty treatment. It’s loaded with Vitamin E, C, beta-carotene, omega 3-6-9 and 7 fatty acids, antioxidants, and over 190 phytonutrients to bring out your skin’s natural healthy, vibrant glow. The anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties of Sea Buckthorn Oil aid in skin regeneration and reducing inflammation. Bee Radiant Face & Eye Serum is…. For All Skin Types Specially formulated for the sensitive eye area Non-Greasy Nourishing Silky Feel Smoothing Formula Weightless, Silky Feel Evens Skin Tone Directions for use: On a freshly cleansed face, dispense a small amount of serum onto fingertips and smooth over entire face and eye area. Note: A pea-size amount is all you need to cover your entire face and neck area. Press the pump several times initially to prime it. Then, press slowly and lightly on the pump to dispense a small amount. For daily use be sure to press the pump slowly and do not press it all the way down otherwise too much serum will be dispensed. We’d love your feedback and thoughts on this new product! Face & Eye Serum and Face Cream What’s the Difference? The face & eye serum has an aloe base making it much lighter than the face cream. The face cream is shea butter and coconut oil based making it much richer and thicker. Our face & eye serum is specifically formulated for the sensitive eye area and goes on light and smooth. It gives your skin a smooth, silky, firm texture and has a higher level of sea buckthorn oil than the face cream. Both products are non-greasy, go on smooth, and only require a small amount to cover your entire face. For added moisture, our serum is light enough to be layered under our face cream or body cream.
Relief from Summer Sunburns! The best sun care tip is, of course, not to get a sunburn! But, as we all know, it is not always preventable. Whether it’s using sunscreen, staying out of direct sunlight during peak hours or wearing SPF clothing, sunburns can still happen. You forgot to pack the sunscreen, the baseball game went into extra innings, you didn’t reapply sunscreen after swimming, you missed the back of your neck – these things can happen to us all! Luckily there is something to help ease the pain of your unwanted sunburn. Bee By The Sea’s best-selling signature Body Cream! Our aloe-based body cream cools and soothes sunburned skin, while the sea buckthorn & honey help to heal the skin and reduce peeling. It is non-greasy and soaks right into your skin relieving your sunburn and leaving your skin soft and smooth. Our very own Megan got a sunburn from spending too much time gardening! Take a look at how she was able to benefit from using our body cream! You can purchase our body cream in over 850 stores across Canada and the United States. Use our map to find a location near you. If you cannot find a store in your area, you can purchase our body cream online at Bee By The Sea Natural Products. Whether you’re headed to the beach, going up north on vacation, or just hanging out in your neighbour’s pool “bee” sure to take our body cream with you! Our body cream comes in two sizes – a 75ml convenient travel size tube and a 220ml jar. Either way, it’s a must-have for the sizzling summer ahead!
We had to share with you what our Instagram-loving Megan came up with for a fantastic teacher gift! Megan is our office manager and she is the crafty and creative one in the office!