Ottawa Originals – The Spring Craft Sale

      Spring is in the air at last!  We loved this show so much last year, we are coming back! It’s a great time to get your skin ready for spring with Bee By The Sea products!  Come by for a sample and enter our fantastic contest to win a great gift set! And, if you tell us you Like us on Facebook we’ll give you one free lip balm of your choice – 5 fabulous flavours to choose from – spearmint, wildberry, vanilla, pear, and beeswax! Read “What’s Happening” at the end of this post to get the 411 on all the fun to be had at this show! Remember if you miss us you can purchase Bee By The Sea products at these fine retailers: Algonquin College Boogie + Birdie Gifted Impressions The Ottawa Hospital – Civic Auxiliary The Papery (Bank Street) Ltd. Westboro Village Pharmasave Happy spring and hope to see you soon! Hours: Thursday 10am – 9pm Friday 10am – 9pm Saturday 10am – 6pm Sunday 10am – 5pm WHAT’S HAPPENING – Read below or go to Originals – The Spring Craft Sale is proud to be celebrating 30 years in the Nation’s Capital! To commemorate this landmark show, we’ve planned some very special offers and features: 30/30 Prize Draws: A gift certificate for $30 at Originals – The Spring Craft Sale will be drawn every 30 minutes between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st. 30 Years Young: All visitors born in 1986 will receive free admission upon verification of I.D. 30 Under 30: We will feature a collection of 30 handmade works priced under $30, available for purchase at Originals – The Spring Craft Sale. 30 in the Bag: The first 30 visitors through our doors each day will receive a gorgeous reusable shopping bag. Additional Prize Draws: We have 30 fabulous handmade works to give away to 30 lucky visitors over the course of the show. Live Demonstrations: We’re offering you a glimpse into the unique world of handmade – a select number of our amazingly talented Originals – The Spring Craft Sale artisans will be demonstrating their incredible skills LIVE at the show! Seniors Days: Seniors receive FREE admission between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31st and Friday, April 1st. We want you to be a part of the action on social media, too! Be sure to use the hashtags #Originals30 and #HandmadeLive to share your best stories, photos and videos from Originals – The Spring Craft Sale!


21st Annual CBC Charity Craft Sale

This will be our first time attending the CBC Charity Craft Sale!  We’re really looking forward to it and it’s a great spot to finish your Christmas shopping!  Come by and sample our skincare products made with sea buckthorn and honey.  You can also enter our contest, and tell us you like us on Facebook for a special bonus!

Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire

We love going out West and always enjoy the beautiful province of Saskatchewan!  This will be our first time at this show and we’ve heard it’s great fun and excitement for the whole family! Come by to see what’s new with us!  You can also try samples of our body cream, body butter, and face cream.  Tell us you like us on Facebook for an extra bonus! Show Hours: December 4 – 5pm to 10pm December 5 – 10am to 10pm December 6 – 11am to 5pm SaskTel Centre (formerly known as CUC)


Bee By The Sea Skincare Review by Kristen

August 2015 After writing about Sea Buckthorn in my last post, I admit to forgetting about it for a while.  In one of those serendipitous happenings, I chanced to visit the Punch Bowl Country Market. To my amazement, I discovered that they carry a skin care line called Bee By The Sea, a paraben-free, all natural skin care line based on Sea Buckthorn and unpasturized honey. I’ve never heard of this product before, but found that it is a locally made. Andrew Wingrove cultivates his own Sea Buckthorn plants in Sundridge, Ontario, and the product is made in Barrie. The honey idea came from his father who was designing a skin care line based on honey. Aside from the Sea Buckthorn, what impressed me about this product is the ingredient list. First, it’s short. Next, I checked out the cyclopentasiloxane at EWG and it receives a score of 3/10, so it’s moderate-low on the hazard scale. Otherwise, I also love the ginseng, royal jelly, and aloe. I started by trying out the 2.5 oz/75 ml tube of body cream. This retails for $11.99 so I thought this fairly reasonable for a product with such good ingredients. The consistency is something between a lotion and a cream. I like that as it’s not runny.  It has a faint honey scent, which is very pleasant. Lastly, on application I found that it is a bit tacky for about 20 seconds, and then just vanishes into your skin leaving it moisturized but with no film or residue. After using this for about 10 days, I have to say I love it!  Interestingly, I have also noticed that I feel good all around using the product. I can’t say I’ve had this reaction to a skin care product before. As my skin seems to be dry these days, I’m looking forward to trying both the face cream, and/or the body butter, both of which are rich in coconut oil and shea butter. Currently, Bee By The Sea is available across Canada at some pharmacies, and specialty shops. It also available across the US, and also on Amazon.  If you’re looking for a clean skin care product that’s good for your skin, consider trying Bee By The Sea!