I have a online store where I sell local honey, beeswax candles, and handmade soap at http://www.localhoneyill.com. The resources for my handmade crafts come from my local bee hives in Illinois. My honey I sell is local, the candles I make are 100% beeswax, and the soap is handmade by myself with 100% saponified vegetable oils and lye. I have other handmade items and gifts and add to the inventory constantly.
My honey is made with simple local Illinois wildflowers. On my store website at the bottom will describe the difference between store bought honey, raw honey, and natural honey. Are two biggest times for honey gathering are spring and late summer and sometimes early fall. The honey is filtered but not posturized, and is all natural with no additives. Real honey like this contains all the pollen and nutrients honey should have. This honey will crystalize if not cared for properly, advise is given on my store website. Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. Honey can then be harvested from the hives for human consumption. The possible health benefits of consuming honey have been documented in early Greek, Roman, Vedic, and Islamic texts and the healing qualities of honey were referred to by philosophers and scientists all the way back to ancient times, such as Aristotle (384 - 322 BC) and Aristoxenus (320 BC).
The beeswax for my candles is gathered melted and filtered numerous time for clarity. This beeswax will contain pollen and honey from various flowers and change in color of the wax and smell depending on what is being brought in from the bees. Unlike soy and paraffin candles, 100% pure beeswax beeswax create negative ions when burning, creating a similar effect as houseplants. Negative ions neutralize bad positive ions such as allergens, dust and air borne toxins thus improving air quality. Beeswax is the most natural of candle waxes. Nothing is done to it except a simple filtering process to ready it to make candles. Most other ‘natural’ candle waxes need additives or hydrogenation before they can be made into functioning candles. They also have environmental consequences. This is true of both soy wax and palm wax candles.
This is my Honey soap made with local honey and beeswax. All natural sponified vegetable oils and lye, no animal fats. It comes scented and non scented with its original sweet fragrance. Cold process handmade soap is also sometimes called Lye Soap. It is created by mixing lye & water with fats & oils, then mixed briskly. The lye reacts chemically with the oil mixture in a process called saponification, meaning to turn into soap. The soap is allowed to sit for a minimal a month to cure, which finalizes the saponification process. When all ingredients are properly measured and mixed, the final product is gentle and beneficial for your skin.
Most commercial soaps are detergents. They contain lathering agents to make them act like soap, along with some other nastiest best to avoid, and are anything but good for your skin. When soap making was industrialized, the most efficient way to make it involved heating it to the point where the glycerin that’s naturally formed during the saponification process separated out. That worked out fine for the soap manufacturers, as glycerin is highly profitable by itself and can be sold to other companies to make lotions and moisturizers – which are now desperately needed since our skin is all dried out by washing it with harsh detergents. Antibacterial and antimicrobial soaps sometimes contain a chemical called triclosan, which is also used in some pesticides and is known to cause cancer.
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