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Citrus and Chamomile cold pressed shampoo bars

Beehive Cosmetics and a selection of cold pressed soaps and cold pressed shampoo bars

 

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Beehive Cosmetics 

What is our aim

Our aim is to create artisan hand crafted products that you can be proud to use, display in your home and use on your skin. 

Let’s talk about soaps

It’s all about what is in the soaps isn’t it? 

Our soaps contain 100% natural ingredients: coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, mango butter, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil and lots of other yummy oils and butters aiming to nurture, moisturise, rejuvenate your skin with the natural ingredients it needs for a healthy look. 

Cold process handmade soap is gentler and less drying than commercial soap as it retains glycerine as a natural byproduct. 

What we don’t use: fragrances, preservatives. Our products are cruelty free and suitable for vegetarians. One of the other unique selling points is that .. our soaps are long lasting. 

Our soaps are made via a cold pressed processing process in which the active botanicals remain far more intact and potent. 

A few tips 

 

  1. The best way to store our soap is in a drainable soap dish and if being used in the shower, once finished being used, do store it in a watertight soap container between showers to avoid running the bar down too quickly. Rinse it under running water before use and lather up in your hands to use.  
  2. If the actual soap is too big for your palms, just cut it in half and use it in 2 bathrooms. 

 

  1. Gardener’s rescue cold pressed soap (available from May 10th) 

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Ingredients: coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, hemp oil, ground coffee lime/lemon essential oils. 

Benefits:

Exfoliation – Coffee skin care products made with real coffee grounds make great natural exfoliation solutions given the slightly coarse texture of the grounds. You would probably expect this in a scrub since exfoliation is its main purpose, but chances are you didn’t know that a bar of soap could cleanse, moisturise, and exfoliate your skin all at the same time!

Very soothing to the skin. It is designed to be gentle on sunburned skin, winter-reddened skin, or other skin sensitivities plus of course it is a great help for the keen gardeners.! 

 B. Citrus shampoo - available from May 10th 

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Ingredients: coconut oil, mango butter, olive oil, rice bran, sweet almond, castor oil, lemongrass, lime, lemon EO

Benefits: This is a ultra-hydrating shampoo suitable even for sensitive hair. It leaves your hair soft and strong, caring for your scalp too.

Extra notes 

When using a shampoo bar, it’s best to follow it up with a vinegar rinse to help restore the PH and remove any soap residues. This is especially important if you have HARD WATER. 

Dilute the vinegar with equal parts water to make a rinse or for more convenience and less waste, keep a spray bottle of vinegar in the shower and spritz it over the scalp and hair after shampooing. Follow with a rinse of plain water. 

Shampoo bar extra info 

Not everyone’s hair type does well with shampoo bars so if you find that you don’t care for how they work on your hair, use them as hand and body soap. 

How to use 

Gently stroke a few times onto the hair or lather between the fingertips and simply work into the hair for a foamy shampoo. At the  end, just rinse off. 

 

C. Chamomile and honey shampoo  (available from May 15th) 

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Ingredients: olive oil (rose infused), coconut oil, castor oil, avocado oil, mango butter, sweet almond oil, chamomile tea, honey, lemon EO  

Benefits: This is a hydrating shampoo suitable even for all types of hair. It leaves your hair soft and strong, caring for your scalp too. For greasy hair we recommend to rinse the hair with  …… 

Extra notes 

When using a shampoo bar, it’s best to follow it up with a vinegar rinse to help restore the PH and remove any soap residues. This is especially important if you have HARD WATER. 

Dilute the vinegar with equal parts water to make a rinse or for more convenience and less waste, keep a spray bottle of vinegar in the shower and spritz it over the scalp and hair after shampooing. Follow with a rinse of plain water. 

Shampoo bar extra info 

Not everyone’s hair type does well with shampoo bars so if you find that you don’t care for how they work on your hair, use them as hand and body soap. 

How to use 

Gently stroke a few times onto the hair or lather between the fingertips and simply work into the hair for a foamy shampoo. At the end, just rinse off. 

D. Sea Salt bars and Himalayan salt bars - available now  

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Ingredients: coconut oil, mango butter, avocado oil, castor oil, sea salt, lemongrass / spearmint essential oil. 

Properties:

Salt bars have creamy lather  - because of the way they are formulated they end up having a creamy lather rather than a big bubble lather. This gives a luxurious feel as you are washing and pampering. 

Salt bars help exfoliate the skin - they remove dead skin cells and leave your skin more youthful and glowing 

Salt bars help balance natural oils - when they exfoliate they also nourish.

Salt bars are detoxing - they help to draw impurities from the skin, making for a wonderfully detoxing skin routine that doesn’t require a salt bath to accomplish. 

Salt bars replace natural minerals - they contain many minerals, primarily magnesium, potassium, iodine, calcium and zinc. 

E. Charcoal citrus cold pressed soap - Available now 

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Ingredients: olive oil (calendula infused), coconut oil, sweet almond oil, mango butter, tamanu oil, castor oil, activated charcoal, lemon/ bergamot EO

Enhanced with super-fine charcoal powder, our handmade natural soap offers excellent cleansing and leaves a beautiful feel on the skin.

Why charcoal?

  • Because charcoal’s amazing characteristics keep your skin healthy.
  • Adsorption – Charcoal is super-porous and can adsorb undesirable chemicals, bacteria and odours on the skin.
  • Anti-oxidation – Charcoal is well known for slowing or even reversing oxidation and it works as an anti-aging agent.
  • Cleansing – Fine powdered charcoal gently exfoliates dead skin cells to revitalise.
  • Minerals – Charcoal is rich in minerals, providing useful nutrients to keep your skin young-looking and healthy. 

F. Honey and oats scrub cold presses soap  - available May 15th

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Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, honey, oats 

 

This is a delightful skin soothing soap, ideal for people with skin related problems including itchiness. 

 

G. Creamy shea butter Bastille cold pressed soap - for extra sensitive skin available now 

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Ingredients: olive oil, shea butter, castor oil, light grapefruit EO 

 

This soap is extra gentle and can be also used by the  loved ones that are going through cancer treatments. Since cancer treatments often cause skin to become more sensitive and fragile, it’s usually recommended that patients use mild products without fragrance, colorants, or exfoliants.

H. Creamy avocado cold presses soap - sensitive skin - Available now 

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Ingredients: cocoa butter, castor oil, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, lemon EO 

Avocado has many benefits for the skin, whether you eat it or use it topically. The oil contains pretty much the same benefits as the fruit, 

such as healthy fats (like omega 3), phytonutrients and vitamins A, D and E.

It’s also rich in minerals (specially potassium), which helps it penetrate the skin evenly, quickly and deeper than other plant oils, making the skin smooth and moisturised.

Because of the avocado oil used in this soap, the conditioning properties of the finished product and the creaminess are delightful.   

This is a gentle bar suitable for all types of skin including sensitive skin. 

 

I. Strawberry rose and Australian clay cold pressed soap - helpful for acne issues - available May 20th

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Ingredients: olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran, cocoa butter, castor oil, fresh strawberries, Australian clay 

 

The Australian Clay helps restore the balance to an irritated complexion, it delivers moisture and energy to tired, dull complexion and helps to soothe inflammation while lightly exfoliating skin. 

The formulation of this soap helps keep acne under control without drying out your skin.

Strawberries contain the antioxidant ellagic which not only prevents the destruction of collagen, it can also help to lighten hyperpigmentation. While the acidic nature of  their vitamin C content helps to naturally exfoliate skin, fight acne causing oil and free radicals.

 J. Milk soap -available now 

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Ingredients: cow milk, olive oil, coconut oil, castor oil, sweet orange EO 

If you are looking for a highly moisturising, nurturing soap this one is for you. Remember that Queen Cleopatra used to take long baths in a milk … although this is not possible for us … the cold pressed milk soap is a reliable and trustful replacement. 

K. Calendula cold pressed soap - for extra sensitive skin 

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Ingredients: olive oil infused with calendula flowers,  coconut oil, palm oil, calendula petals 

This soap is ideal for babies and also for people with skin problems like psoriasis and eczema. It is a very mild and soothing soap. The healing properties of the calendula petals are also perfect for soothing nappy rash. 

The soaps will soon be vailable to buy from www.etsy.com/shop/beehiveartsstudio 

Just in case you would like to learn more about oils, butters and their properties ... keep reading ... 

1. Olive oil 

Did you know what olive oil … 

  • it produces a mild creamy lather and a hard moisturising bar. 
  • Is rich in skin nourishing fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin E
  • It moisturises the skin and hair
  • Has anti agin effects and helps maintain the integrity of skin cells

2. Coconut oil 

Did you know that coconut oil ….

- it makes a hard bar with great lather and lovely big white bubbles that do not vanish immediately. 

  • it is light, moisturising and nourishing
  • It is suitable for all skin and hair types especially beneficial for dry skin and hair. 
  • It can restore lustre and shine to dry or damaged hair 

3. Castor oil 

Did you know that castor oil ….. 

- is particular useful for making shampoo bars as it assists in rinsing and produces a moisturising lather. 

4. Shea butter 

Did you know that shea butter …. 

  • is a luxurious and expensive butter that gives a hard, silky quality to the bar of soap and shampoo
  • It acts as an emulsifier and provides skin enriching properties 
  • It repairs damaged skin
  • Helps to improve the condition of dry and mature skin 
  • It hydrates skin and helps prevent moisture loss and encourages healing of chopped lips also helps to soften cracked, dry skin 

5. Cacao butter 

Did you know that cocoa butter …. 

  • produces a hard bar with a stable lather. 
  • Is a natural and effective emollient with a distinctive chocolate aroma
  • It provides a barrier against moisture loss and environmental damage
  • Good for dry and damaged skin and helps to fade stretch marks
  • It keeps the skin hydrated 

6. Sunflower oil 

Did you know that sunflower oil …..

  • is very high in vitamin E which repairs and protects skin and is easily absorbed into the skin 
  • It hydrates the skin 
  • The oil is protective and helps to repair sun-damaged skin
  • it can reduce scarring and smooth the appearance of existing wrinkles and fine lines
  • it produces a stable lather, is mildly cleansing 

7. Sweet almond oil 

Did you know that sweet almond oil ………….

  • is suitable for all skin types but especially for sensitive skin
  • Is gentle enough to be used by the children 
  • Helps soothe dry, irritated skin and prevents moisture loss
  • It acts as a natural moisturiser and encourages the healing of dry, irritated skin

 

 

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