We offer hand-made "Abeille Alaska" moisturizing
creams and a deodorant cream that contains Alaska Grown beeswax and honey. We use both our (Earthworks Farm) Alaska Grown
beeswax and honey and other local Alaska Grown beeswax.
Because of the farming practices that we and our neighbors use, our beeswax and honey
are free from pesticides, herbicides and other undesirable chemical contamination.
While making our cosmetics, we use the lowest temperature possible
to melt and mix the the beeswax and honey, to retain the natural vitality of the special ingredients that the bees put into
their beeswax and honey.
moisturizing cream and deodorant cream has only four ingredients. The Alaska Grown ingredients are: beeswax and honey and
the additional moisturizing ingredients are: coconut oil and sweet almond oil.
make the moisturizing cream in two versions using the same ingredients and proportions of ingredients. However they differ
in the kind of coconut oil:
In one version we use refined coconut oil (which has no coconut scent). This cream is scented only by the natural scent
of beeswax and honey we use. We identify the bottle of this cream with a 'silver double heart' cap.
(2) In the second version we use organic extra virgin coconut
oil, which does have a natural coconut scent. We identify the bottle of this cream with a 'floral textured' cap.
The deodorant cream: We currently have one version of deodorant
cream which is made with the same ingredients as the second version of the moisturizing cream (virgin coconut oil with a natural
coconut scent). However, the deodorant has different proportions of ingredients, namely, a relatively higher proportion of
beeswax and lower proportion of honey.
Some of our customers ask us "how does this deodorant work and how do you apply it?
The natural components of the beeswax and honey include anti-bacterial
components that the bees put into the beeswax and honey. When used in the deodorant cream these components may help to reduce
the odor-causing bacteria. And the beeswax also offers a slight natural barrier on the skin. (This cream is not an anti-perspirant,
however.) By taking approximately a 'pea-sized' amount on the palm, and rubbing the palms together to distribute to both palms,
the deodorant cream can then be applied to the underarms using the cream on the palms.