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 beeswax from Steve Victors of
Alaska Wildflower Honey located in Big Lake Alaska.
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 (Moisturizing Cream 1) in one version at this time. In the future we will have additional moisturizing
creams using the same ingredients and proportions of ingredients. However they will differ in the addition of a fragrant
natural essential oil:
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 'gold
double heart' cap.
The deodorant cream: We currently
have one version of deodorant cream which is made with virgin coconut oil, Alaska-Grown Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, and Alaska-Grown
Honey. These are the same ingredients as the 'moisturizing cream 1' except we use virgin coconut oil that has a natural coconut
scent. However, the deodorant has different proportions of ingredients, namely, a relatively higher proportion of beeswax
and lower proportion of honey.
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.