Natural, Organic Beauty - The Power of Propolis
You’re probably familiar with raw honey and pollen but you might not have heard as much about another bee-derived ingredient that’s known to have incredible health properties. I’m talking about bee propolis, or so-called “bee glue.”
This natural, resinous mixture is produced by honey bees by combining their own saliva and beeswax with exuded substances they collect from tree buds, sap flows and other botanical sources.
This truly therapeutic substance does not only guard beehives against intruders, but it can also fend off and treat all kinds of unwanted health conditions. Bee propolis has actually been used medicinally by humans since ancient times. This isn’t surprising once you know that bee propolis benefits include it having antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.
Egyptians knew very well the valuable properties of propolis and used it for embalming as well as to make cosmetics. Greek physicians (Aristotles, Dioscorides) were familiar with the medicinal properties of propolis. Propolis was employed as an antiseptic and healing agent in wound treatment as well as a mouth disinfectant. Propolis is used today in medicine and dentistry as well as in cosmetics and skin care creation.
Propolis is used as cream or lotions for different cosmetic purposes. Its use is based on the antibacterial, antifungal, anti-viral anti-acne, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, epithelial, micro-circulation and topical anesthetic effects.
Raw Artisan Honey is proud to be the exclusive UK distributor of the 100% natural and certified organic, propolis-based cosmetics by MyBee, a Greek family business whose love of nature and bees are going back to many generations of bee-keepers. MyBee is producing propolis and honey in the picturesque region of Plastira’s Lake in Karditsa, Greece. Propolis is the key ingredient in all MyBee products; all other natural ingredients such as olive oil, herbal essential oil and lupins are also sourced from the local area.
All MyBee cosmetics are bio-natural, organic, have been made according to halal standards and have never been tested on animals (PeTa Certified).
Find out more by visiting our health shop online.