Here at Mellifera Homestead, we try our hardest to do what is healthiest for us, our animals, our bees, and our environment. We try to utilize as much as we can from the earth and source ingredients from sustainable, local, and reliable suppliers.
We appreciate and use all that the bees provide. Along with the honey, we harvest beeswax for use in all-natural body care products. All the beehive products, including lotions, lotion bars, lip balms, salves, face lotions, and are made with honey and/or wax and all-natural, high-quality oils and essential oils. We never add synthetic preservatives or additives.
When we supplement with honey or wax from other apiaries, we speak with the beekeepers personally to learn about their beehive management practices to ensure that all hive products are free of chemicals.
The dried calendula, which is used in the organic olive oil infusion, as well as other herbs are grown using deep organic practices right here at Mellifera Homestead.
The lard and tallow are rendered by hand using fat from pastured pigs and 100% grass-fed cows. The animals are raised by conscientious local farmers that we have visited and spent time with.
Suppliers of other ingredients, including the essential oils, have confirmed that they do not test on animals and that the ingredients do not contain synthetic fillers, artificial colors, or parabens. We avoid using carrier and essential oils that are solvent extracted.
We use these products personally and want only the best for our bodies.