by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
New for 2013 and up from Dorset, Filberts Bees made a first appearance at the Natural & Organic Products Europe Show from April 7 to April 8, 2013 at London's Olympia.
Filberts Bees are makers of handmade beeswax balms, salves and polishes and have made their first visit to the Natural & Organic Show this year. Let's hope they have had a good time and found many customers.
Farm-pressed hemp oil from Devon farms features in their latest range offering an exciting range of balms and salves designed to protect everything from hard-working hands exposed to the elements through to the delicate skin of infants. Hemp oil is a natural source of gamma-linolenic acid and omegas – widely recognized for good skin health.
The range includes Hemp Moisturizing Salve, Chamomile Baby Balm, Tea Tree Salve, Unscented Moisturizing Salve, Farm Hand Salve, Waterman Salve.
Filberts Bees is a family-run business set up in 2008 that has its roots in British farming through beekeeper Mark Rogers. From a love of honey and a reluctance to get stung quite so often (bees hate alcohol and synthetic perfumes, and who can blame them, at least as regards to the synthetic perfume bit) Mark created a moisturizing hand salve with nothing but great, natural ingredients. This product remains one of Filberts Bees best sellers.
All of Filberts Bees products are free from artificial preservatives, synthetic perfumes and mineral oils. They also don't see the need to use water and thus their skincare products are not soggy creams but are firm, sometimes buttery, salves and balms rather. The salves can be applied on to damp skin or applied with a little water to speed up absorption.
Review of Moisturizing Hemp Salve to follow.
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