The Bee Natural Head 2 Toe Healing and Beauty Balm is one of those versatile products which you can use for absolutely anything. Literally, from head to toes.
As all Bee Natural’s product, its main ingredient is beeswax and it contains all natural ingredients, no nasties hiding somewhere inside. Its ingredients are beeswax, raw honey, pollen, propolis, avocado oil and sunflower oil. It’s quite a rich balm which applies fairly easy once it reacts with the heat of your skin. It can be used for anything imaginable, including cracked lips, insect bites, itchy skin, sunburn and generally bringing relief to uncomfortable, dry skin.
Personally, my best use for this balm is on my feet. I have very dry heels and when I mix this balm with any foot cream and apply it to my heels and dry corners under my feet, it brings me pure heaven. I have also used this on my face in winter time, after a facial peel, on sunburnt skin and on dry cuticles. It brings immediate comfort and provides lasting hydration. I feel that the hydration it provides is not so superficial, because it doesn’t contain any petroleum. It therefore doesn’t just sit on your skin and provides short term hydration (softness), but I feel the ingredients are actually absorbed into deeper layers of the skin.
This is also great for any rash. I have occasional eczema on both my arms, for which I’ve used Bee Natural’s Eczema Cream. Unfortunately, for this to work properly, you cannot mix it / use it simultaneously with any steroid / chemical eczema products, they counteract each other and can cause a nasty reaction on your skin.
Head 2 Toe Healing and Beauty Balm is available online from Faithful To Nature, in the following sizes:
30ml – R45 | 50ml – R65 | 125ml – R105 | 250ml – R195
Other products I’ve also used in Bee Natural’s range are:
❀ Cleansing Balm – AH-MAZING!!! Makeup and dirt melts away in this balm’s presence. This is a very thick fluid consistency, and I feel it works best when applied to the face with a cotton round. The cleansing balm is so moisturising, that some days in summer I don’t feel the need to moisturise my skin after cleansing with this balm, it’s really not necessary
❀ Body Butters – a variety of them. Some of them smell more herbal-ly than others, but they are all great. You have to work it a bit in order to cover your whole body, but you’ll literally be moisturised for a week thereafter
❀ Hand Rescue Balm – This is a winter must-have, I buy one almost every winter
❀ Lip Balm – To heal cracked lips, I believe in nothing else. You just have to stick it out, depending on how bad your lips are cracked, it can take from a week up to three weeks to heal your lips. And it also cannot be used together with any petroleum-based lip balms, IT WON’T WORK THEN, I can promise you that. And at less than R20, you’ve got nothing to lose
❀ Lip gloss – The only product from the range that I wasn’t very happy with. It’s okay, the ten minutes that it lasts on your lips 😉 It’s great over a very drying lipstick, though
❀ Rich Rehydrating Face Balm – This stuff is wonderful for people living in dry areas for winter time. I have combination, dehydrated skin. And even in times when I had severe breakouts, this was an absolute skin saver. I didn’t buy it again this year, and I actually miss it from my routine. Have to add though, that this is very difficult to apply after washing your face with a regular cleanser. It needs something to “stick” to, and is best applied after using a cleansing balm of some sorts
Something to take note of: All of these products are preservative, perfume and chemical free. Therefore, their shelf life is definitely shorter than other mainstream products. My Hand Rescue Balm and Rich Rehydrating Face Balm usually goes off before I finish them, because I use it mainly in winter time and I don’t get through the whole container in 3 – 4 months of use.
Unfortunately, I’ve never used Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, which I believe is also an all-rounder. I know, I know. But I’ve never felt the need for it because I’ve got this stuff. I have however, ordered this cult product with my last Red Square haul, and after I’ve compared the two in differences in functionality, I’ll post an update 🙂
You can visit Bee Natural’s website at www.beenatural.co.za to see their entire range of products. You can buy all Bee Natural’s products at Faithful To Nature Online. You can have a look out for Bee Natural’s products at health stores, farm stalls and places like Mac Banana in KZN, Van Gaalen Cheese Farm near Hartebeespoortdam and the like. I also know that Dischem stocks their lipbalms.
I have very fond thoughts toward this brand and its products, since I discovered them on my honeymoon more than five years ago. I have never thought of myself as a lover of all-natural products, I’m usually just concerned with a product’s claims and results thereof. If there’s chemicals inside making it deliver better results, then so be it. But the thought has crossed my mind so often these past couple of months that I’m increasingly more attracted to the great results of natural product ranges to the likes of Soil, Lush, Rain, Me-Em, Africology etc. Next on my list to try are Skoon and Skin Creamery. Any more that you think I should know about?
Disclaimer: I don’t think Bee Natural knows of my existence. I’m just a huge fan who wanted to feature a product I really believe in and want other people to know about it too 🙂 I was therefore not paid to write this, nothing was PR provided and all views are my own xx