Did you know that honey bees produce more than just honey? It’s true! There are other lesser-known hive products with amazing health benefits such as bee pollen, propolis and royal jelly. Known for their beneficial and nutritional properties, hive products are great for creating a truly nutrient-packed, high-end skin care product in your own home.
So what is royal jelly? It is the creamy substance fed to honey bee larvae and queen bees. Queen bees live exclusively on royal jelly, which accounts for their incredible size and longevity.
Royal Jelly is also an amazing, nutrient-rich substance that helps support radiant skin. A skin cream with royal jelly is truly la créme de la créme!
INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES
3.5 oz Distilled Water
- In a double boiler (or use a microwave using 30 second increments), heat the jojoba oil, mango butter and beeswax until completely melted.
- Remove from heat and pour in the distilled water. Use a stick blender to mix into a cream. This process should take roughly 10 minutes to complete. If mixing by hand, you may need as much as 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool. Then, add the Vitamin E Oil, Germaben, essential oil(s) and royal jelly.
- Scoop into clean glass jars. Freeze if not using within 6 to 8 months.