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  1. We're well and truly into Autumn so I thought I'd share a few of our essentials for the colder months ahead. From mugs and tea light candles to sweet honey treats and natural skincare...

    Creature Candy Bee Mug 2

    Bumblebee Mug - this fine bone china mug is the perfect Autumn essential for your tea, coffee or hot chocolate!

    Winter Berries Tea Lights (LS)

    Tea Lights - set of three festive natural plant wax tea light candles. Choose from Winter Berries, Wild Fig or Spiced Orange (coming soon)

    Belgian Honey Drinking Chocolate

    Honey Hot Chocolate - a milk jar full of delicious drinking chocolate. White chocolate and honey milk chocolate drops melt with milk to make a scrummy drink. 

    Beefayre Bee Lippy Chocolate & Wild MInt Lip Balm

    Lip Balms - we have a lovely range of lip balms to keep your lips moisturised & nourished during the colder months!  

    Mallow and White Blossom Balm

    Blossom Balm - another skincare treat, this balm will keep your skin in tip top condition - use as an overnight mask if you suffer from dry skin! Available in full size or trial size.
      Snow Goose Lavender Wheat Eye Pillow Grey Bee 1

    This Lavender Eye Pillow is filled with lavender & wheat and can be used hot or cold. Warm up and use to keep you warm or relieve tension in stressed shoulders.                          Chocolate Honey Delights

    And last but certainly not least we have these delicious Honey Milk Chocolate Delights - the perfect treat for cosy evenings on the sofa watching a film.

     

    Amber (founder of Nectar & Bumble)

  2. I recently went to visit Joanna, founder of Mallow + White at her home workshop in Hertfordshire and we made some of our collaboration product, Blossom Balm, together! I thought it would be fun to go behind the scenes to show exactly how our natural balm is made from beginning to end – from the raw ingredients to the making process to the final product! We worked together to come up with the idea from start to finish – I love balms so I knew that would be a product I’d love to make with Joanna, so it was very exciting to make some together! 

    Blossom Balm Mallow and White

    Whilst there are only six ingredients inside Blossom Balm, they are all chosen for specific reasons as they have wonderful benefits for the skin. 

    I’ll start with sunflower oil – a lovely, gentle & moisturising oil that’s high in vitamins, then we have camellia oil which is rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and omegas 3, 6 & 9.

    The next ingredient is beeswax which is a wonderful nourishing ingredient that locks moisture into the skin and apricot kernel oil as it helps to nourish skin and retain suppleness. To finish, we add a few drops of lavender essential oil which helps to cleanse the skin and rosemary essential oil. The beeswax is melted down from pellets into an oil, and the other oils are carefully added before the blend is poured into jars and left to set.

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    We chose ingredients that are not only wonderful for the skin but also that bees love – you’ll often spot bees buzzing around lavender, sunflowers and camellia flowers! 

    There are so many uses for this balm too – as a cleanser, overnight mask or simply anywhere else that needs a little bit of nourishing! To use as a cleanser, gently massage a small amount onto dry skin in small circular movements. It will turn into a lovely oil on application with the skin. Remove by wiping away with a warm damp cloth. As a replenishing overnight mask simply massage the balm into face for a softening, restorative boost.

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    As there is no water inside the product, it means there’s no need for preservatives or any extra ingredients to keep it fresh. Once opened the jar will last six months and you only need a small amount each time as it’s so concentrated with natural ingredients.

    To finish, we added the labels by hand and waited for them to set. The end result; a beautiful, natural, handmade balm, made in small batches & with love!

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    Amber