Sunday, March 30, 2014

Homemade Deodorant - Bee Vlog - Mar 28, 2014

I've been using this deodorant for several months and I love it. No strange chemicals, easy to make, I can customize the scent, and it actually works.

Now available for sale in my store.

Recipe originally from:

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My recipe alterations and notes:
3 TBSP coconut oil (45g)
2 TBSP beeswax (15g)
2 TBSP baking soda
2 TBSP arrowroot
1/4 tsp 100% Vitamin E oil
1/4 tsp patchouli
1/8 - 1/4 tsp pine needle
5 drops cedarwood

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Melting Down Brood Comb - Bee Vlog - Mar 10, 2014

It takes a bit of time and some sacrificial equipment, but melting bees wax isn't difficult.

I just set up a Facebook page. I'm trying to get the minimum required 25 "Likes" to qualify for a custom URL. So if you use Facebook please visit and "Like" my page.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

What makes the comb black? - Bee Vlog - Mar 1, 2014

Fresh wax is white or cream colored. As it ages it darkens due to other products the bees apply to it, such as propolis. But the thing that makes it appear almost black is the thin casings left behind after the adult bee emerges from the cell. Each generation leaves a thin layer behind that darkens over time and use.

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