Surfside Kids Dental + Handcrafted Honeybee
We are so so excited to announce that we have teamed up with Handcrafted Honeybee for our branded chapsticks! These lip balms will be offered at each of our offices (Elk Grove, Sacramento, Pleasant Hill, Almaden Valley) in unflavored and mango flavor! .
Handcrafted honeybee is located in sunny Tehachapi California & was founded by a husband-and-wife team who strive to empower our generations of promising young woman to become leaders that can integrate logic, creativity and innovation to solve problems of the world around them. Each lip balm is hand poured containing worry free (all natural) ingredients like beeswax avocado butter, fractionated coconut oil, lanolin, flavor & Vitamin E! Say that three times fast!
Truly, we are so honored to have collaborated with such an amazing California small business. The Owners are doing great things who believe wholeheartedly in the power of our younger generation enthusiastically creating educational adventures in skin care
But first a short interview with the owner of Handcrafted Honeybee, Stacia!
We asked Stacia about how the company began:
Handcrafted HoneyBee had its unofficial beginning about 7 years ago in our kitchen. We were first-year beekeepers, and our first honey harvest yielded some leftover beeswax. I wondered what to do with it, and decided I wanted to learn to make lip balms! I found a recipe on the internet for a beeswax lip balm and gave it a try…only to discover that it was AWFUL. From that point on, I was determined to figure out how to make a better lip balm. I studied about oils, waxes, and natural butters; I tried many different recipes with many different ingredients. I took courses on how to make natural skin care products, learned about different ingredient ratios and benefits, and experimented, experimented, experimented. Finally, after about 20 different recipes and dozens of friends who had agreed to be my guinea pigs, I formulated a recipe that was a hit—and it’s still my recipe today.
Years later, after lots of farmer’s markets, craft shows, and online sales, Handcrafted HoneyBee has expanded far beyond lip balms to also offer soaps, natural deodorants, and DIY kits. We have retail customers in every state, and our products are sold in over 90 brick and mortar locations across the country. We also have a give-back program, donating a portion of sales to girls’ education as well as providing free aluminum-free deodorant for breast cancer patients in partnering hospitals. It’s amazing how far we’ve come since those early days experimenting in my kitchen!