Frugal Friday – Beecology Bath & Body

Beecology is a family owned company in Ohio that makes natural hair, body and food products. Owner and beekeeper David Rzepka became a beekeeper by default. A co-worker asked if he could keep a beehive at the Rzepka family farm and David agreed. As luck, or maybe fate would have it, after about 2 weeks the friend’s wife became pregnant and we was no longer to care for the bees. David soon became fascinated by the bee culture and science. Amy his wife and “Marketing Bee”, pitched in and Beecology was born.

It is serendipitous that Beecology is a family owned company because my whole family loves their products! The Boyfriend’s son had great success with the Tea Tree Soap; his acne was significantly better after just one week using this soap twice a day. I discovered my daughter’s affection for the Honey and Botanical Sulfate-Free Shampoo and Repair-Your-Hair-Naturally-Conditioner (12.99 each) after they went missing from my shower. Do you know how hard it can be to find natural sulfate and paraben free hair care products that work? And it’s even harder to please a young picky (don’t know where she gets that) female adult when it comes to her hair! But, what she likes most about it is that “it smells good and makes my hair soft and silky.”

As for me, I have two favorites. Since I crashed full force into the “Big M” a few years ago, I’ve had trouble sleeping; I know what you’re thinking–“what the heck does that have to do with body products?” Hang on, Imma gonna tell you! Two words—lavender and honey as in Lavender and Honey Soap ($5.99). Applying lavender topically whether through essential oils or in this case, soap, produces a calming and relaxing effect. I take a shower before bed using the Lavender and Honey soap and my whole bathroom and bedroom smells wonderful and I feel relaxed.

Then I rub in some Honey Hand & Body Cream ($12.99 for 8 oz) and I’m ready for nitey-nite. The hand and body cream is very emollient but surprising not greasy. It absorbs well and moisturizes even better. The Boyfriend over chlorinated our hot tub and I got a rash on my upper thighs– it was itchy and I had red bumps all over my thighs. Two days–count ’em—just two days after using Honey Hand & Body Cream and the redness and bumps are gone! Not only does this body cream moisturize but it heals. Now please excuse me I’m sleepy zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

Hang on beauties…..there’s more! Each sale comes with a code that enables you to choose a charity through their charity web site  to receive a contribution from your sale. You can choose from a variety of charities like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The Alzheimer’s Association, Autsim Speaks, and Beyond Pesticides. What an awesome idea and an easy way to make a difference!