• Elizabeth Ready

Power of Propolis - a natural medicine

What is Propolis?

Propolis is a tree resin collected by bees with a distinctive woody scent. Bees collect the resin from a variety of trees and shrubs, blend it with wax and pollen and use it in the hive. It has many purposes within the hive, bees use propolis to prevent disease and bacterial growth, while also being used as glue to reinforce the hive.

Honey bees have been known to use propolis to prevent putrefaction when small animals such as mice enter the hive and die. They mummify the animal by surrounding it in propolis thus eliminating risk of disease spread.

Propolis, named by Aristotle, means 'defender of the city' – a suiting name.

Why Propolis is used in skincare products.

The use of propolis dates back to the Ancient Egyptians who used it for health and healing purposes. Modern studies confirm propolis has a long list of health benefits. Thanks to the ingenuity of the honey bee we can harness these properties by using it in skincare products.

Studies have proven propolis is; anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-oxidant and anti-viral (basically anti everything). This makes propolis a fantastic ingredient in ointments and balms, which for example can be applied to dry/sensitive skin, burns and problem skin.

But that’s not all!

The University of Strathclyde and other institutions have researched the benefits of propolis in the treatment of MRSA, sleeping sickness, HIV, skin conditions and cancers with interesting results.

Some of our most powerful medicines have been derived from nature, so it is no surprise that this natural substance has benefits for our own health. Aren’t bees amazing!


Because of the health benefits of propolis it’s perfect for applying to problem skin. We created a propolis ointment comprising 3 simple ingredients: sunflower oil, beeswax and propolis. Our propolis soap is also loved by many customers.

This is what our customers say:

Katherine My son's psoriasis has completely disappeared, fantastic.

Beck Many thanks for the lovely products; I’m so pleased with the propolis ointment as it seems to have cleared up a stubborn patch of what I think was eczema on my face! Great stuff!!!

Karen Tried it on my son’s nappy rash. Just to let you know it worked a treat and cleared up after just two days of use. Great ointment. Thank you.

Jill It’s the first time I’ve had some relief from an ointment (eczema)

Audrey Love your products and the propolis ointment, the first product I ever bought from you, served me well on holiday recently ...Excellent for a rash and bites.


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