The Buzz about Bee Pollen
You may have heard of bee pollen as a nutritional supplement. Long before Meaghan Markle said she sprinkles it on her breakfast cereal, healthy lifestyle proponents called bee pollen a superfood because of its abundance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and essential fatty acids. It contains more than 90 nutrients that nourish the human body. But it's also an amazing skin care product, proving once again that bees, and everything they produce, are pretty awesome. Read on to find out what bee pollen can do for your skin.
What is Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen starts as pollen collected by bees from flowers as their primary food source. The worker bees go out into the field, collect the pollen, and turn it into small pellets with natural secretions that aid in fermentation so they can store it up as food for the hive, specifically the bee larvae. Ethical harvesting of bee pollen involves taking only a small percentage of the bee pollen, leaving plenty left for the bees. This is an important consideration with dwindling bee populations raising awareness about the global plight of bees.
How is Bee Pollen Good for your Skin?
The same reasons that bee pollen is so good for your insides make it good for your outsides, as well. Bee pollen has excellent moisturizing properties, and does not leave a residue on the skin once it is used.
In addition to moisturizing, bee pollen is said to:
Keep skin soft, supple and youthful due to its antioxidant properties -
Build collagen with amino acids that improve skin firmness
Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Help prevent outbreaks and heal acne
Can you see where we are going with this?
The New Bee Pollen Soap is Here
Now you have another way to #getcleanwithsaltz : Our new Bees Do It Bee Pollen soap is now available for sale! We take whole, not pre-powdered, bee pollen pellets and hand-grind them to take full advantage of the holistic benefits, then add it to a soap along with a high concentration of rich, emollient honey. It's a wonderful, moisturizing soap with the pleasing aroma and golden colour of natural honey.
Thank you, bees!!!