Did you know that little drops of honey could work wonders for our skin? Honey, a natural antioxidant with hydrating properties, has the ability to absorb and retain moisture that keeps our skin well hydrated, fresh and supple. It rejuvenates, nourishes and soothes our skin.
This October 2013, The Body Shop is pleased to launch their new luxurious Bath & Body Collection – Honeymania™ – that is made with Community Fair Trade wild honey from Ethiopia. This rich, wild-harvested floral honey, also known as liquid gold to some, is good for our skin and the environment too.
The Body Shop HoneyMania Bath & Body Collection comprises of Body Butter, Body Scrub, Bath Melt, Lip Balm, Soap, Eau De Toilette and Shower Gel.
The Body Shop believes their Community Fair Trade honey is something extra special as it was sourced from the remote Sheka rainforest in the Ethiopian Highlands, a biodiversity hotspot that is protected by UNESCO.
- Their Sheka honey has a very distinctive taste and smell because of the fragrant rainforest flowers that the bees collect the nectar from. Its light floral aroma makes it distinct from any other honey.
- The African honey bees that produce their honey for free to roam the rainforest. Every day, the bees communicate through ‘dancing’ to direct each other to the tastiest flowers.
- The honey selected for use in their products is of the highest quality – in fact it’s good enough to eat! It’s sold by high-end brands as table honey. Only the ripest, richest combs are selected for The Body Shop@.
The bees that product their Community Fair Trade Honey are wild; they choose to colonise the hive and then move onto a new home after harvesting. To ensure of first-class honey for use in their products, The Body Shop works with the highly skilled Beza Mar beekeepers who practise ‘barefoot beekeeping’ or ‘bee whispering’ that works in harmony with the bees’ natural cycles. To gather enough honey to make one of every product in their Honeymania™ collection, it takes almost 100 bees traveling over 2,100km so they can harvest the nectar from nearly 50,000 flowers.
HoneyMania™ Body Butter, the hero product, is rich in texture that delivers 24 hours of hydration. It glides and melts straight into the skin upon application. It contains moisturizing Community Fair Trade shea from Ghana, cocoa butter from Ghana, sesame oil from Nicaragua, Brazil nut oil from Peru and beeswax from Cameroon. It is retailing at S$30.90 for 200ml.
HoneyMania™ Body Scrub, retailing at S$30.90 for 200ml, exfoliates the dead skin cells on the surface (containing exfoliating salt grains) leaving our skin feeling velvety soft and super-smooth. It contains moisturizing Community Fair Trade shea from Ghana, and beeswax from Cameroon.
Sink into a honeypot of bath bubbles and enjoy an indulgent honey experience with luxurious HoneyMania™ Bath Melt. Priced at S$26.90 for 300ml, it contains moisturizing organically harvested Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia.
Moisturize your delicate lip with this HoneyMania™ Lip Balm that instantly melts upon application. Retailing at S$10.90 for 10ml, it contains Community Fair Trade beeswax from Cameroon.
Spritz the HoneyMania™ Eau de Toilette, onto pulse points for a burst of concentrated honey scent. Retailing at S$22.90, it contains Community Fair Trade alcohol from Ecuador.
Drizzle on and lather up a little luxury with this HoneyMania™ Shower Gel that leaves our body cleansed and subtly scented. It is soap-free and it doesn’t dry out our skin. Retailing at S$30.90, it contains moisturizing organically harvested Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia.
This scented HoneyMania™ Soap, priced at only S$6.90 for 100g, gently cleanses to leave skin feeling refreshed. It contains moisturizing organically harvested Community Fair Trade honey from Ethiopia. You will love the cute honeycomb design embellished with an adorable bee.
Do check out the bundle HoneyMania™ sets, great for Christmas gifts, if you are heading to the store. I’m pleased to receive the full range of the HoneyMania™, many thanks to The Body Shop Singapore.
HoneyMania™ Collection is now available at all The Body Shop outlets.