Neal’s Yard Remedies has been campaigning for bees since 2011, and is committed to supporting over 50 million bees by 2020 by donating 3% of sales from the Bee Lovely Range to bee friendly charities.
Some of my favorite Neal’s Yard Remedies products are the Bee Lovely Collection. Not only are these products wonderful, and beautifully fragranced, but purchasing them benefits bees. Neal’s Yard Remedies has been supporting projects to save the bees since 2011, when they first introduced Bee Lovely Hand Cream as a “limited edition” product, launching the “Save the Bees” campaign. That year $16,500 was raised and The Ecologist named it Best Campaign.
Neal’s Yard Remedies continues their commitment to support bee friendly charities, most recently supporting Bees for Development, where bee colonies were introduced to cashew orchards in Ghana. Last year $11,000 gave 5 hives each to 50 cashew farmers, increasing yields and generating extra income from honey and beeswax. The goal is to continue support and fund 5 more hives for each farmer.
This year Neal’s Yard Remedies introduced Bee Lovely All Over Balm. This certified organic, deeply nourishing body balm is perfect for the entire family, ages 3 years and over. It absorbs easily into skin, soothing and comforting dry elbows, hands, heels, knees, cuticles, and all over. Organic beeswax from Camaroon protects delicate skin. Cocoa butter leaves skin silky, and coconut oil smooths and retains moisture. Castor seed oil contains a rare, dense compound called ricinoleic acid known to soothe skin. Organic Fair-trade honey from Mexico is sustainably harvested. The orange essential oil fragrance is fresh and uplifting. Each purchase of Bee Lovely All Over Balm supports over 500 bees.
What Else Can We Do?
Honey bees pollinate one third of food crops. Intensive farm practices and pesticide use is contributing to the decline. The number one thing we can do to help save the bees, is stop using pesticides and buy organic fruits and veggies. Plant bee-friendly herbs and wild flowers, and let some of your garden go wild. Learn more about Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Campaign. You can feel good knowing every time you purchase a Bee Lovely product from Neal’s Yard Remedies you are helping honey bees.
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