Sunday, March 18, 2012

Vintage Honey Pots and Pure Beeswax!

I have a small collection of  vintage honey pots that I wanted to share with you.  The blue vintage one is a new addition from my local market this morning.

I also bought some pure local beeswax. I have been wanting to make a solid hand cream with it for a long time now, but it is really hard to find.
Looks almost good enough to eat though!

After searching for recipes and a lot of experimentation, they look like these. I haven't quite perfected them yet but  they smell divine and work a treat already. 

Melted beeswax and blended with extra virgin olive oil and scented with 100% natural lavender oil...mmmmm!

Relatively easy to make and so natural and moisturising. This shape fits easily into the palm of my hand and feels lovely and smooth.
Should I go on?
Had a great time developing these.

Have a lovely week.
Pam x


A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, I love your honey pot collection, especially the new addition, so pretty.

The band discs look very interesting. Do they melt in the hand to be more liquid, or are they quite soft?

Enjoy your new week, can't belie it is nearly Monday already..yuck! Tam x

Sarah B said...

I've never heard of solid hand cream but I do lke the sound of it. I bet it smells wonderful too. X
Ps your honey pots are adorable!

jeanetteann said...

I think your little honey pot collection is lovely and the hand cream looks good enough to eat for sure. Must try this.
x jeanetteann

brismod said...

Oh my. If they are anything like your sublime soaps they'll be a winner. xx

helen tilston said...

Hi Pam

I have an affinity for bees and all they represent. Your honey pots have given me goose bumps.
I use beeswax in my encaustic paintings and the aroma stays with the painting - it is an expensive medium but so worth it.

Thank you for sharing

Helen xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Your honey pots are darling! You have a very sweet collection! And your hand creams look like fun to make! Thanks for sharing! :)


Quirky-Vintage said...

These look fab! I love honey pots and these are just soooo cute! I too have never heard of solid hand cream but would really love to try it. :-) xx

Rose H (UK) said...

A really 'sweet' collection Pam, and your latest blue one is lovley.
That hand softner sounds and looks fab. I've been cleaning down this morning and my poor hands could certainly do with a treatment or two!
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Rose H

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE IT! and yes, it does look good enough to eat! I had bought a sweet little handpump bottle of raspberry honey for Hubby last Christmas. After we opened our presents he anxiously put a big SQUIRT in his oatmeal and it FOAMED UP...we both put our glasses on and discovered it was HANDSOAP(hahaha).I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your collection of honeypots, they ALWAYS follow me home(I can NEVER RESIST THEM). Would you SHARE your recipe for your solid hand cream with me "PLEASE"??? I'm your newest follower! I hope you will peek in on my Land of Blog and MAYBE decide to follow me too!
Have a wonderful week,

delia hornbook said...

Wow Pam thank you for sharing the handcream i may have to try that. Loving your pots the white and blue one is gorgeous. Have a lovely week, dee x

the old boathouse said...

Sounds Devine Pam! Great for the furniture too ha. Feels like forever since we have caught up, thinki of you heaps xxxx

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi pam...of course go on...

I love your little vintage collection & that hand cream would be awesome...
the touch...the smell...MMM!!~~ yummy..

GO FOR it big time...xx andrea

carole brungar said...

Hi, just found your blog. I've never heard of solid hand cream, sounds divine! I can almost smell it from here!
I enjoyed my visit x

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love your little pots.....It looks heavenly!

Tiff said...

Those honey pots are so sweet! Love your handcream, clever you, I bet the bees wax make it so nourishing! X