Since childhood, I've had a fascination with honey bees. I wasn't a fan of their stingers, but I was obsessed with their hives. I found it incredible how vital, well-organized and unique these little pollinators are.
It all began a few years back when it seemed all too common to pick up a product that fed our senses, but was made of unregulated, unrecognizable and potentially toxic chemical ingredients. Most of these chemical ingredients were believed to be the cause of a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has dropped the population of our bees by over a third. Why was this so important? Well, pollination is a necessity for agricultural survival - about three-quarters of all food crops rely on bees. Simply put, it's a big deal.
To do my part, I began experimenting with beeswax-based formulas with nothing more than a pot, spoon and a few natural oils. I perfected one lip balm formulation and spent my time going door-to-door, raising awareness about a bee with a cause.
Then at the age of 26, I suffered a medical condition that took over me - my own body was crippling. I needed full time assistance from this point on with a tediously slow and almost full recovery.
It was then I realized, the research and being an advocate for product safety went beyond the beehive. It included us. It included me.
In search for answers, I questioned what else could have contributed to my now disability. And there it lay, the endless list of unregulated, unrecognizable and potentially toxic chemical ingredients formulated into everyday personal and home care products, by reputable brands.
Needless to say, I thought it was about time we had a brand that thought differently by making products that are beautifully designed, simple to use, socially responsible and SAFE. So in my journey through recovery, I began handcrafting small batches of sustainable products from raw, unrefined and organic ingredients. Before you know it, BEECAUSE was born.
Today our brand has reached nationwide markets including Anthropologie, Jet.com, BoxLunch, Amazon and Thrive Market, to name a few.
I am honored to serve you the first, and only, "No Bee.S." wellness brand.