Tuesday, January 27, 2009

U.S. Firm Offers Beeswax-Based Skin Care Products

Clarksville Home to Honey-Based Products
News-Leader (USA), 1/26/2009

Q: I am trying to find out about a product for dry, chapped skin that's made from honey, and it's made in Missouri. I think it was invented by a nurse. It's supposed to be from the St. Louis area, but I can't find it. Please help. Thanks.

-Victoria L. Thornton, Springfield

A: That's the Bee Naturals company based in Clarksville about an hour north of St. Louis. Barbara Chappuis, R.N., developed skin-cream bars for her own use after having trouble with cracked, raw hands from using harmful substances in her hospital work environment.

The ingredients are all-natural and therapeutic and are very popular in winter months for customers including farmers and children. Chappuis' formula includes unbleached beeswax and oils from coconuts, castor beans, olives, wheat germ and herbs.

Products have expanded from the cream bars to lip balm, cuticle and nail oil and skin cleansers, plus a line for babies and another for men.

You can visit the original shop and factory in Clarksville and tour the facilities. What you'll see depends on what product is being made at the time, as there are various procedures. To find out details about hours and products, visit http://www.beenaturals.com/ or call 877-499-3897...

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