Founded in 2012 by Harriet Scott-Bolton, Just Bee produces luxury skincare and scented candles in the heart of rural Somerset. Hand-crafted using the beeswax and collected from the family bees, our unique range is as natural as possible. Just Bee products are based upon a 55 year old tradition of beekeeping, resulting in products which are alive with heritage and experience.
Taking inspiration from the natural world around us we have created the perfect collection of fragrances for our products. Evoking memories of wind-swept moorlands, summer meadows and flower-dotted forests, our expertly blended collection will inspire and soothe.
Our products are all hand-crafted in West Somerset and have taken great care to support local suppliers and experts where we can.
Our home-produced beeswax comes from one of our 125 hives, dotted around rural West Somerset. Both the Egyptians and Romans used beeswax on their skin and its properties are well-documented. Not only does beeswax act as a natural anti-inflammatory, it is also antibacterial, anti-allergenic and contains vitamin A. It is naturally hydrating and particularly good for sufferers of eczema or psoriasis.
When burnt, beeswax provides one of the cleanest waxes possible and naturally conceals any nasty and unwanted odours. Unlike many other kinds of wax, beeswax does not produce any toxins, chemicals or soot and we use cotton wicks which maintains the natural quality of the product. Expertly blended with an ethically sourced vegetable wax to ensure a consistent burn, our candles are unique to the market and burn for 30 hours. Beeswax has even been known to relieve the symptoms of asthma for sufferers.
Our aim is to work as sustainably as possible and we think we’re doing rather well – we use recycled packaging and many of our ingredients come direct from our small-holding or from other local suppliers. Beeswax is also a particularly sustainable ingredient and we support various bee charities that promote the plight of the UK’s bee population.