Posted in Handmade Soaps, Home Skin Care

Golden Honey Glycerin Bars

Simply.  Gorgeous.  

I have to say, I love these bars.  OK.  I love all of the bars I make, but, these come out so perfectly squared at the edges that they look like they are factory made.  Yet, the only “factory” involved is my own two hands!

Not just another pretty soap.  

No way!  My soaps are all packed with great ingredients!  The honey is our raw honey from our own beehives, the oils I use are pure.  And, I use organic brands as much as possible.

My Golden Honey Glycerin Bars lather up richly, cleanse the skin without drying, and, in fact, are excellent for both oily skin and dry/sensitive skin.  They are ideal for both men and women.  Teens and anyone prone to breakouts, can really benefit from this bar.

 

Golden Honey Glycerin Bars just made

What’s not in them.  

I left out the buttermilk and oatmeal that I include in all of my other bars.  Mainly because some customers prefer a formula that doesn’t contain either one of those ingredients.

There’s also no preservatives.  I don’t need any!  Raw honey maintains a natural chemical balance in my bars that keeps unwanted bacteria from forming.

There’s no color.  The outstanding golden color you see is not man-made.  It’s from the honey.  I could, sure, tint the bars.  But why?  Mother Nature does it for me!

Where to buy.  

I have a shop on Etsy where you can buy my Golden Honey Glycerin Bars and all of my soaps as well.  

TIP:  Sign into Etsy, go to my shop, and click favorite for one of my items.  You’ll get a coupon for 10% off your purchase.  And…..if you spend $35 or more, you get free shipping.  How nice is that?

Take care.  Stay bee-utiful!

Nancy 

MY HONEY SOAP STORE ON ETSY 

Posted in Beekeeping, Honey Recipes

Honey Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

A great recipe!

This is one you may want to add to your recipe box.  It’s got lots of room for personalization, and, even if you make it just as is, the cookies are excellent as a grab-and-go breakfast that’s healthy and nutritious.  

Ingredients

3 cups steel cut oats

1.5 cups all purpose flour

1 generous cup raw honey

3/4 cup fat – all unsalted, soft butter is delicious

1/4 teaspoon salt

1//2 teaspoon soda 

1 to 2 teaspoons cinnamon – to taste

1 egg

1/4 cup water

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease a baking sheet with butter.  

Cream the honey, butter, egg and water together until smooth.  Use a mixer to get the best results.  

Combine the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon and soda together, then add to the creamed mixture.

Baking

Drop by rounded teaspoonful onto prepared sheet, leaving plenty of space for spreading.  

Bake for 15 minutes, checking the first time you try this recipe for your own preferred crispness.  

These cookies get a delicious brown edge.  

Options 

Add a cup of dried cranberries, raisins, or other dried fruit, chopped 

Sprinkle raw (turbinado) sugar on top of cookies before baking 

Use rolled oats instead of steel cut to get a more traditional, softer, texture

Use all or part almond flour or chestnut flour

Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of your favorite preserve – apricot is great. 

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