My name is Melissa and I live in a small town in the Washington State Valley of the Cascade Mountain Range called Concrete. I moved here four years ago when my husband of 8 years and I decided we wanted to establish ourselves in a small community with old time values and friendliness. I always knew that I wanted to be a stay-at-home-Mom when I had children, so I set out preparing for the birth of my first child three years in advance by building my own business. One day I became allergic to my usual bath soap that I had used for many years. My skin had changed now that I was approaching my thirties, and my body was telling me it was time for a change. I researched how to make my own cold-processed soap and organic lotion for myself and my family. So Honey Bee Holistics was born on March 26th,2007.
Over the next few years I saw myself, as well as my business, grow each day as I taught myself about herbs and their applications, scouring all of the used book shops and thrift stores for any old books on soap making and herbs. I soon introduced homeopathic tinctures, salves, lip balm, household cleaners, laundry products, and clay products to my product repertoire. Each item has a story that tells of my progress from a small operation into a genuine licensed business with a customer base that is growing across the US by word of mouth and my Mom who is a big advertiser.
In August 2009 I found out that we were expecting our first child. My mind started to race as I prepared the last batches of soap to be ready before my daughters birth. She was born on May 5th, 2010. I was so excited to now start my journey I had been preparing for these past years.
I am now a proud Mama to a beautiful baby girl, Aria Rae who is almost 3 years old now and growing so fast! She makes everyday worth my efforts to work hard at my business so I can continue to stay at home with her, my dream come true!!
Everything I sell is handmade by me and is made with wild-harvested herbs or herbs that I grow on site here on our shared farmland in the valleys of the Cascade Mountains. I will never use any chemicals or preservatives,EVER! Only pure ingredients that are safe for my family and yours! If I wouldn't use it, I won't sell it!
I have built my own website for marketing/selling my products online as well at www.honeybeeholistics.com.
Honey Bee Holistics is also featured at www.honeybeeholistics.artfire.com