Honeybees offer more than just honey and beeswax. Propolis is a natural honeybee product that includes a mixture of tree resins and honeybee enzymes. Propolis is used by honeybees in the hive to seal up cracks, cover surfaces, line the hive entrance and serve as a disinfectant. Propolis serves to sterilize the hive and is known to kill viruses, fungi and bacteria.
Propolis has been used in traditional medicine since 300 BC and possesses a wide range of pharmaceutical potential. Propolis has been shown to possess antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
BEEpothecary is a family owned business located in Lancaster, Ohio and aims “to share the amazement of God’s design in the honeybee.” BEEpothecary offers a wide range of products containing propolis including supplements and skincare products.
BEEpothecary products are available for purchase at the Ohio Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, LLC.
BEE Rescue Cream
Contains 2.6% bee propolis infused in olive oil, in a base of all-natural, skin-benefiting oils and butters. With skin-soothing herbs, honey, beeswax and essential oils known for their antimicrobial properties.
Contains raw bee propolis infused in olive oil, in a 1:9 ratio.
Propolis Nasal Spray
Contains propolis tincture in a mild saline solution in a 1:9 ratio.
Suggested use: as needed, to relieve dry or stuff nose/sinuses
Propolis Throat Spray
Contains distilled water, propolis tincture, honey, and throat soothing essential oils.
Suggested use: as needed, to relieve dry, scratchy throat, cough, mouth sores, or to freshen breath.
Rejuvenae Facial Cream
Contains several specialty plant oils known for helping with skin tone, elasticity and cell regeneration, plus skin-soothing herbs, honey, beeswax and essential oils known for their skin benefiting properties. With 1% bee propolis, in a base of all-natural, skin-benefiting oils and butters.
Gourmet Lip Balms
Fortified with 1% bee propolis, honey and beeswax and made with all natural, edible ingredients.