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What Is Propolis ? ( PRO-PO-LIS)

Bee Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce from tree buds sap flows. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives, as well as function as a natural disinfectant against bacteria.

The word Propolis is reputed to have been coined by Aristotle, from the Greek words "pro" (before) and "polis" (city), meaning, "Before The City", or "Defender Of The City".

Ancient cultures, used the Propolis ointment to cover new comers to city, in order to sterilize any bacteria they might be carrying with them.

Utilizing Propolis and Propolis oil in skincare products provides a similar defense for our skin

Propolis History In Beauty

Propolis has been used for medicinal and beauty purposes since before 350 BC.

  • Ancient Greeks used propolis

    The Ancient Greeks used propolis extract to treat abscesses, Assyrians used it to help heal wounds and tumors, and Ancient Egyptians used Propolis for mummification.

  • Alongside enjoying the great effects of Honey & Milk baths, the gorgeous Egyptian Pharaoh Cleopatra started using Propolis, a mystic, powerful ingredient that was used during the embalming process. Propolis was known for its preserving abilities and effective treatments, and she applied these traits to her skin.

    Nefertiti used propolis
  • Hippocrates treated with propolis

    In ancient Greece, Hippocrates, the most admired figure in the history of medicine, would use Propolis to heal infections and wounds.

It's no wonder Propolis is one of Hey Honey's foundation ingredients!

Today, Bee Propolis can be found in Propolis Soap, Propolis Oil, Propolis with great benefits for hair products and more...