Lip Calm Lip Balm

Solomon’s Knot has bees because bees do good things for the environment. Solomon’s Knot strives for a mutually beneficial relationship with the bee hives.
The hives are managed using sustainable, chemical free methods but the health of the honeybees are primary.
So far the method of using oxaylic (considered an organic treatment) has been used for the treatment of the varoa mite. The varoa mite is an invasive parasite that is now present in all hives in the U.S. The varoa mite weakens the bees’ immune system leaving them susceptible to diseases. If a hive has to be treated because of disease then the honey and wax byproduct of Solomon’s Knot honeybee agriculture will be specially noted. This is for the benefit of those who may have sensitivities to chemicals. At this time (2016) we have not had to treat the bees for diseases.
Lip Calm Lip Balm is made using aseptic technique in the kitchen of Solomon’s Knot. It is a combination of unrefined organic coconut oil, unrefined organic shea butter, organic Lavender Spiksk lip calme essential oil, (all purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs) and Solomon’s Bees’ wax. The Lavender is the calm in the balm but some people may be sensitive to it. The next batch will have some made with no Lavender (Calm Lip Balm) The Lip Calm Lip Balm was tested by friends for two years before we began selling this product.
If you have put the jar on a shelf and haven’t used it for a few months (or years) you may notice a white “bloom”. It is only crystallized fat. If it bugs you you can heat it uncapped in the microwave for less than one minute. The bloom will disappear.
Because we use sustainable methods we give the wax back to the individual hive when at all possible. This means product availability varies.
We sell honey in-person to people who live in our bio-region so that the honey’s maximum potential is realized.
The byproduct of honeybee agriculture is secondary. Solomon’s Knot realizes that honeybees are essential to agricultural health and this is why we keep hives in addition to growing plants that benefit native pollinators.