Bee Balm Botanicals is the health and beauty line by Katherine Krumwiede, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. After completing the research for her classes “Everyday Toxins — They’re Everywhere” and “Promoting Breast Health on a Daily Basis”, it became apparent to Katherine that there were just too many toxins in skin care products available commercially due to the fact that the FDA granted the cosmetics industry self-regulation back in 1938.

Check out a few of these health offenders:
+ Top Ten Untouchables (PDF)
+ Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep
+ Grapefruit Seed Extract

The answer to the toxic tango of skin care products and our health: make one’s own skin care products with simple pure ingredients that make a girl feel good.

Bee Balm Botanicals products

Bee Balm Botanicals Product Line

Luscious Lotion A truly luscious hand and body lotion (4 oz.) Available in Lavender or Cocoa and Sweet Orange

Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Transform your hands from sandpaper to silk! Available in Brown Sugar with Lemon & Clove Scent or Cane Sugar with Wintergreen. Apply to dry hands, massage in and enjoy the tingle, rinse and dry lightly (4 oz.)

Blossom Lotion Bar A treat for your feet with penetrating moisturizers. Especially nice to massage into the feet before bed (2.5 oz.)

Lotion Stick A little love for your cuticles. The same penetrating moisturizers as the Blossom Lotion Bar but in a handy tube

Lip Balm A caress for your lips in six fun flavors: Pink Mint, Kissed by a Beet, Ginger and MaryAnn, Straight Up Fennel, Cocoa Loves Sweet Orange, and Mix Tape

Sunshine Soap Rich lather in a handcrafted soap scented with lavender and lemon.

Scratch and Dent Ointment Set 1/2 oz. tin of Plantain to soothe all that itches and a 1/2 oz. tin of Yarrow for dents, bumps, bruises and cuts. A must-have first aid duo.

Magnesium Oil Deodorant/Transdermal Magnesium Therapy (4 oz.)

Cyclone Cider A warming tonic to support your digestive fire and immunity (4 oz.)

Harmonizing Spritzer A warm and spicy blend to promote harmony and love at home or in the office (4 oz.)

Leg Love Oil Jojoba oil infused with essential oils to address congested veins (4 oz.)

Rosewater Eye Drops Flushes and soothes weary irritated eyes (1 oz.)

Qi Ring Stimulate acupuncture meridians on the hands.

Hand-Dipped Beeswax Birthday Candles A heavenly scent, no funky drips on your cake and super cute at the same time (Set of 12)

Bee Balm Botanicals are available at Katherine’s clinic, Diamond Stone Oriental Medicine, Inc. at Avenues of Health, 2415 Hennepin Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55405, or through house parties. If you are interested in hosting a house party, please contact Katherine at 612-872-9133.