Saturday, July 27, 2013

Achy Bee and How Menthol Works to Block Pain

Our Achy Bee pain rub, made with Japanese peppermint oil works so well to ease pain in muscles, in headaches and even in stomachaches ( just roll it on your tummy.) I knew it worked from making and using it myself, but I have wondered about the chemical actions that make  peppermint oil so effective. Here's one answer: A research abstract from a 2012 issue of Pain journal describes a study that found that menthol blocks sodium pain receptor channels...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Our Prices--and Online Shopping Coming Soon!

Medway Candle Retail Price List, Effective January 2013

100% Beeswax Candles
Beeswax Tapers:                           Approximate Burn Times:
7”     Tapers  $7.50 pair                            9.5 Hours
8”     Tapers $8.00 pair                          10.4 Hours
9”     Tapers $8.50 pair                          11.7 Hours
6”     Thin Tapers (1/2”)    $4.50 pair
8”     Ultra Thin Tapers (1/4”) $3.50 pair

Birthday Tapers        $2.50 for 10 candles (5 pairs)
3” Christmas Tapers $3.00/pair
Chanukah Candles    $12.00 for set of 44

Beeswax Tealights and Votives:  Approximate Burn Times:
Tealights: $1.00 each;                              4 - 5 Hours
Mini- Heart Tealights: $0.50 each        2.5 - 3 Hours
Heart Shaped Votives: $3.00 each       10 - 14 Hours
Votives: (2oz): $3.75 each                   14 - 16 Hours
Beeswax Geometric Pillars:
3” x 3” Series                               Approximate Burn Times:
Triangle Pillar:      $11.00                        30 - 32 Hours
Hexagonal Pillar:  $14.00                        40 - 42 Hours
Pyramid Pillar:      $16.50                        44 - 46 Hours
Cylinder Pillar:     $18.50                         48 - 50 Hours
Square Pillar:        $22.50                         54 - 56 Hours

3” x 6” Series                              Approximate Burn Times:
Hexagonal Pillar:          $25.00               65 - 75 Hours
Octagonal Swirl Pillar: $27.00               85 - 90 Hours
Cylinder Pillar:             $29.00           110 - 115 Hours

Medway Candle Essentials Home & Skin Care:

Bee Cool Mint Lip Balm (15 ml Jar)                                         $3.50

Bee Serious Water-Free Skin Cream (30 ml Jar)                       $5.00

Wee ‘Lil Bee Diaper Cream (60ml)                                           $7.50

Shady Bee Sunscreen SPF 30 (30ml Tin) $4.00 / (60ml Tin)   $8.00

Bee Tree Wood Polish (3.5 oz Tin)                                           $8.50

Bug Bee Gone All Natural Insect Repellent (35ml)                $12.00    

Evening Rose Night Cream (30 ml Jar)                                   $14.00

Achy Bee Pain Relief Roll On (75ml)                                     $15.00

ABC Truth Serum: (35ml)                                                       $20.00

Medway Candle
Mike Bienstock, Chandler
P.O. Box 105
Mill Village, NS B0J 2H0
Telephone 902-677-2707

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Summer Doings at Medway Candle

Summer is here and Mike is busy making simply everything! Top on today's list--our Sunny Bee, a mineral sunscreen, SPF 30, a safe, natural way to repel harmful UV rays.

And speaking of repelling things, folks are all abuzz with the anticipation of wearing our essential oil-based insect repellant, Bug Bee Gone. Now, nothing can keep you totally mosquito-free if you insist on going outdoors in the summer, but you can minimize the close encounters of a buggy kind by remembering to apply it BEFORE you leave the house!

This summer, don't let the sun play havoc with your skin and don't let creatures of havoc dull their tiny teeth on your tender skin. 
And watch this space--rumour has it that before very long, you'll be able to buy Medway Candle products right from the pages of this blog...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Veiled: Medway Candle Creates Our First Natural Perfume

There was a time when perfumes were made of plant oils, resins, animal products (such as musk and ambergris), flower petals and spices. When Chanel #5 came out containing an aldehyde--purely not from nature but smelling (in my opinion) like Heaven--things changed. Since then, scent producers learned that synthetic fragrances are a lot cheaper than the real deal---pressing oil from roses takes a ton or work--and modern perfumes are more chemical than anything else. It wouldn't matter--except have you noticed that more people than ever are sensitive to scents?

The"nature-identical" synthetic chemical  fragrances are often made of toxic substances, such as coal tar derivatives. They are carcinogenic; they aggravate asthma and create digestive upsets. They might SMELL like the real thing, but they act in the body and organs in entirely different ways. No wonder we're all "allergic"!

So, here's what. Medway Candle is getting into perfumery--colognes, to be exact. Plant oils, resins, flower petals, spices. (No animal products) Totally natural.

Our first perfume debuts very soon. Think tropical, think summer and warm and sexy. Think India, Istanbul and Key West. Orange flower oil (called neroli) and patchouli. Bellydancing and nights in the harem...
We are calling it "Veiled".

Thank you author and artist Mary Ediger for naming our cologne!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunny Bee Sunscreen Changes to Shady Bee

Dear Customers--and Friends!
Our one-year-old sunscreen has changed its name. It's the same simple recipe--grapeseed oil, zinc oxide and beeswax, with or without essential oil of lavender--with a brand-new branding handle.

Meet Shady Bee Sunscreen, SPF 30.  Basic goodness without the chemical scariness and weird stickiness of "modern" products. Rub it on wherever the sunshine hits you---and you've got it made in the shade!