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Honeybee Gardens

Honeybee Gardens products are created entirely of natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce! We reuse and recycle as much as possible and perhaps most importantly, we DO NOT test ANY of our products on animals and are PETA certified. All of our products have also been reviewed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, and all have a score of 2 or lower. We are also Feingold certified.

Since 1995, Honeybee Gardens, Inc. has operated under one simple concept, “Create pure, all-natural bath and body care products made from only the finest organic ingredients, offer them at a reasonable price, and treat every customer like a friend.” We take great pride in providing our customers with the finest herbal products and customer service. We sincerely welcome comments and opinions and are available to help with any questions you may have.


Founder Story

Honeybee Gardens was created in 1995 by author and herbalist Melissa J. Buckley. Years of the herbal study prompted Ms. Buckley to create natural personal care products for her and her family. What began as kitchen cosmetics soon turned into a profitable enterprise. You will find our products in health food stores, pharmacies, on-line stores, herb shops, specialty and gift stores worldwide.

When I started Honeybee Gardens, in August of 1995, I was 27 years old and working for an architectural firm, going back to school for an MBA, and realized I wasn’t happy. I was not born wealthy, would have to be working for at least the next 35 years of my life, and decided I’d better do something that gives me joy.

As with many businesses, my company was created out of a simple need. My husband hated shaving. His face would become red and irritated with the first swipe of a razor. I bought him expensive aftershaves and shaving potions, but nothing seemed to work. I had been growing and studying herbs for years, and decided to test some of that knowledge on my husband, sampling formulas on almost a daily basis. One was too gentle. One wasn’t as soothing. With each trial, I documented the results. Finally, one day, he proclaimed, “This is it!”, and our Herbal Aftershave was born.

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