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“The Bee’s Knees” Cuticle & Nail Balm – Vegan

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“The Bee’s Knees” Cuticle & Nail Balm

A balm to moisturise & protect your cuticles and nails. Certified-organic Camellia & Sunflower Oils, & therapeutic-grade Lavender, Rosemary, Frankincense & Helichrysum italicum essential oils. – 15 ml

 

 

This balm is formulated to keep your cuticles moisturised, soft and healthy and your fingernails strong, straight and shiny. Both camellia and sunflower oils are particularly beneficial for dry skin and contain a plethora of nourishing vitamins and minerals. Shea butter is a superior active moisturiser known for its abundance of helpful ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, proteins and a unique fatty acid profile said to restore the skin’s natural elasticity and enable it to absorb moisture from the air, keeping skin moisturised for longer.

The essential oils of lavender and frankincense are a must when combating dry skin, which is a common cause for cuticle problems. Both lavender and frankincense essential oils have a solid reputation for their antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Rosemary derives its name from Latin, meaning “Dew of the Sea,” and its essential oil is known historically as a powerful oil to combat dry skin. The final touch is a dab of Helichrysum italicum essential oil. This precious and powerful essential oil is highly valued by connoisseurs for its reputed extraordinary healing and rejuvenating powers.

Regular use of “The Bee’s Knees” Cuticle & Nail Balm will help prevent peeling of the skin around your fingernails, the breaking of dry cuticles and the development of hangnails. We recommend using this balm in combination with daily use of our hand cream & mask “The Fingersmith’s Accomplice” for a comprehensive hand, nail and cuticle regime to keep your hands soft, healthy and beautiful.

All ingredients in this product, with the exception of the natural vitamin E oil and the candelilla oil we use as a binding agent, are certified-organic. All essential oils are therapeutic-grade. We use unrefined, fair-trade, certified-organic shea butter. While vitamin E has beneficial properties for skin care in its own right, its antioxidant quality also acts as a natural preservative for purely oil-based skincare products. We use vitamin E oil that is 100% natural and produced from GMO-free soybeans.

We hope that in the future we will be able to gain eco-certification for our products, so please support us on our journey, and let us know all your feedback.

 

Use: Apply a small amount onto fingertips and massage into the skin and nails. Best outcomes are achieved by regular (e.g., daily) use.

General Information: OK to use daily. Keep in a cool, dark place.

General Cautions: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Product is made in an environment where nuts may have been present. Caution is advised when using products containing essential oils during pregnancy or on children.

 

Ingredients

Camellia Oil (Camellia sinensis)*; Sunflower Oil (Helianthus annuus)*; Shea Butter, unrefined, fair-trade (Butyrospermum parkii)*; Candelilla wax (Euphorbia cerifera); Natural Vitamin E oil (D-alpha tocopherol, produced from GMO-free soybeans); Essential Oils (therapeutic-grade): Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)*, Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)*, Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)*, Helichrysum italicum*

Not tested on animals. Vegan. *Certified-organic.

 

Some things to note

Use: Apply a small amount onto fingertips and massage into the skin and nails. Best outcomes are achieved by regular (e.g., daily) use.

General Information: OK to use daily. Keep in a cool, dark place.

General Cautions: For external use only. Keep away from eyes. Do not use if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. Product is made in an environment where nuts may have been present. Caution is advised when using products containing essential oils during pregnancy or on children.

 

Disclaimer: By The Lily Pond makes no claim of a therapeutic or medical value of our products or their ingredients, or about their ability to cure or prevent any health condition. Our products and the information provided regarding their ingredients are not intended to substitute medical advice or treatment.

By The Lily Pond products are made with natural ingredients, which can nevertheless cause sensitivity or irritation. We recommend that people with sensitive skin, allergies or any other health problems perform a patch test before commencing regular use to ensure there is no reaction. Discontinue if irritation occurs. If in doubt, consult with a physician.

We are very picky in choosing our suppliers and only use those that are highly reputable and who, to the best of our knowledge, provide the highest-quality ingredients. However, in using ingredients, we must trust our suppliers to ensure the quality and purity of ingredients, as well as their status as certified-organic, fair-trade etc.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!

 

What's in a name?

The bee’s knees (phrase): an outstanding person or thing

Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl, has written up this great article about the origins and meaning of the phrase “the bee’s knees”.

Left: A headline in the Spokane, Washington, newspaper The Spokesman-Review‘s issue of 20 July 1922.


Wiktionary says:

Etymology

Attested since 1922, of unclear origin.[1] There are several suggested origins, but it most likely arose in imitation of the numerous animal-related nonsense phrases popular in the 1920s such as the cat's pyjamas, cat's whiskers, cat's meow, gnat's elbow, monkey's eyebrows etc.[2][3][4]

A popular folk etymology has the phrase referring to the world champion dancer Bee Jackson.[5] Another suggestion is that the phrase is a corruption of business[4][6] but this may be a back-formation. The singular bee's knee is attested from the late 18th century meaning something small or insignificant in the phrase big as a bee's knee. Also as weak as a bee's knee is attested in Ireland (1870). It is possible that the bee's knees is a deliberate inversion of this meaning but is not attested.[6]

Noun

the bee’s knees pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) Something or someone excellent, surpassingly wonderful, or cool. Synonyms: cat's meow, cat's pajamas, dog's bollocks, the bomb; see also Thesaurus:best
    We had strawberry shortcake for breakfast on Saturday and the kids thought it was the bee’s knees.
    I used to play in a band when I was younger. We had a few fans and we thought we were the bee’s knees.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see bee,‎ -'s,‎ knee. Corbiculae.

Further reading

References

  1. ^ Eric Partridge, A Dictionary of Catch Phrases, p. 45, Routledge, 1986 →ISBN.
  2. ^ Gary Martin (1997–) , “The-bees-knees”, in The Phrase Finder.
  3. ^ Michael Quinion (1996–2021) , “The bee's knees”, in World Wide Words
  4. 4.0 4.1 Harry Oliver, Bees' Knees and Barmy Armies: Origins of the Words and Phrases We Use Every Day, John Blake Publishing Ltd, 2011 →ISBN
  5. ^ Alison Westwood, The Little Book of Clichés, Canary Press eBooks →ISBN.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Robert Allen, Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases, Penguin UK, 2008 →ISBN.

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