The Bee's Knees offers a wide range of premium organic soaps which are meticulously handmade in small batches using our special base of raw organic oils, each chosen for the unique properties they add to the finished bar. Our soaps are formulated to lock in moisture from their natural ingredients and attract moisture from the atmosphere leaving your skin feeling soft, silky and utterly pampered! They are the purest and most luxurious soaps available and you can buy them direct from us, the manufacturer, at affordable everyday prices.
We handcraft our fine soaps using the Cold Process Method, which produces an exceptionally smooth and creamy soap. Cold process soap is known for its hard, long lasting quality. Depending on the oils used, the bar can have great lather (coconut oil has excellent lathering properties), be incredibly mild (olive oil is renowned for its gentle qualities) or be very moisturizing (with the addition of rich butters, such as Shea and cocoa, or unrefined hemp oil). A vast majority of people find that the moisturizing effect results in no longer needing to using lotions. Our soaps are generously portioned, mild, long lasting, and will rinse clean, leaving your skin feeling soft, squeaky clean and healthy.
In order for our soaps to evolve into skin ecstasy we must allow them to enhance themselves. After being extracted from the handmade molds, each loaf is then sliced into it's own individual bar. Bars will be shelved for several weeks to allow them to breath, as well as cure. Each batch is unique in its curing process, and never exactly the same. This process ranges from 4-6 weeks depending on ingredients used. The Bee's Knees soaps are then mature and ready for shipping to your home. No bar will be "served" before it's time!
We guarantee the ingredients we use are advantageous to your skin and health. We use only pure natural essential oils to scent our soaps and fresh, organic herbs give their wonderful color. You will find absolutely NO artificial fragrances, colorants or preservatives in our soaps. You can rest assured that the soap touching you or your loved ones skin is as pure to nature as is possible. We are proud to offer a healthy alternative! We only test our products on friends and family, never on animals! If they don't like it, we won't sell it.
We create all our products to help make your daily ritual of bathing more than just a way of getting clean; it's an exciting way to start off your day or a relaxing way to end it. Many times our new products and scent combinations come from suggestions made by our customers. So please, drop us a note if there are any questions, suggestions or comments for us.
Some of our customers have been with us from the beginning, but those of you who have just found our site or were referred to our products we'd like to welcome you to our online shop.
~Miss Kelly, Sole Proprietress
Our History, Q & A Style
"What inspired you to get into the business you are in today?"
The Bee’s Knees was founded in a small kitchen located at the “Gateway To The West” in Saint Louis MO. It started as an experiment to try my hand at the craft as a means to find a cure for my family’s troubling eczema condition, & a natural, cost-effective means to combat fleas on the dogs I rescued & the ones I called my own. To my surprise every person (or dog) who tried the handmade soap was relieved of their ailment! This fueled the fire that to this day burns deep in my heart. I've been in love with soap making since I made my first batch. This wonderfully addictive craft has allowed me to express my creative side while providing my family with a product that is actually useful! The Bee's Knees now resides in another small kitchen; but this one is located in a small, but wonderful, southern Missouri town called Willow Springs.
"How do you define success for yourself and for your business?"
Every time I receive a testimony thanking me for helping a customer with their individual "problem(s)" I feel that I have accomplished what I set out to do with this small, but humble business. Success for me would be to accomplish that on a much larger scale. Being able to show the world that a better product exists, helps bring comfort to those with embarrassing painful skin disorders, and having it be on their afford-ability scale is my ultimate goal. Luxuries such as these shouldn't solely belong to the wealthy.