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Today I have my first Christmas gift ideas post, and the gift I am sharing is from a lovely company in the UK, Neves Bees.
Who Are Neves Bees?
Neves Bees are a feel-good mother and daughter business, with their products made using natural beeswax from their bees in West Oxfordshire, blended only with sustainably and ethically farmed butters and pure essential oils. They use recyclable tins, card and linen for their packaging and they are currently trialling a 100% biodegradable oil proof label. Neves Bees donate five pence of every order to BBOWT, their local wildlife trust, which is a really lovely thing to do. They also work with charities to help those who are feeling sad or lonely to experience the joy and happiness that being outdoor, and doing things outdoors, brings.
Their story is so lovely and really made me smile, you can read all about it on their website here.
And their motto, which I love, is "if you wouldn't eat it, don't put it on your skin"
Their product range includes lip balms, hand salves, foot balm, solid perfumes and cuticle butters to name a few, and they also have some really lovely gift sets too.
Aside from lots of lovely products for us humans, they also have products and gift sets for our animals or our fur babies as I like to call them. Pets are our family, after all, right?
Neves Bees Dog Products Gift Box - £16.00
As well as a fantastic range of products for humans, Neves Bees products for dogs are also made with the same ethos and 100% natural ingredients. Neves Bees products are also "lick safe", which for me was really important as I wouldn't want to put anything on my dog that could potentially harm him.
The Dog Products Gift Box contains the Neves Bees Paw Balm and Snout Salve, the packaging is simple but nice and there is no waste which you don't often find with packaging so it's nice to see. Inside the box are the products which come in easy to open tins with paw prints on the labels which are cute.
Neves Bees Snout Salve - £8.50
The Snout Salve is a soothing and gentle dog nose balm designed for your pooches dry nose or any patches of skin that might need soothing, it can be used on itchy skin or stings as well as on a dry nose. It is packed with Oxfordshire beeswax and natural oils which traditionally reduce skin irritation and help with the healing process, it is easy to apply and has a really light consistency and it is completely lick safe too so if your dog licks it, they won't come to any harm.
The Snout Salve smells lovely and I was surprised how light it feels. I was expecting a Vaseline type consistency but it isn't like that at all, it is light and easy to use. Bear, our pooch didn't mind having it applied but he did lick it and with it being lick safe, I didn't have to worry. Being a Poodle, Bear is susceptible to having a dry, cracked nose, which can be common for the breed, and although his nose is fine now he's only young, we can use the Snout Salve regularly to keep his nose nourished and moisturised so that hopefully he won't suffer from a dry nose as he gets older.
Bear suffers from Hayfever (I know, who knew dogs get Hayfever?) and when dogs itch they often lick their paws, Bear does this when his Hayfever is bad, and often ends up with little pink spots on his paws which look inflamed. It is hard to keep him from licking them (thank goodness for doggy socks) but now we will be able to use the Snout Salve on those little pink spots to help with the irritation and inflammation he gets from licking his paws.
Neves Bees Paw Balm - £8.50
I have seen quite a few different products on the market designed for dog paws but I have always been cautious to try them because of the ingredients, so when I saw that the Neves Bees Paw Balm is completely natural, I was so pleased. The Paw Balm is a rich, nourishing paw moisturiser created to care for cracked dog paws, it is 100% lick safe like the Snout Salve and is ideal to help with rough, dry or cracked pads and paws.
The balm is easy to use and absorbs really well, it is very nourishing and will help paws damaged from the cold, heat or rough ground. Bear being young, doesn't really have an issue with his paws, but they do feel rough from him walking outside in the garden and when he is taken for a walk. He isn't ever taken out for walks in very hot or very cold/frosty or snowy weather because we are very conscious of him hurting his pads. Being a tiny boy, he doesn't have to go for a walk every day as playing fetch indoors is quite enough exercise for him, but he does have to go to the loo in the garden whatever the weather, so it's great to know we can apply the paw balm especially in the summer and winter when his pads are most at risk.
Each tin contains:
Neves Bees products are 100% natural with no paraffin, parabens or other artificial preservatives or emulsifiers, just pure beeswax from West Oxfordshire, natural plant and seed oils and precious essential oils specially selected for pooches.
As you can probably already tell from my post, I absolutely love the Neves Bees Dog Products Gift Box, both are lovely, easy to use and Bear doesn't mind having them applied either, which if you're a dog owner, you'll know is a very good sign. They both smell lovely and are completely natural and I love that they are lick safe, it will be brilliant in the summer to be able to use the Snout Salve in particular when Bear suffers from Hayfever and inevitably licks his paws and ends up with little pink inflammation spots.
And if you are like us and you buy your own dog and friends or relations dogs a gift for Christmas, then this gift box or any of the single tins is a great idea and a great alternative from treats and toys.
If you want to purchase the Neves Bees Dog Products Gift Box, you can find it on their website here or if you don't think you would need both of the balms, then you can buy them separately here.
And if you don't have a dog to buy for, don't forget, there are so many incredible products on their website for us humans too, including some lovely gift sets, you can check out all their products here.
Both products are a big paws up from Bear.
Have you tried or heard of Neves Bees? Do you buy your or anyone else's dog a Christmas gift?