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Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm in Silang, Cavite
June 23rd, 2012 by niceyfemme

Warning: Picture heavy post. 🙂

Months ago when I learned that I am finally pregnant I started to read about what I should do and what I should avoid. One of things I should do is stop my usual beauty and cleansing regimen as they may be harmful to the baby. So no more lotions, no more creams with vitamin A and I became careful even with the soaps that I was using. My skin became so dry it has never been that dry before. My husband Bee bought me an organic lotion but I didn’t like that. I was in Singapore during my first trimester and I saw a documentary about Palestinian soaps aka Nablus Soaps I think. It’s natural and no parabens but I felt it’s drying to my skin and it’s not cheap for something that small.

Good thing we passed by Ilog Maria Honey Bee Farm in Silang, Cavite last month when we went to Tagaytay but we didn’t have time to drop by. I finally get to drop by yesterday that’s after stalking their website for like a week.

Did I have a hard time finding the farm? Not really. I realized if you’re coming from Dasmariñas then it’s before the second Petron station from Robinson’s Dasmariñas and right after Monte Luce.

Then the narrow driveway started. Man was I glad I brought a car. I couldn’t imagine walking alone in that long and narrow ‘road’. If someone’s with me maybe I can. You feel like you’re in a faraway land wondering if there’s even vonage phone service there if you ever need help. 🙂

Then finally I reached the end of the long and a bit scary road.

I parked and excitedly looked around what’s available. I gave myself a budget of not more than Php 600 but after they finished calculating it came to almost Php 1600. I really had to have everything I chose. Then I took all these photos.

One of the staff ‘fixing’ the stocks.

The mini soaps. Php 35 each.

The bigger 100 gram soaps. Price varies.

The bee pollen (above the soaps) Php 100 for the small bottle, Php 530 for the big bottle.

I left the list I made beforehand at home. I got drawn to the sandalwood soap. Not sure if it’s the smell or the color I was drawn into. 😉

More soaps. With wood buckets.

The store. Liniment, shampoo and liquid soap on the right side.

 

Propolis Throat Spray on the center of the above photo and on it’s left is the lip balm and ointment.

After shopping, I walked around the property.

Sight to behold.. at least for me.

This is their working area where they prepare the soaps and all. Big blocks of soaps… nice.

Farm life.

Then this. Kind of excited but I hesitated for a little while.

Busy working bees.

Close Up. Got a bit nervous as they might sting me.. They’re nice to watch.

Then I prepared to leave.

Nice flowers beside the parking area.

And another.

Close up shot so pretty.

Then the road. Again.

Ilog Maria Shampoo, Honeymilk Lotion, Propolis Cider Liniment, Propolis Throat Spray and Dead Sea Bath Salts

Now here’s what I bought. Can’t wait to try them all.

Wonder products. So many health benefits of the propolis and bee pollen I learned.

Tried the honey and it’s yum. Pure.

So far here’s what I can say about some of the products as I only got to try a few of them. I like their feminine wash. I love it’s cooling effect haha and other ‘powers’ I think it works. You’ll really feel it.

Then the lavender soap. It doesn’t lather much but again, the smell is heaven. It even makes the whole bathroom smell so great.. It’s like we are burning some aroma oils in there.

Then the liniment. Mommy likes the cool feeling from it but said she really smell the cider in it.

So far I’m liking it. I might order next time.

Or I might get my hands on making my own handmade soaps. I already read about it a bit a while ago. We will see…

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