Meet Diane Elliott, the innovator and founder of QueenBEE Secrets. After suffering a serious illness many years ago she decided she no longer wanted chemicals on her body. Diane has spent the last 10 years developing handmade balms that repair, moisturises and renews skin texture. Creating her amazing product by pure chance from on-farm bee hives. The results are amazing and speak for themselves.
Diane believes ‘Safe, Natural and Organic’ is the only alternative in today’s world. The QueenBEE Secrets Skincare range is sold direct to the public, on line and specialty shops.
Q1. What do you do?
We hand make balms for skin conditions using Australian ingredients, royal jjelly combined with pure essential oils. It’s the first of it’s kind in Australia and perhaps the world.
We are committed to supporting the Australian Bee Keepers industry. Our products are made to address the following conditions:
Q2. What got you started in the chemical free industry?
I had cancer in my 40’s and decided there had to be a better way to care for my family and myself. I then went on to study Aromatherapy for 2 years never thinking I would be doing what I do today.
Q3. What makes your product or service different?
What separates us from other skincare products is the use of Royal Jelly. Royal Jelly is the only substance in nature that strengthens soft connective tissue, ie skin and nails. We blend this with other natural ingredients and pure essential oils for different skin and relief balms.
Royal Jelly has remarkable properties as noted in the European Journal of Dermatology. A study was published on dry skin and the benefits 10-HDA – a natural fatty acid – which is only found in Royal Jelly, that increased new skin growth, is anti-inflammatory and inceases hydration in the skin by +60.4% after 21 days of using cream with 10 –HDA.
Apitherapy, health care using bee products, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for health preservation. It is well researched.
Other nutrients in Royal Jelly include:
- 10 Essential Amino Acids – Some say these are the elixir of life
- Vitamins A D E C K and B complex. – Abundant antioxidants, wound healing and protection from further damage.
- Rutin – Anti inflammatory and anti oxidant benefits
- 16 Minerals
- 19 Proteins – Regenerate and renew skin cells
- 18 Enzymes- Resurface skin tissue
- Vitamin B Complex- Anti oxidants essential in maintaining youthful skin.
- Pantothenic Acid – Nature’s highest source yet discovered. Pantothenic acid converts to vitamin B5 which is necessary in producing new skin cell growth and producing antibodies. (Chairman of Royal Jelly Research foundation USA)
- Perhaps the most interesting substance within Royal Jelly is a Gelatin which helps promote existing collagen.
- 28 Assorted additional elements. – Including Zinc to repair skin cells.
The feedback on our products has been overwhelming. The most prominent being the relief our QueenBEE Secret balm has bought to a young 13 year girl, Meghan, who was suffering from Topical Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome. TSW is a skin condition associated with the use of topical steroids, which are medications used to treat various skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. also known as, Red Skin Syndrome (RSS) or Topical Steroid Addiction (TSA). It can be a very painful and debilitating condition. Meghan’s skin shed daily and her pain was unbearable.
After applying QueenBEE Secrets Balm , Meghan said “the tightness in her skin was eased and the pain had lessened in only one application, we had tried other chemical free ointments and although they did make a difference, they stung like crazy”
Di from QueenBEE Secrets was so encourage by Maghans story she created a taloired made balm, ‘QueenBEE Secret BEE Skin Recovery’ specifically for her that includes Manuka honey and other pure natural ingredients, the balm was much softer and easier to glide on Meghan’s very damaged skin and the healing properties soothed Meghan even more, helping her get through the day so much easier.
After a few months of combining ‘Soda baths’ and QueenBEE’s balm, Meghan skin was virtually fully repaired.
Because we know our products will work we offer a money back guarantee on our products! Click HERE for our list of stockists and markets.
Q4. What has been your biggest obstacle?
The biggest obstacle was trying to get our product through the TGA. Their rules and regulations don’t really allow our product in. Without this it is extremely difficult to advertise the great benefits for Eczema and other skin conditions.
Q5. What is your most interesting/best TIP to help families reduce their chemical exposure?
It is very difficult today not to be exposed to chemicals . Shampoo and soaps contain ingredients that can be harmful over time. I suggest using chemical free products on their skin as this is our largest organ and ingests chemicals easily. Cleaning products are another bad source. There is a great book out which you probably know about using vinegar and carb soda for all cleaning issues. Another very good thing to use for cleaning is pure Eucalyptus oil. However you should dilute this and try to avoid over exposure as it is a strong oil .
Q6. Is there another non-toxic business that you think is great & would recommend?
There are so many to list, which is why the Chemical Free Community is a great resource. I certainly recommend your site, www.chemfreecom.com to find non-toxic businesses.
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