Dry, Itchy, Sensitive Skin?

Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis are conditions where the skin can be dry itchy painful, flaking, blistering and so on. One of the most common irritants is harsh commercial soaps, creams, and washing powders which obviously directly come in contact with the skin.

Honey and Spice soaps will not aggravate sensitive skin, in some cases people have found a huge improvement from using our soaps and complexion bars. Our soaps are made to be creamy, nourishing and conditioning. It is best to choose soaps etc without fragrances or essential oils as these too can irritate some skin types.

The best choices of soap are……


Gentle Calendula Soap -100% Ricebran Oil base- gentle conditioning and very soothing with Calendula Petals (which are also recognised for the ability to help heal wounds and abrasions particulary in creams). $8.50 each or Three for $24 available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz


Creamy Milk and Honey Soap– Goats Milk is a natural emollient that helps balance the skins natural pH. Goats milk is high in protein, triglycerides, Vitamin A, B6, B12 and E making it an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate and nourish skin. Honey also soothes the skin and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties too, together are wonderful creamy soap. $8.50 each or Three for $24 available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz


Honeyed Oats- . Oats are very moisturising, they are full of healthy lubricating fats and contain polysaccharides, which become gelatinous in water and leave a fine protective film on the skin, preventing dull, flaky dryness.: The proteins in oatmeal help maintain the skin’s natural barrier function,and they also gently exfoliate and remove dirt and oil from the pores. Honey soothes the skin and is known for its anti flammatory and anti bacterial properties. $8.50 each or Three for $24 available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz


Cocoa Cream Dream Soap. Is made with only olive oil and cocoa butter. This has the creamiest lather and the olive oil contributes with its incredibly conditioning and mild gentle bubbles. $8.50 each or Three for $24 available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz


Green Tea and Manuka Honey Soap. Is made with conditioning Olive Oil, soothing Manuka Honey and Green Tea. This is added for its soothing and calming affects on the skin and also for its antioxidant and anti- aging properties. $8.50 each or Three for $24 available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz


For your face we have special Complexion Bars designed to very gently cleanse without drying out and irritating your skin. $12 for four available on http://www.honeyandspice.co.nz

Heres what some of our customers are saying about these products.

“Hey Rosie, just a msg to say I LOVE ur complexion bars! After years of using ‘sensitive’ facewash which stung and irritated my psoriasis I am happy to say your bars are a dream!! I’v only been using it for a couple of weeks and already my psoriasis have almost disappeared and my skin feels so soft! Thank you soo much 🙂 x”

“This is great,I know this for a fact as this is my sister,has made an AMAZING difference to her! thank you Rosie”

“Gorgeous facial soaps, leaves my skin lovely and soft, and very clean”.

“Hi Rosie, i used that Cocoa Dream soap when i shaved my legs the other day. I get really yuck itchy red sore skin when i shave, BUT guess what! I didn’t with your soap!! Very pleased, will need to get some more soon as the kids have been into it all and are loving your soaps as much as me :)”

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Online Handmade Therapy…

What do i find myself doing when the To Do List gets overwhelmingly long?! Procrastinate with a little dreamy Felt.co.nz wishlist! Here is some super sweet handmade goodies i have just found. Tasty Christmas pressies. Yes! x

Settle Petal Tote Bag
$45.00

'JOSIE' Full Apron
$56.00

Soy teacup candle - blue and purple flowers
$30.00

Crochet Slippers for Women, House Shoes in Grey & Neon Citrus Multicolour
$25.00

Fantail Jute Tote Bag
$25.00

Needle-felted and Stitched Brooch.
$23.00

Feather brooch
$12.00

Kiwiana Garden Art DAISY
$60.00

Fantail laser etched perspex brooch
$18.00

SNOWFLAKE HESSIAN BUNTING FLAGS
$22.00

LIMITED EDITION Butterfly brooch
$22.00

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Christmas Giveaway Gift!!!!

Wow i cant believe we are into the Christmas season already! This year has absolutely flown by! I would like to say Thank you to all our wonderful customers! We treasure and value all your feedback and interaction, and thank you to those who have come and introduced yourselves at the markets, you are all just awesome! This Christmas to say thanks, we are giving something back! We have an amazing Christmas Gift Pack filled with an fabulous selection of Honey and Spice goodies! Valued at $150!!!!!!

Prize Pack contains: Lavender and Rosewood Before Bed Buttercream 200g, Lemongrass and Ginger Shea Butter Sugar Scrub 200g, Rosewood and Ylang Ylang Luxurious Conditioner250g, Sweet Orange and Patchouli Moisturising Lotion 120g, Rose Bath Bomb, Spearmint Complexion Bar, Cinnamon Indulgence Soap, Lavender and Lime Soap, Lemon Honey Soap, Honeyed Oats Soap, Chocolate Mint Lip Balm, Lemon Lime Lip Balm, Baby Gingerbread Man Soap.


To be in the draw all you have to do is….

1)Purchase something from either our website www.honeyandspice.co.nz or from us directly at one of our markets (Between 12th November and December 15th). You will be given a card with your unique code.

2) Become a Fan on Facebook.

3) Go to our NOTES page (on Facebook, found on the top lefthand side of our page under our profile picture.

4) Once there, leave a comment with your Unique code, your Name and Email Address and you are in the draw to win some serious goodies in time for christmas!!!

Sound good!? Pass it on! – Share with your friends on your Facebook page for an extra entry. (*Extra entry only applies to those who have followed all the steps above*)

** NZ customers only**

The winner will be drawn and the parcel sent off 16th December so make sure you leave your all your details so i can contact you for your postal address to ensure the parcel arrives before Christmas!

Goodluck! and Merry Christmas! xx

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New Gift Boxes!

Wow i really have neglected this blog! It is now spring in Otago, all sorts of wonderful things are happening on the farm with chicks hatching every week, blossoms and daffodils popping up all over the show and even a suprise lamb from our old “wethers” we inherited!
We have been busy preparing for markets and even have got some exciting new products to be released soon!
Here a few snaps of our latest market + Our delightful new soap gift boxes which are now available on our website www.honeyandspice.co.nz

New Honey and Spice Soap Gift Boxes available here

Have a lovely week everyone xx

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Cosy Winter Wish List

Brrr with another polar blast here in Otago we have been rugged up inside, a perfect opertunity too make soap! but guess what? no olive and rice bran oil!! The postie was snowed in down in Dunedin so no soapmaking today & no way too get my weekend orders out. But we had a cosy day by the fire, made some exciting home renovating plans, had a good tidy up, discussed a few exciting new goodies for my website (soon too be realeased) and had a good browse through some gorgeous handmade goods on Felt. Here are some of my favourites!
Funky cushions by Annie and Zara, Gorgeous vintage bag by Little Minx, Snuggly hottie cover by Zippitydoodah, Sweet butterfly brroch by Art Divine, Vintage cards by Rochelle Andrews, Lovely notebook by Black Swan, Lacy Lingerie by By Nature, Butterfly pendant by Song Bird, Sweet patchwork quilt by Donna Shaw, Button Brooch by Relique, Cute little forrest knomes by While They Play, and lastly cosy owl wheatbag by Feltgood

Hexagonal Vintage Fabric Cushions
$59.00

Rusty Roses Tote Bag
$45.00

Vintage Owl Hottie Cover Tiffany green/cream
$44.00

Speckled Blue Butterfly Brooch
$24.00

Orange bicycle notebook
$10.00

SHEER ELEGANCE
$85.00

Large Oval Pendant - Teal Butterfly
$30.00

Baby Blanket
$80.00

Deco Flower Brooch
$29.00

forest gnomes
$20.00

Olive the Owl - Green
$28.00

I hope the roads open tomorrow as i have markets just around the corner! (Winter Encraftment – Chrstchurch, Farmers Market – Oamaru, Blossom Festival- Alexandra) & i desperately need my supplies so i am able to get into that soap kitchen and create some goodies!! x

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New Arrivals

Tomorrow we are getting goats!! i am so excited!
We are getting a couple of gorgeous Nannys which will keep our south african angora boy good company. They may even be in foal.How cute is a baby goat? eeeeee! So adorable. Goats are very intelligent and have peaceful natures, they will keep our pastures down and keep the broom at bay. If i am lucky, one of the nannys may have a kid, which is most exciting as i will be able to milk her! Imagine my milk and honey soap made with milk fresh from my own nanny goat! i couldnt think of anything more perfect.

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The Naming of the Spicy Cinnamon Bar

Thank you to all those who put in name suggestions for my zooshed up soap. The name i choose was- “CINNAMON INDULGENCE” i hate to say it, but it was one i ended up coming up with it myself! It came to me in the middle of the night no doubt inspired by all of your suggestions- i am sure couldnt of come to it without them ❤
Cinnamon Indulgence just really clicked with the bar, It is one of my favourites, the blend is sweet well rounded with notes of vanilla, ylang ylang and gorgeous cinnamon, spicy undertones, there is an element in the blend which reminds me of booze soaked rasins/ and fragrant fresh cranberries – none of which are in there of course- mmmm i love this blend!
I promised a giveaway, so it seams only fair it goes to my second choice -which actually was my fiances suggestion "the original Honey and Spice bar" (My very first batch of soap was a 'mark1' of this soap several years ago, yes this soap is made with cinnamon and honey too- but the name- "the original Honey and Spice bar by Honey and Spice" bit much….? thought so….
BUT i want to give the prize pack away to one of the fab contributing fans- SO i will go with my third choice!
"Cinnamon Deluxe" which i believe was suggested by Julia Hollis-Pye. (Fourth choice “Winter Spice” by Kate Mcnelly) I like simple two part names which say exactly what it is but with a little personality too. There were heaps of names that were great but just too similar to the others in my range.
Julia please send me your address and i will send you out your prize pack.
THANK YOU to all those who took part, i hope you had a little fun along the way 🙂

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