100% Raw local Honey & handmade Skincare Products using their own beeswax
Sliabh Aughty Honey and Loughrea Honey is owned by the Leahy family. They have been breeding bees and producing honey for home use and sharing with friends for the last 10 years.
Their mission is to produce 100% raw honey of the highest quality. A few years ago they decided to increase their hive numbers to allow them sell some honey and share their quality product with others.
“We are Beekeepers on the Sliabh Aughty Mountains which covers East Galway, North Clare and runs into the Burren. We are a family run business, a family tradition going back four generations. Our hives are in various locations on the mountain, which is a mix of wild rugged mountain and good farming land. A large proportion of the mountain is now an area of conservation. The mix of farming land and rugged mountain give us a great range of flora from the peaty and limestone soil, all natural for the bees. Typical plants are pussy willow, sycamore, dandelion, whitethorn, clover, blackberry and heather. Our honey is 100% raw.
The ingredients we use in our creams all have great healing, calming and medicinal properties. We use our own beeswax from our bees.”
This is their description of the product range:
“100% Raw Irish Honey: Unheated and natural, we single filter and Jar our Honey allowing for the pollens, medicinal and antibacterial values to be retained.
Lip Balm: made from our beeswax and other natural organic ingredients. They soften and moisturize dry and cracked lips. The balm has good healing properties and is beneficial in the prevention and healing of cold sores. We make lip balms in two fragrances; Lavender and Orange.
Hand Cream: made from our beeswax and other natural organic ingredients. The cream moisturizes and conditions and can soften rough callused hands. The cream also has great healing properties and is great when used on small cuts, scars and burns. Feedback from clients has found our cream is beneficial for brittle nails, Eczema and Psoriasis. The hand cream comes in two fragrances; Orange/Peppermint, and Lavender.
Foot Cream: made from our beeswax and other natural organic ingredients. The cream moisturizes feet and legs and helps soften rough heels. It is also helpful in relieving tired feet and leg muscles after a long day on the go. The foot cream fragrance is; Orange/Peppermint.
Hair wax: made from our beeswax and other natural organic ingredients. The hair wax is fantastic styling putty, with a strong hold. The wax can also help heal and strengthen damaged hair. For best results, place the desired amount of wax onto the palm of your hand. Melt on your hands. Apply to hair from the roots out. Our hair wax comes with a lavender fragrance. The wax also moisturises the scalp.
Beard Balm: made from our beeswax from our own hives and other natural organic ingredients. The balm is a conditioner for the beard that helps to soften and tame even the wildest of beards. For best results, place the desired amount of wax onto the palm of your hand. Rub palms together until all the wax becomes oil and there are no visible lumps of wax. Apply to hair from the roots out. The beard balm is scented with a spiced chocolate scent. The balm also moisturises and conditions the skin.
Beeswax Candles: 100% pure beeswax is reputed to have several health benefits, including, lower Toxicity, Neutralizing Pollutants, Relaxation, and closest to natural sunlight.
Beeswax Food Wraps
100% cotton, Beeswax Pine Resin and Jojoba Oil. Eco friendly and Biodegradable
100% natural – Compared to cling film. Our Beeswax Wraps are all natural so no nasties will leach into your food whilst it’s being stored. The wraps have natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Rather than using cling film or foil that you throw away after one use, our wraps can simply be washed in cold water with a little bit of soap and reused.”
Sliabh Aughty Honey have kindly agreed to sponsor a honey hamper as a raffle prize. Instead of admission we raise money to run the festival by selling raffle tickets – instant draws and wins!