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Magic ears, cuddles and a big heart.

Magic ears, cuddles and a big heart.

September was Deaf Awareness Month!

Not something that we would usually be aware of but our grandson, Oliver, was born last November and diagnosed with severe to profound hearing loss in February this year. The diagnosis came as a huge shock to us.  Thankful for modern technology, Oliver was implanted with his “magic ears” or cochlear implants in May. He has had access to sound for the last three months now and is doing so very well.

 We, as a family, were so overwhelmed with the amazing team of doctors and specialists that Oliver has had throughout his journey to hearing, especially everyone at the Carel du Toit Centre at Tygerberg Hospital. Our daughter, Oliver’s mom, Bianka, has decided to put together an amazing fundraising and awareness project to facilitate helping children who are in the same situation as Oliver. Please take a look at the link to find out more about it. https://gogetfunding.com/ling-sound-toys-for-kids-with-hearing-loss/ 

Simply Bee will donate 10% of all online sales from now until the 9th of November (on Oliver’s first birthday) towards the Fundraising initiative.

 Let’s help these little superhear-o’s make the most of their “magic ears”!

Product feature: Teen skin range

Product feature: Teen skin range

Freshly launched skin care range by Simply Bee for Teen Skins brings that complete and gentle care you’ve learned to trust over the years.

Packed with Simply Bee’s signature West Coast Fynbos Honey, propolis and locally sourced essential oils you can rest assured that your teenager’s skin is in the best hands possible.

Good skincare practises doesn’t only mean washing your face regularly. A balanced diet and enough outdoor activity ensures best results as part of a wholesome approach.

Our new Teen Skin Range cleaning regime offers a choice of gentle Cleansing Cream or a Gel Cleanser to start with, followed with a spray mist of Facial Toner to close the skin pores. Gentle touches of Propolis Serum to problem areas of the skin helps prevent scarring and supports healing. The Daily Moisturiser provides a finishing touch to the daily skin care regime.

The additional specialised skin care products in the Teen Skin Care Range offers targeted approach to any acne problem. The cinnamon and propolis in the Propolis Acne Balm  is a wonderful combination in the management of

acne. The Honey Facial Scrub is a luxurious skin care treatment that assists with removal of dead skin cells. The brown sugar and olive oil is both gentle, sweet and kind to teenage skins.


Lastly, but not the least is the Honey Facial Mask with Activated Charcoal. A revilatizing moisturizing face mask with West Coast Fynbos Honey, Coconut Oil, Beeswax,Activated Charcoal Propolis and Cinnamon to soothe and protect teen skin.


DIY: Skin toner and Apple mask recipe

DIY: Skin toner and Apple mask recipe

In the days before modern medicines, synthetic quick fixes and over-the-counter solutions for skin-issues – what did our ancestors do actually to keep their skins moisturized and in tip top shape?

They turned to mother nature and used what was available. Natural ingredients such as Oats, Honey, Egg, Milk, Fresh produce like apples, cucumbers, oranges were not only kept for feeding the family.

We found two easy and budget friendly skincare pamper treatments you can make at home – a cucumber and honey toner recipe and an apple & honey mask you can make at home

Honey & Cucumber skin toner:
Benefits: Cucumbers have anti-inflammatory properties, are loaded with antioxidants and nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid, making them an excellent ingredient for a DIY skincare cleanser/mask or toner.

1 Cucumber
2 teaspoons of Simply Bee Raw Honey

Puree the cucumber in a blender, strain and retain/collect the juice only.
Add the honey and mix until well blended.

Use a cotton pad/ball and apply morning and evening after cleansing and let it airdry.
Rinse you skin and pat dry.
Store in the refrigerator.

While we are at it and spring is just around the corner, we thought to throw in this lovely hydrating face mask as well.

Apple/Honey face mask:
Benefits: Apple contains vitamin A, B complex, C and minerals. It can help you skin get rid of acne, blemishes and dark spots. This is great news for those with sensitive skins as adding apple to your skincare routine proves to be a chemical free addition. Apples contains Malic acid, a type of alpha hydroxy acid, helps slough off dead skin cells and opens clogged pores and has been used successfully for acne treatment.

1 Fresh apple, seeds removed and chopped
1 tablespoon Simply Bee Raw Honey

In a blender or food processor, combine chopped apple with a tablespoon of raw honey and pulse until smooth.

Wash your face with your favourite Simply Bee Facial Cleanser and pat dry, apply the apple mask and relax for 15 minutes, allowing the magic to happen. Rinse off, pat dry and follow with your Simply Bee Toner and favourite Simply Bee Moisturizer.
Store in the refrigerator.


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011 883 3453


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Alewynspoort, Eikenhof
076 592 2999


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Shady Lane, Muldersdrift
011 781 8878


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Cnr St Stephens Rd & Central Square
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39 Carl Cronje Drive
Tel: 021 914 9462

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Tel: 021 914 3007

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Tel: 083 603 8249


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Reddam Avenue, Tokai
Tel: 021 702 0013


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Shop 1 Noordhoek Farm Village
Village Lane, Noordhoek
Tel: 021 789 2657


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Tel: 082 524 9161

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N2 between Port Elizabeth & Jeffreys Bay
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Perel Avenue
Tel: 084 452 6779 / 084 815 5051


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Shop 23 Lynnwood Ridge Mall
Cnr Lynnwood Road & Jacobson Avenue
012 361 6619


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Tel: 021 780 1047

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4 Rooibok Street
071 482 9399


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Tel: 082 720 6184