With all the wet weather we've been having, this weekend will be a great time to get out in the garden and work. But, while the damp earth makes weeding easier, it also tends to bring out the bugs in full force.
Lynne Killey, owner of Queen Bee Skin Care, knows that tired, bug-abused hands crave soothing treatment, and so she came up with Butta Hand Cream for Gardeners. All Queen Bee products are made by hand in her shop in Pagosa Springs out of high quality natural and organic ingredients. The Butta contains coconut, palm and mango oils whipped into a buttery texture and mixed with camphor, cinnamon oil, lemongrass, lavender, catnip and aloe. A 4 ounce tub is $22 on her site, www.queenbeedenver.com.
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If you enjoy getting crafty outside of your own garden, stop by the Denver Queen Bee outlet, 6300 East Hampden Avenue, tonight at 7 p.m. to participate in Lynne's Anti Bug Gardening Salve class to learn how to make an easier, at-home version of her Butta. For $25, participants can make a couple of small tubs of shea butter-based salve to take home, and you'll learn about essential oils and their many uses in the process. To attend tonight's class, please RSVP by calling 303-757-2420.
Lynne offers classes year-round and you can already sign up for the June 26th class on creating refreshing facial misters. If you can't make it out to any of the classes, she also generously posts numerous great and easy sounding recipes for natural, effective and delicious skin care items on her site. Visit www.queenbeedenver.com for more information.
- Aubrey Shoe