151-The BEEk Balm© Story

What a difference a week makes!

Thank you to everyone who sent encouragement, positive thoughts and product orders. Our “Small Business Saturday” stretched into the entire week making it the best week ever.

We have been hinting at sharing the story of how BEEk Balm© originated and how we came up with this unusual name. Your wait is over! The story is in this podcast.

In addition, you will hear more about our popular Gert’s Garden Exfoliating soap made with colloidal oats. These beautiful soaps are flying off our shelves. There is still time to order in time for Christmas.

So sit back and listen as we share about Five Feline Farm.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We will be open for pickup and delivery two more weekends this year. Check our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more info. Or make sure you are subscribed to our email list. You will get a free ebook just for signing up.

 

 

091-Attending the Mother Earth News Fair, Part 1

Today’s episode shares some of what we learned and why we enjoy the Mother Earth News Fair. It is a time of intense workshops and taking in new information that we plan to share with our fans and customers.

Enjoy this fair vicariously through us.

Until next time….

 

#motherearthnewsfair

Be sure to stop by the Farm Fresh Mercantile on October 26, 2019 between 9:00 AM and 3:00PM to pick up your favorite products.

 

Until next time….

 

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Cat Burglar Balm

All businesses must name their products. We tend to come up with some unusual ones for our products. One of these has garnered a lot of attention and questions recently: Cat Burglar Balm. 

Cat Burglar Balm

What is it? 

Well, there’s a story if you have a few minutes.

Back in the 14th Century the Bubonic Plague also known as the Black Death killed a quarter of the population in Europe and Asia. This highly contagious bacterial infection circulated again in the early 19th Century. During one of these outbreaks, it is rumored a group of robbers went from home to home stealing from the dead. Somehow they did not catch this deadly disease. When they were finally apprehended, the authorities offered leniency in exchange for their secret to immunity.

The thieves identified a concoction of essential oils with anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that they claimed protected them from the plague. This mixture of essential oils became known as “Thieves Blend”.

Here at Five Feline Farm, we have formulated our own proprietary version in a handy balm. Lemon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Cinnamon and Clove essential oils are blended with beeswax, coconut oil, vitamin E oil and sweet almond oil to create Cat Burglar. We use it on minor cuts, scrapes and insect bites to aid healing.

But what about the name? 

Well, of course we are Five Feline Farm. Our thieves would all be Cat Burglars.

What else would you expect?

Does it work?

We are not making any health claims; however neither of us has come down with the Plague. 

Get yours on Saturdays through September at the 18th Street Farmer’s Market, Fridays and Saturdays this fall at our onsite Mercantile and anytime through our online Mercantile.

Tea Tree Oil Balm

 Are you interested in using more natural products to replace chemicals in your life? 

So are we. 

In fact, to that end we have created a line of skin care balms with all natural ingredients. Most are infused with essential oils for a variety of uses. 

Below is an unsolicited but used with permission, customer testimonial about our Tea Tree Oil balm. 

“I was cooking a salad dressing that contained oil in the microwave. When I opened it, the dressing exploded and splashed on my face. I immediately thought of my little jar of Five Feline Farm Tea Tree Oil balm and slathered it on the burn. 

I called a family member who took me to the emergency room. At my followup appointment with my regular doctor, he told me the burn was healing beautifully. I told him what I did with the balm and he said that helped with my healing so much that I probably will not have a scar!”

—B. C.

We love to hear these kinds of testimonials about our products. We think our balms are pretty fantastic, but it is great to hear when someone else thinks so too.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

 Tea Tree Oil is an essential oil distilled from the leaves of the Tea Tree which is native to Australia. The aboriginal people have used it for hundreds of years to treat minor skin conditions. It is reported to have antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties. People use it for nail fungus, insect bites or stings, dandruff and other skin irritations. It is typically used in a carrier oil or as we do in a beeswax based balm.

Our Balms

A sample of our balms.

We make two different formulas of our skin balms; each named after cats who have lived on the farm. Both have straightforward simple ingredients (beeswax, sweet almond oil and Vitamin E oil) in addition to an essential oil. 

Phantom Balm is created with a higher proportion of beeswax to almond oil resulting in a more solid product that requires a small paddle to remove from the jar. Reine Balm is a bit softer with a lower beeswax to almond oil ratio. 

Both are available at our Farmer’s Market booths and our on line Mercantile.

Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and we do not have medical degrees. You should consult your medical professional about any and all medical treatment.