After a corporate career flying with Air New Zealand, Helen Watson was all too familiar with the air quality in many countries, and the damage chemicals and pollution were doing to people’s skin. With two young daughters, Helen saw apersonal responsibility to provide a safe and natural alternative to the products we used everyday on our kids. That was how QueenBee Pure was born. Out of a desire to protect our children with natural, fair trade, and New Zealand made skin- and bath-care products, at an affordable price point.
QueenBee Pure is still run by a passionate team of mothers, fathers and grandparents in Auckland, and use the most beneficial and powerful ingredient nature has to offer as the base of all of products: mānuka honey.
New Zealand’s precious mānuka honey is renowned the world over for its natural healing properties, four times more powerful than those of other honeys.
The difference comes from a natural compound called methylglyoxal, also known as ‘mel’. Richly concentrated in the nectar of mānuka tree flowers, mel is harvested by the honey bees that produce mānuka honey.
These high levels of mel imbue mānuka honey with antibacterial, antioxidant, wound-healing, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Mānuka honey is also naturally enriched with health beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and phytonutrients.
Our range includes soothing lotions and balms that are safe and nourishing for babies’ skin, gentle cleansing soaps and body washes to keep little ones fresh and clean, and toothpaste specially formulated for infant mouths. Our fluoride-free toothpaste for babies targets only harmful oral bacteria associated with plaque formation, gum inflammation and tooth decay. Unlike some other toothpastes, it doesn’t destroy the good oral bacteria that are necessary for a healthy mouth.
We look forward to bringing QueenBee Pure products to families as we continue our journey of sharing the most natural and effective skincare products New Zealand has to offer.