The cosmetics industry is founded on medieval unctions and potions often
generated by monks and other healers. The ingredients they had to hand
were readily availble and included all the products of the bee hive.
The items listed here do not seek to rival the products of the modern
cosmetic industry but to take a step back in time to when quality was
more important than quantity.
They may be old fashioned but they were good enough for our
grandmothers' generation and there may be some subtle benefits in
ther use that the modern pharmacological institutions have dissmissed
in their search for ever increasing profit.
Written... May/June 2000
Revised... 28 January 2002