FROM HIVE TO HOME
Natural, Sustainable Living
"Hi, my name is Tara. I’m originally from a small town in Co. Meath, but am now married and living in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. I have two young boys. I have a keen interest in Aromatherapy and recently became a Wellness Advocate for Doterra Essential Oils. I love the benefits these oils bring to my family and I am looking forward to helping to bring them to whomever wishes to learn about their many benefits.
I also love to read, walk and of course watch T.V. with a big cup of tea and chocolate or the occasional glass of vino.
A few years ago I made a conscious decision to try reducing my family’s carbon footprint. One of the first things I did was to eliminate cling film from my cupboards. I invested in reusable plastic containers and beeswax wraps.
I discovered Millbee wraps on a Saturday morning at my local farmers market. It turned out that the lovely Jennifer, owner of Millbee, lives near me and her children go to the same country school as my own children.
I have been using Millbee wraps since then. I love to wrap my bread in them and discovered they keep it much fresher than my bread bin.
I use them to cover leftovers and pop them straight into the fridge.
Over the last few years and much to my delight, Jennifer has extended her range to the fabulous balm. I apply it to my hands every night before bed. It keeps them so soft which is definitely a requirement after the drying effect of sanitizer! The fabulous scent of lavender helps calm the mind as I drift to sleep.
Millbee candles are also another fabulous addition to the Millbee range. The subtle soft glow with no harmful toxins helps set the mood to any room for any occasion.
Really in my mind using Millbee stunning products is a no brainer!! Stunning products that are environmentally friendly from a small Irish business, what’s not to love!!"
- Tara Mangan
"My name is Dee. I'm from country Mayo. I am here today to tell you about my Millbee journey and experience. In 2019 I had a pretty bad mental breakdown. I spent a lot of my months, sitting outside on the patio in nature. Trying to recoup, regenerate, re-energise and trying to get things into perspective for myself. For a lot of that time the only company I had was the nature. I watched the birds come in and out into the feeders in early Spring and on into Summer. There was a hive of bees and wasps coming and going and I used to take such pleasure in watching them bounce from flower to flower. It made me really want to invest back into nature. While I was going through that really difficult time, nature was there to pick me up, keep me company and it soothed me many days. I decided to make new choices to rebuild my life. Change can't happen unless I make change happen. I decided that I needed to take care of myself, and in taking care of myself, my home was going to be an extension of that. Further out from that, my take on the environment. So in the Autumn/Winter of 2019, I made my first purchase with Millbee in hopes to reduce single use plastics at home. And I'd say after a couple of months, I wasn't picking up the cling wrap as much as I usually would be. I started with the lunch pack and getting the kids off to school with their lunches wrapped up. It did wonders for me also because I felt like I was doing something good for them. Teaching them to take care of things and showing them it's little steps we do that's going to make a difference. I choose doing more for the environment as part of my self care regime. I learned so much from it that I wanted to give back, and I wanted to protect what was there. As time has gone on I've expanded my Millbee collection to their candles which I find fantastic for a few quiet moments to myself. If I want any time to journal or time to relax before bed, the glow of Millbee's beeswax candle really does it for me! And I just love the way they're constructed and rolled. I really admire the workmanship that's gone into the candles!
I use all the wrap sizes - the bread wrap and the variety wrap sizes. I have a couple of the lunch wraps and they go on pretty much everything.
My sourdough starter is now under one, and it's the happiest it's ever been!
So that's why I choose Millbee as part of my journey going forward. I like the ethos. I like working with nature and bees. I like reusable products you use in the home that are more eco-friendly. It leaves less of a footprint. What I was doing in my home gave me a boost. I was implementing some good habits with my children. I was giving them some good knowledge on how to take care of things, themselves and the earth combined, and all of nature. I felt like I was given something back. So that's my journey with Millbee! That's why I've incorporated this so much into my life and I really don't see it ending there! Keep moving forward with it and coming up with new ideas for us. That's it guys! Thank you."
~ Dee Mulroe
Dee's 5 Uses for Beeswax Wraps
You can follow Dee's Instagram page "Kitchen on the Mountain" for lots of delicious and nourishing home cooked recipes and self-care tips. Dee is also an advocate for mental health awareness. She is such an inspiration and we are so grateful to Dee for being our very first ambassador.
"Hi, I’m Martina Dowling and I’m the owner of Shanti Holistic Yoga Studio in Patricks Court Tullamore (previously the yoga hub). I launched Shanti holistic last August during the pandemic and have now moved our classes online. Until the restrictions are lifted! Before Shanti Holistic, I had a career in travel for over 20 years working with airlines and tour operators. I brought that chapter of my life to an end in October 2018 when I travelled to India where I trained as a yoga instructor. Having practiced for many years, I decided to make my passion my career.
Why I choose to work with Millbee
I believe in supporting local businesses and using locally sourced products whenever possible. I am also very passionate about cruelty free products and I volunteer with animal charities.
I feel that we all need to do our part in helping both the environment, protecting animals from testing and whenever possible supporting local business. I feel that Millbee ticks all of the above."
- Martina Dowling
We are delighted to have Martina join us as one of Millbee's newest ambassadors. At Millbee we encourage you all to look after your well-being and yoga is a wonderful way to do this. Along with yoga, we encourage meditation, creating self-care rituals and getting a good nights sleep. Martina has kindly created a video that guides you through her night-time ritual using Millbee's beeswax balm with lavender. We love her softly spoken voice and can't wait to share more guided videos with you.
Martina's guided night-time ritual with Millbee lavender balm
You can follow or book an online yoga course with Martina through her Facebook Page.