All posts by Shay Kelley

Holiday Special 


For a limited time, we’ll send you a jar of this amazing organic mango butter cream with any donation of $15 or more!

Winter is almost here and your skin knows it! So do the houseless folks in Socorro County, & they could use some sleeping bags & blankets & wool socks. Help us help people, and feed your skin at the same time 🙂 

Get Your Gift Sets!

soap

I partnered with Adam from the Laughing Turtle Soap company in Albuquerque to make a new Organic Honey Soap! It contains Bee Chama’s Raw, Unfiltered Honey and Beeswax, along with the organic Essential Oils of Lavender & Tea Tree. Enjoy the petals of real Calendula Flowers on your skin as this soap creates a moisture-loving lather. I use this primarily on my hands and feet, because using any soap on my face can dry my skin and cause breakouts. But it’s critical that I wash my hands well (with this soap!) before touching my face! Use it on your hands and body and enjoy the rich lather and soothing aroma!

You can buy the soap for $8 plus shipping and handling by clicking on this button: Capture2

gift set

Or you can save some money and get a gift set for Christmas! I’ll include a Raw Honey Facial (don’t eat this one, it’s for your skin!) and a 4 oz jar of Raw, Unfiltered Bee Chama Honey in one of our 17 delectable varieties. (This one is for Eating!!!) The Gift Set is only $20 + $5 shipping and handling, so you save some money and get a cute threesome for someone you Love. Enjoy! 

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Lemongrass & Calendula Foot Rub

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“Last week I was at your store and bought some Comfrey Salve for my feet.  You let me try the Emu oil stick. I will say it was fantastic.  I let four other people try the product and they too said it was an almost instant heal for them.  I will be out in the next few weeks for some more. Thank you, Charlene”

The Emu Oil Stick she’s describing was a totally new product I just created that morning for a friend who told me that she finds it easier to apply moisturizer to her feet when she uses a stick. When Charlene arrived at the store and told me she needed more of the Comfrey Salve because she’s been using it on her feet, I asked her to try this new product as well. It was a Giving Jar, and I was excited to share this exquisite animal oil (the rest of my oils are plant-based). My friend raises the Emus and harvests the oil herself, so I know where the ingredient comes from, and the research speaks for itself.

Lemongrass & Calendula Foot Rub Ingredients: raw, unrefined shea Butter, organic cold-pressed argan oil, organic emu oil, calendula oil, raw orange blossom honey, and the essential oils of Lemongrass & Cajaput

1oz of Bliss in a Roll-Up Tube: $12 + $5 shipping & handling  Capture2

And remember, all the proceeds from products on this website will go to fund charitable community projects. Together we will find alternative and effective solutions to poverty. Thanks for your purchase!

Honey Lip Balms

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I have been putting Shea Butter on my lips, and decided to come up with a recipe that would taste as good as it feels. I added 9oz of raw honey to the batch, making each little lip balm taste sweet and satisfying 🙂 

Lip Balm Ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Raw Honey, Essential Oils.

Get one Free with every purchase or donation over $7 

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Community Projects

Wondering what you are supporting? There are a lot of community projects going on around here.

A formerly-houseless friend now has a house to rent. A nice quiet adobe fixer-upper in our nearby town. Another formerly-houseless friend who is now living with us celebrated another birthday. With a ton of food and the whole neighborhood. I’m still eating cake. There will be 4 birthdays this month. A traveler got a new sturdy hiking pack for his long trip south, and a puppeteer came to the farm to learn about beekeeping so that she can start an apiary as part of a community project in New York City. My little pony, Bella, has been giving all the neighborhood kids a ride around the yard, and we have a group from a women’s correctional facility coming out to learn how to start a beehive in the prison yard.  It’s true! In July, (with help from my neighbor Jen, thanks Jen!) we did a fundraiser for the local homeless shelter, selling lip balms and raw honeys at the park. We raised about $600 that provided warm meals and diverse assistance to people throughout the county of Socorro. At the end of July we took a road trip all the way up through 8 different states into Idaho, meeting lots of travelers and interesting folks along the way. There are always opportunities to give or share: a meal together, food, friendship, underwear, socks, and of course honey and skin care…

On another note, we have a new neighbor that is a gardener, and he’s been bringing us everything from climbing jade plants to lemon balm and bags of veggies from his garden. He knows all about herbs and tinctures, and has a library of plant reference books that would make a botanist jealous. This is an exciting development for me. I also started working with a blueberry farm in Washington to create a new organic product line, and it will be on the website later this week. Facials, mud masks and honey scrubs. It’s all delicious.

I’d like to think that one day we (you and me & everyone) will be able to gather together on pieces of land throughout the country and create more alternative lives that we love. Work with each other, our earth, our resources, our friends… Build, grow, heal, recover, restore.

Maybe somehow when we do all these little things, (like socks and meals and sharing)  really what we’re doing is practicing that dream. Making and giving gifts is, after all, an alternative to the independent theology of consumerism… Education is the greatest poverty prevention…. It seems as though all the solutions to the big ‘problems’ are going to spring up out of the little choices we make every day. So keep on spreading the love out there in all of your unique and different ways. The world will re-create itself with all of our bits of life. Let’s make it good 🙂

-Shay

 

Royal Raspberry Honey Facial

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An alternative to my Blueberry Bright Facial, this one smells like Raspberry Tea! And I love the way it evens out my complexion.

Natural Ingredients: Rose Clay, Raspberry Leaf & Royal Jelly

Mix 1 TSP of powder with 1 TSP of water. You can add more water or more powder until you get the consistency you like. Even add a dollop of honey (this is my style. Antimicrobial properties & it smells so yummy) and a squirt of lime juice! Apply it as a thick mud for best results, and it will dry within 10-15 minutes.  The detoxifying and regenerating qualities of this mask are perfect for people with all skin types. Remove it by soaking in the shower or over your sink, and enjoy your rejuvenated complexion!

2.5 oz of Bliss. $20 + $5 shipping & handling   Capture2

4 oz of Bliss. $30 + $5 shipping & handling     Capture2

Like the dollop of honey idea? Try one of my Buckwheat Honey Facials as an every day scrub, and then add it to this mixture once a week. You’ll love the results, and you can order it here as part of the set without any extra shipping costs! Just $5   Capture2

And remember, all of the proceeds from orders on this website will go to fund charitable community projects. Together we will find alternative and effective solutions to poverty. Thanks for your purchase!

 

Locations!

Shea by Shay is available in several locations!

The Farm Shop in Polvadera, NM is open every day! Come by for a cup of coffee. Sample some honey, pet the pony, and let the goat nibble on your sleeve. We offer a full line of products from our family of farmers & entrepreneurs here in the southwest for you to enjoy! All the profits from sales go to charity projects 🙂 

 

You can also find a selection of products at the Santa Fe Honey Salon!! It’s on St. Francis and Hickox in Santa Fe, NM, and while you’re there, you can check out my friend Gadiel’s amazing line of Honey Soaps! It’s perfect!

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Looking for a honey facial?  You can find them, along with amazing tea blends & beautiful pottery at the Old Barrel Tea Company in Albuquerque & Ruidoso! 

Beeswax & Shea Butter Lotion Bars

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These are great for rubbing on elbows, knees and on your feet right before bed. We also use this around the farm before we do any kind of concrete or stucco work, because the beeswax protects our skin! The essential oils of Four Thieves works as a natural immune booster too, so grab a Lotion Bar and take care of those cracked heels!

Ingredients: Raw Shea Butter, Beeswax, Jojoba Oil, and the Essential oils of Four Thieves, which is Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus, Lemon & Rosemary.

$10 + $5 Shipping and Handling

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Rosemary Cream


Rosemary is an incredibly effective toner, and it has antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities. It shares many attributes with Lavender, and is an excellent brain and nerve tonic.  This recipe is exactly the same as the Lavender Night Cream, it just collaborates with the unique aromas of Rosemary and Mandarin Orange. For people who don’t always love Lavender (there are a few!), or for folks who want a little variety, this is the perfect antidote. You will still receive the healing benefits of Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Grape Seed Oil, as well as the skin-loving nutrients found in raw honey and Shea Butter.

Rosemary Cream Ingredients:

raw and unfiltered shea butter, organic cold pressed jojoba oil, apricot kernel seed oil, grape seed oil, raw unfiltered honey, and the essential oils of rosemary & mandarin.

2.5oz in glass jar

$20 + $5 shipping and handling anywhere in the country. Allow 1 week for processing and 7-10 days for shipping. I’ll mix up a batch just for you!  This is Skin Care that Gives.

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And don’t forget, you can always donate to our charitable projects without buying a product. Just click on the Donate Now Button in the top menu bar. Thanks for your help! Tax receipts are available for any donation over $50 and any product purchase over $100.

Thanks again for your purchase!

Lavender Cream

This is the triple threat to so many of my personal skin care concerns; a mixture of Shea butter with Jojoba, Apricot Kernel Seed Oil and Grape Seed Oil.  The ingredients are of the highest grade, cold pressed organic oils, and I mix each batch, every single jar, myself.

Love is a primary ingredient in each of my recipes, and I believe it’s just as real as the flowers that produce these incredible oils.

I also include raw honey and raw beeswax in these products. My partner is a beekeeper, and we harvest mineral rich wildflower honey each summer here in the deserts of New Mexico. I’ve found that the medicinal properties of raw, unfiltered honey (used both topically and internally) has had a profound impact on my body and my skin.

Lavender Cream Ingredients:

raw and unfiltered shea butter, organic cold pressed jojoba oil, apricot kernel seed oil, grape seed oil, raw unfiltered honey, and the essential oils of french lavender & grapefruit.

Enjoy the way your skin feels in the morning after a relaxing lavender night.

2.5oz in glass jar

$20 + $5 shipping and handling anywhere in the country. Allow 1 week for processing and 7-10 days for shipping. I’ll mix up a batch just for you!

BUY NOW

And don’t forget, you can always donate to our charitable projects without buying a product. Just click on the Donate Now Button in the top menu bar. Thanks for your help! Tax receipts are available for any donation over $50 and any product purchase over $100.

Thanks again for your purchase!