Wedderspoon Wins 2016 Black Tie Award!

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Wedderspoon is proud to announce that our Canadian branch, based on beautiful Vancouver Island, has won a Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Black Tie Award!

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On April 9, the Wedderspoon Canada team was proudly recognized as the winner in the Business Achievement category for the prestigious awards. The chamber narrowed down the pool of nominees from 112 to 24 finalists, three in each of the eight categories.  After a lengthy interview process by a panel of judges, winners were chosen and business leaders and influencers in the region gathered in celebration at the lovely Brentwood College in Mill Bay.

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Congratulations to our Canadian team on a job well done!

 

Come Join the Earth Day Celebration!

 

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Wherever and however you live, the plight of our earth affects us all. This April 22, the 46th Earth Day, we at Wedderspoon wish to acknowledge the ways in which Mother Earth protects and sustains us. By focusing on renewable energies, sustainable business practices and environmental awareness, we can enact corporate policies that diminish our negative impact on the environment. And, as stewards of bee preservation and conservation, we wish to educate and shed light on the crucial role our pollinators play in a healthy food system that nourishes us all.

TODAY ONLY we are celebrating with 20% off website orders with coupon code EARTHDAY!

There are numerous things you can do, regardless of where you live, to help promote pollinators and support our earth this coming Earth Day!

  • Banning pesticides and chemicals from your garden creates an environment in which pollinators can thrive.
  • Just like humans, bees love diversity in their diet! Try to plant a varied selection of plants to supply pollinators with an abundance of pollen and nectar.
  • Along with native plant species, plan an herb garden with anything in the mint family, including perennial sages, and allow them to flower to really attract native bee species. Even a window box provides much-needed food for roaming bees!
  • Make sure to avoid hybrid plant varieties, as they often do not produce as much nectar or pollen as heirloom varieties!
  • Create habitats for wild bees if you have the space – leave branches, bare ground and natural shelters for bees rather than creating landscaped and manicured lawns.

 

Did you know?

The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, mobilized 20 million Americans from all walks of life. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Today, over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

 

Did you know?

Our planet is currently losing over 15 Billion trees each year (equivalent to 48 football fields every minute). In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network announced Trees for the Earth, a plan to plant 7.8 Billion trees by Earth Day 2020: one tree for every person on the planet.

 

See more at: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/earth-day-toolkit/#sthash.Og0IkVLe.dpuf

 

 

 

Bring On The Sun – How to Shine this Season with Wedderspoon

With summer rapidly approaching and warmer weather on the horizon, we wanted to outline a few of our favorite ways to look and feel your best. These tried and true tips will leave you perfectly primed for whatever this season throws your way!

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Taking a cue from Tracy Anderson, we love to add manuka honey to our water for hydration, a quick energy boost and to keep our skin healthy! Shop our KFactor 16 in 325g here. 

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Though Vitamin D is necessary for health, overexposure can lead to sunburn and premature skin aging. Take care of your skin by using organic and mineral sunscreens or covering up. You only need about 10 minutes of midday sun to get your daily dose of the vitamin so use that umbrella for the rest of your time outdoors!

Time to break out the flip flops and shorts! Created with our favorite ingredients to exfoliate dry skin, this clean concoction will leave you with soft, glowing skin that smells divine!  Shop our Fir honey 325g here.

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After exfoliating, we make sure to slather on our favorite body lotion to lock in hydration. Our picks are always made with organic ingredients without any of the unnecessary toxic stuff!

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Here at Wedderspoon we’ve been working on new product launches that are sure to please all of our natural-minded fans out there! Check back on wedderspoon.com within the month of April to see exactly what we have up our sleeve!

Spring Freebie – Eucalyptus Lozenges Free with Purchase!

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Many of us struggle with seasonal allergies and various health woes this time of the year. Despite our greatest attempts, it’s oftentimes difficult to find products that are both effective and also compliant with our high standards for natural living. Wedderspoon prides itself on doing just that – specializing in superior honey and honey products that are the perfect fit for your healthy lifestyle.

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To help our customers find more ways to incorporate our products into their daily lives, for a limited time only we are giving away one box of free Organic Manuka Honey Lozenges with Eucalyptus when you buy any two jars of our honey*! Take advantage of this deal and receive your free lozenges while supplies last!

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(*Both jars of honey must be exactly the same to receive the free lozenge deal.)

A Healthy St.Patrick’s Day – Honeyed Cabbage

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Whether culturally accurate or not, one can hardly celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without corned beef, cabbage and a green-tinted brew. Unfortunately, most renditions of the presumed ‘Irish favorite’ have more to offer as decoration than nutrition. Rather than resort to another tasteless version of the old standard St. Paddy’s fare, we’ve created our own interpretation that’s sure to be a favorite for years to come.

1- head of cabbage 

1/2- onion

baked ham or bacon 

1 1/2 tsp honey (we used Dandelion)

salt + pepper, garlic powder 

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Preheat oven to 450 

Slice Cabbage into disks and place on a lined baking sheet ( pre- sprayed ) 

Drizzle honey and olive oil, sprinkle garlic powder and salt + pepper

Bake for 15 minutes, turn over and continue for 10 minutes more

Slice onion + ham 

Heat a skillet with olive oil and add onion + ham, after 5 minutes drizzle with honey and allow to caramelize

Plate the ham + onion mixture onto each cabbage disk

You can also crumble up croutons or parmesan crisps on top with 1 tablespoon olive oil

Enjoy!

Pucker up with two NEW flavors of Organic Manuka Honey Lip Balms!

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Wedderspoon is thrilled to introduce the newest additions to our body care line, Organic Manuka Honey Lip Balms in two lip-loving new flavors, Coconut Lime and Lavender Lemon!

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Pamper and protect your lips with the well-known benefits of Organic Manuka honey, working in harmony with rich moisturizing shea butter, organic manuka beeswax, organic cocoa butter, organic coconut oil and essential oils.

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Buy our bundle of all three Wedderspoon Organic Manuka Honey Lip Balm flavors on sale today here!

FIR HONEY LOVE POTION

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Enchant your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with our Fir Honey (now 50% off!) Love Potion. Healthy and light with a sweet twist, it’ll be sure to cast a spell on your sweetie!

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Directions: Steep one tea bag (we used berry for the taste and color) and let cool to room temperature. Add one ounce cranberry pomegranate juice, one teaspoon Raw Fir Honey and stir, making sure to dissolve the honey. Top with pomegranate seeds for an unexpected touch!

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