My Story



We live in the beautiful green rolling drumlin hills of County Down, close to the shores of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland.

I am a contented home-maker and I have always enjoyed making things and especially love natural materials and anything that involves crafts and nature. I enjoy the outdoors and all the simple pleasures that come with country living.

My story begins with just one simple Soap "Goats Milk Soap with Almond Oat and Honey".

As Sick Children's Nurse, Aromatherapist and then stay at home Mum to our 4 boys, it was important to me that my family have skin products that were gentle, natural and free of any harsh chemicals and it seemed logical that I add soap making to my long and sometimes hapless list of makings and dabblings. This soap had to be one which was full of natural gentle goodies and as many sustainable and locally available  ingredients as possible. As Beekeeper too, it obviously had to include honey from our own bees.

This soap was a big success with family and friends and so my company, The Honeysuckle Bee and Me began...

As my boys have grown into young men, my business has grown and I have further developed the product range while still adhering to my original ethos of, as far as possible, using quality ingredients that are natural and sustainable and locally available. 

Many of  my products are inspired by our beautiful Northern Ireland countryside and ingredients that we have  growing in abundance. it is a pleasure to turn simple things into something functional but yet beautiful. 

So, be it elderflowers and honeysuckle from our summer hedgerows, or the herb patch at the end of our garden, I look forward to sharing a little bit of this country living with you... 



Beautiful Natural Skincare and Soy Candles

simple countryside living from County Down in Ireland