I am a body butter nut, especially during the winter months when my skin is so dry and I need the added moisture and protection.  I have tried many products over the years and I surely have my list of favorites when it comes to body butters.  But, recently I had the opportunity to try the Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter in Tupelo Honey and I wanted to share it with all of you.  Let’s face it – I’m a sucker with anything that has honey or the word “honey” in it – for obvious reasons, of course – but I was intrigued by this body butter because it also includes Royal Jelly which is known to be a nutrient-rich and precious ingredient of the  bee hive.  Having loved products with this additive, I knew I had to try it.  I featured this product on my Holiday Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers and figured it was so good it needed it’s own little feature here.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

The Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter comes in three different formulas – Original, Sensitive Skin and Tupelo Honey.  Each cute little jar (I love the honey pot shape) comes in two sizes – Full Size (6.7 oz/190g – $24.70) and Mini Size (1.65 oz/48g – $12.90).  I got the Tupelo Honey formula in the mini size which is made with fresh tupelo blossom fragrance and soft hints of vanilla and lemon.  The super rich formula combines royal jelly and other hive treasures as well as skin quenching butters and essential oils to leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

So what’s so great about this “Royal Jelly” that I keep mentioning?  Well, Savannah Bee Company commonly uses four different hive ingredients their their health and beauty product line including – honey, beeswax, propolis and royal jelly.  Honey is a natural cleanser and skin softener, beeswax protects the skin and prevents water loss and propolis is known for its antibiotic and antiseptic qualities.  Royal jelly is a substance secreted from the glands near the head region of work bees.  It is thought of as a combination baby food and queen food.  Honeybee larvae (baby bees) are fed royal jelly for the first few days of their lives.  It’s a heavy dose of mega nutrition to the young bees off on the right foot.  When it comes to the future queen bee – that story gets a bit interesting.  The worker bees begin the process of “growing” a new queen by completely filling a special cell in the comb called a queen cell with royal jelly.   The larvae selected to be the future queen spends her early days literally swimming in royal jelly.  At this point she is genetically identical to all other work bee larvae but it is a fact that her prolonged feeding of royal jelly initiates her genetic transformation into the Queen!  The queen is then fed royal jelly the remainder of her life, which is quite long by worker bee standards.  This awesome jelly transforms her into the queen phenotype (body type) and the miraculous secretion allows this individual to live up to five years compared to the eight month average lifespan of a typical worker bee.  Royal Jelly is mostly water – but it’s very nutritious.  It contains a fair amount of protein, trace minerals and vitamins (particularly high levels of B vitamins) and is the key ingredient in several of the health and beauty products offered at Savannah Bee Company.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

I know that lesson was a bit long winded, but I felt it was necessary.  We hear and read that products on the market include this royal jelly but we have no idea why or for what reason and it’s kind of cool to read and learn that the “Queen Bee” has her own little fountain of youth.  They say Royal Jelly is a “Cinderella” substance that turns a worker bee into a Queen and allows her to live 40 times longer than the  average bee as a result.  This amazing substance is surely worth focusing some on and I wanted to share this with you.  The awesome substance is known for its nourishing and deep moisturizing properties as well as its ability to promote skin’s elasticity and smooth appearance.  It’s a great additive in the Savannah Bee Body Butter because it leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft but also hydrated and moisturized – especially during the winter season.

Soft and Smooth Winter Skin With Savannah Bee Royal Jelly Body Butter

The body butter is rich and thick in texture with a smooth application.  It includes other goodies from the hive like Propolis which helps to add a protective barrier on the skin and Beeswax which is an emollient to help quench dryness and protect skin’s own natural moisture barriers.  Rich and softening Pecan Seed Oil and the natural, delicate scent of it add a great final touch to this wonderful and luxurious product meant for a queen.  Smoothing the product onto the skin feels like a spa experience.  You can feel the oils and ingredients quenching your skin and leaving it smooth.  I love that I can apply this to my hands and feet without the feeling slippery or oily and it really just adds a huge punch of moisture to my skin.


If I had to make one suggestion, it is that the mini pot is a bit of a challenge to get the product out.  I would love to see the opening of the pot a little larger to allow for ease of use, but the body butter is so good – I find a way.  I love the thickness of this body body and as you apply it you literally can feel the moisture in your skin being revived.  It’s pretty darn awesome.

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I also had the opportunity to try the Savannah Bee Natural Beeswax and Propolis Lip Balm in Salted Caramel.  Retailing for $6.50 – this awesome lip balm has been a favorite of mine since I got my hands on it and I have been using it religiously.  My lips feel soft and smooth and I love that I haven’t noticed it dry even with my drying liquid lipsticks.  With ingredients like coconut and olive oil, cocoa and hemp seed, this lip balm is never greasy, glides on smoothly and absorbs and protects my lips.  It also includes softening honey, pure propolis and nourishing royal jelly like the body butter. If you love lip balm – you’ll enjoy this one.  I also love the taste on my lips… mmmm caramel.

I am very impressed with Savannah Bee products.  They never test on animals and do not have petroleum-based ingredients.  All of their products are free of parabens and preservatives.  Their beeswax is organic and the products really feel good on the skin.  I can’t wait to try more products from this line.  Recently while in Target I stumbled upon the Savannah Bee display so you can find some of their products there or via their website.

Have you heard of Savannah Bee Company before?  I’m quite impressed with the products I have tried and I think you may like them too.

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Disclaimer:  The products mentioned and featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts on these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.


Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.


  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    I waaaaaaant the Royal Jelly Butter from Savannah Bee. It’s so adorable!

    • I think you will love it. I definitely have and have purchased little sets for familymembers this year because it’s really awesome 🙂

  2. I had the opportunity to try this too, but I am SOOOO busy with current projects so I had to pass. So glad this turned out to be a fantastic product!! I’ll try to track it down at my local Target when I have more time on my hands.

  3. Lola Seicento Reply

    I need to photograph mine so that I can start using it! Your review makes me want to use it right this minute!

  4. My blog partner loves this line. She was happy to learn that Target is carrying it now too.

  5. Aleya Bamdad Reply

    I love that the jar that this butter comes in. I’ve tried a royal jelly butter once and it was amazing. I’ll have to try this brand too because I’m curious as to how it will feel on my skin.

  6. all_the_words025 Reply

    I didn’t know this brand before reading your stocking stuffer guide but I am really interested in it. Everything sounds go great!

  7. Loved learning more about its properties and the queen bees diet 😀 Thank you for sharing your thoughts about it. It looks darling and sounds lovely! 🙂

  8. I love the packaging on this stuff. I would love a little jar for myself!

  9. I would love this. Lemon and honey! I used to buy their liquid hand soaps and lip balms when Bath and Body Works carried them.

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