It doesn't get any more natural and unprocessed than this. Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm has been around for at least thirty years now producing honey, propolis, pollen, royal jelly and beeswax; further creating other natural handmade bee products like soap, shampoo, candles and more for affordable prices. By visiting their farm you can see how simple and honest their philosophy is, behind the store I witnessed three ladies sitting by the window making and packaging their soaps. All receipts were hand written and they only accept cash. They even limit their Virgin Honey to one per customer!
I recommend giving them a visit and even booking a tour on their website, which I now regret not doing. My family and other family friends were in Tagaytay for vacation so it was a spontaneous trip to the farm. Although if you are interested in purchasing some of their products and won't be able to make it to Tagaytay, you may also order online and have it shipped to Manila.
I have only tried the lip balm so far and I'm really liking it, it's similar to Burt's Bees but I like this one better. We were so overwhelmed with all the products that we ended up hoarding (this doesn't include the pasalubong we bought) but for once we weren't guilty because of the affordability.
Virgin Honey 420 g PHP 345
"Propolis is better for coughs, colds, flu, fevers, asthma and boosting immune system."
"Made from beemilk or royal jelly, honey, beeswax, propolis, & natural flower, herb and seed oils. Can be used as a make up remover or moisturizer."
"Calming hand soap with green tea oil."
Honeymilk / Royal Jelly Lotion PHP 120
"Made from beemilk or royal jelly, honey, beeswax, propolis, & natural flower, herb and seed oils. Quenches dry and scaly skin to make it supple and smooth. Excellent for cold climates, and for alleviation of dry rashes."
Healing Massage Oil PHP 155
"An aromatic blend of essential oils of herbs, flowers, fruit and nut oils with honey and bee propolis. Our massage oils do not leave a sticky feeling."
Honey & Propolis Shampoo (big) PHP 150
"Made from honey for conditioning and hair growth; propolis for scalp infections, dandruff, falling and graying hair; and natural oils like palm kernel, castor and coconut oil for a gentle cleanse."
Honey Face Scrub PHP 140
"Made from virgin honey, beeswax, oatmeal, pollen, and royal jelly. Good for cleansing, moisturizing and softening."
Cinnamon Soap PHP 60
"Good for eczema, ringworm, pimples and all types of skin infections. Stimulates blood circulation to ease muscular pains, powerful skin cleanser and excellent stain remover."
Lavender Soap PHP 65
"Soothes and relaxes tired muscles, calms away stress, exhaustion, fatigue, and nervous tention. Promotes restful sleep."
Sandalwood Soap PHP 60
"Beeswax, honey and propolis with sandalwood oil that is soothing, healing and relaxing."
Propolis Feminine Wash PHP 45
"Proppolis gold is anti fungal, antibacterial and antiviral action."
"Breath freshener, bacteriostatic throat and mouth spray. Prevents colds, coughs, even fever / flu, if taken immediately after feeling an itchy throat. Made form virgin honey, propolis gold, and peppermint / spearmint oils."
Propolis Ointment (big) PHP 175
"For skin irritations and infections. Good for relief of persistent skin rashes, skin itches, insect bites, infected wounds and burns, and acne. Made from propolis gold and beeswax in an olive oil base. Scented with eucalyptus oil for its added anti-microbial effect."
"Made from refined beeswax, propolis gold, virgin honey and a medley of fruit oils."
Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm
Address: 47 Aguinaldo Highway, Lalaan 1, Muncipality of Silang
*Operating Hours: 8 pm to 5 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays (closed on Mondays and some holidays)