Growing up in a European/Middle Eastern family, I learnt very quickly, that if you needed something, you either grew it or made it yourself. As a young child, I spent much time with my Italian grandparents, learning the traditional ways of cultivating and harvesting for the seasons ahead. We would spend months preparing foods for the family to enjoy. A particular fond memory I have is watching in awe as my Nonna would strive away at making her own soap. Her multi-purpose recipe was used to clean everything from the laundry, the dishes and we would even bathe in it. At the time, I didn’t appreciate the elbow grease involved and how something so simple, was made with great love and care. My nonna was a queen bee in her own right. She made it her priority to care and provide for her family, the best way she could, with what she had.
Inspired and motivated by the birth of my daughter Luna, in 2015, I was determinded to share my journey and personal experience of Motherhood. My own health had deteriorated and I honestly became depleted in every which way; mentally, emotionally and physically
As women, we are natural nurturers, we often go above and beyond our core duties and responsibilities. We often feel the weight that comes with raising families, motherhood, relationships, career and meeting society’s expectations. This often means our own needs go unattended and fall last on our priority list. We come to understand and accept our roles and the labor of love that comes with it. But self care has become a ‘luxury’ rather than a necessity.
With my background in Natural Therapies, my mission was to create the opportunity and inspiration for like minded women to pause and self prioritise. To formulate and create minimalist, no fuss self care essentials that compliment daily skincare routines.
In a world that is forever progressing, ever changing, where faster is considered better and being "busy" has become a way of life, bee one of a kind hopes to offer women the opportunity to be at One. To be kind to ourselves and to others.
A reminder that passion and heart can be bottled and preserved in every day. That handmade is not an old fashioned term.
It’s about being down to earth. Remembering our roots; where we came from, where we are headed, the example we wish to lead, and the footprint we leave behind to our children.
Bee one of a kind has a strong focus on sustainability and zero waste. Our packaging is predominately made using recycled glass materials and can be reused and recycled.
Bee one of a kind- no one else quite like You
Melissa Mendes- Founder
Melbourne Victoria, Australia