SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - More local health, wellness and beauty products have been created during the coronavirus crisis. At the same time demand has gone up.
Some small business, including some considered home or cottage start ups are in the marketplace now.
They are producing products including hand sanitizers, skin creams, lip balm and lotions.
The Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Markets is one place where you can find these products weekly.
Some of the items are made from beeswax.
Hive and Body products creator Eli Cole said, the bee products " can help a wide range of skin conditions from psoriasis, to dry skin, eczema and also anti inflammatory properties of sore muscles, joints and arthritis."
Some products like bee pollen and honey can be ingested, others are applied to your skin. "It's all from nature," said Cole. He said there is no need to reinvent the wheel, "nature has the answers."
More people are considering healthy lifestyle changes during the COVID-19 crisis as we move forward.
Cole is selling his products in conjunction with San Marcos Farms which sells local honey.