Blessed Be The Journey

Hi there, my name is Anne Ondrusek and thank you for coming to my website. I am a 66 year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother better known as “Honey”.  I also happen to be married to a man who loves me and supports my passion for creativity and “making things”. I am truly blessed and thankful for the journey my life has taken me on.  

A Background in Healthcare

For nearly two decades, my career I worked in an academic healthcare field where I was heavily involved in research, education, patient care and healthcare administration. Obviously, I am very familiar with western medicine, but over time, I have become much more interested in natural health remedies. After a while, I began integrating natural elements into my world... whenever possible. It simply made more sense to me.  

Improving My Skin By Only Using Natural Ingredients And Essential Oils

When I was younger, I never worried about what I would look like when I got older and didn’t pay too much attention to the skin care products I used. Well, now that I’m older, I care! And so should you.


It started one day while reading shower soap ingredients. I realized that I couldn’t pronounce most of them. It got me thinking and wondering just how these products could be good for my skin. So, I started researching what natural ingredients are beneficial to skin care and cleansing. And then I told myself, what the heck, why not try to make one. I mean how hard can it be? Right?

But after conducting a bit of research, I made some amazing discoveries and realized that yes… I could actually make a skincare product for myself — using all natural ingredients — that would be better than anything I could purchase. Trust me when I say this, my husband was beginning to think I’d lost my marbles!

So, I mixed a bit of this with a bit of that (hundreds of times) until I came up with the first formulation. One of the most important ingredients in my elixir is honey. As it turns out, honey packed with trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids which contain amazing antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties.

But why stop there? Why not develop a product that could improve skin quality? The next part of my research was to look at essential oils and carrier oils; both excellent for the skin. I learned about the beneficial qualities of Carrot Seed Oil, Frankincense, Lavender, Squalene, Myrrh, Vitamin E, Clary Sage and Ylang-Ylang. I combined all of these ingredients with a peppermint infused castile soap and developed shower soap like nothing in this world. 

When my first batch was complete, I decided to name it “Essence of Honey Shower Elixir”. I was amazed at how it made my skin feel! Thinking that I’d fooled myself into believe that it worked, I thought I’d let some folks try it, as well.

First, I gave some to my daughter and my sister. They both loved it. Then I asked some of my neighbors to try it. They were amazed at how it clean and refreshed the felt after using it, and then asked for more! I was beginning to believe I was on to something. That started my journey into skin care products. 

The formulation of Essence of Honey Shower Elixir, set me on a path of  making natural and health skin care products. Please browse this site and take a look at my other products, all of which were research and developed the same way my shower elixir was. You will love my Dead Sea Salt Scrub, my Essence of Honey Facial Serum, and for you gentlemen, the Beard and Mustache Conditioner.



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