Bethany Joy Bower grew up in a large family on a farm in southern Michigan, where she developed the quality of working hard. She helped her beekeeping father with many jobs from bailing hay to filling jars of delicious honey. At the age of 14, Bethany began making natural beeswax skin products for her family and friends. In 2004, encouraged by positive feedback, Bethany decided to spread the joy by starting her own company, Bee Joyful, selling her soaps and balms at a local farmers market and shop.
Bethany met her future husband and business partner in 2008, and they were married the following year. Austin and Bethany then began selling their all-natural products online and at several local farmers markets and retail stores throughout Michigan. Austin and Bethany Bower live in Traverse City, Michigan with their six children. They enjoy spending quality family time, taking walks, playing outdoors, going to church, gardening, reading and playing games.
Bethany is constantly researching and learning new ways to provide a healthier way of life for her growing family. She enjoys the opportunity to share her discoveries with others by offering them all-natural skin products that are clean and safe for all ages. Over the last 16 years, Bethany has created many products, all hand-crafted from original recipes, using 100% natural ingredients like local raw beeswax and honey and 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. Austin and Bethany love hearing from people, and how Bee Joyful products have made a difference in their lives. They hope to be a blessing to you, helping your skin to truly "Bee Joyful"!
We love people and have a passion to serve. That's why we feel privileged to create healthy, natural products that help you to experience joyful skin. Even more so, we truly hope you have found the JOY that's more than skin deep. We feel blessed to have received the true joy that comes from being thankful for God's gift to us, His son, Jesus Christ.