About UsMeet the Artist:
Hello and welcome to Fleur de lis Bees!!! My name is Linda Doane and I am the creator, maker, artist, and queen bee of Fleur de lis Bees, LLC a bath and body company. I multitask like a crazy woman to produce the best skin care products that are not loaded with harmful chemicals and unnecessary additives and fillers.
My bath and body products help women who want to make healthy decisions about how they want to care and nurture their skin.
I have connected with suppliers, worldwide (thank goodness for the internet) who can supply me with premium natural oils, butters, natural botanicals and fragrances. The added wonderful healthy benefits of honey and beeswax are the foundation and inspiration for my growth of Fleur de lis Bees.
Why is this important to produce healthier products? I am very proud to say that I am a cancer survivor. Oh yeah. I had that card dealt to me.
I really learned a lot about putting on the big girl panties and facing fear head on! The journey brought awareness to foods we eat and products we put on our skins. I snatched up the magnifying glass to read all those ingredient labels that are a size 3 font. I swear can they make those labels any littler?
I didn’t like what I was reading. I was an outdoorsy kind of gal and my dry skin needed help. I have researched and tested many formulas that would give me healthier options to skin care with no harmful chemicals,
I use natural oils and butters that help moisturize the skin, no paraben, and no phthalates.
I don’t test my products on animals, just my family, and friends.
Fleur de lis Bees, Bath and Body Collection.
Truly Mother Natures Pampering!
All Proudly Handmade in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Your skin will love you!
If you really don’t have anything else to do and you want to know more about me, here is a little slice of my life.
My family of 4. My Dad-industrial arts teacher, my Mom-home economics teacher, 1 really cool brother and the baby – me! My independence started young. I traveled my neighborhood with my red wagon-selling salamanders. Sales were low.
I started my love for horses. When I was 4 years old, the young girl that was my babysitter, took horseback riding lessons and my parents let me go watch. That’s all it took. I followed suit with riding lessons and wanting a horse in every color.
The Family move. Dad advanced into teaching at the university level. My brother, who is hearing impaired, also needed special schooling that was available in Michigan.
I started school and learning to spell Ypsilanti was just plain hard. I continued to love horses. It was a great way to grow up- thinking the only thing important was anything to do with a horse, riding lessons, horse shows, and mucking stalls. I loved the barn aroma… Hummm I wonder if I can make soap that would smell like a barn.
I rode my skateboard to my piano lessons. Learned that I could make more money mowing lawns than babysitting. Got my first Girl Scout camera.
With both parents being teachers, we spent summers camping, fishing, and swimming.
The family moves again. At 16 I got my first job was working in a dog- grooming salon. I learned to snow ski. I was influenced by Ringo and took drum lessons and I didn't get very few complaints from the neighbors.
Another university was calling. The family was on the road again. Sold my horse before we left Connecticut. I grew some fins and tail and turned into a mermaid. Sailing, swimming, and kayaking took over. Upgraded from a Girl Scout camera to a used Pentax camera. I finished high school. Can I get an AMEN!
Hello Wisconsin-the land of the cheese heads and Packer fans. I now was a student attending the University of Wisconsin-Stout. To pay the bills, I was a server, dog groomer and counselor for adolescence in crisis. I worked with another photographer learning lighting and how to photograph weddings.
I worked very hard, and studied a lot and ate way too many pizzas. Finished my undergrad and masters and took a job as a teacher k-12 hearing impaired and continued to work as a counselor for adolescents in a Group Home.
I finished 2 years of teaching and hallelujah for summer break! I was given the opportunity to work at a racetrack in Chicago. Actually, I was really missing being around horses and needed my horse fix and you know some of that good aromatherapy - the lovely scent of a horse and barn. I thought it would only be for the summer. I know my parents thought I would out grow this desire.
I packed my truck and left room for my dog, a blue merle collie to ride shotgun. My life continued in the thoroughbred horse racing business. I traveled the circuit as an assistant trainer- New York, Miami, Chicago, and Louisville where I now call home. I love this state filled with beautiful horses, great people, gorgeous state parks, and hiking trails!
I continue to love multi tasking my business, Fleur de lis Bees, my love for the horse racing industry and my photography business. I firmly believe in life long learning. It is really all about the journey and adventure!
Life is Good! Life is Healthy!