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The Power of Honey

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In this era of trending skincare ingredients, it’s nice to go back to basics sometimes with something that’s guaranteed to work. Honey is such a simple but potent ingredient. It easily hydrates dry skin while addressing a number of skin concerns since it has powerful antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. If you are experiencing eczema or psoriasis, honey can help alleviate redness and inflammation while adding moisture back into the skin.

This delicate sweetener has been used both internally and externally for centuries. At one-point honey was even used to heal serious wounds and burns. This works because of it’s low pH which eliminates bacteria. It’s high sugar content also inhibits microbial growth making honey a natural healer. 

Honey is also great for youthful rejuvenation. It's very gentle and non-irritating to the skin. 

What’s the difference between regular honey and Manuka honey?

Manuka honey is honey in Australia and New Zealand derived from bees that feed on the Manuka plants. It’s also referred to as medicinal honey because of its high antibacterial activity. Manuka honey provides an additional healing property which is non peroxide antibacterial activity. Methylglyoxal (MG) is an enzyme unique to Manuka honey and does not exist in any other honey in such a high concentration.

Products with honey as a skincare ingredient:

Although honey is a natural bacteria killer, using it on it's own isn't enough to soothe flare ups. Look for skincare products that can find honey as an ingredient as well as other ingredients geared towards acne prone skin. 

You can find Manuka honey in our Putty. In the wintertime, our skin has a tendency to become more dry or develop dry patches. Some people even experience redness and inflammation or develop conditions like eczema and psoriasis. To treat irritated skin, apply our Putty as your daily moisturizer. It can also be used as a leave on mask for especially troublesome skin. Safe for face and body.

If your skin is feeling dry, check out this skincare collection for dry skin to help you get through the winter.

Staying in this weekend? Try putting the Putty on as a leave in mask to soothe your skin. Apply a thick layer and leave on for 10-15 minutes before patting off the excess. 

Looking to nourish yourself from the inside out with a bit of honey? Here's my recipe for an Apple Hemp Pie that's perfect for fall. 

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