Honey Honey

“Sugar, Oh Honey Honey” - The Archie’s

“Honey, Honey How You Thrill Me” - ABBA

“Honey Get Me Hooked on You” - Mariah Carey 

Are you singing about sweet honey, are you hooked?

Maybe you just need a little more information about what you may only be using on your toast as of now. 

Honey is composed primarily of natural sugars and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. 

Honey contains antioxidant properties. An antioxidant slows the rate of free-radical damage - free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C, one antioxidant found in honey, is the key to collagen production which gives the skin firmness and strength. It is no wonder honey is popping up in many skin care products, soothing dryness and firming skin. The fact that honey is a humectant, which means attracts and retains moisture, makes it a natural fit for moisturizing products like, creams, cleansers, shampoos, and conditioners. Even the most sensitive skin can use honey, as it is an anti-irritant.

Honey is not new to beautiful skin though. Have you ever heard of a certain beautiful ancient Egyptian queen, Cleopatra? History tells of her using mixture of fresh milk and honey in her bath. We learn, Madame du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV, used a facial mask from honey all her life. She must have never experienced acne, as honey is known to be anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. The Chinese empresses had a natural exfoliating treatment, they mixed ground orange seeds in honey to give their skin a white complexion and keep it spot free. 

Honey has been used for years for medicinal purposes. It is a natural antiseptic and makes a good salve for burns and wounds. It is honey's high sugar content that makes it anti-bacterial, killing many kinds of bacteria, including some antibiotic-resistant germs. Remember honey is a humectant, forming a moist environment, which speeds the healing of wounds and minimizes scarring. Studies done the world over show that wounds treated with pure natural honey heal faster and better.  Honey calms coughs and soothes sore throats.

Our mom always used a tablespoon of honey, the juice of one lemon, mixed in a cup of hot water to soothe our sore throats, always made us feel all warm and better.

This is really just a dip into how wonderful a gift natural pure honey truly is. 

Ready to bathe like a queen!

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