Known as a healthier alternative for sugar, honey offers a wide range of benefits. This thick sweet liquid is known to have antioxidants, antimicrobial, and soothing effects, and is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals. But more than using it for your coffee or tea, there are more amazing uses of honey that you can do at home.
While there are tons of honey brands available in the market, it is still recommended to buy raw and pure honey. Most store-brand honey is a processed product, which already lessens the benefits of the natural sweetener. In addition, processed honey does not have antibacterial properties, if not less, so it’s better to buy raw honey. If you don’t know where you can get one, I recommend Alice’s Pure Honey. Their honey comes from Sariaya, Quezon so it’s guaranteed that it’s fresh from the bee farm!
Natural skincare item
One of the amazing uses of honey is its capability to improve the appearance of impurities on your face. According to Healthline, raw honey is a great product in eliminating acne due to its antibacterial property. This natural sweetener speeds up the skin cell’s healing process which improves blemishes. Furthermore, honey is a natural exfoliator that lightens dark spots, giving your face a brighter, glowing look!
Honey lip balm
If you have problems with cracked, dry lips, a honey lip balm can help you solve that. It is a natural moisturizer and a mild-exfoliator at the same time which means it’s capable of removing your dead skin cells on your lips. You may apply it as it is, but there are other recipes for DIY lip balm where you’ll only need honey, beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils. Follow the guide here.
Skin condition remedy
Honey is not just for the face. In fact, with its anti-inflammatory benefits, honey is an ideal topical treatment that can minimize the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. However, there is still no scientific basis on whether honey can effectively and completely eradicate the said skin conditions. But you can still use honey for the symptoms, just make sure it’s pure!
Natural cough treatment
Although sweet food can aggravate cough, did you know that another use of honey is being a natural cough treatment? Again, because of honey’s antibacterial abilities, it’s also a good home remedy for relieving cough. To do this, you may follow this easy honey cough syrup recipe. You’ll only need honey, lemon, ginger, and water. This remedy is good even for your toddlers.
Improves the appearance of scars
Another great use of honey is that it can treat and improve the appearance of scars in our body. It helps in the healing process of our skin, hence, it fades scars in the long run. To do this, apply raw honey on your skin on your scars and cover it with a bandage overnight. Wash it in the morning with warm water and do it again every night.
Want to get the best of raw honey? Alice’s Pure Honey has got you! They have a variety of sizes for all your honey needs for as low as Php130.00. They deliver to Rizal and Metro Manila areas; shipping fees may vary depending on the courier charge.
- No preservatives
- No water content
- Raw and pure
- Harvested in Sariaya, Quezon by local bee farmers
- Tested by med techs and experts
- Made in the Philippines