Why Raw Honey is so Sweet for Your Health

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Did you know that without bees we would lose 60-70% of our crops? In addition to pollinating plants bees produce honey and bee pollen which have amazing health benefits. These little flying creatures are indeed busy little bees.

When talking about the health benefits of honey it is important to note that the honey you want to  use is raw since pasteurization kills at least 50% of honey’s nutrients. If you are buying a locally made raw honey even better because it will strengthen your immune system to the environment in which you are in.

Raw honey – Health bennies:

  • High in antioxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Great for your immune system

Hair bennies:

  • Conditions & moisturizes
  • Strengthens
  • Lightens hair

Nail bennies:

  • Strengthens
  • Softens cuticles

Skin bennies:

  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps fade scars
  • Anti-fungal
  • Hydrates & moisturizes
  • Helps lesson signs of wrinkling and aging
  • Use as a spot treatment for blemishes
  • Clarifies, clears pores
  • Calms skin conditions

Sarah’s raw honey body-wash/face-wash/shampoo & conditioner all-in-one

Yield – 2 cups

1/2 cup Raw, Organic Honey

1 1/4 cups Lavender Castile Soap

4 teaspoons Jojoba oil

2 teaspoons Vitamin E oil

20 drops Lavender essential oil

20 drops Rosemary essential oil

10 drops Grapefruit essential oil

10 drops Geranium essential oil

  • Whisk ingredients together and pour into a squirt bottle or bottle with a pump. Use in the shower or at the sink. A little goes a long way!

 

Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and certified health coach whose writing centers around holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made food.