For the Skin
Honey has been used since Egyptian times for medicinal and cosmetic purposes. Honey contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes. Has excellent emollient properties that are soothing. Emollients make the skin softer and smoother, reducing rough-looking skin, reducing cracking and irritation. Honey is cleansing and antibacterial, as bacteria cannot live in honey making it a really good for topical use, due to its natural preservative properties. It leaves a micro thin protective film on the skin and aids in minor wound healing.
You can add honey to your clay masques. Have pure dry powdered kaolin clay in your store cupboard. Skin can vary depending on the time of year having the powder you can mix it with various ingredients depending on your skin’s needs at the time. Honey, papaya, pineapple, ground oats, lemon, and various essential oils.
Honey for Asthma
Eating naturally produced quality raw honey from your own local area can help reduce your symptoms of asthma and hay-fever. The honey will contain trace elements of the things that cause sufferers a problem. By eating locally produced honey you will be treating yourself with a similar philosophy as homeopathy. Treating like with like with tiny doses. Of course like most things in life it isn’t effective for everyone, but does seem to work well for children.
Please note – do not give children under 12 months honey