You may know that honey can help with a sore throat, but do you know the difference between regular honey and raw honey? Raw Honey contains vitamins, nutrients and enzymes. Regular honey has actually little to no pollen and it’s main ingredient is actually high fructose corn syrup. Raw honey will help with anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, contains powerful antioxidents, balances blood sugar levels, stabilize blood pressure, boost immune function and helps heal skin conditions.
Recently I was having terrible stomach pains every time I would eat something. I read online raw honey would help with digestion. Every time my stomach would act up I began to drink hot tea, raw honey and a dash of cinnamon. Thankfully my stomach issues have been gone this whole week.
Raw honey has so many benefits both internally and externally. Here are my top 5 favorite beauty benefits of raw honey:
Sunburn: Honey is an anti-inflammatory which helps with burned skin and speeding up the recover process.
Nourished Hair: It’s no wonder Biolage R.A.W. Shampoo and Conditioner contains honey. It helps hair by curing dry damaged hair leaving it nourished and full of shine.
Moisturizing Skin: Don’t have the latest mask from the store but suffering from a dry winter? Honey is a great moisturizing mask! Leave on for 15-20 min and rinse with warm water. Leaving skin soft and glowing.
Bath Soak: Leave that bath bomb at the store and grab some raw honey for a bath that will leave your skin silky soft. Just mix 2 large tablespoons with hot water until dissolved and pour into tub.
Scar Fader: honey has been known to be a great wound healer, the antioxidants nourish damaged skin and help the healing process. Massage into skin for 1-2 minutes and rinse off.
Some additional health benefits that come from raw honey are:
Reduces the risk of illness and disease
Helps to heal cuts and wounds
Helps with weight loss
Relieves morning sickness
Supports good bacteria
Raises levels of antioxidants in blood
27 minerals and 22 amino acids
Helps fight off allergies
When shopping for raw honey its really important to keep in mind are where its sourced. Republic of Vermont takes pride in their honey by not using antibiotics on their bees. This always insures the healthiest of honey rich in flavor and natural enzymes. For more info on them and their honey head to www.RepublicofVermont.com