Manuka Honey now has FDA approval to be used to treat MRSA. MRSA is a bacterial infection that is usually acquired in hospitals and is resistant to antibiotics. This type of honey is from the Manuka plant in New Zealand and also well known as Tea Tree. MediHoney makes a patch to treat wounds and burns. It is a medical grade honey. MRSA can cause loss of body parts and even death. So I personally am very thankful something as natural as honey is helping. Want to know more
A word about Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly
Bee pollen is the pollen ball that has been packed by worker honeybees into pellets. Bee bread is also the bee pollen with added honey and bee secretions and stored in brood cells, chambers of honeybees or of wood and mud created by female ground-nesting (such as the Leafcutting Bee) bees.[2 WikiPedia
It takes them 240 hours to get 6 grams of bee pollen. Bee pollen keeps the hive healthy so they can live and causes growth in the plants we eat.
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony, regardless of sex or caste. WikipediaRoyal Jelly is fed to several larva to create a new Queen. When the hive suspects the queen is getting old they have to create a new queen. Royal Jelly develops larva into a queen equipped with ovaries for the purpose of laying eggs. Without a queen this hive will die.
Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen are being sold on the market for several health solutions. I have no judgement, but when I am incorporating this amazing product that Bees produce, I am only using honey. I feel bee pollen and royal jelly are too important for the bee’ s survival and health of their colony. It would be like starving the one who is feeding you.
6 Benefits of Honey in Skin care
I make skin care and am always looking at some awesome ingredient that promises such and such that I did not pay attention to what has been around for a long time: HONEY
Honey used in Face Masks
People have been incorporating honey for face masks for very good reasons. It is superior for acne prone or sensitive skin, has tons of antioxidants. It is soothing, anti-inflamatory, moisturizing and antibacterial keeping the skin clear and clean. Honey added to anything will create a glow to your skin.
Honey and Lemon: Brightens and Lightens Skin
Honey and Coffee: Tighten Skin
Honey and Yogurt: Soothes and cleans up Acne
Honey and Fruit: Exfoliating
Honey and Avocado: Moisturizing
Honey and Clay: Detoxifying and Tightening
Add some Baking soda or Almond meal for a little exfoliating action. Baking Soda can be drying so it is better for oily skin.
To use, I warm the honey and add the other ingredients till you get a slurry paste. Apply to face and neck and even chest. Let it dry and wash off. Then apply your best lotion, serum or cream.
Honey in ZenJenSkin Care
Because of the proven benefits of honey, I have created two new products that have honey in it. I already have one with Manuka Honey, Natzema– for soothing irritated skin.
The reason why I chose honey is its superior humectant properties. It also penetrates deep into the skins’ matrix. As we age we lose moisture. Our lips can be extra dry in the winter and our skin starts to crinkle. So, I created products that solves this problem.
CocoaHoney Lip balm made with Cocoa Butter, Honey, Shea, Coconut Oil, Castor Oil, Olive Oil and Vanilla Bean: Yum