Manuka Honey Benefits for Skin

manuka honey benefits

There's magic in this sweet nectar called honey.

I always knew about the countless manuka honey benefits for the skin and body, but not until recently did I make the step to purchase some quality honey. I bought manuka honey specifically because it contains an ingredient with powerful antibacterial, anti microbial, antiviral, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti fungal properties.  Not all honeys are created equal! Manuka honey is versatile and just as useful externally as internally. Many skin care products contain honey as one of the top ingredients. It’s a great ingredient to look for when choosing a new skin care product.

A reader asked….does it matter which type of honey you use? The best choice is organic raw honey but I know that can get pricey. So if your budget doesn’t allow, at least be sure to get organic honey. The truth is, the less processing the honey goes through the better it will be for you.  The processing of honey destroys many of the beneficial elements. If you do decide to buy organic and raw, I highly recommend buying it online as it can be much more affordable.  Check out my video about the best wellness shop online, Lucky Vitamin. They also sell honey at very good prices.

Manuka Honey Benefits: There’s So Many!

  • Treat skin blemishes/acne
  • Promote glowing skin
  • Protect skin from sun damage
  • Cleanse skin
  • Heal irritated skin
  • Treat burns
  • Moisturize severely dry skin
  • Anti-bacterial agent
  • Anti-microbial agent
  • Vitamin and mineral rich, including copper, iron, silica, vitamin B, manganese, chlorine, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorous, aluminum and magnesium
  • Pain relief
  • Prevent scarring
  • Tone the skin and tighten pores

By now you might be saying, “Wow! I didn’t know honey could do all that!”  Just try it and you just might be incredibly pleased with the results. One of the best facial mask recipes contain honey!

Need an idea of how to use honey in your beauty routine? Check out this video for an amazingly yummy toning chocolate honey scrub. So now you know all about the amazing manuka honey benefits. You can truly revitalize your skin using natural ingredients. It’s never been so easy!

Have you used honey before in your beauty routine? If so, how did you use it? Have any good recipes to share? Let’s dish!

On a sad and completely different note, I would like to dedicate this post to Karissa Gundling, a fellow green beauty blogger who passed away on Saturday. Her warmth and genuineness came through on every post she wrote. She was an inspiration to me and will be greatly missed. See her blog here:prissygreen

Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!

Robin

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://www.allwomenstalk.com All Women Stalker

    Is raw honey (directly from honeycomb) safe to use?

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Robin Adler

    Yes, in fact raw honey is even better for you than processed since it contains all the enzymes and phytonutrients! See more here: Raw Honey Great for natural Skin Care

    Robin

  • http://www.HoneymarkProducts.com Manuka Honey

    Manuka Honey is a very effective, natural healer.

  • http://www.acneremovalcream.com Mandy

    Pure honey are contain with rich nutrition, the function for its really unbelievable.

    Mandy
    http://www.acneremovalcream.com

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  • http://acne-treatment-magazine.com Dana

    Manuka honey is the best. I don’t use any other honey anymore. By the way, I tried the link to the facial mask recipes but unfortunately it did not work.
    Dana´s last blog post ..Even Beautiful Salma Hayek Did Not Escape Bad Acne

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Hi Dana,

    Thanks for your comment and letting me know about the face mask link not working. I am going to fix it right now!

    -Robin :)

  • Joan

    I use it and love it. Sometimes I mix it with some avocado and a little bit of lemon juice. Oh! and it great licking it off of the spoon! :) Delicious! Nutritious too! :)

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com Natural Organics

    Hi Joan,

    Wow, sounds awesome! The thing I love about using food for beauty is that if some gets in your mouth (um, accidentally..hehe) you can feel safe to eat it! Once I was doing an avocado face and hair mask (nothing else, just avocado) and some fell on the floor. Lucky enough, my dog was there to help me clean it. She loves avocado! :)

    -Robin

  • http://www.reallynaturalskincare.com/ Natural skincare products

    Honey in general is full of nutrients and is very good for lots of conditions. Manuka is just one specific type of honey which is reputed to be the best.