...mean additives have been used to artificially sweeten and dilute the pure honey. So if you’re rightfully looking for natural honey that contains all the goodness from the hive, remember this! Our honey is 100% Scottish honey where the bees do all the hard work and we take it in its most natural form.
Many people ask us how to use honey in food. We have loads of recipes for ways to use honey in food, from dinner to dessert, to recipes for the kids and cocktails for the adults!
Follow this link to find our range of recipes for inspiration on how to use honey in food → RECIPES!
Due to pure honey’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties, it has been used for centuries as a remedy for skin care and a number of health conditions. Let’s have a look at taking your jar further than the kitchen, and try some proven skin care hacks!
Do you suffer with cracked, dry or irritated lips when the seasons change or all year round? Honey can work as a gentle exfoliator due to it’s slightly grainy texture, and can help remove dry skin from your lip. It can also help moisturise your lips and protect them from infection.
Choose pure honey (like our Scottish heather honey) and simply apply it to your lips throughout the day or overnight. We would recommend leaving it on as long as it lasts, or until you’ve accidentally licked it all off!
To get started, check out our blog on the history and benefits of using honey for face masks here, then which honey is best for your skin here.
Now let’s dive into a few DIY, at home honey face masks with ingredients you will most likely already have in your cupboard!
WARNING: Do not try this at home if you are allergic to pollen, celery, honey or other bee-products. Test a drop of honey on your face to ensure no reaction will happen when applying over your entire face.
The simplest option is using honey as a face wash. The consistency of honey makes it a natural exfoliator removing dead, dry and flaky skin.
The next easiest option is using a combination of honey and cinnamon and using it as a face wash too. Both ingredients are packed full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Honey, turmeric and lemon make a fantastic facemask. Turmeric and lemon are great for skin-brightening as turmeric has antioxidant properties and as everyone knows, lemon is bursting full of vitamin C.
Honey, lemon and baking soda makes an acne-fighting face mask. Much like honey, baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Combined with the honey and lemon, it creates a great exfoliating and moisturising mask.
Due to honey's many therapeutic properties, making a hair mask with honey may help moisturise your hair and scalp, promote hair growth and restore shine! It truly is a superfood.
Honey is commonly used as a treatment for wounds due to its ability to encourage cell growth. This stretches from medicinal purposes to beauty treatments too! Evidence shows that honey can also promote the growth of epithelial (skin) cells. The scalp is full of epithelial cells that make up the many follicles and ducts that are crucial for hair growth.
Hair masks for conditioning treatments are very popular and effective at restoring moisture to hair. They include important vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial ingredients. Due to honey’s high properties of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it hosts similar moisturising properties to keep healthy and conditioned.
As an at home beauty treatment, you want to keep it as simple and effective as possible. We recommend two different hair masks...
All you need is honey, olive oil and a mixing bowl!
All you need is plain, full fat yoghurt, honey and coconut oil! The protein in yoghurt acts as a cleanser for your scalp and strengthens the bonds in your hair. As we all know, coconut oil is effective at moisturising and softening your hair.
Honey has long been utilised as a therapeutic ingredient in traditional medicine. More recently, Oxford University provided research evidence that backed up this belief and proved that pure honey is in fact more effective than over the counter medicines and antibiotics at treating respiratory illnesses such as coughs and colds!
Many people ask us how to use honey for a sore throat. Check out our blog for honey, lemon tea with a spicy kick here. Mixing honey in with a hot beverage not only sweetens the drink, but evidence shows it helps relieve sore throats by forming a protective film thus soothing the cough and alleviating symptoms.
Pure honey is high in antibacterial and antifungal properties which means it contains hydrogen peroxide which acts as an antiseptic. This means it is known to fight infection and able to help wounds by regenerating the tissue.
Honey is also great for helping digestion. It is considered a prebiotic which means it helps the good bacteria in your gut. To get the most of the healing properties, it is recommended to simply consume 1 teaspoon of honey a day!
Honey is so versatile that the list is endless! We love to hear how our loyal customers use their honey. Pick up a jar today from our shop HERE and let us know how you use your honey!