Posted by Trish Alkaitis on November 11, 2015
I love honey bees and honey! My earliest memory of the two go way, way back…
When I was a little girl we lived in Los Angeles in a beautiful pink house that was surrounded by tons of fruit trees and flowers. We had an abundance of butterflies and honey bees flying around.
My best friend lived right next door and she had a pool. Often times the honey bees would get lost and end up in the pool drowning...so I used to run home (her house didn't have honey), insert my entire fist in the honey jar and run back to the pool to save all the bees.
In no time ALL the bees from the entire neighborhood would be all over my hand and I would just sit there for hours with a fist of swarming bees and 'feed' them, feeling very proud….
It wasn’t until later that I learned just how special this liquid gold really is. Unpasteurized honey is packed with enzymes, vitamins and minerals. That is why raw honey deserves a place in a healthy diet. But did you know that, when applied topically, organic honey is also highly effective in treating all kinds of skin problems like acne, eczema, minor burns and the healing of wounds?
Honey is slightly acidic and has a pH level between 3.2 and 4.5. It provides a moist and sterile environment that helps the skin regenerate as well as it provides the nutrients and oxygen that stimulate the regrowth of tissue.
It helps prevent the growth of bacteria and its antioxidants clean up free radicals. Honey also is a humectant; it has the ability to attract and retain moisture.
A good way to work raw honey into your organic skin care routine is to combine it with one of our organic masks. Mixing the masks with organic honey will amplify results and help keep the masks moist, which allows your skin to more fully absorb the nutrients.
If you are lucky, you’re able to buy honey straight from the beekeeper; pure and unpasteurized so all enzymes, vitamins and minerals are preserved. The next best thing is organic honey. Organic honey is not heated above 104 degrees to preserve the therapeutic properties that will be lost at higher temperatures. The bees that make the honey, forage on flowers that are organically grown. Also, organic beekeepers, when possible, allow the bees to feed on their own honey during winter.
There is a variety of sorts and flavors to choose from, so just explore and find your own favorite liquid gold!
Read more about biodynamic beekeeping http://www.biodynamic.org.uk/farming-amp-gardening/bees/
To your health + beauty