Honey. It’s all the rage now. From simple, raw, local honey for your toast, to New Zealand Manuka honey with jalapeños, to pouring it all over your face while relaxing in the tub and listening to the new Adele album. Everywhere, people are exploring and embracing the ancient nectar of the gods in new and fun ways. More recently, we’ve researched the elements and benefits of honey and other beehive products, like royal jelly, propolis, beeswax, and bee pollen.
At Hivessence, we’ve taken that research and worked with top skincare manufacturers to blend honeybee hive products into our line of skincare, soaps, and supplements.
Here are just a few ways that those wonderful products of nature – and the bees - help us to look and feel younger, while also helping our own immune system and nurturing our health.
Raw and unprocessed honey – packed with goodness
When collecting honey from beehives, it comes out ready to be consumed or blended into products. Keeping it in this state ensures it retains its most beneficial components. In fact, honey is packed with nutrients like a multiple vitamin! We find elements of calcium, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper, iron, zinc, and many other ingredients necessary for maintaining a healthy metabolism and cellular reproduction.
Because of that, we only use raw, non-processed honey because it retains its antibacterial and potent enzymes which provide healthy benefits. For skin, honey helps reduce inflammation, and helps to smooth skin’s texture. It even speeds recovery for acne, abrasions, and burns.
Honey is nature’s best antioxidant
If you’ve never heard of “phytonutrients”, that’s okay. So, here’s the scoop! Phytonutrients are the elements in honey that provide us with the antioxidant properties. They are also both antibacterial and antifungal. All these qualities are what help boost our own immunity and health.
This is why unprocessed honey is important - so that those chemical compounds are not broken down. One of the best remedies for a sore throat, cold, or, to just start your day off fresh, is Matcha green tea with raw honey, lemon juice, fresh mint and fresh ginger. The combined healthy elements in a cup of warm tea blend is a huge immunity boost and helps your digestive tract while promoting healthy probiotics at the same time.
Honey also helps to stimulate your skin's own collagen production. When used with our Hivessence Collagen Peptides Powder, you're set for healthier, looking skin! When showering or washing your face, it also works as a perfect gentle exfoliator and that's where we suggest Hivessence Honey Shea & Oatmeal Organic Soap.
To Review, here are all the things which honey, when properly blended with skincare products, can provide to your skin...
Hydrates skin layers
Reduces visible wrinkles
Adds a natural glow
Helps reduce skin aging
Fights against acne and pimples
Reduces appearance of scars
Enhances and brightens skin complexion
So enjoy your honey in all the ways that nature and the bees meant for it to be used. And as we say in our tagline for Hivessence, honey IS "the essence of life". Cheers!
WebMD – Honey Uses, September 2020
Allure Magazine – Facial Benefits of Honey Skincare Products, November 2018
NCBI – Evidence of Clinical Use of Honey in Wound Healing August 2013
Healthline - Top Raw Honey Benefits, November 2019