New Zealand Manuka Honey Mask

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My daughter, Britanie Faith of the site: http://www.beautybybritanie.com introduced me to the wonders of Manuka Honey many years ago. Since then, I use it both as a face mask and as a medicinal treat. I’m turning 59 next month, so I believe in “preventative maintenance” for my skin! And this is one of the most fun ways to introduce goodness to my face and body. 

Because of the nutrients in this gift from nature, it can improve skin tone and texture.

I simply apply a tsp. to my cleansed face and leave it on for at least 30 minutes. Because of the thick consistency, it doesn’t move or drip. Now, keep in mind when I applied this yesterday, it was 65 degrees. I’m sure it would be rather messy if the temperature was higher.

I also take a tsp. by mouth a few times per week. It’s said to boost vitality and is full of antibacterial properties. I don’t use Manuka honey in my tea because I don’t want the heat of the boiling water to negate any of the healthy nutrients.

You can even use a tiny bit as a face wash occasionally to gently exfoliate your skin. Other uses are to put a small amount in your shampoo to add shine to your hair. It’s a very nourishing treatment no matter how you use it.

If I have a cut on my hand, I’ll put a dab of Manuka honey on the wound and cover it with a bandaid. It’s a pretty miraculous healing product and extremely versatile (and delicious!).

If you are allergic or have a sensitivity to bees, obviously, this is not to be used by you!!

Here is the information below from the site: http://www.manukahealth.co.nz.com 

MGO™ 400+ Manuka Honey is certified to contain at least 400 mg/kg of methylglyoxal.

Scientific evidence has confirmed methylglyoxal as one of the key compounds naturally occurring in New Zealand manuka honey.

Methylglyoxal is only found in significant quantities in some manuka honey and levels can vary greatly, so testing and certification of each batch is important to guarantee methylglyoxal content.

Every batch of MGO™ Manuka Honey is tested and certified for guaranteed quality and methylglyoxal content as indicated on the label.

MGO™ Manuka Honey is sustainably sourced from beehives in remote and pristine areas of New Zealand, with full traceability from beekeeper to shelf.

Information : This honey is not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Manuka Honey has a Glycemic Index of 54-59.
Indications: As an addition to your daily health regiment.
Ingredients: 100% New Zealand Manuka Honey
Directions; Enjoy 1 teaspoon 1-3 times daily directly from the jar. For best results take 30 minutes away from meals. Also usable as a topical.”

 

My thoughts: I notice an increase in the softness of my skin after using Manuka Honey as a treatment face mask. It’s expensive, but a very small amount goes a long way. And if it happens to drip onto your lips, well, that’s a very yummy benefit!!

It’s worth repeating, if you are allergic to bees, stay away from this product. I am not a health professional, just a natural beauty + healthy lifestyle enthusiast. All opinions are my own. 

XO Kathleen