10 (Or So) Surprising Ways to Use Honey
Regular readers should know that we’re total suckers for the sweet stuff.
I put it raw organic honey in my salad dressings, on my face, on cuts to speed healing, and I take a spoonful of it every time my throat hurts. It’s also great on spots (we have a great reader recipe here) and Alexandra likes to use it to wash her face. (Check out her DIY Honey Face Wash recipe if you haven’t already. It’s so simple and so good! Even better, pure propolis: Nothing kills a cold like propolis. I swear.
So we’re at, what, 6 already? But lo! Our friends at Well+Good have 4 more—and theirs are backed by experts. So read on, little ones. And then tell us…
What do you use honey for?
From W+G: Honey is one of those feel-better foods with a wellness back-story that spans the centuries. It always calls up mention of Cleopatra, who bathed in milk and honey, which sounds lovely. But what can honey actually do for your health?
Plenty, say New York wellness experts, who are buzzing about honey’s healing benefits—specifically the raw, unpasteurized, and darker varieties of honey, as well as medicinal Manuka, which hails from New Zealand.
So how do health practitioners like Gabrielle Francis, Frank Lipman, and Alisa Vitti recommend using the kitchen-cupboard staple?
Read on to learn about how honey does a sweet job as a skin-care treatment, immune-system booster, digestive aid and more…