4 Interesting Ways to Use Honey

I don’t know about you, but honey is the most versatile product in our kitchens. Why? Because we use it in so many ways! We explain 4 common ways to incorporate honey into your everyday life!

Face Masks

Honey is an incredible ingredient to use for DIY face masks! It’s naturally antibacterial (which helps if you have acne), high in antioxidants, can be used as an exfoliator, is great to help balance your skin’s natural feel, , and helps to nourish and hydrate your skin. Here’s a pro tip – mix equal parts honey and water for a natural face cleanser to use in morning and night! Not sure where to start? Check out these 8 DIY face masks on Don’t Mess with Mama’s blog.

A Healthier Alternative to Sugar

Honey is a healthier, tastier, and sweeter alternative to sugar. Why? Well, honey is higher in fructose and contains other minerals that will allow your body to slowly process the product, meaning you will have more energy for a longer period of time. Also, you won’t get that crazy sugar high and crash! Since honey tastes sweeter than sugar, you will use less of it in recipes or as a sweetener. But, honey does contain more calories than sugar, so it’s best to be mindful of that.

You Can Use Honey When You’re Coughing

Yes, that advice your grandma used to give you is 100% correct! A spoonful of honey actually helps soothe sore throats and is a safer, healthier and more tasty option than commercial cough syrups (link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3601686/) If you have a sore throat or cough mix honey and warm water with lemon. Or, add honey to your tea for a soothing effect!

Honey Can Help Heal Common Wounds

This one is an interesting way to use honey that not many people would think about. Honey has been used in medicine for over 5,000 years, and before penicillin came along, it was used to treat wounded soldiers! It’s best to check with your doctor first, but if you’re in a fix and need something to soothe a cut, burn, scrape or insect bite, a drop of honey can help provide relief. Best of all, honey can help with reducing scarring (link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023338/) Research has shown that honey can be used at any point in the healing stage, and can clear infections. Next time you have a cut or burn, simply put some honey in the affected area and leave on overnight (repeat as needed).

As you can see, honey truly is an incredibly versatile product that can be used in so many ways. If you’ve only used honey on your toast, or to sweeten your tea or coffee, you’re missing out! Try it in different ways, and be sure to tell us about your experience!

Elias Honey are dedicated to providing pure, high-quality, premium honeys to all Canadians – from our home in Prince George, BC, all the way to Cape Spear, NL! Whatever your honey needs are, we got you covered.