You are probably aware of the bliss of licking rich, thick honey from the spoon. But did you know that there are numerous other uses for honey besides using it to sweeten foods and beverages?Quality counts, so buy raw honey
Most store brand honeys (you know… those ubiquitous honey-filled plastic bears) are an extremely processed product. Pasteurized at very high heat, the enzymes are denatured and probiotics killed. Additionally, these processed honeys are often completely stripped of the beneficial pollen. Finally, there is great controversy about the production methods of mass-produced honey and the well being of the bees.
The worst part about processed honey, however, is not what is removed but what is added. Processed honey is often cut with corn syrup, antibiotics, and heavy metals, even if the product is labeled “pure honey.”
Always buy raw honey, which may be labeled “unpasteurized.” If at all possible, buy it from a local beekeeper. If you are not able to source honey from a nearby beekeeper, I recommend Y.S. Eco Bee Raw Honey.Without further ado, here are 10 unusual but really cool uses for honey!
1. Wash your face with it
Dump your face wash and switch to raw honey. I use honey cleansing every morning because, since it gently cleanses without stripping the skin, this method reduces acne and normalizes sebum production. Raw honey also provides natural antibacterial and healing properties to soothe and clarify the skin.2. Wash your hair with it
Raw honey provides a moisturizing hair and scalp cleanser to leave your locks silky and smooth. Sudsing shampoos strip your scalp of protective oils, causing your hair to overproduce oil to compensate for the harsh cleaning. Honey Poo, however, balances the oil production and is also pH balanced for a healthy scalp.3. Make healthy marshmallows
Store bought marshmallows typically contain the following ingredients:
corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, dextrose, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, artificial flavor, and blue 1