Naturally Amazing Raw Honey

raw honeyHoney has been a vital product for thousands of years. One of the earliest recordings of honey harvesting was on a rock painting in Valencia, Spain, dating back 8,000 years ago. Since then, honey has been used by the Romans to heal their wounds after battles, and buried with pharaohs in Egypt. Surprisingly enough, this honey was preserved and still edible after thousands of years. There's good reason for honey being utilized for all of these years. This golden goodness is not only delicious, but is packed with loads of health benefits too.

Raw honey is honey that is just like it was straight out of the beehive. It is taken directly from the honeycomb. The beekeeper will filter out small pieces of debris, like pollen and beeswax, but otherwise it is kept in its natural state. Raw honey does not go through the pasteurization process.

You may not know that raw honey is packed with components beneficial for your skin. This is especially true if you have acne or autoimmune skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. Honey actually speeds up the healing process of the cells in your skin. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are known for their wound healing abilities. If you have blemishes or an eczema outbreak, unpasteurized honey could speed up how quickly you heal. The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey are known for their wound healing abilities.

Raw honey is even capable of controlling candida overgrowth on the skin. On top of this, raw honey is able to balance out the bacteria on your skin. This property makes it an excellent ingredient to use on acne.

A natural exfoliator, raw honey can make your skin look brighter and more radiant. By applying it to your face, honey will take off dry, dull skin and reveals new skin cells underneath.

honey gentle cleanserRaw honey is just another amazing thing that we can thank honey bees for. Unfortunately, honey bees are disappearing rapidly. In fact, the US honey bee population decreased by 30.7% between October 2017 and April 2018.⁠ Some solutions that save bees are to:

1. Ban the seven most dangerous pesticides⁠
2. Protect pollinator health by preserving wild habitat
3. Restore ecological agriculture

We use high-quality, raw honey in several of our products at Roses and Azalea. These include our Detox Mask, Honey Gentle Cleanser, and Rosewater Toner. All of these products are amazing for your skin, as they will naturally soothe your skin and reduce inflammation. 

Using high quality ingredients like this to make our products is just one of the many ways we help you to experience healthy beauty! We would love to hear from you on how you love this incredible ingredient. 


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