Dearest Honey, I want you to know that I adore you. You’re a sweet treat for the taste buds but also for the skin. You never fail to brighten and hydrate and you always succeed in perking up my skin and making it feel soft and smooth. I can also turn to you when I’m getting spotty or my skin needs a helping hand. You’re my absolute favorite kitchen beauty staple and I need you in my life.
Okay, now that I’ve gotten my love letter to honey out of the way let’s talk about Wedderspoon. I’ve known about Manuka Honey for years but hadn’t tried it until I got a pot of their Raw Manuka Honey KFactor 16 and I absolutely love it. Manuka Honey is a special kind of honey that comes from the Manuka Flower, which grows on New Zealand’s North and South Islands. The plant itself is related to the Tea Tree Plant and has a very short blooming season. This stuff is like liquid gold!
Of course, it tastes delicious and has a lot of great health benefits but since Beautiful Basics is all about natural, holistic beauty I’m really into slathering the stuff all over my face and reaping the benefits. Manuka Honey is rich in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, acting as a humectant, promoting skin regeneration, repairing cellular damage and helps heal scars.
I like to coat my entire face (lips, too!) in Manuka Honey once or twice a week and let it sit for as long as it can. I usually do it the bathtub so it’s part of a perfect self-pampering routine. I also occasionally use it as a facial cleanser and a spot treatment. This honey really helps my dry, sensitive skin in so many ways. It’s one of the most important steps in my skin care routine.
I’ve noticed that Manuka Honey has a much stronger smell than your average honey but it still smells sweet and slightly floral. While it’s a bit pricier than you might expect it spreads easily and a little goes a long way so a single jar should last quite a long time.
I’ve also been experimenting with the Gourmet Gift Set, containing 5.3-ounce jars of Wedderspoon Gold Raw Beechwood, Wedderspoon Gold Raw Dandelion, and Wedderspoon Gold Raw Rata Honeys. They each taste delicious and work beautifully on their own as a skin treatment or mixed with other DIY beauty ingredients. It would make a fantastic gift!
(FTC: These products were sent to me for free for review consideration. I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)