January 19 2021
Honey | Beeswax | Natural Honey Soap | Natural Soap Bar | Exfoliant
We all know that honey is a delicious superfood. Whether you’re cooking with it, baking with it, slathering it on your toast, or swirling it into your tea, this incredible all-natural sweetener is well known not only for its wonderful, unique flavor but also for its many health benefits. But did you know that it is equally good for your skin as a topical skincare treatment?
An Ancient Treatment Still Relevant Today
Honey has been used as a skincare product since prehistoric times. In fact, it is one of the oldest-known medicinal substances on the planet. 8,000 years ago, Stone-Age man depicted its use in cave paintings. Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Assyrians, Chinese, Greeks, and Romans all heralded it as one of their most-valued medicines and used it as both an internal and external curative. In India, the Vedic civilization considered it among the greatest natural gifts to mankind. It’s mentioned in numerous theological texts including the Bible and the Qur'an. From King Solomon to the original authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, our wisest ancestors recognized honey’s extraordinary value and encouraged its liberal use. And while all that knowledge and wisdom has not been lost over time, the focus has become obscured nowadays by a confusing barrage of commercial skincare products vying for the consumer’s attention, most with something unpleasant in common: They contain artificial additives, chemicals, and synthetic ingredients that can potentially be harsh and damaging to your skin.
None of that can be said about honey—a simple, pure, and natural product. That’s something we modern humans have come to realize is often the very best solution for what ails us. And when it comes to skincare, honey is still as effective and relevant as it ever was in ancient times. From caveman to condo dweller, honey has stood the test of time and it unquestionably works.
"Honey is rich in fructose, glucose, proteins, probiotics, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes."
Let’s take a look at some of the most amazing things we know honey can do for our skin.
The Benefits Of Honey In Skincare
Honey is rich in fructose, glucose, proteins, probiotics, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. As a compound, it has powerful antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antibiotic properties that inhibit and eradicate bacterial growth and help speed the healing process. As such, it’s a perfect salve for wounds, cuts, burns, abrasions, ulcers, and more.
Anti-Aging & Moisturizing
Honey is a humectant that helps to retain and replenish moisture to your skin. It softens, brightens, smooths, and plumps up your skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, and wrinkles. Though it cannot ward off your next birthday, it will fight off free radical damage and give you a more youthful, healthy glow.
Honey is mildly acidic and acts as a natural exfoliant to gently remove rough, flaky, dead skin cells without drying out your skin or leaving an oily residue.
Treatment For Acne And Other Skin Conditions
Honey is an anti-inflammatory that will reduce swelling, remove excess oils, and restore a bacterial balance to your skin. Combined with its healing effects, it’s ideal for treating acne and other dermatological conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema. Studies even suggest that it has anti-carcinogenic benefits in treating melanoma.
Honey has antiseptic properties that do wonders for your skin when used as a cleaning agent. It harnesses all the beneficial effects mentioned above to give you a fresh, radiant complexion that is simply unrivaled by other skincare options. Because of that, products made with honey are becoming more popular than ever. The same is true for beeswax—another natural ingredient that shares many of the same beneficial traits of its sticky counterpart.
"Skip the mess and choose natural soaps made with honey or beeswax!"
The Solution To A Sticky Situation
Speaking of sticky, one downside to using pure honey is that it is just that. Sticky. Messy. Drippy. Difficult to handle. Tricky to apply. It tends to find its way all over you, your hair, your clothes, and your furniture. (And we’re pretty sure your hardwood floor doesn’t care about wrinkles!) The solution to that unfortunate issue? Skip the mess and choose natural soaps made with honey or beeswax.
"Comb My Honey - Honey & Beeswax Natural Soap Bar"
At Sabun Co., we offer fine-quality soap and pride ourselves as a company that uses all-natural ingredients and spectacular, artisan craftsmanship. Particular favorites include our milk & honey soap bar Sweet Dreams and our notorious donkey milk & honey soap Cleopatra’s Lover. Another great choice is our honey & beeswax soap bar, Comb My Honey. Frankly, you cannot go wrong with these or any of the other terrific selections. So forget all the harsh and chemical-laden stuff that may be doing more harm than good and treat your skin to something sweet in more ways than one—a bar of natural, hand-crafted honey soap or beeswax soap. You’ll bee so glad you did!