September is National Honey Month – read this post to learn new ways to use honey in your everyday life!
September has arrived and with it comes cool, crisp mornings, back to school, fall festivals and National Honey Month!
And I love honey!
Back in 2005, my family was hit with a multitude of illnesses. To put it lightly, it was a heck of a year. And not one I’d want to repeat.
However…for every trial in your life, there is always a lesson to be learned. My lesson that year was to learn more about natural medicine and eat less “premade” food.
One of the first things I researched and learned was new uses for honey.
I’ve always been a tea drinker and so, that golden sweetness is always readily available at my house. Back then…I didn’t have a clue about its health benefits. I just liked it in my Sleepytime Tea.
Apparently, our ancient ancestors knew though, because honey has been used for both food and medicine, throughout all of recorded history.
In honor of National Honey Month and my love of the natural deliciousness, I thought I’d share a list of uses for honey with you today. It’s not just for tea, you know!
Below, you’ll find a list of 10 new ways you can use honey in your everyday life, plus at the bottom of the list is a link for over 1,000 free recipes!
10 Ways to Use Honey in Your Everyday Life
Boost Your Energy
Skip the energy drinks and add a spoonful of honey to your water or juice instead! The high glucose content provides you with (almost) instant energy.
De Frizz Your Hair
Add a teaspoon or so of honey to your regular shampoo or conditioner. Wash as usual. Your hair will have less frizz and a gorgeous shine!
Soothe a Sore Throat
Take a teaspoonful of honey every few hours (as needed) to soothe and coat a sore throat. It helps to cut down on inflammation and can also reduce coughing.
Speed Up Your Metabolism
Some studies suggest that honey aids in digestion and helps to boost your metabolism. So, add a spoonful to a glass of water and drink up before dinner to shed those few extra pounds.
Fun Fact: My grandmother was 120 lbs. soaking wet and she swore by a hot glass of water with honey every night before bed.
Kick Insomnia to the Curb
Honey helps relax your body and can also fight insomnia. Add a teaspoonful to a glass of warm milk before bed to sleep like a baby…all night long.
Boost Your “All Around” Health
Honey contains a multitude of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Include a spoonful in your diet every day to give your health a little boost.
Throughout history, many people believed that eating honey from your local area can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms! So, pick up a jar of local honey to fight off your allergies and boost your local economy all at once!
Honey can help reduce inflammation and redness in acne. Use a Q-tip to rub some directly onto your acne. Let it sit for a 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse clean.
Moisturize Dry, Itchy Skin
Add a squirt of honey to your lotion or skin moisturizer to help soften your skin.
Maybe a little “Hair of the Bee” is what could cure your hangover? Spread some on a couple of crackers the morning after to help reduce the effects of those last few drinks.
Want to get a little honey in your diet without eating it plain?
Eat it with dinner or maybe even drizzle it over your dessert!
Visit honey.com for over 1,000 recipes.
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