Posted on May 13 2015
Did you know that honey is the only food item that never ever spoils?
Dd you also know that honey bees are the only creatures that actually work towards improving the environment we live in? Something that comes out of so much goodness, has got to be good for you too!
Read on to know our ideas on how you can incorporate honey into your beauty and wellness routine everyday to reap bountiful benefits from this wonderful blessing of nature.
- Kickstart the day with a glass of warm water with lemon and honey:
It is no secret that drinking warm water mixed with lemon and honey not only helps your digestion through the day, it especially helps in cleaning your urinary tract (ensuring no more nasty UTIs). Since it improves your digestion considerably, this mix will help you maintain a healthy weight. Additionally, the water and honey create a restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting powerhouse for your skin too! We're positive that you will be glowing with health and beauty very soon.
- Oatmeal, honey and almonds for breakfast:
If you're anything like us, you eat the same breakfast everyday. We used to choose between eggs on toast or cornflakes with warm milk and sugar. However, the switch to oats sometime last year made us fall in love with how flexible this meal is with toppings. We usually mix oats with milk and pop it in the microwave for about a minute. Our favourite topping is some organic honey and almonds for that extra crunch. Substituting honey for sugar is not just a healthy choice, but a delicious one too! It is just the pick me up we need every morning. Give this a try for a week and you'll see what we mean.
- Honey and Brown Sugar Lip Exfoliator:
There are somethings in this world that annoy us more than anything, one of them is chapped lips.
An easy fix to smooth lips is the honey and brown sugar lip exfoliator.
Mix one teaspoon honey with one teaspoon brown sugar and half a teaspoon olive oil.
Dab the paste on your lips and rub gently with your ring finger. Remember, the skin on your lips is very thin and you don't need to apply too much pressure to exfoliate.
- Honey Mustard Dressing:
Dip your favourite potato chips, wedges, corn fritters in this delicious, easy to make dip.
You could even use this as a sandwich spread or a salad dressing!
All you have to do is mix half a cup of mayonnaise with three tablespoons mustard, two tablespoons honey and juice of half a lemon. Mix together and enjoy!
- Honey and Lemon Face Mask:
If you have acne prone skin, dark spots or an uneven skin tone, this mask works wonders!
Honey is naturally antibacterial and anti-inflamattory and works towards absorbing impurities from the pores and softening the skin.
All you have to do is - squeeze half a lemon in a small bowl and mix it with two tablespoons of raw and natural honey. Tie your hair back and apply this mask all over your face for about 15-20 minutes.
Use this mask 2-3 times a week for best results!
- Night time detox:
They say prevention is better than a cure and we just couldn't agree more.
Colds, coughs and sniffles don't stand a chance with this tea as your daily night time detox.
Grate ginger and put it in a cup, drizzle one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice over it.
Brew green tea with cinnamon and pour it in your mug. Enjoy your way to healthy living!
For all the wonderful ways honey can help you in leading a wholesome healthy life, it is essential that you have access to raw, organic honey to reap the maximum benefits.
This month, MSM Box has tied up with Under the Mango Tree (UTMT) which is a social enterprise that promotes beekeeping to increase agricultural productivity, enhance incomes and improve livelihoods of marginal farmers in India.
UTMT utilizes the power of market forces to provide poor farmers with a lucrative income stream by training them to use bees to diversify their revenue sources and by establishing market access for the honey produced.
The all-natural honey collected retains its unique flavours influenced by flora nectar gathered by bees and is packaged and sold directly to consumers.
Under The Mango Tree intends to create India’s first national fair trade brand of gourmet, single-origin honey.
This May, all our Delhi/NCR customers get a small jar of honey in their MSM boxes.
Find out more about them here : http://utmt.in/