According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, 450 million pounds of honey are eaten each year in the United States. That is a LOT of honey! Perhaps that’s why an entire month is given to honor honey. That’s right, September is officially National Honey Month.
As delicious as honey is, did you also know that it has a lot of other uses? And some of them are pretty weird!
Here are 8 unusual uses for honey.
- The Best Face Wash!
Forget buying a bunch of expensive face washes that have either been tested on animals and/or have ingredients that should never come NEAR your face! Raw honey is one of the absolute best face washes.
Raw honey gently cleanses dirt and debris from your face without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Most soaps and face washes strip your skin of oils, causing your skin to produce more and more oils. This can lead to breakouts. And, since honey has natural antibacterial and healing properties, it will help prevent acne and soothe irritated skin.
Just as most soaps strip your face of natural and necessary oils, most shampoos do the same thing. Raw honey will leave your hair shiny and silky, but it won’t strip your scalp of protective oils.
- Get Rid of Parasites
Though we’re loathe to admit it (because, ew, gross) most of us have parasites living inside our intestines, wreaking various havoc. If you’re someone who tends to travel to foreign and exotic lands, you no doubt have parasites. An old remedy used in our grandparents’ time was to mix honey, water and vinegar to get rid of those nasty buggers. The sugar in the honey attracts the parasites while the vinegar kills them.
- Clean Cuts, Scrapes and Burns
I just mentioned that honey was antibacterial. This makes it an excellent treatment for cuts, scrapes and burns.
- Skin Softener
Honey is a natural humectant, which is a substance that is good at keeping things moist. So, if you want to get rid of those rough elbows and feet, simply rub some honey on, leave it sit for 20 – 30 minutes, then rinse off and pat dry.
- Energy Booster
A lot of people need a boost of energy in the afternoon or before a workout. Instead of drinking excessive amounts of coffee or Red Bull, which can have negative side effects, mix some honey into a bit of warm water and drink that instead. Beyond the natural sugars found in honey, honey also contains a lot of important vitamins and minerals, all of which can help you feel more energetic!
- Weight Loss Aid
First, honey makes an excellent sugar substitute. So if you’re looking for ways to cut back on sugar and cut back on calories, try switching to honey instead. Also, honey has been shown to help speed up your metabolism. Having said that, a little goes a long way. Don’t start eating pounds of honey a day, because you won’t lose weight that way.
- Sex Aid
As we get older, many men and women lose their libido. In fact, many men lose their libido AND their ability to achieve an erection.
If you are someone that could use a little help in this department, we know of a very special honey that has been scientifically proven to help you get your mojo back. Golden Royal Honey is loaded natural ingredients like honey, royal jelly, ginseng and Long Jack that help naturally increase your sex drive and also help men achieve strong and long-lasting erections.
If you’re looking for help in the bedroom, we recommend giving our Golden Royal Honey a try.