Have you guys tried this shit?
It’s a must have life NEED. I’m honestly obsessed, I use it for almost everything. If you read my blog post about tips for whitening your teeth you already know that I have my boyfriend on a Manuka honey trial run to see if it actually helps with gingivitis and decay.
Manuka honey is produced in good ol’ New Zealand by bee’s that pollinate the Manuka bush.
It’s really known for it’s antimicrobial and wound healing benefits ( back in the day it was really common to use in medicine ) sooo it’s basically a natural hydrogen peroxide and it has a UMF ( Unique Manuka Factor ) which is really just a way of measuring the antibacterial strength of the honey.
The UMF goes by rating, so anything 16 and up I buy. IT’S EXPENSIVE so don’t waste your money on a jar without UMF!!!!!! I’VE DONE THIS. Super annoying. Make sure you check, it will usually say it right on the front of the jar. You want the best benefits here don’t you!?!? I use this one.
Everything. Like, basically. I honestly got into it because I heard it was effective on tooth decay and gingivitis and I wanted to see if this was true. Then I started to use it for EVERYTHING once I researched more about it.
I put it in my tea because I read that it’s great for acid reflux which I have horribly. I’ll normally just mix a teaspoon or so into the tea, or in the morning I’ll add ACV and Manuka to my lemon water. I try a ton of quick fixes for my acid reflux and I’ve found a good amount of natural remedies that have actually helped me. I don’t take any medicine for it (but mine isn’t horrible) and using the remedies have been tough to swallow (literally) but have definitely had a positive effect on my end.
I use it has a face mask – it’s great for acne. Now, I never had any intense acne, I got verrrrry lucky with my skin. I get the occasional break outs if I eat bad for a weekend or my time of month is coming around.. but I still use face masks all the time. This one especially has made my skin super soft and I loveeeeeee it. I literally wipe it (a tiny bit goes a long way) all over my face and leave it there for 30 minutes. I tend to do this once a week because like I said, I love love love face masks. TRY ITTTTTT. This is my favorite use. My skin is SO SOFT after I use it, it’s insane.
If I have a sore throat, I’m on it right away. The second I feel it coming on I slip Manuka into my tea with some cinnamon allll day long. I used to use regular honey that I’d pick up at the food store, but I never really researched anything about Manuka Honey so I didn’t know the benefits of switching these honey’s out.
It has soooo many benefits and uses. Check out this site if you’re interested in more, very very good deeeetz about this life saving honey on there.
Let me know if you guys try it!