What is the difference between regular and manuka honey? We all know Manuka honey tastes delicious and has an amazing sweet smell. Manuka also has multiple health benefits for both internal and external with an abundance of great ways to incorporate them into your lifestyle. Different brands also vary in taste and texture due to the variance of ingredients and method of production. Below we have compared five of our favorite Manuka honey brands, their benefits and different methods to utilize the honey pot in the best way.
Our favourite little insects, bees, forage the Manuka bush, native to New Zealand, to bring you this dark, herbal, amber Manuka Honey. Hilltop Honey Manuka Honey is pure and natural, authentic, Manuka Honey. Carefully sourced from the best New Zealand beekeepers and tested, twice, to certify its authenticity.
Hilltop Honey Manuka Honey is measured using the MGO rating. MGO stands for methylglyoxal; this is the naturally occurring compound that gives Manuka Honey it’s special properties. Simply put, the higher the MGO rating on the front of the jar, the greater the anti-bacterial strength present within the honey.
Honey's healing properties make it a great all-round wonder food. 'It has anti-viral, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used to boost the immune system to help fight off illness, and to improve skin conditions.
It Can also:Boost Energy, Improves digestion, Sore Throat
MGO: MGO stands for methylglyoxal, the naturally occurring compound that makes Manuka honey so special. MGO was discovered as the magic ingredient in Manuka honey, a discovery long sought after in the science world. Not all Manuka honey is created equal and MGO levels can vary greatly. Every jar of Manuka Health MGO Manuka Honey is tested and certified for natural MGO content. The MGO number tells you how much MGO is in your jar of honey.
This extraordinary jar of honey has an amazing 100+ MGO.
- Aid Wound Healing
- Promote Oral Health
- Soothe a Sore Throat
- Help Prevent Gastric Ulcers
- Improve Digestive Symptoms
- May Treat Symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis
- Treat Acne
Here's Some DIY Manuka honey Tips We Recommend
Manuka Honey Moisturising Mask:
Manuka Honey can be used on its own as a facial mask by simply applying the honey on a clean damp face, however, my favourite Manuka honey mask includes coconut oil and avocado to intensely hydrate. This delicious smelling mask eradicates any dryness and leaves you with a healthy, luminous glow.’
1: Mash ¼ of an avocado in a mixing bowl and once it is smooth add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey. Mix together thoroughly.
2: With slightly damp fingers, apply the mask in a circular motion and then leave on for 15 minutes.
3: Once the mask has done its work, remove it with warm water and then proceed to splash cold water on your face to close your pores.
Manuka Honey Exfoliating Mask:
This exfoliating mask contains three key components: olive oil, brown sugar and Manuka honey. They are all natural and effective ingredients that intensely cleanse the pores. The olive oil is used for softening the skin, the brown sugar for a gentle exfoliation and the honey to soothe.
1: Take 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1 table spoon of brown sugar and 1 table spoon of Manuka honey and mix well until your scrub becomes a viscous and slightly sticky mixture.
2: Apply to a damp face for 1 to 2 minutes, concentrating on any problem areas.
3: Clean your face with warm water, and finish up with a moisturizer for a longer lasting effect.
Manuka Honey Relaxing Bath Recipe:
This milk and Manuka honey bath recipe is an innovative and yet classic method to get your skin glowing. The unique blend serves to exfoliate and soften the skin, as the lactic acid in the milk cleanses while the honey makes skin supple.
1. Ensure that you use full-fat milk and pure Manuka honey.
2. Pour 1 to 2 cups of milk and half a cup of Manuka honey into a running bath. Make sure that the water, honey and milk are completely mixed together before getting in.
3. For maximum results, be sure to massage your skin with a washcloth in a circular motion, before rinsing off.
A great way to also incorporate honey into your lifestyle is by adding a spoonful or two into your tea, bake it into cakes or cold snacks. drizzle it over your breakfast or mix it into smoothies!