Honey Combinations for Soft, Supple Skin

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Harsh winter conditions can wreak havoc on your skin. Thankfully, we here at Wedderspoon Organic have your back. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite DIY remedies featuring our favorite raw honeys to help combat dry, dull skin. Roll up your sleeves and pull back your hair for these fun and easy recipes that are sure to leave your skin supple, smooth and glowing.

Try all the variations of these honey masks using these simple directions:

Place the honey and other ingredients in a small bowl and mix together well. (Store in a jar with an airtight lid if not using immediately.)

TO USE: Wash face well. Apply a small amount of scrub (about ½ t.) to wet skin and massage gently in a circular motion. Avoid eye area. Leave on for 5 – 15 minutes. Rinse face well and pat dry.

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Ulmo honey with Rose essential oil drops and cane sugar

Ulmo honey – We love using Ulmo honey because its therapeutic properties cleanse the pores, leaving you with a deeply clean feeling.

Rose essential oil – This dreamy-smelling essential oil is known to tighten the pores and deeply hydrate.

Cane sugar – Our skin drinks up cane sugar, it loves it! It’s also incredibly softening! The cane sugar melts into the skin after it buffs away dead skin cells.

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Organic Thyme Honey (20% off now!) with Lavender essential oil drops and fine sea salt

Thyme honey – We have found that our Thyme honey is an amazing addition to our skincare regimen. Its properties work wonders on problem skin! Check out our sale here!

Lavender essential oil – Working in synergy with the thyme honey, lavender essential oil clears away impurities. Lavender essential oil’s lovely aroma also dilutes thyme’s pungent scent while calming the skin (and you!).

Fine sea salt – This gentle exfoliator mixes perfectly into thyme’s thick texture, leaving skin soft and purified.

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Organic Beechwood honey with brown sugar

Beechwood honey – This delicious, golden-brown honey is very softening and repairing to the skin due to its unique Beechwood enzymes.

Brown sugar – Nourishing, aromatic and a wonderful soft exfoliator, brown sugar works in conjunction with the Beechwood honey to leave your skin supple and refreshed.

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-lavender-essential-oil.html

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rose-essential-oil.html

Showing Some Lozenge Love This Winter

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As much as it pains me to say it, winter is still upon us! Though I’ve been particularly healthy and sickness-free this season (thank you garlic and honey drink!) I still find that the dry, harsh air does a number on my throat, especially at night. To combat the drying effects of cold winter air and soothe my scratchy throat, I consistently reach for my Wedderspoon Organic lozenges. These tasty and effective lozenges are made with all simple, natural and authentic ingredients to help calm and relieve your throat troubles! They come in three distinct and delicious flavors and at 15% off, you can afford to try them all! See below for standout ingredient details and a link to shop.

Lozenges with Eucalyptus and Bee Propolis

Organic manuka honey is full of antioxidants and naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and active enzymes. Our pure, raw manuka honey is a therapeutic superfood!

Eucalyptus oil is an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial and stimulating. It is also effective against cavities, dental plaque, gingivitis and other dental infections owing to its germicidal properties.

Menthol crystals are used not only for their refreshing flavor but also to combat bad breath and can be used in mouthwash and toothpaste.

Bee propolis (translation: “Propolis, Pro-before, Polis-city = defense of the city), is the resinous substance that bees gather from the leaf buds of trees and certain vegetables. The bee gathers this and transforms it in order to disinfect the beehive, seal cracks, build panels, as well as using it as a microbiocidal agent, disinfectant and also for embalming intruders otherwise difficult to expel due to their size. Propolis is responsible for guaranteeing the asepsis of the beehives, locations prone to developing viruses and bacteria, given their conditions of temperature and humidity…Propolis is well-known and used for its therapeutic properties, principally for its stimulant action on the organism’s defense system. Notable amongst its properties are its antioxidant and anti-microbial action, its activity as a stimulant and its healing, analgesic, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory activity.”

Organic Manuka Lozenges with Ginger and Echinacea

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Ground ginger is rich in antioxidants including gingerols, shogaols, zingerones, and more. Ginger also has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just a few!

Echinacea is a special herb that encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections and conditions.

Organic Manuka Lozenges with Lemon with Bee Propolis

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Eucalyptus oil (see above)

Bee propolis (see above)

Natural lemon flavor is high in vitamin C and other antioxidants and can help the immune system battle germs. Also, maintaining a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables is especially important during the winter months when physical activity levels tend to drop.

Organic Thyme Lozenges with Fennel and Cinnamon

Organic Thyme honey is renowned as a valuable source of antioxidants and powerful broad spectrum healing properties.

Ground Fennel seeds have many health benefiting nutrients, essential compounds, antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Fennel seeds contain numerous flavonoid anti-oxidants like kaempferol and quercetin. These compounds function as powerful anti-oxidants by removing harmful free radicals from the body.

Ground cinnamon is an antioxidant and antimicrobial. In addition to this, cinnamon has been found to be an anti-inflammatory and to fight infections in the body!

All of our lozenges are free of:

Soy, nut, dairy, egg, gluten, wheat, barley, rye, sulphites and GMOs.

Sources:

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-eucalyptus-essential-oil.html

http://www.naturesgardencandles.com/blog/tag/what-can-you-use-menthol-crystals-for/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/11/17/this-bee-product-has-enormous-benefits-for-your-health.aspx

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/252684.php

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/265990.php

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283476.php

http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fennel-seed.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/10-proven-benefits-of-cinnamon/