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This face mask works wonders for oily skin, use it whenever you like because it is so gentle and natural.  There are many vitamins in carrots that will benefit your skin such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Beta Carotene, Potassium and antioxidants.  Raw honey contains vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids.  This mask will leave your skin soft, smooth and radiant.

Use 2 or 3 carrots and steam them, when they are soft mash them up and let them cool, mix the mashed carrots with a couple tablespoons of raw honey.  Apply the mixture to your face, neck and chest.  Leave the mask on for 25-30 minutes and rinse.

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1 bunch of  kale
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • sliced apple

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl and enjoy!

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Do you suffer with acne?  Well this is definitely worth a try, raw honey and cinnamon facial mask.  This all-natural solution for fighting acne is becoming more and more popular because of the great results!  Raw honey has natural antibacterial, antiseptic properties and cinnamon is also antibacterial, this power combination can rid you of acne forever!   Raw honey is very moisturising so it is not harsh and drying like many commercial products for acne.  Twice a week whip up this simple facial mask, apply to face, neck and anywhere you have acne, leave on 15 to 20 minutes and rinse.

~ 3 teaspoons Raw Honey

~ 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

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  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

 

Mix oil, lemon juice, honey, shallot, salt and pepper in a bowl.   Add carrots, raisins and walnuts.  Enjoy!

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lips

Raw Honey is a great all natural moisturiser for your lips.  Simply apply a thin layer before going to bed and it will keep your lips moist throughout the night and you will wake up with a soft, smooth smile.  Store brand lip glosses and balms often contain sketchy chemicals that you don’t want anywhere near your mouth, we tend to eat what is on our lips when we drink, talk and lick so choose raw honey for a safer alternative.  Honey leaves a beautiful gloss so wearing it during the day is great too,  just fill a small container or pill bottle with raw honey and you can bring it with you for touch ups throughout the day.  Raw Honey is also antibacterial and anti-fungal so it can help to promote healing for cold sores and cracked, chapped lips.

Give raw honey a try on your lips today, you will love the results!

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Granola

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups – quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 cup – almonds, sliced
  • 1/2 cup – raisins
  • 1/2 cup – shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup -raw honey
  • 1/4 cup – coconut oil, warmed
  • 2 Tablespoons – water, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract

 

Directions:

Coat a baking sheet with a light layer coconut oil. Combine oats, almonds, raisins and shredded coconut in a large bowl and set aside. In another bowl combine the raw honey, warmed coconut oil, water, and vanilla.  Pour over oat mixture and stir well. Spread mixture onto cookie sheet. Bake about 12-15 minutes at 325°F. , mixing every 5 minutes. Remove and cool.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup  fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup – raw honey
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt or plain greek yogurt
  • Fresh fruit, for dipping

 

Directions:

In the bowl or a food processor, combine blueberries, raspberries and raw honey & puree. Stir in yogurt. Serve with sliced fresh fruit (strawberries, pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, grapes, bananas, apples, pears etc.)

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The next time you are suffering from a sore throat or cough reach for your raw honey!  Yes it has been used for centuries to treat many ailments and it works wonders for your throat.  Since raw honey is antibacterial and anti-fungal it can also fight the infection or virus while soothing and coating your sore throat.  The thickness of honey coats the throat so it doesn’t get that dry feeling which makes it a perfect cough suppressant.  As if that isn’t enough this amazing superfood contains vitamins (B1, B2, C, B6, B5, B3), minerals (copper, iodine, zinc) and amino acids which helps to strenghthen your immune system and fight your sickness.

You can take it straight, about a tablespoon will do or make a lovely warm drink with the recipes below.  The best way to warm your drinks is slowly in a pot over the stove, never boil or add raw honey to boiling water as it will kill all the beneficial properties of the honey.

This is a little spicy and great if you suffer from chills.

1 Tbsp. Raw Honey

1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper

1 mug of warm water

This one is very refreshing and the lemon also helps to cleanse the body and provide extra vitamin C.

1 Tbsp. Raw Honey

Squeeze of fresh lemon to taste

1 mug of warm water

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Sleep

Raw Honey can be help you get a great night’s sleep!  It works in two ways, first off it helps to put you to sleep because the natural sugar in raw honey raises our insulin levels slightly which in turn, causes Tryptophan to enter our brains more easily.  Tryptophan is a compound that naturally makes us feel drowsy and sleepy.  The second way raw honey helps us have a good night of rest is that while you are sleeping the fructose in the raw sugar unlocks an enzyme that helps to fuel your liver to it’s optimal  glucose metabolism.

Many claim that taking between a teaspoon to a tablespoon of raw honey before bedtime helps them to wake up feeling refreshed, with improved mental clarity for the day.  Yes it helps to get rid of that pesky brain fog that we all seem to suffer from now and than.  Some people even claim that with regular use it helps relieve their muscle pain.

So why not give it a try and see if it works for you!

 

 

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