The Secret Life of Honey aka Liquid Gold
The earliest record of keeping bees in hives was found in the sun temple erected in 2400 BC near Cairo, Egypt. Bees appear frequently in Egyptian hieroglyphs as symbols of royalty favored by the pharaohs.
The Egyptians had many uses for honey including embalming fluid, a sweetener for baking their famous honey cakes, and most importantly a gift to the Gods.
No one knows exactly how long honey has been in existence but it has many different uses which warrants the name “Liquid Gold”.
Honey should not only be viewed as a source of food, but also a medicine. It has amazing healing properties for the skin and is great for treating acne. Acne is a condition that results from an over production of oil in the skin. When this oil mixes with dirt and pollution from the environment it causes blemishes or pimples on the skin’s surface. A proven antibacterial, honey is not only hydrating but also an antioxidant which will treat, repair and protect the skin against environmental damage. Honey also clarifies the skin by unclogging pores and soothing blemished skin.
Honey is perfect of all skin types as it balances oily skin and moisturizes dry skin. Try this simple recipe: Use 2 tsp of raw honey and massage it on your face in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes. Next gently wash off with a warm wash cloth and pat dry.
Here are 5 more cool facts about honey:
1. Helps prevent eczema
2. Helps prevent psoriasis
3. Aids in minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
4. Heals burns and inflammation faster
5. Increases cell renewal