The Many Benefits of Honey
The Reno-Gazette Journal, 2/5/2010
The 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey.
In addition to being a great natural sweetener, honey has a multitude of benefits. Honey has been proven to be a natural throat soother and its unique blend of natural sweeteners gives it the ability to provide quick energy in any circumstance.
Honey is used in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble bath. It is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture, and that makes honey a natural fit in a variety of moisturizing products, including cleaners, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin and baby care products. Look for honey in store-bought beauty products or simply add a squeeze of honey to your moisturizer, shampoo or soap at home...