The following article was published February 1, 2005 by request of the editor’s of Five Star Reviews Magazine.
Lisa thought something on wound healing, skin ailment & cat scratches would be of interest to many. Lisa is always playing with her cats, Tachi & Cali and deals with scratches and scars on a regular basis. The end of Feburary, my hand was mauled by a pit bull and after the initial panic, my first thought was the article and remembering the impact honey had on killing bacteria. From working a show that day, I had my Honey Scrub Soap with me, and began pouring directly on the wound. It was amazing how fast the wound actually healed, considering how much damage was done.
It has been said that honey is the world’s most perfect food for the skin, hair and body. It has also been proven that bacteria cannot live in the presence of honey due to the fact that honey is a great source of potassium which withdraws from the bacteria the moisture that is essential to its existence. Honey is a perfect product of nature. Bees seem to have a great instinct for checking the quality of the flowers it visits for obtaining nectar and when it does not meet up to standards, they move along to other flowers. In fact, the pollen of many flowers has a higher content of vitamin C than most fruits and vegetables.
My favorite product I make happens to be a Honey Scrub Face Wash that I have consistently used twice a day for seven years. I rarely use a moisturizer, so when people comment on my skin, I give all the credit to honey. It is a must to keep the face clean, infection down and keep bacteria at a low. If honey is poured directly on an open wound, it will aid in killing bacteria, therefore healing very fast. Cleansing a cat scratch, wound, a pimple, or boil, with something like the Honey Scrub Soap and allowing it to dry will act as a liquid healing Band-Aid is extremely effective.
Also, Honey combined with Tea Tree, Lavender, and Organic Soap is really helpful in treating acne, rashes, psoriasis, eczema, boils, cancer sores. The Bacteria Buster Balm with Lavender and Tea Tree is an extremely important co-partner to the Honey Scrub soap. On my web site, skin ailments get more hits than any other conditions.
I was recently approached to manufacture a natural Tattoo Healing product line. As I began digging into products available, it hit me that a version of the Honey soap with Tea Tree and Lavender (anti-viral, anti-fungal, antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-bacterial) would be the perfect solution to cleansing a tattoo.
A short time ago I had permanent eyeliner applied and was instructed to cleanse with an anti-bacterial soap (with chemicals) and was given petroleum based Tea Tree gel to apply on my eyelids – not a good thing. What I used instead was my eye balm with coconut oil & castor oil (both great for tattoos), which left no scabbing.
One of my customers with severe psoriasis began applying this soap to her severe outbreaks without washing off – and baking in the sun, which helped a lot. Also the exfoliating gloves are great for skin conditions on the body (not face) with this soap. She will always have psoriasis until a cure is found, but she does not have to live with the discomfort of the condition. For acne, if you can find some baby fine pumice or use regular sugar, mix with the soap once a week and exfoliate.
To stray from the subject of skin for a moment…folk medicine regards honey as the best remedy for producing a good night of sleep. Mix a tablespoon in a cup of a Lavender Tea or a Sleeping tea to get a good night of sleep. Honey is a predigested sugar, and very soothing to the stomach. It’s a truly amazing food for life, and I barely scratched the surface on the wonders of Honey.