Australian Manuka Honey

Australian Manuka Honey

Australian Manuka Honey
Australian Native Bee on Tea Tree Bush, Source Wikicommons, TTaylor

Australian Manuka Honey and New Zealand Manuka Honey have some of the highest antibacterial properties in the world.  It is one reason why it is one of nature’s most sought after super foods.

Manuka Honey is created when bees visit the flowers produced by the Leptospermum plant (also called the Manuka Bush or Native Tea Tree Plant) which is native to New Zealand, Australia and some plants have even been found in South East Asia.  To learn more about the botanicals involved with this plant, please click here. Continue reading “Australian Manuka Honey”

Honey and Coconut Oil

Honey And Coconut Oil

People the whole world over are searching for more and more low cost natural remedies that they can use safely at home to help improve their health and wellbeing.

Today we are going to have a look at one possible use for Raw Honey and Coconut Oil.  We are going to use it on our hair! This simple and easy DIY remedy will leave your hair looking fabulous!

The 3 minute video today is by a vblogger by the name of Courtney Randall.  She will show us an easy Do It Yourself (DIY) version of a safe and natural hair mask.

To see other benefits of honey, please click here.

Please feel free to leave any thoughts / comments below. In particular I would really like to know if you used this recipe and how you went or if you have any other favourite recipes for Honey or Coconut Oil that you like to do.

Thank you for dropping by today.

Text Summary of the Video: DIY Easy Coconut Honey Hair Mask with Courtney Randall.

Published: November, 16 2015

Today we are going to make a DIY Honey and coconut oil hair mask.

Not only is deep conditioning treatment super simple to make, but it is a receipe sent from heaven because it makes your hair look so soft and smooth and amazing.  And you probably already have a lot of the ingredients sitting around your house.

Make sure you give the video a big “thumbs up” if you like it, and lets get into it.

So the first thing you will need for this honey, coconut hair mask, is

  • Organic, unrefined coconut oil,
  • some Organic Raw honey and
  • if you would like to add a little bit of extra shine, you can use Argan oil from Morocco.
  • Then you need some measuring spoons so we can measure the ingredients.
  • Lastly you will need a zip lock, plastic bag.

So the first thing we would want to do is to add one tablespoon coconut oil to our zip lock bag.

Coconut oil is super mosituring and really replenishes your hair. And ontop of all that, it smells amazing so that you feel like you are on a Hawaiian beach, just soaking up the sun, in paradise.

Next you need to add one tablespoon of honey into your mixture and put that into your zip lock bag.  Honey is full of anti-oxidants and nutrients that actually encourage hair growth, which is awesome if you are trying to grow your hair out long.

And lastly, you can add a few drops of Argan oil, which gives your hair more shine and even treats split ends and helps tame your frizzy hair.

Then just seal your zip lock bag and start mixing all the ingredients.  The heat from your hands will actually start melting the coconut oil so it becomes a liquid state and finally we apply it to your hair.

You can apply the mask by combing it through your hair.  With your fingers and just massage it all in.  As you can see I have mainly focussed on the end of my hair, because that is the area where my hair is the most damaged and dry.

And then you can tie your hair up in a big bun and let the mask absorb for 30 minutes.

While you are waiting you can either treat yourself and paint your nails, or you can read a book, because you are a “boss” like that or you can sing into your brush microphone and be Beyonce for a little bit.

After 30 minutes, you can shampoo and condition your hair, just as you normally would when you shower. And Whola!! Your hair will be silky smooth.

I love this hair mask because it’s 100% natural and it’s using comfortable products that you might already have in your kitchen already.  You can use this mask upto twice per week to keep your hair shinny and soft.

To watch more video by Courtney Randall, please click here.

To learn more about the amazing benefits of Manuka Honey, please click here.

What did you think of this video and the Honey and Coconut Hair Mask?  I would welcome any comments or feedback regarding the video.  Also I would be really interested in your thoughts regarding honey in general.  Please feel free to leave any comments below on the topics of healing, honey, bees or any healthy foods that you enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.


Is Honey Healthy?

Is Honey Healthy?

Honeycomb, Source Pixabay

In today’s topic we look at our favourite pantry item – RAW HONEY.

In today’s busy lifestyles, more and more people are pausing for a moment to ask themselves “Is Honey Healthy?”  Even pantry staples that they have been consuming day in day out for decades.

This is a perfectly natural and wonderful thing to do.  Raw Honey is nature’s sweetener made naturally from bees working away in the Hive.

To learn more about the benefits of honey, please click here.

What do you think about honey? Do you think honey it’s healthy?  I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below.

Video Title: Is Honey Healthy? 

Author: Dr. Josh Axe                               Date Published:  Jun 27, 2013

Hey Guys. Dr Axe here and welcome to the Chopping Block.  Today our guest on the Chopping Block is Honey.

Honey is a sweetener which has been used for thousands of years.  It has some health benefits and maybe some negatives along with it.  We will see if in the end, if Honey get “chopped or not?”.

Now a little bit of background on honey over the last 100 years.  Honey has been started to be bottled by BIG companies and there was a study done recently by Texas A&M University and when they went and tested 60 different brands of honey, they found that 77% of Branded honey contained no pollen what-so-ever.

The reason is that most honey today is heated and it’s ultra filtered to where what you get when you finally get it in the bottle, is no pollen.  Pollen is where most of the health benefits come from. Also they filtered out the proteins, the anti-oxidants and they damaged some of the other vital nutrients which are found in real, raw honey today.  So that’s just one of the major problems with honey today is that there is a lot of “honey fraud” going on, where when they tested companies like Wal-mart and Costco and KFC and McDonald’s they found that their honey contained ZERO pollen and ZERO of these other nutrients what-so-ever.  So there is a lot of bad honey out there.

Now lets talk about the good in honey.  Now if you look at honey and it’s found in its Raw Form (like I have in this bottle here). Raw Local honey is packed with Pollen.  Pollen can actually help you boost your immune system and help you fight allergies.

One major benefit is the immune boosting and the allergy fighting effects of honey.  Another major benefit of Raw Local Honey is that it can actually help to heal wounds.  If you get a cut on your arm or try to heal a cut, again you can put this directly on it and it again, help fight off bad bacteria in your system.  So again there are many benefits of honey.

One negative of Honey is that it does contain some sugar.  Now it’s in one of the most natural forms of sugar in fructose, but if you were  trying to burn fat or lose weight or just  get sugar out of your diet, then you probably don’t want to be consuming any sugars what-so-ever, so you may take honey off the list.

So when it comes to honey being on the Chopping Block… honey is not getting chopped.  We are keeping it here, we are keeping it whole.

Again, honey is my ABSOLUTE favourite, all-natural sweetener.  Just remember you use honey in moderation and it is staying here on the chopping block and it is not getting chopped.

Thank you from: Maximise Your Health with Dr Axe

What is your favourite way to use Honey?  How do you like to use it at home?  Do you put it on your breakfast or in your smoothie or do you bake with it.  I look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas about honey in the comments below. Thank you for watching.

What do you think about honey? Do you think it’s healthy?  I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below.