Adding to its list of many uses, raw honey is INCREDIBLE for your skin, thanks to its super healing properties and hefty serving of skin-saving antioxidants. With its natural pH level of 4.5, raw honey falls within our skin’s naturally healthy pH range. Its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties make it effective for healing cuts and burns by killing bacteria and fungus. Raw honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots. It does wonders for a wide variety of skin ailments including: Rosacea, Eczema, Hyperpigmentation, Wrinkles, Acne and Enlarged Pores. Raw honey is super nourishing and hydrating as well.
…And who doesn’t want smooth, plump skin free of synthetic chemicals?
Whether you’re looking for an affordable DIY solution or a powerful skin treatment, raw honey can help you regain your glow – the natural way. There are countless ways you can use raw honey to create your own natural face scrub, cleanser or mask. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Face Scrub: Raw Honey + Olive Oil + Sea Salt (gently massage over & rinse with warm water)
Cleanser: Oats + Raw Honey + Water
Face Mask: Raw Honey + 1-2 drops of lavender oil (apply on face for 10-15 minutes & rinse with warm water)
And yes, it does matter what type of honey you use. Namely, your honey needs to be 100% raw and unfiltered in order to reap its natural benefits. Now go get your glow on!
Summer break has started for my 7 year old so that means I now have a shopping buddy! We stopped by our local Whole Foods this morning to stock up on some items. I love the pure joy kids bring to even the most mundane tasks! The night before, we picked out a few recipes we would try later this week and made a list of all the ingredients we need. Check back here and see what we made! In the meantime, guess who’s enjoying some apples and honey today?
Celebrity gift bags including Bloom Honey tasters!
TheWrap kicked off this year’s Emmy season on Thursday, June 6th with their first annual Emmy Season party at the London West Hollywood hotel. Guests included Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo) and Bellamy Young (Scandal), among other celebrities. Emmy contenders took home gift bags that included gourmet raw honey from Bloom Honey, Bu Kombucha drinks, and Le Bon Garcon caramels.
Big thanks to TheWrap for including Bloom Honey in their celebrity gift bags this year! We look forward to the upcoming announcements of the 66th Prime Time Emmy nominations later this month!
Look for Bloom Honey at the following farmers markets every week:
Pacific Palisades 8am to 1pm
Westlake Village 10am to 2pm
Sherman Oaks 3pm to 7pm
Visit us at any of the farmers markets every week and sample any or all of our varietals! Along with our amazing raw honey, we also carry our award-winning California avocados from our very own Jefferson Farms, along with organic blueberries and strawberries (seasonal). Support your local beekeepers and growers!
Join Bloom Honey the weekend of Jan 31 to Feb 2 for the Raw Living Expo! With over 60 presenters the Raw Living Expo features professional chef demos, workshops, the Best of Raw Awards gala, receptions, after parties, films, a mini conference for raw entrepreneurs, and more. There will also be an exhibit hall with over 50 top raw and other companies sampling and vending:http://www.rawlivingexpo.com/bloom/
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2 cups organic yogurt with active live culture 2 bananas 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 tsp raw honey (we recommend Bloom White Clover or Orange Blossom) 1/2 lemon, juice 2 tsp rosehip powder (optional but delicious, and a good C-vitamin boost) 1 tsp vanilla extract or ground vanilla 3-4 tsp ground turmeric (or fresh turmeric root)
4-5 ice cubes
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Add more yogurt if you prefer. Pour the lassi in two large glasses. For a more stunning presentation, dust 1 tsp ground turmeric on top before serving. Add a straw and serve.
1 (15-oz) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed, or 2 cups cooked chickpeas
½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil
1 Tbsp raw honey
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Place the chickpeas between two paper towels and pat them dry, looseningand removing the outer skins (this takes a few minutes, but it’s a great way to get the kids involved). Pat the chickpeas completely dry.
Whisk the cinnamon and oil in a bowl to combine. Add the chickpeas and stir to coat. Spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet.
Roast for 40 minutes, or until dried out and crunchy.
Place the chickpeas in a bowl and toss with the honey.
Spread the chickpeas on the baking sheet and roast for 7 minutes more.
Cool completely and serve.
Store in a covered container on your counter for up to 2 weeks.