Get your Glow on with Raw Honey

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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 is here!

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?



We’re at the Farmer’s Markets!



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!

A first look at this season’s White Clover honey

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Our bees spent the summer in Colorado making our signature varietal – the finest White Clover honey you’ll ever taste!   We received our first sample the other day and are excited to share a snapshot with you!  And yes, it tastes as amazing as it looks.

You may notice that the color of this season’s clover is more water-white than the previous season’s.  That’s the beauty of raw varietal honey – no two bottles look or taste exactly the same.  Varietal honey can be best compared to varietal wine in the sense that the color, smell and taste can vary from year to year depending on annual climactic changes.  Even the same flower blooming in the same location may produce slightly different honey each year depending upon temperature and rainfall.  White Clover, in particular, can vary in color from water-white to light amber and has a sweet, pleasing, mild taste.