What is Manuka Honey? DIY Manuka Honey Rosewater Face Mask

What Is Manuka Honey
What is Manuka Honey? And DIY Face Mask that leaves skin dewy and radiant!

Manuka honey, produced by New Zealand bees that cross-fertilize the manuka shrub, is a highly sought-after superfood. This particular honey contains unique benefits not found in other varieties. It has many applications beyond food purposes, though that’s also delicious. But many companies banter claims concerning manuka honey’s efficacy and potency.  So, what are manuka honey’s real benefits and what cautions should you watch? OH! And “bee” sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post! Two winners score a jar of Melora UMF 10+ Manuka honey.

What are manuka honey ratings?

Manuka honey receives a UMF rating from an independent rating organization. UMF – Unique Manuka Factor verifies the purity and quality of manuka honey, testing for  Leptosperin, DHA, and Methylglyoxal – 3 critical compounds found in genuine manuka honey.

What are manuka honey antibacterial health benefits?

  1. Antibacterial
    While all honey has antibacterial properties, a study by the chemistry department at the University of Waikato discovered the compound methylglyoxal found in manuka honey imparts a non-peroxide anti-bacterial activity. Unlike traditional antibiotics, though, manuka hasn’t been shown to encourage resistant bacteria. The antibacterial properties are potent on the skin. But, it also displays inhibitory effects on C Diff bacteria in the gut.
  2. Anti-inflammatory
    Manuka honey’s anti-inflammatory properties show promise in IBS and Colitis treatment, two auto-immune diseases linked to severe inflammation.
  3. Naturally high in antioxidants
    Free radicals cause aging and contribute to a variety of human diseases. Antioxidants bond with free radicals and lessens the impact they have on the body. In a study comparing manuka with other kinds of honey, Manuka had the highest phenolic content. Phenol is one of the primary antioxidants found in honey.

Look out for the Gotchas!

Valid UMF 10+ rating
Valid UMF 10+ rating

Look for honey ratings of UMF 10+. Lower grades are no more effective than regular honey. Make sure the 10+ rating is a UMF rating and not a K-factor (or other) rating. Other scores are either unregulated or misleading. Be sure to read this independent study from Fera Science that discusses some of these ploys and what brands to avoid. Some of the names tested so low that they may not be pure manuka at all!

Make sure it’s Non-GMO if you care about that. I believe in reading labels and knowing what those labels mean.

I recommend Melora honey. Currently, Melora is the only Non-GMO and UMF certified honey on the market. And Melora also exceeded the promoted antibacterial ratings living up to their UMF 10+ promise.  The study touts PRI, but PRI funded the research and is not non-GMO certified, so in my opinion, Melora is the better option here.

DIY Face Mask

Since manuka honey is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and high in antioxidants, it’s perfect for a face mask. You could buy one, but manuka honey face masks are expensive. So, I am sharing this top secret DIY manuka honey facial mask recipe with you! It’s easy to make, will leave your skin moisturized, glowing, and softened.  Studies show this honey fights skin wounds, so some experts believe it’s useful on acne, as well. I love the antioxidant anti-aging properties. I’m not getting any younger, and my skin deserves a little pampering. Doesn’t yours? Tip: I recommend a mask brush to make application easier, but it’s not required. It just keeps the mask off your hands.

Pssst…. Omit the rosewater (or get food grade rosewater), and the cinnamon and manuka honey taste delightful in a cup of hot tea! Just don’t bring the water to boiling because it kills the active ingredients in the honey. I also like to add a fresh vanilla bean for a little bit of warmth.

Be sure to enter the giveaway below the recipe!

DIY Manuka Honey Mask ingredients

AuthorAlicia TaylorCategoryDifficultyBeginner

My impressions of this mask? The first time I used it, it left my skin dewy and bright. I'm eager to see the results over time. I could feel the mask working because it had a tingling sensation. It didn't burn, but I could feel it. It wasn't unpleasant, though. It smells undeniably fantastic, too! The DIY face mask washed off quickly with water and was not nearly as sticky as I expected. I'm looking forward to adding this to my beauty routine! 

*Omit cinnamon if you have sensitive skin. *

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

 1 tsp Manuka Honey
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp rose water


Mix all ingredients


Dampen skin and apply a thin mixture over face and neck.


Let sit for a minimum of 20 minutes.


Rinse with warm water and pat dry.


 1 tsp Manuka Honey
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 ½ tsp rose water



Mix all ingredients


Dampen skin and apply a thin mixture over face and neck.


Let sit for a minimum of 20 minutes.


Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Manuka Honey Rosewater Face mask

Melora UMF 10+ Manuka Honey Giveaway

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Alicia Taylor

Happily married to the love of my life. It's just us, our 5 cats, and our beautiful woods. I'm loving living back in the Florida panhandle being close to family. I love cooking, living a healthy lifestyle, taking care of our cozy home, and trying new things.

We enjoy hosting parties and my husband and I are both avid gamers. You can find me on PS4 as SunshineFlaGirl. We also play tabletop RPGs and eurogames.


  • Darya

    June 8, 2018 - 3:26 am

    First time I tried honey mask it was really sticky. I like your recipe. Doesn’t look sticky. Will gives it a go.

    • Alicia Taylor

      June 8, 2018 - 2:59 pm

      I think the Rosewater helps keep it from being sticky. Be sure to let me know how you like it!

  • Oyinkan Ogunleye

    March 20, 2018 - 10:47 pm

    I’ve never heard of manuka honey but I do know that honey is great for the skin!

    • Alicia Taylor

      March 21, 2018 - 2:01 pm

      Manuka honey has even more of those great benefits!

  • Kiwi

    February 28, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    I pinned this! I love diy beauty recipes and using manuka honey sounds refreshing.

  • hannah

    February 26, 2018 - 12:31 am

    I always use this honey over any other honey! So so good for you!

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    February 22, 2018 - 10:53 am

    This looks and sounds like a great face mask. I am in need of a good hydrating mask.

  • BRIAN E.

    February 19, 2018 - 10:44 pm

    I add honey to hot tea, which I drink daily during the winter months !

  • laura

    February 19, 2018 - 9:04 pm

    I have honey everyday in my tea and on my bagel.
    Laurie Emerson

  • Emeryl

    February 19, 2018 - 8:47 pm

    I recently learned abotu Manuka honey and it’s medical uses! I’d love to have some around.

  • John H.

    February 19, 2018 - 7:51 pm

    I like honey in tea.

  • Jennifer H.

    February 19, 2018 - 6:37 pm

    I like honey on toast.

  • Lynne Meyer

    February 19, 2018 - 5:33 pm

    I use honey mostly in my tea – it’s amazing in hibiscus tea! – but I’d love to try it in a face mask!

  • Melissa L

    February 19, 2018 - 3:34 pm

    I use honey daily in the green smoothies I make for myself and my husband. I also use it in my tea at night.

  • Helene

    February 19, 2018 - 3:27 pm

    I actually like eating plain honey or use it in a tea.

  • Molli Taylor

    February 19, 2018 - 3:13 pm

    … you mean it’s not normal to just eat it with a spoon?

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:13 pm

      Oh! I do that, too! For health reasons…. that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! LOL

  • Michelle H.

    February 19, 2018 - 2:24 pm

    I love biscuits with butter and honey.

  • Tammy iler

    February 19, 2018 - 1:58 pm

    I would love to try the face mask

  • Chris

    February 19, 2018 - 1:42 pm

    I use it in my tea!

  • Julia Baxter

    February 19, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    I like honey to sweeten my tea.

  • JessicaMarie Miller

    February 19, 2018 - 1:21 pm

    I love to put it in my yogurt

  • Antoinette M

    February 19, 2018 - 12:06 pm

    I like honey on a toasted bagel.

  • Candie L

    February 19, 2018 - 8:05 am

    I love honey on my biscuits. Thank you

  • Janine

    February 19, 2018 - 12:46 am

    I’d use it to make a facial mask

  • Valerie Young

    February 19, 2018 - 12:37 am

    Would luv to try this mask. I cannot afford stuff like this so fingers are crossed thanks for thd chance

  • adriiss

    February 19, 2018 - 12:25 am

    I like to use it on tea.

  • AEKZ2

    February 18, 2018 - 11:38 pm

    I like using honey in hot tea and on biscuits

  • tridingermckee

    February 18, 2018 - 11:10 pm

    My favorite use for honey is in my tea.

  • Peggy Damon

    February 18, 2018 - 11:06 pm

    My favorite use for honey is in my tea and my oatmeal

  • slehan

    February 18, 2018 - 10:50 pm

    I use honey in my tea.

  • Allicia

    February 18, 2018 - 10:14 pm

    I like to add it to tea

  • misscrue

    February 18, 2018 - 10:08 pm

    I love it in my tea but also make a honey cucumber mask which works wonders on my skin

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:15 pm

      Cucumber is very good for the skin! It spurs on natural collagen generation.

  • Julie Tardi

    February 18, 2018 - 9:52 pm

    I love to use honey in hot tea

  • shawna

    February 18, 2018 - 9:17 pm

    I like to eat it.

  • Alexandra Y

    February 18, 2018 - 8:48 pm

    I eat it with peanut butter.

  • Azeem Isaahaque

    February 18, 2018 - 7:41 pm

    I use honey in my tea

  • Debra Oehlberg

    February 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm

    My favorite use for honey is in my oatmeal. I am a diabetic and try to avoid sugar, so I substitute small amounts of honey, which is liquid GOLD to me!!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:16 pm

      My hubby is diabetic, too! It’s delicious in oatmeal.

  • Aaron

    February 18, 2018 - 6:10 pm

    I enjoy honey on biscuits.

  • Chase D

    February 18, 2018 - 5:57 pm

    My favorite use is probably on buttered toast enjoyed with a cup of tea (which also has honey in it).

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 19, 2018 - 4:17 pm

      Nice combination! I also like it on peanut butter toast.

  • Alyson Broxton

    February 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm

    I use raw honey (straight from the farm) in immune support drinks for my children.

  • Brenda Elsner

    February 18, 2018 - 12:34 pm

    I like to use honey in my tea and on cornbread

  • Stephanie Liske

    February 18, 2018 - 12:03 pm

    I like honey in my tea.

  • Hesper Fry

    February 18, 2018 - 10:37 am

    I like to put honey in my tea! I also use honey in recipes.

  • Cindy Peterson

    February 18, 2018 - 10:01 am

    I still love honey best on Mamas cornbread.

  • Jessica M

    February 18, 2018 - 1:32 am

    I use it in my skincare and lipcare and in baking, teas, and cough drops

  • Elizabeth Tom

    February 17, 2018 - 3:12 pm

    I’ve heard of Manuka honey before but never tried it. it sounds like good stuff

  • Nora T

    February 17, 2018 - 1:01 pm

    I love Manuka honey on a piece of toast or a waffle. My husband has had multiple bouts of C Diff, so we are trying a daily dose for him…most delicious medicine ever.

  • Adaleta Avdic (@adaatude)

    February 16, 2018 - 8:14 pm

    Oh this sounds amazing! I’d love to try this at home.

  • Silvia Martinez

    February 16, 2018 - 6:42 pm

    I have never heard of it. But I bet is great for the skin. I used to use a honey mask when I was younger and I loved it!

  • Nikki

    February 16, 2018 - 3:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of this but it sounds like it had a whole lot of health benefits. I will give the face mask a try for sure!

  • Erin Kay

    February 16, 2018 - 11:46 am

    Wow this sounds like an amazing face mask! Cant wait to try it!

  • Marian Mitchell

    February 16, 2018 - 9:31 am

    Manuka honey is amazing. I love rose water as well. I will be trying this face mask.

  • Dee Dee

    February 16, 2018 - 5:59 am

    I love face masks and DIY masks are best for me. This looks like something I’d like to try

  • Sarah Bailey

    February 15, 2018 - 5:20 pm

    I have heard so many different things about Manuka Honey it is meant to be so good for you. I bet a face mask with it is wonderful for the skin.

  • Tasheena Nicole Johnson

    February 15, 2018 - 3:59 pm

    I love Manuka honey. It has so many great benefits.

  • Jen

    February 15, 2018 - 2:25 pm

    I have never heard of this, but definitely intrigued and love the DIY Facse Mask! Definitely have to give it a try! Thanks for the information!

  • Lisa Rios

    February 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm

    I had never heard of Manuka honey before. I remember my grandma mixed 2 tblsp. of honey and the juice of 1 lime as a cold reliever when I was little. SO good.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm

      That does sound good. I like honey and lime, too!

  • Savannah Pham

    February 15, 2018 - 2:09 am

    This face mask sounds like a treat! Something you would get at a nice spa. I’ll have to look for the Manuka Honey the next time I’m at Whole Foods, Sprouts, or Trader Joes. I’m obsessed with rose water so that’d be interesting to add honey and cinnamon for a thicker consistency.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 15, 2018 - 1:59 pm

      This is the only non-GMO brand in the US. They are trying to get in at Costco, currently. Otherwise, I think it’s only available online through their site.

  • Evelyn Lo Foreman

    February 14, 2018 - 4:09 pm

    This is intriguing. Honey and rosewater sound delightful. I am going to give it a try

  • Rachel

    February 14, 2018 - 3:02 pm

    I never thought of using honey in a face mask. It looks lovely and sounds like it would be so refreshing and good for your skin.

  • Preet

    February 14, 2018 - 3:01 pm

    I have heard so many benefits of Manuka Honey, it is so amazing in all ways. I would love to try this face mask, my skin really needs some TLC.

  • Leila

    February 14, 2018 - 12:47 pm

    Love to have a spoon a day. I take it religiously like my father who swear by the various benefits of honey. Occasionally I have a face mask with natural honey.

  • Via Bella

    February 14, 2018 - 11:17 am

    I had never heard of Manuka honey until a friend commented on another friends post on Facebook. What’s the difference between that and regular honey?

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:19 pm

      The blog post explains the whole thing – but REAL manuka honey has more antibiotic factor than regular honey.

  • Ana De-Jesus

    February 14, 2018 - 8:23 am

    I knew that honey was good for you but I had no idea that manuka honey had so many anti-inflammatory properties. I would agree with you, I imagine Manuka Honey would be very expensive to buy as a mask so it is a great idea to make your own!

  • Kelly

    February 14, 2018 - 7:40 am

    I am going to try that honey rosewater face mask. It sounds so divine!

  • Nicola

    February 14, 2018 - 7:34 am

    I purchased a tube of manuka honey face mask ages ago and I loved it. I was so sad when it ran out. Can’t believe I never thought of making my own!

  • Doreen

    February 14, 2018 - 2:11 am

    I have yet to try Manuka honey, as it is a bit expensive than normal honey I do not gravitate towards it. I can try this mask with normal honey

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 14, 2018 - 12:23 pm

      It’s more expensive – but it has more benefits.

  • Drake Conan

    February 14, 2018 - 1:15 am

    This is my first time hearing about Manuka Honey and this looks so gret. Must try this DIY face mask recipe to see the result.

  • Megan B

    February 13, 2018 - 4:54 pm

    Ohhhh I love honey and I love a good face mask –– so why not both?! Perfect combo.

  • Dana

    February 13, 2018 - 4:39 pm

    Really nice! This honey seems like it’s a must have for all ladies. Thanks for the DIY facial mask recipe. I LOVE facial masks!

  • susan smoaks

    February 13, 2018 - 2:34 pm

    i love to use honey as a sweetener on toast and in tea.

  • Kristy B

    February 13, 2018 - 12:48 pm

    I love Manuka Honey! I’ve always used it as a sweetener for my green tea. I’ve never thought of using it as a face mask. I’m going to have to try this. My skin needs all the help it can get!

  • deana

    February 13, 2018 - 7:07 am

    My favorite use for honey is on top of my grape nuts cereal!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 13, 2018 - 11:27 am

      Me too! OMG! I love it on grape-nuts. Have you ever tried it hot? Just heat your cereal and milk in the microwave. Then pour over the honey.

  • Heather D

    February 12, 2018 - 10:50 am

    We like to use honey in tea. I also like a touch in oatmeal.

  • cindy mahoney

    February 10, 2018 - 5:45 pm

    I use it mainly for cooking.

  • Jagriti Roy

    February 9, 2018 - 11:12 am

    I love honey and I take it during winter. But Manuka honey is something about which I was not informed much before. Thanks for letting us know. It is amazing to know about such good outcomes of using/taking Manuka honey…

  • Nati

    February 9, 2018 - 10:03 am

    Wow! I knew Manuka honey was good but I ignored all these benefits, thank you for the information and the Mask recipe, I’m not much into DIY cosmetics, but this one looks easy enough for me to try!

  • Kimmy Ripley

    February 9, 2018 - 8:13 am

    I use it in paleo baking.

  • Wendy R.

    February 9, 2018 - 12:27 am

    I like honey butter, it’s so good on muffins and bread.

  • Joan

    February 8, 2018 - 10:50 pm

    I love to put honey in my tea and on my toast.

  • Anna

    February 8, 2018 - 4:49 pm

    I like to enjoy honey in my tea! Adding it to my beauty routine sounds interesting!

  • Cheryl VanBrunt

    February 8, 2018 - 12:35 pm

    I like honey in smoothies

  • Jeffrey

    February 8, 2018 - 11:30 am

    My favorite way to use honey is to sweeten my morning oatmeal!

  • Flora the Sweaterist

    February 7, 2018 - 11:05 pm

    I’ve never heard of Manuka honey before! I shamefully ignore skincare (lazy here) but a few weeks ago I got this instictual feeling that I should try honey on my skin, and I did a research then to see whether it was only my imagination or it’s really beneficial to your skin. I was astonished to find out about all the different uses of honey!

  • Chris L

    February 7, 2018 - 11:05 pm

    I love to add honey to my green tea. The kids love raw Manuka honey on toast.

  • Kesha

    February 7, 2018 - 10:45 pm

    I have never heard of Manuka Honey but I did know you could use honey in facial mask. I heard it was also good for blackheads. I love pure honey.

  • Geoff

    February 7, 2018 - 9:47 pm

    I enjoy putting honey on oatmeal.

  • Michelle Coles

    February 7, 2018 - 9:46 pm

    I love to put honey in my tea!

  • Melissa

    February 7, 2018 - 9:28 pm

    I love honey on my yogurt!

  • liberty

    February 7, 2018 - 9:25 pm

    I like to enjoy honey in my tea! Adding it to my beauty routine sounds interesting!

  • Elizabeth W

    February 7, 2018 - 9:18 pm

    I like it on toast!

  • Melanie Bolin

    February 7, 2018 - 6:17 pm

    I like to use it for sore throats. 🙂

  • Nicole Martin

    February 7, 2018 - 6:04 pm

    I like to use it to soothe sore throats.

  • Lisa Voyce

    February 7, 2018 - 4:06 pm

    My favorite use is tea.

  • Kayte CookWatts

    February 7, 2018 - 2:13 pm

    I eat a couple of spoonfuls if I am feeling run down, it really helps your immune system!

  • Denise S

    February 7, 2018 - 12:44 pm

    My favorite use for honey is in chamomile tea.

  • Carrie G

    February 7, 2018 - 12:41 pm

    I use it on wounds

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2018 - 12:47 pm

      Yes! And Manuka is great for that! Honey is a fabulous natural healer

  • meghan

    February 7, 2018 - 12:00 pm

    This looks like a great idea!

  • bethelderton

    February 7, 2018 - 11:32 am

    My favorite use for honey is in foods! I love a drizzle over biscuits or yogurt.
    Mary Beth Elderton

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2018 - 12:19 pm

      Ok – now, you are making me hungry!

  • Elizabeth O

    February 7, 2018 - 11:15 am

    Oh I love this, I never knew that Manuka honey had anti-inflammatory benefits, that’s really piqued my interest!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 7, 2018 - 12:18 pm

      All honey does – but Manuka is more potent.

  • Kelly D

    February 7, 2018 - 10:37 am

    I haven’t used honey on my skin yet, but I do like to take a spoonful of manuka honey if I have a cold.

  • al

    February 7, 2018 - 7:39 am

    My favorite use is in tea.

  • Cynthia Schmied

    February 7, 2018 - 7:39 am

    Honey is my favorite sweetener. Especially in herbal tea.

  • kimberly harrison

    February 7, 2018 - 6:49 am

    I love putting honey in my tea.

  • Kim O

    February 7, 2018 - 6:48 am

    I’ve heard of this brand but never tried it. i love honey. it’s a staple in the household.

  • Ayana Christine Nell

    February 6, 2018 - 8:24 pm

    I’ve never heard of Manuka honey!! It sounds wonderful…wonder if I could find any of it where I live!

  • Shubhada Bhide

    February 6, 2018 - 8:09 pm

    This DIY face mask looks interesting to try. It looks like a good facial mask. Will give this a try!!!

  • Breanne

    February 6, 2018 - 5:02 pm

    I like to put it in my tea.

  • Ashley C

    February 6, 2018 - 4:09 pm

    I love to use honey in face masks and in cooking

  • Deborah Wellenstein

    February 6, 2018 - 1:35 pm

    My favorite use for honey is to eat it! I like it when paired with peanut butter for sandwiches.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 6, 2018 - 6:56 pm

      Yes! I love that too! Now, I know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow.

  • Ithfifi Williams

    February 6, 2018 - 11:58 am

    What an awesome idea to add manuka honey to a face mask. I love high grade manuka honey and all its health benefits, I will have to try this for sure, my skin really needs some TLC!

  • tanvii

    February 6, 2018 - 10:57 am

    I LOVE DIY skin care and I am definitely going to try this mask. Thanks 😀

  • Indu

    February 6, 2018 - 10:38 am

    I use honey in different forms but never heard about Manuka honey before. This is useful info for me. And the way you have described I am sure all the products made of such honey would be superior indeed.

  • Christina Sparks

    February 6, 2018 - 9:56 am

    I like to add it to different recipes. I also like to dip my pork chops in honey.

  • Cynthia C

    February 6, 2018 - 6:06 am

    I like to use honey for baking.

  • Emily Leary

    February 6, 2018 - 5:44 am

    I’ve cooked with Manuka honey but I would never have thought of making a face mask from it! Sounds like a great idea.

  • acraftymix

    February 6, 2018 - 12:20 am

    I would love to try some Alicia but I’m not sure if we would find it in the stores here in South Africa. I wonder if one of the online stores would ship here? They often get sticky (no pun intended 😀 ) about sending fresh produce over

  • Gluten-Free Spirited (@GFSpirit)

    February 6, 2018 - 12:12 am

    This is so helpful! I’ve heard of manuka honey, but didn’t know much about it before reading this. As soon as I read “anti-inflammatory”, I wondered if it would help with acne. I bet it makes a really good mask. It’s good to know at least one brand has the 10+ UMF rating and no GMOs.

  • Abigail Gibson (@luvlife4ever24)

    February 5, 2018 - 11:35 pm

    I did not know there were different ratings for honey.

  • Alecia @ CSNY

    February 5, 2018 - 10:17 pm

    I have a mental block against putting honey on my face, it’s just so sticky! But my skin always looks great afterwards so I’m not sure why. I have heard about manuka honey but I’ve never tried it myself.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 6, 2018 - 12:06 am

      I’ll be honest. I thought it was going to be sticky, too – but it wasn’t at all. I think it’s because you dampen your face first – and it’s not just honey. It also has rose water.

  • Milena Barrett

    February 5, 2018 - 6:21 pm

    This certainly sounds like something I could use! I have never heard of Manuka Honey!

  • Emily, Our house now a home

    February 5, 2018 - 5:26 pm

    I have never done a face mask like this, I will have to give it a try! I love the benefits of it and am really pushing to take better care of myself this year, so this is perfect.

  • loisaltermark

    February 5, 2018 - 5:23 pm

    Wow, I had no idea! I’m going to look for this. The mask sounds like it would feel so yummy on your skin – and wouldn’t be so bad if it dripped on to your lips a bit!

  • irishred13

    February 5, 2018 - 3:34 pm

    I have heard of Manuka Honey and use it often, especially during this time of year. I need to try this face mask it sounds refreshing!

  • Amity J

    February 5, 2018 - 1:31 pm

    I learned everything about it, have never heard of it before, the face mask sounds great..

  • The Friendly Numismatist

    February 5, 2018 - 12:37 pm

    Did you know all honey is actually antibacterial? Also regardless of the required expiration date on that jar of honey you have at home, honey doesn’t ever go bad! The only exception is hone made by bees that pollinated I think it was azaleas. I think that was the honey Romans used to drive their enemy crazy.

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 5, 2018 - 2:34 pm

      I did actually – but Manuka honey has more antibacterial agents than traditional honey because it contains methylglyoxal. I also knew that it lasts forever. They’ve found it in Egyptian tombs still edible.

  • Marie

    February 5, 2018 - 11:12 am

    Oh, I would love to try this with my chai! Also, that face mask sounds heavenly!

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 5, 2018 - 11:17 am

      It’s delicious in Chai! It blends nicely with cinnamon

  • Angela

    February 5, 2018 - 10:50 am

    I never knew there was a grade. I will be looking for that from now on. I normally try to honey from what ever local beekeeper is close to to house. It is suppose to help with allergies- so this year I will be looking for some from close to the peanut farms

    • Alicia Taylor

      February 5, 2018 - 11:18 am

      UMF is specific to Manuka honey from New Zealand, so it’s unlikely your local beekeeper will have a grade.

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