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Ways to Use Honey to Benefit Your Life

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Welcome to September! It’s National Honey Month, and we think now is a great time to learn something new about this sweet substance. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also useful for improving various aspects of your life! Read on to learn more about the benefits of honey you can enjoy in or out of your Madison New Britain apartment or elsewhere in Chalfont, PA.


Honey may not be able to solve all your health problems, but it has valuable medicinal properties that can help you. The antibacterial, hygroscopic, and antioxidant properties of honey mean it helps speed up wound healing, due to its ability to retain moisture. Look for pre-packaged wound dressings that contain honey in them to help you make use of this, or follow the tips from to use honey in dressing wounds yourself.

Eradicating Bad Breath

The Alternative Daily suggests mixing ¼ cup of water with one teaspoon of raw honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice to get rid of bad breath. Gargle the mixture for three minutes. Spit it out and enjoy breath you don’t have to be ashamed of!

Losing Weight

Switching out your sugar for honey can revolutionize your diet in a host of valuable ways. It boosts your metabolism, gives you energy, and can sweeten your foods without the harmful effects of sugar. Of course, this can make a huge difference, but using honey instead of sugar alone might not necessarily be the fast track to weight loss. Remember to supplement a healthy diet with exercise.

Fading Scars

It may take a bit of time, but honey and baking soda can help reduce the appearance of scars. Mix a tablespoon of each together and apply to your scar, letting sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Repeat daily until you notice fading.

What are your favorite uses for honey? What are your favorite honey recipes? Share your thoughts with the rest of the apartment community by leaving a comment! Thanks for reading. Good luck! We hope you find these uses beneficial.