Honey has been used as a health and beauty product for centuries. In ancient Greece honey was used in many cosmetic and anti-aging preparations, woman would anoint themselves with a mixture of honey and olive oil to protect their skin as well as for facial marks to promote a clear complexion. Throughout Egypt people have been using honey for centuries for its health benefits. It is even said that Egypt’s last active pharaoh, Cleopatra, bathed in a mixture of milk and honey as one of her anti-aging rituals. Even today, beauty formulators still heavily use honey in natural skin care treatments. As a natural humectant, honey can be used in a range of beauty products and can easily be used in at-home remedies to create amazing moisturizing products, full of antioxidants and antimicrobial agents. Below we will talk more about the myriad of wonderful things honey can do for the skin when added to your beauty routine, for the best results though you want to make sure you are using a raw or unpasteurized honey.
Orange blossom honey falls on the sweeter end of the honey spectrum. This variety has a somewhat subtle, citrussy smell and an overall fresh aroma. It tastes surprisingly sweet and has a delicate, slightly acidic flavor, with a taste reminiscent of citrus fruit.
If you enjoy eating orange blossom honey for its unique and delicate flavors, you will be pleased to know that it's more than just a sweet treat. Orange blossom honey, like many other honey varieties, has medicinal properties that support human health and well-being and can be used both internally and externally.