Gift A Good Buzz: 3 Reasons To Buy Manuka Honey This Holiday Season
The holiday season is officially in full swing, and figuring out what gifts to buy can be a tricky endeavor. This is especially true when it comes to those wellness warriors on your list. There are the obvious gifts, like a new yoga mat, essential oils, or an organic meal delivery subscription. But you’ve been there before. So, we’re recommending a gift that will sweeten their lives and help sustain the planet and the health of bees –– all at the same time.
Whether it’s your mom, sister, cousin, coworker, or BFF, we have the perfectly unique gift that is guaranteed to keep on giving all year long: raw, wild, and unpasteurized Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey.
Derived from the nectar of a native tree of New Zealand, Manuka Honey has become increasingly popular in the US in recent years. From wellness experts to beauty aficionados, people all over the country are flocking to this precious liquid gold elixir for its superior health benefits. So, why fork over $50 for a jar of honey, you ask?
Not all Manuka Honey is created equal, but when you buy the good stuff (like Comvita UMF™ Manuka Honey) it can be a powerful tool for your loved ones to keep in their pantry or medicine cabinet. Here are 3 rock solid reasons to give the gift of Real Manuka Honey this holiday season:
1. Real Manuka Honey is Essential for Daily Wellness
Packed with naturally occuring live enzymes, and even used in wound care for its antibacterial properties, it’s easy to see why Manuka Honey has been revered and consumed for thousands of years. Your loved ones can take a spoonful a day as part of their health routine, whether straight off the spoon, in smoothies, oatmeal or in tea!
2. Real Manuka Honey is a Superfood for Glowing Skin
It’s no secret that harsh winter temps can wreak havoc on the skin, ultimately stripping it of its natural oils. Fortunately, Manuka Honey is the key to a dewy, radiant complexion. When applied directly to the skin or incorporated into a DIY face mask with other natural ingredients, it can help lock in a powerful dose of moisture and nutrients, banishing those troublesome winter blues once and for all. Opt for jar of UMF™ 15+ or 20+ to ensure higher levels of the key chemical markers, Leptosperin, DHA, and Methylglyoxal.
3. Real Manuka Honey is a Sweet Treat (That They Can Feel Good About!)
Love gifting homemade treats during the holidays? Swap refined sugar for Manuka Honey in your cookie recipes this year, or drizzle on top for an authentic old-world holiday touch. Your friends and family can reap all its natural health benefits and won’t feel guilty about indulging. We love this delicious (and easy!) recipe for chocolate hazelnut bliss balls.
Here’s How to Make Them:
- 1 cup pitted medjool dates
- 1 cup hazelnuts
- ¾ cup cacao powder
- ¼ cup Comvita Manuka Honey
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Pinch of sea salt
- Combine all ingredients (except for shredded coconut) in a food processor until smooth.
- Form 1 tablespoon of dough mixture into a ball then roll in shredded coconut until completely covered.
- Place on a parchment covered baking sheet and refrigerate for at least thirty minutes until they harden.