Sweet As = Manuka Honey

About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things.
John Appleseed
Manuka, pronounced "MAH-nooka" is named after the manuka bush from which bees gather nectar and pollen. Manuka is a member of the Tea Tree group of plants and is also known as Leptospermum scoparium. The Manuka flowers produce nectar for only 2-6 weeks a year so the bees have a short time to turn it into precious Manuka honey.

Top 10 Manuka Honey Benefits:

1. Helps with SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux
2. May Help Treat Acne and Eczema
3. Combats Staph Infections (MRSA)
4. Treats Burns, Wounds and Ulcers
5. Prevents Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
6. Aids IBS and IBD Treatment
7. Improves Sore Throats and Immunity
8. Helps Allergies
9. Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
10. Improves Sleep

Manuka honey is costly; how do I know I am getting a high-active, quality product?

Manuka is an expensive product, mainly because it is a mono-floral honey (made by bees that interact with just one species of flower), derived from blooms which flower for just 2-6 weeks a year. Thankfully, there are strict industry standards in place so that the Active Rate listed on the label is exactly what you are getting.

Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor. UMF is a registered trademark. Honey producers who are members of the Active Manuka Honey Association of New Zealand have their Manuka Honey tested in independent laboratories and are then allowed to display the UMF trademark on their jars of Active Manuka Honey. If the jar doesn't carry the UMF trademark, it hasn't been independently tested under the Active Manuka Honey Association guidelines. Along with the UMF will come a number. The UMF rating corresponds with the concentration of MG. This number specifies the UMF level of anti-bacterial activity in that particular honey when it was packed (properly stored Manuka Honey UMF will increase slightly over time). Many brands of Manuka Honey carry a number but not the UMF trademark. This means that the producer is not regulated by the Active Manuka Honey Association of New Zealand.

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
  • 1 tbsp. castile soap
  • 1 to 3 tbsp Manuka Honey
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 to 40 drops essential oil of your choice
    • Peppermint
    • Anise
    • Spearmint
    • Fennel
    • Sweet orange

Directions for Homemade Toothpaste
  1. In a large bowl, combine castile soap and olive oil until well combined.
  2. Add 1 tbsp. of Manuka honey and 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice – you can add more honey (up to 3 tbsp. in total) and essential oil (40 drops in total) until you achieve the desired taste. Continue to mix until all ingredients are combined.
  3. Pour the Manuka honey and oil mixture into a vial with a dropper top or into a soap dispenser for ease of use. Make sure to label the container appropriately.
  4. Depending on how much Manuka honey has been used, it is possible for it to settle in the bottom of the container. Make sure to stir the mixture well before use.

After using this toothpaste, make sure to rinse your mouth out well with warm water. Since the homemade toothpaste includes castile soap, the aftertaste of the toothpaste reminds users a lot of soap, which does not taste good! Overall, this homemade toothpaste should work just as well as regular store bought toothpaste and features all natural ingredients without the many unknown chemicals those toothpastes often have.

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