There are so many claims made for natural substances of all kinds that it can be difficult to determine which actually do as they claimed, and which are simply passing fads with little actual benefit. You’ll find them in cosmetics, a wide range of beauty and skin care products for both men and women, and in soap and other items. How do you find the genuine item?
Our first piece of advice is that if a product claims to give instant results, or be a ‘miracle cure’ or a ‘quick fix’, leave it alone. This sort of claim is a sales pitch that reveals a product promising to do more than it will, and it will probably cost you a lot of money to find that out!
There are some natural products that do actually provide the health benefits that are claimed for them, and that have been scientifically proven to do so. One of these is Manuka honey, which can be found in a number of products.
What is Manuka Honey?
As you will know, honey is produced by bees. Manuka honey is made by bees that pollenate the manuka bush that grows in New Zealand, and has certain properties that have proven to be unique. To begin with, it has been proven to be antibacterial, which is important in the use we are talking about here.
What we are looking at is a soap with honey – manuka honey to be precise – that is an interesting and worthy product. Let’s consider the benefits of manuka honey that have actually been proven, these being:
- It has antibiotic properties
- It helps to heal wounds
- Can also help clear acne
- Is good for the skin
Now, those are just a few of the proven properties of manuka honey – it can also help soothe a sore throat and helps with stomach ulcers, but obviously not in soap form – so we can see why it would make an active ingredient in soap with clear benefits. It is, all in all, a cleansing agent that is widely used in its native part of the world, and has been for a long time.
Why Use it in Soap
The above should give a good indication of why we would use soap with manuka honey, and overall it is an antibacterial compound that can help with sores, acne and problem skin. If you have teenagers, manuka honey soap may be a great choice for their daily wash.
This is not the only natural product that as health benefits; in Eastern culture -especially in Chinese medicine – many extracts, roots and leaves of various plants are used successfully, and often find their way into mainstream medicine.
If you’re looking for a new type of soap that has cleansing and soothing properties, and that will help you with dry and problematic skin, then check out soap with manuka honey. It’s not a miracle cure, but it does do what it claims to do.