Ok Mums, Dads and Bubs of course, let us have an in-depth discussion about Manuka Honey and what are the benefits to us and especially to our Babies skin. Firstly where does Manuka Honey come from yes it comes from the flowers of the commonly known Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) 90% of people would say Manuka honey comes from our Neighbors across the water being New Zealand. But did you know Australia has a good source of Manuka Honey also being in that of Tasmania my home State has a good source of this precious honey and with high GMO + ( methylglyoxal) Level?
What is GMO ( methylglyoxal) you may ask? To cut a long story short basically, this is the naturally occurring compound that makes manuka honey so great the higher the GMO, i.e. GMO 450 the more significant the antibacterial properties and the higher healing benefits, but also comes at a higher cost $. That’s not to say that GMO 30-100 is no good it still has good healing and antibacterial benefits and is great for everyday use and at a lower cost to the consumer.
Most of us know Manuka honey as a healthy sweetener, but it’s good to know that honey combinations can also be beneficial to your skin and hair. Manuka Honey contains enzymes and phytonutrient antioxidants – that are useful for human health and help to prevent a variety of diseases.
1- Manuka Honey retains moisture due to the hydroxy that it contains. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and retain moisture in its lower layers due to the type of hydroxy material it provides. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and to keep this moisture in its lower layers, which helps to absorb moisture more deeply into your baby’s skin which hydrates the skin for long periods.
2- The enzymes in Manuka honey keeps the pores clean and bright. Manuka honey has high antibacterial properties which prevent the formation of bacteria that disturb the balance of the skin and helps reduce inflammation of your baby’s precious skin. Manuka Honey is rich in enzymes, antioxidants, and other nutrients that strengthen your baby’s skin and keeps the skin hydrated. Manuka Honey also eliminates dead skin layers and allows young and fresh skin cells to appear and make your skin look brighter.
3- As you know, Manuka honey is a skin-lightening agent that helps your skin’s anti-inflammatory effects. Hydrating properties of this honey can help to revitalise your baby’s skin. A gentle and smooth massage of these compounds onto the baby’s skin helps increase circulation and restores the baby’s skin to its natural state.
4- As said earlier Manuka Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help eliminate bacteria. Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey can soothe redness and irritation of your baby’s skin
5- Manuka Honey is not only a good hydration compound for the skin, but its antioxidants repair your baby’s skin, protecting the baby ’s skin from damage caused by the environment and oxidation.
6. Manuka honey also has been known to help with Babies eczema conditions.
Please note as a general rule by health care professionals, Manuka honey is not recommended to be ingested by babies under 12 months of age. There is no danger from Manuka honey in skincare products as the honey is not swallowed.
So, with all this said why wouldn’t you use Manuka Honey especially for your Babies skin care needs, so this is what we have precisely have done. We have added Manuka honey to our formulations so you and your baby can reap the benefits of this natural occurring ingredient. Onea’s natural baby products uses premium, natural and organic ingredients, sparing no expense for your baby.
Till next time people
Happy baby, happy life