INSTEAD OF using mouthwash to cure bad breath, Manuka Honey could be a much better option. Mouthwash contains alcohol which not only kills the germs that cause bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay, but it also kills all the good bacteria that should be present in the mouth. Instead, try putting a teaspoon of Manuka Honey in your mouth and swooshing it around for about 30 seconds. The Manuka Honey will immediately begin to dissolve in your mouth and liquefy. Its natural antibacterial properties will destroy all harmful bacteria and leave the good bacteria. In addition to causing bad breath, cavities and gum disease, this harmful bacteria in your mouth has also been linked to heart disease. Using Manuka Honey for oral care is an excellent daily practice.
Lice and Dandruff
Manuka Honey has also been known to successfully treat dandruff and lice. Try mixing a tablespoon of Manuka Honey with your shampoo and/or conditioner each time you shower. In addition to being effective in treating dandruff and lice, Manuka Honey will also make your hair look and feel healthier.
Naturally Moist Lips
Take your favourite lip balm and cut off a pea-size amount. Then smear in a small amount of Manuka Honey and apply a thin layer to your lips. Mixing it with your lip balm will take the sticky mess out of applying pure Manuka Honey to your lips. The Manuka Honey will lock in the moisture, eliminating dry cracks and softening your lips.
Cook 1/2 cup of oatmeal and let it sit until it’s cool. If you’re impatient, you can try putting it in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes. Then mix in about two heaped tablespoons of Manuka Honey. Wash your face to get any impurities off. Using your fingers, smear the oatmeal/honey mixture on your face. Leave on and lie on your back for about 30 minutes to ensure the mixture doesn’t fall off your face. Then wash your face again and you’ll find your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Since Manuka Honey contains powerful antibacterial properties, it only makes sense that it could be used to combat the bacteria that cause sinus infections. Take a teaspoon of Manuka Honey and mix it with salt water or saline solution. Then put it in a nasal spray or pump and squirt it into your nostrils. If you can’t get your hands on a nasal sprayer, mix a heaping tablespoon of Manuka Honey in a cup with salt water and suck it up in your nose. It won’t be fun but it will help your sinus infection.
If the heels of your feet are severely dry and cracked, it could make walking or standing uncomfortable or even painful. However, combining Manuka Honey and olive oil and applying a thin layer of the mixture to your heels is a quick home remedy. Do this at night before you go to bed and let it soak into your skin over night while you sleep. Repeat this for a week or as necessary.