30 Sep Manuka Honey: Benefits in Baby Skin Care
Your baby is born with perfectly scrumptious skin but keeping it that way takes a little love and care. More and more parents are looking for natural baby skin care products that are safe, gentle and effective. But it can be confusing to know which natural ingredients for baby skin care are the best.
Manuka honey has recently enjoyed a resurgence in popularity as health-conscious families discover its incredible healing properties. But you might be surprised to know that Manuka honey has been a popular natural skin care ingredient for generations. Read on to discover more about Manuka honey and its benefits.
What is Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is not the same as any old honey! It is made by bees who feed on the Manuka bush, a kind of tea tree which is native to Australia and New Zealand. And what’s special about this particular variety of honey is that it contains unique medicinal properties that do not occur in other types.
With high antibacterial properties, Manuka honey has been used to treat cuts and grazes on the skin for centuries. Science has identified that Manuka honey benefits skin healing via its Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating. The UMF rating indicates the level of antibacterial properties in a batch of honey. The level can vary from batch to batch, with the ideal UMF strength lying between 10-18.
The active antibacterial agent in Manuka honey is called methylglyoxal and studies have shown it to be very effective at treating infection. In fact, Manuka honey can be stored for up to seven years and still be effective.
Manuka honey benefits for baby’s skin
So we know Manuka honey is a very clever natural ingredient but how can it assist in caring for your baby’s skin? Let’s take a look.
Manuka honey benefits include:
- soothing care – irritated skin is assisted to heal naturally
- effective moisturisation – Manuka honey is a natural humectant which draws in and retains moisture to keep baby’s skin soft and hydrated
- anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties – skin is calmed and strengthened, boosting the health of delicate and sensitive skin
Our baby skin care featuring Manuka honey
Inspired by the world’s most beloved bear, Winnie the Pooh, we combined the creamy goodness of fresh Australian goats milk with the time honoured healing properties of Manuka honey to create a gentle and effective baby skin care range. With a soothing Aloe vera base (instead of water) and the delicate scent of orange blossom, this sweet range is fast becoming a favourite with fans of organic baby skin care products – even for those little ones with extra-sensitive and eczema-prone skin.