During pregnancy many women become acutely aware that anything they put on their skin or ingest in their body has the potential to be passed onto their unborn baby. Many women choose to switch to natural products and organic foods during this time to keep healthy and minimise any toxic chemical exposure to themselves and their unborn baby.
At Manuka Honey of NZ we think this is also a great time to keep a jar of high UMF/MGO Manuka Honey in the cupboard. At least 10+ UMF or MGO 250+ so you can harness benefits as well as the delicious taste.
Used topically as well eaten, Manuka Honey is an essential addition to a healthy, natural regime at this exciting time in a woman's life.
Breakouts and other skin conditions
Hormonal changes while pregnant can mean women are more prone to skin conditions like acne. Dab some Manuka Honey on breakouts or use as a moisturising face mask. After cleansing, spread a teaspoon of Manuka Honey over the entire face on slightly damp skin and leave on for 15-30 mins before rinsing off.
Delicious ways to add Manuka Honey to your diet.
Tea, toast, smoothies – anything you want to add a sweet touch to just add a spoonful of Manuka Honey. Yum!
For a delicious treat make your own Manuka Honey Chocolate Bark
Melt 150gm Dark Chocolate with 2 Tbsp Manuka Honey, ¼ Tsp Salt and a dash of Vanilla Extract. Once melted mix in ½ Cup Dried Cranberries, ½ Cup Nuts of your choice (chopped) and ¼ Cup Cacao Nibs. Grease a small dish with coconut oil, spread mix out on the dish and pop into the fridge for one hour to set. Break up into pieces and eat. Store in a container in the fridge. Enjoy!
Feeling tired? Just eat it straight off the spoon for the sweet treat craving and energy boost. Keep a jar of Manuka Honey in your birth bag for a quick energy boost while in labour and then keep it close by when you are breastfeeding for a better option when tiredness and hunger can lead you to craving sweets.
Why not add Manuka Honey to your Baby Shower gift list?