Not just for use in your porridge or tea, honey has been used for years for cosmetic and pharmaceutical purposes so it’s no surprise that a lot of brands are now catching on to the healing benefits it contains. Live Live is a brand really lives and breathes the organic part element, its Bee Yummy range uses all aspects of bee products including Wildflower Honey, Honey Cappings, Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly to create masks, creams and lotions that smell amazing and work wonders. Apivita also uses Royal Jelly and other bee products to create their range of skincare and cosmetics, their Queen Bee serum is incredibly soothing and nourishing. Burt’s Bees are known for their Lipbalm Sticks (most people I know have one in their pocket somewhere) but their Baby Bee collection is really great for kids and perfect as a present for any new mums. Melvita harnesses a number of organic elements but their 3 Honeys Balm is great for very dry or sun burnt skin, also try The Organic Pharmacy Honey & Jasmine Face Mask for when you need a moisture injection or Korres Thyme Honey Moisturising Mask. Honey also works well in a scrub, try Kiehls Soy Milk & Honey Body Scrub or local Chicago brand Beelove’s Restore Polish & Glow Honey Brown Sugar Scrub. For sensitive skin try Nuxe’s Reve de Miel Ultra Rich Cleansing Gel or the new organic French range Bee Nature’s Face Cream. Their packaging is also non toxic and environmentally friendly so added bonus points. But don’t just put it on your face, a teaspoon of Manuka Honey a day has antibacterial and antioxidant properties so it can work from the inside out. You wouldn’t bee-lieve the results.