The Best Ways to Use Honey to Save Money
Everyone loves to save money. You can use honey to save money because of its versatility.
First, it is important to buy raw honey. Buying pure raw honey ensures that you are receiving the real thing.
It may cost a bit more but raw honey is a wise investment. Did you think honey was just food ?
No, it is so much more than a sweet treat. Honey is well- known for the health and beauty benefits that it provides.
By taking advantage of the multiple uses, you can use honey to save money throughout your home. It can prevent having to buy other items.
We Have A Long History With Honey
Of course, we are all familiar with honey as a tasty food. Honey has been gathered by humans for thousands of years.
One has to wonder who was brave enough to be the first human to taste honey?
Maybe he just got his hands sticky and licked his fingers. (Well I’m sure he didn’t have any paper towels.)
Regardless of how honey and mankind first met, the relationship has been a long one. Despite its status as a food product, honey can do so much more.
Honey is the only natural food that, as long as it is kept airtight will not spoil. It will NOT spoil.
Yes, I said it – keeps virtually forever ! Honey saves money by being non-perishable.
Do take some precautions for proper storage. Be sure to store your honey in a sealed container.
Cute jars (honey pots) are great for the table – but make sure they seal for long term storage.
I love this honey jar. Purchased while attending a Beekeeper’s Conference, I thought it was pretty. It is a little messy to load but does a good job of dispensing honey.
Honey As A Sweetener -Lets get this out of the way
Use honey to save money as a sweetener. It’s use as a sweetener in coffee, tea and other drinks is probably the most well known method of using honey.
Honey is good natural food. Raw honey provides some nutritional value to your food instead of only empty calories. However, honey is sugar (lets be real.) Everything in moderation.
Raw honey can save you money on flavored coffee sweetener. Honey made from Orange Blossom, Tupelo, Buckwheat and others add distinctive flavors to coffee or tea.
When you shop for honey, read the label and be sure you are buying pure honey not just flavored syrup.
Cooking With Honey to Save Money & Promote Health
In addition to eating honey just because it tastes good, it has been used as a cooking ingredient for a long time. In ancient Egypt, children received special honey cakes called “shat-cakes” made with date flour.
They also had honey cakes shaped like gingerbread men.
Honey remains a popular addition in food preparation today. Keep in mind that cooking with honey causes the loss of some of its wonderful raw properties.
In spite of that, it does add flavor and sweetness to baked goods & increases moisture.
By retaining moisture in baked goods, use honey to save money and keep items fresher for a longer time.
Health Uses Of Honey to Save Money
Allergies anyone? I don’t think I know of many people who do not suffer from seasonal allergies.
Do you spend a lot of money on over the counter allergy remedies? If so, it may be that you can use raw honey to save money on medications.
There is no prominent research confirming honey as a treatment for allergies. However, research is funded by the big drug companies – just saying.
Thousands of people swear that raw honey helps. The most common method of use is to take 1 tablespoon per day.
This can be added to coffee or tea if the liquid is not very hot.
Most people report best results when the honey is taken year-round not just during allergy season.
Even so, allergy relief is the most popular of the heath uses of honey.
Honey is also well-regarded in the treatment of coughs and colds.
Can Honey Be A Healer In Your Home?
Use Honey to Save Money on – Wound Care
The medicinal benefits of honey do not stop at allergy relief or cough and cold treatments. We know that raw honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
Honey has been used in ancient battlefields as a wound treatment for ages. It is also helps burns heal.
Honey can be applied under a bandage for cuts and other wounds. If you have wounds on or near your lips, a small smear of honey is preferable to toxic medicine.
A small container of honey is an excellent take along while hiking. (But don’t put on too much honey if you are in bear country !)
Beauty Uses of Honey to Save Money
The antiseptic and moisturizing properties of raw honey can save you money on beauty items.
A popular face wash technique involves spreading a thin layer over your dry skin, let sit 2 minutes and rinse well. The honey treatment refreshes and moisturizes the skin.
Do you have a problem with dry scalp? You might try a honey & coconut oil scalp treatment.
Make a paste of honey & coconut oil, apply to scalp let sit for 5 minutes then wash hair as normal.
The skin protecting properties of honey & beeswax is why I put them in all my lip balms and soap. Natural products are often just as effective as those with man-made additives.
In addition, they contain fewer questionable chemicals. Seriously, do we want to put things on our bodies that have unpronounceable names ?
Explore the addition of natural products such as honey in your beauty regime.
A quick energy source, honey contains fructose that accelerates alcohol oxidation in the liver. This can help you recover more quickly.
It also provides the body with extra sodium and potassium which aids in recover. Give this recipe a try: 1 ½ cups of orange juice, 2 tablespoons of raw honey & 2 raw eggs.
Let’s face it – if you feel bad enough to eat a raw egg, things probably cant get much worse.
Be Sure To Get Your Money’s Worth
The long shelf life of honey promotes it as a money saver. You should never have to throw away honey because it is old. Protect it from moisture and it should last a lifetime.
But don’t let that jar of honey sit in your cupboard all alone. There are so many ways to use honey.
Choose pure raw honey from a beekeeper with a good reputation for producing a quality product. T
he source of your honey matters very much. Be picky, ask questions and by direct from the beekeeper if possible.
The benefits of using honey are many. Our honey bees work so hard to make honey.
The bees do not have honey for us but to use for winter food. However, they make more than they need and benefit us as well.
Honey is good for the body, inside and out. A great ingredient for beauty treatments. A
nd yes, you can eat it too ! Does honey save money ? Yes it can if you use it to its potential.