In today's booming skincare industry, the spotlight shines brightly on the unique properties of pure Mānuka honey, making it a coveted key ingredient in several natural skincare products. As we embrace a global shift towards natural and sustainable living, the demand for natural alternatives in skincare has skyrocketed.

While this single raw ingredient is important, there is much more to it. We're all about using the very best for our precious skin! In this blog, we will go on an exciting journey to uncover the wonders of 100% pure New Zealand Mānuka honey within the skincare community. Prepare to be amazed as we delve into the beneficial changes that many have experienced with this golden gift from nature.

From luxurious facial masks to nourishing creams, Mānuka honey has captured the hearts of skincare enthusiasts worldwide. Primal by Nature is proud to provide an exciting soothing substance for the skin. Join us as we explore the science and real-life testimonials behind the magic of Mānuka honey in skincare.

Get ready to elevate your skincare routine with this precious gift from nature.

The Origins of Mānuka Honey 

Where Did Mānuka Honey Come From?

In the era of New Zealand when the Māori were the only population, the Mānuka tree was a prominent presence along the coastal regions. Although technically classified as a tree, Mānuka is commonly seen as a shrub and holds deep significance and utility for the indigenous Māori community. This versatile tree served as a vital resource for crafting various items, including paddles, weapons, spade blades, bird spears, and mauls used in building construction.

Beyond its practical applications, the Mānuka bark played a crucial role in traditional medicine. Māori would use the bark as a sedative, boil it with leaves to inhale the resulting vapour for cold relief, and apply the ash onto the skin to treat specific skin conditions. Remarkably, these ancient practices of Rongoa Māori, or traditional healing, continue to thrive even today, preserving the cultural and practical importance of the Mānuka tree.

How Did Mānuka Honey Grow Into A Premium Product?In 1839, the honey bee made its debut in New Zealand, courtesy of the Methodist missionary, Mary Brumby. Upon her arrival in Hokianga, Brumby brought two hives to the country, marking the official introduction of honey bees to New Zealand. While some bee species existed in the country before this, they were not suitable for honey production.

As the honey bee found a fruitful haven in the New Zealand bush, beekeepers began to emerge, and the Māori population was quick to embrace the trade, becoming the country's first commercial beekeepers. The beekeeping industry flourished in the early 20th century, with approximately 100,000 hives by 1929. Post-World War II, the number of beekeepers soared even higher, reaching around 7,000 with over 150,000 hives in 1950.

However, the true turning point came with the discovery of different honey variations – and one, in particular, took centre stage. Stay tuned to unveil the captivating story of how the Mānuka flower became an integral force in the creation of one of the world's most renowned honey varieties.

Is There Scientific Backing For Raw Mānuka Honey Being Unique? 

Say no more. Dr Peter Molan was the first to discover Mānuka honey’s unique properties back in 1981. What exactly did this include? Molan had observed suggested antibacterial activity from the monofloral Mānuka honey, which wasn’t totally unexpected as there had been reports of this activity in other varieties. However, unlike the typical kinds of honey, raw Mānuka honey was showing “non-peroxide” activity or NPA. Most honey that showed an antibacterial component was usually from peroxide (HPA). So, to see NPA present over HPA. 

Since this initial discovery, there have been several studies to indicate a positive relationship between Mānuka honey and potential antibacterial activity. A 2005 dermatological investigation looked at the potential for treating leg ulcers with monofloral Mānuka honey. The results were gathered over a four-week period and saw some very interesting conclusions made. Firstly, the mean size of the ulcer was reduced from 5.62cm squared to 2.25cm squared.

The unpleasant odour was eliminated and the pain was reduced. The researchers concluded that there was a positive relationship between the wound-healing outcome. However, there was no significant improvement in the arterial (deep) wounds, only the superficial wounds showed a connection. While major or severe damage to the skin seems to be ineffective by Mānuka honey, it’s exciting to see minor cuts and abrasions potentially see improved healing from Mānuka honey.

Mānuka Honey - The New Natural Skincare King

How Can Mānuka Honey Help My Skin? 

Dry skin can be an irritating issue faced by many around the world, but what if there was a natural remedy to alleviate this discomfort? Enter Primal by Nature’s raw Mānuka honey, coming to the rescue like a hero! Our honey has been recognised as an exceptional humectant – a substance that works wonders in reducing moisture loss.

Wondering what a humectant does? We're thrilled you asked! When you apply a mask of this liquid gold to your face during those dry spells, it becomes an excellent method to lock in the moisture, keeping your skin hydrated and avoiding that unpleasant tightness.

For those dealing with blemish-prone skin, sensitivity and volatility become paramount considerations, demanding products with calming properties. Numerous testimonials on public forums have raved about the positive impact of Mānuka honey in reducing blemishes for individuals with acne-prone skin.

At Primal by Nature, we deeply understand the significance of making mindful skincare choices. That's why we prioritise the use of natural ingredients that are not only effective but also gentle on the skin, providing a soothing and beneficial experience. Embrace the magic of Mānuka honey and let your skin revel in the radiant glow it deserves!

Is There A Correct Mānuka Honey Variety That I Should Use For My Skin? 

One of the many strengths of Primal by Nature’s Mānuka honey is that it will make an excellent addition to your skincare routine. Now, let's find the perfect UMF™ grade that suits your needs while being mindful of the environment. For an exceptional level of quality and potency, we recommend choosing between UMF™ 15+ to UMF™ 25+. By opting for these grades, you can make the most out of your sustainable Mānuka honey mask.

When it comes to using our monofloral Mānuka honey on your face, the process is effortless and gentle on the earth. Begin by washing your hands and ensuring your face is free from any other products. Let's be eco-conscious in every step! Before applying the honey, splash your face with water, enhancing the humectant levels in your face - this helps retain more moisture in your skin. 

Take a tablespoon of our responsibly sourced Mānuka honey and gently massage it onto your face for approximately 20 seconds. Let your skin indulge in the goodness for at least 15 minutes as it drinks up the natural gold of the honey and the planet-friendly benefits it offers. Once you've absorbed all the moisture and nourishment, rinse off the honey thoroughly and gently damp dry your face before continuing with your usual eco-friendly skincare steps. With Primal by Nature, your skincare routine can be both effective and kind to our beautiful planet! 

Primal by Nature - Sustainably Providing 100% Pure New Zealand Mānuka Honey 

Primal by Nature can deliver Mānuka honey from the rawest and most primal regions in some of the most remote New Zealand locations. We are your one-stop shop for a sustainable and natural solution. Our Mānuka honey comes in a range of UMF™ strengths

All Primal by Nature Mānuka honey arrives at your door in recyclable glass jars regardless of the level of MGO or UMF™. We believe that our pure New Zealand Mānuka honey must be the best and should be available to consumers in the same eco-friendly packaging. 

Primal by Nature eliminates the confusion surrounding Mānuka honey UMF™ grading systems and standards. As a result, you will be made aware of the different grades and be confident in buying a product that reflects an environmentally conscious brand. 

Taking Mānuka honey to the next level, every Primal by Nature glass jar contains a potent primal burst of nature. To taste Mānuka honey of this stature is to embrace nature itself. So take a look at our extensive selection of Mānuka honey products and become one with nature.

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