Antibacterial: Benefits of Manuka Honey for Skin Infections
Our skin is the body's largest organ. And one that needs taking care of most!
Did you know Biosota’s range of certified organic high-grade honey can do just that? Nourishing and regenerative from the inside out, Manuka honey can be ingested and applied topically to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Our medicinal Manuka honey is unrivaled in its purity, potency, and taste. And not only is Biosota Manuka honey a great addition to your daily skincare routine, but it can also help to relieve, soothe, cleanse and even speed up healing time for wounds and burns.
Keep reading to discover our top tips on using honey for skincare and wound healing, sunburn, cold sores, and more.
Manuka Honey Benefits for Skincare and Beauty
With so many creams and serums on the market, we sometimes forget the wonders of our most natural products: like honey!
Manuka honey is one of nature’s most revered skin remedies. With its antibacterial and antiviral properties, it’s readily equipped to reduce inflammation – especially for conditions such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, paronychia and more.
We recommend honey and its healing powers for the whole family (over the age of one). Some customers have even used topical honey to successfully treat paronychia (an infection common in children).
“I tried a lot of antibiotic creams for my son’s paronychia. Then I tried Biosota’s MGO 2000+ and the area was just fine after only one application!” – Willa, Biosota customer
Given its effectiveness in helping to heal minor bacterial infections, wounds, and scarring, Manuka is also effective in treating acne. Some studies have shown Manuka honey to be significantly more effective (and natural!) than other popular anti-acne products.
And its ability to balance bacteria that may be present on your skin can help to reduce skin flare-ups and blemishing as well.
As a natural exfoliator, it will leave your skin feeling plump and hydrated, all while removing old skin cells and revealing the healthy, new cells underneath.
Manuka honey is also a natural humectant – a common moisturising agent found in many beauty products – which means it helps skin to stay moist, but not oily, all by itself!
When honey is left in an organic and unpasteurised form (like Biosota’s), this allows its healing properties to be at their most potent.
This is why we recommend honey-graded MGO 30+ and above for skincare use.
Looking to add a little extra to your skincare regime? Why not incorporate a spoonful or two of our Biosota Manuka honey MGO 150+ Collagen + Raspberries into your morning routine? This unique combination of Manuka honey and edible collagen is a powerhouse when it comes to boosting the regeneration and immunity of your skin and hair.
Manuka Honey Benefits for Wound Care
Manuka honey is fast becoming a renowned remedy for supporting the treatment of wounds, cuts, abrasions, and scarring.
At Biosota, our customers praise Manuka honey MGO 1717+ in particular for its effectiveness in helping to decrease symptoms and promote the healing of facial cold sores, soothing and cleansing minor skin wounds, and enhancing skin repair.
Due to its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, Manuka honey can work to sanitise and draw moisture from wounds, prevent bacteria growth and encourage wound healing.
Its ability to maintain a moist wound environment and act as a barrier to further infection or bacteria also makes it an effective wound dressing. By reducing inflammation in and around the wound site, Manuka honey can also speed up healing time.
Manuka honey MGO 260+ possesses the minimum activity necessary for medicinal use and can work well for simple wounds or scarring.
We recommend considering the complexity or severity of your skin condition, wound, or scarring when deciding on the potency and purity of your honey. The higher the MGO level, the greater the activity (and all its healing properties) present in your honey.
Medicinal Manuka Honey - MGO Grades Explained
Premium medicinal Manuka honey is defined as high-grade MGO Manuka honey that is scientifically tested for its curative compounds such as antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and immune-boosting enzymes.
This honey presents higher levels of MGO (Methylglyoxal) when compared to table-grade Manuka honey and is naturally bio-active with anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties for the holistic prevention and treatment of various health ailments.
Commonly known uses include burns, wounds, infection, oral care, ulcers, gut health, cold & flu, sore throat, cough, immunity building, general well-being, and beauty and skincare.
The higher the MGO number of the Manuka Honey, the stronger its antimicrobial bioactivity levels and the more potent the natural medicinal benefits.
The MGO levels of Biosota’s high-strength medicinal Manuka honey ranges are regularly tested and verified authentic by independent accredited laboratories both in Australia and New Zealand.
How to Use and Apply Medicinal Manuka Honey
Medicinal Manuka honey usage and dosage suggestions made are based on our own direct experience, from feedback received and collated from real customers, and from the latest published scientific journals and research papers.
Dosage and individual results may vary. Please consult your healthcare provider before beginning any treatment and if symptoms persist. (Allergy advice: honey should not be consumed by children under the age of 1 and people with allergies to honey and bee products).
How to use Manuka Honey for Skin Infections
Apply medicinal-grade manuka honey topically to minor skin ailments like scrapes, sunburn, eczema, and fungal infections.
For a less sticky, natural DIY home skincare remedy, try:
Blend 2-3 drops of honey with 1 teaspoon of essential oil to make Manuka oil.
Or add 2-3 teaspoons of honey to your natural cream or body lotions.
At Biosota Organics, our passion lies in the natural healing power of Manuka honey.
Our premium Australian Manuka Honey is cultivated by nature with a whole lot of science and love as our secret ingredients.
Disclaimer: Statements made have not been evaluated by the TGA (Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) or FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Products sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Manuka honey is not intended to be a substitute for other medicines or advice and is best used in conjunction with any existing treatment plans. Please consult your healthcare professional before beginning any treatment. For all of the science-backed and evidence-based information on the natural healing properties of medicinal-grade Manuka honey, please refer to the latest published Manuka Honey research and use at your own discretion.