Here's my three favourite ways to use our go-to hero ingredient, honey, in the run up to Christmas:
- More effective than off the shelf cough medicine, and medically proven (a controlled trial at Pennsylvania University pitched dextromethorphan against buckwheat honey), honey's antiseptic & anti-microbial properties reduce night time coughing and soothed the throat – so more lovely sleep hours for you...
- Delicious in the best-ever hot toddy – try gently warming 60ml of whisky and 60ml of hot water together, add two teaspoons of honey and some of your favourite spices, cinnamon & ginger maybe, then finish with a squeeze of lemon juice.
- Intensive skin mask – apply a facial mask of raw honey before a bath, and if you can find a granulated honey massage this gently over your skin first for the best exfoliating start to the treatment. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes before dissolving in water – will leave you with a fantastic, healthy glow.