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13 Wacky Uses for SueBee® Honey

  1. Bring an embedded pimple to a head. Cover the blemish with a dab of SueBee Honey, and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills bacteria, keeps the pimple sterile, and speeds healing, bringing the pimple to the surface overnight.
  2. Condition hair and prevent split ends and frizzies. Mix one tablespoon SueBee Honey and two teaspoons Star Olive Oil. Warm the mixture (but not too hot), dip your fingers into it, and rub it into the strands of hair. Soak a towel in hot water, wring out completely, and wrap around your head for twenty minutes. Then shampoo as usual, lathering well to remove the olive oil.
  3. Give yourself a facial. Mash a banana and add one tablespoon SueBee Honey. Cover your face with the mixture, let sit fifteen minutes, then rinse with warm water.
  4. Soothe a burn. Applying SueBee Honey on burns speeds healing. Honey is hygroscopic and absorbs water, preventing blistering and creating an environment in which disease-producing microorganisms, deprived of their moisture, cannot live.
  5. Dress wounds. Applying SueBee Honey to the injury as an ointment disinfects the wound, kills bacteria, and hastens healing. Honey is hygroscopic and absorbs water, creating an environment in which disease-producing microorganisms, deprived of their moisture, cannot live.
  6. Soothe a sore throat. Take one teaspoon of SueBee Honey at bedtime, letting it trickle down your throat.
  7. Cure a hangover. Honey is a concentrated source of fructose. Eating SueBee Honey on crackers helps your body flush out whatever alcohol remains in the body.
  8. Soothe a bee sting. Applying SueBee Honey to a bee sting reduces the swelling and eases the pain. Honey is a disinfectant, an anti-bacterial, and an antiseptic.
  9. Cure diarrhea. Eating honey inhibits the growth of such germs as Salmonella, Shigella, E. Coli, and V. Cholerae, in the intestinal track.
  10. Relieve a cough due to a cold. Dissolve one tablespoon SueBee Honey and one tablespoon ReaLemon in a small glass of warm water and sip it. For a stronger solution, combine equal parts SueBee Honey and ReaLemon, and take one teaspoon at bedtime. Both mixtures may help loosen phlegm.
  11. Substitute honey for sugar when cooking. Use SueBee Honey in place of granulated sugar for up to one-half of the sugar. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all the sugar in some recipes. For baked goods, add about one-half teaspoon baking soda for each cup of honey used, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by one-quarter cup for each cup of honey used, and reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent over-browning. For easy removal, spray measuring cup with Pam Cooking Spray before adding honey.
  12. Make children sleepy at bedtime and help prevent small children from wetting the bed. A teaspoon of honey at bedtime will act as a sedative to a child's nervous system and will attract and hold fluid in a child's body during the hours of sleeping. When a child over one-year old is given honey, the blood and tissue calcium begins to increase. The calcium unites with excess phosphorous to form a compound that makes bones, teeth, hair, and fingernails. The sedative effect on the nervous system of a child may be observed within an hour. Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for older children and adults.
  13. Help heal erysipelas. Generously cover the affected area with honey, then cover with cotton for 24 hours. Repeat if necessary.
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