Honey – An All-Round Healing Elixir

“For bees, the flower is the fountain of life;

For flowers, the bee is the messenger of love.”

Kahlil Gibran

With the recent news that bees have been declared the most important living beings on the planet by Earthwatch Institute at the Royal Geographical Society, at AMLY we consider it an honour to be able to provide a home for the bees at the farm, incorporating natural beekeeping methods and beehives into our unfolding love story with this land.

Healing honey is known for its tissue-regenerating, clarifying and moisturising properties. Honey contains antibacterial and enzyme properties, which fight bacterial imbalances; helping to keep pores clean and aiding skin rejuvenation. The NICE institute now uses medical-grade honey in wound dressings for acute and chronic wounds due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and has several honey-based topical applications in its armoury. Honey is a natural humectant, it seals moisture from the air and fixes it into the skin, helping your skin to stay hydrated and nourished. Our Nocturnal Nectar contains bio-fermented honey in cider vinegar, which we make here on the farm. This fermentation process increases the nutrient value of ingredients, giving a supercharged boost to its already hugely beneficial effects on the skin.

The healing properties of honey have earned it a reputation as one of the purest, most natural remedies around. Its been used as a medicine for thousands of years and has been in existence as far back as we can record, with early methods of beekeeping appearing in Spanish cave paintings in 7000BC and the ancient Egyptian sun temples in 2400BC. The Ancient Egyptian medical papyri list 147 prescriptions for the external application of honey, using it to heal wounds, ease burns, and reduce inflammation. Named as Ambrosia, ‘the food of the gods!’ in Ancient Greece, Hippocrates spoke of the healing virtues of honey, noting a host of its uses which “clean…soften…and heal ”

We’ve woven this all-round healing elixir, which flows from the AMLY beehives, into our Nocturnal Nectar Bio-Fermented Essence. So you can supercharge your skincare regime and enhance your skins natural beauty.