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Pass the honey, Honey – Why Manuka Honey is such a useful ingredient

As well as tasting delicious on toast or in a smoothie, Manuka Honey has some unique properties which make it stand out as a fantastic ingredient in personal care products. You’ll find Manuka Honey in Only Good Healing Body Wash and Only Good Protect Hand Wash as well as the Only Good Repairing Body Bar.

Honey has been used as a treatment for wounds, burns and sores for a very long time – in fact it predates the advent of active antibiotics in the 1960’s.

In 2007, Manuka Honey was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an option for wound treatment.

It has been proven that Manuka Honey has almost equal or slightly superior effects when compared with conventional treatments for acute wounds and superficial partial thickness burns. The use of honey leads to improved wound healing in acute cases, pain relief in burn patients and decreased inflammatory response in such patients.

The addition of Manuka Honey in Only Good Hand Wash, Body Wash and Body Bars increases their anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Manuka Honey is a natural humectant, which means it naturally moisturises the skin, drawing moisture to the surface and retaining it along with regulating your skin’s pH levels. It can also help soothe inflamed and problem skin.

Did we mention how good it smells? Manukau Honey has a distinctly sweet scent. Slightly nutty with some lovely earthy and herbal notes. So, as well as being great for your skin, any of our products that contain Manuka Honey will also smell delicious.

If your skin is sensitive, inflamed or problematic – maybe Manuka Honey is worth a try? Even if your skin is in great condition, hand soap or body wash containing Manuka Honey could make your skin feel amazing.

Like all Only Good products, our Manuka Honey range is also Palm Oil and Cruelty Free. It’s all made in New Zealand and is 100% natural.