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What’s The Buzz About Honey?


For thousands of years, there has been buzz about the delicious taste and natural sweetening power of honey. Beyond being a favorite for added flavor, honey has numerous skincare benefits making it a powerful ingredient in a healthy wellness routine. In honor of National Honey Month in September, we are excited to celebrate honey as the secret to radiant and youthful skin.

Honey is beneficial to skin for several reasons:

  • Moisturizing: The enzymes in honey enable it to easily seep into the skin while conditioning and softening from deep within.
  • Fights Acne: Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help prevent clogged pores.
  • Anti-aging: The natural antioxidants in honey help increase elasticity and control wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Glen Ivy Hot Springs is proud to offer honey and beeswax products from Bobcat Properties Farm to help guests maximize the benefits of honey at home. Based in Corona, California, Bobcat Properties Farm was homesteaded in the 1800s and is owned and operated by three siblings who champion the power of honey. The family harvests California beeswax and raw artisan honey from native sources like Orange Blossom, California Buckwheat, and Black Sage to create a variety of natural skincare products, including lip balms, soaps and skin rescue sticks. The lip balms and skin rescue sticks are made with natural ingredients and use honey-rich beeswax, so the products will not dry, but soothe and protect the skin. The soaps are made with honey and spring water, making them both moisturizing and gentle on the skin.

In addition, Bobcat Properties Farm’s award-winning Buckwheat and Black Sage raw honey is available for purchase in the Ivy Kitchen market place, perfect not just for flavor, but for DIY honey scrub and face masks to supplement trips to the spa.