It’s Earth Day today, meaning I saved this post especially for today because….THEMES. So if you’re like me, springtime rolls around and instead of frolicking in the fields and sunshine you hide inside your house because pollen is actually trying to kill you. I’ve been sneezing and congested all week! It’s debilitating at times not to mention I absolutely HATE taking medicine. I don’t know anyone who does but I will do anything to avoid it. Which is why I was so happy to learn this hack!
When I was living in New Hampshire, back in 2014, I was performing six days a week. My allergies were hindering my ability to sing, dance, and ultimately exist. I hated it! I was taking Zyrtec every day and feeling so drowsy. One weekend I went to the local farmers market with some friends and I came across a stand selling local honey from a bee farm. I love using honey as an all-natural sweetener so as I was chatting with the farmer and mentioning how the pollen here was so bad. He immediately laughed and told me this hack that I’m still using four years later.
He recommended eating a tablespoon of local honey every day. Local honey helps aid in allergies by acclimating your body to local pollens in the air. So a honey made from California is going to contain different pollens than the ones you’d find in New York. It’s essentially an all natural allergy shot and let me tell you it works! I eat organic raw honey from my local farmers market in NYC or I purchase it from whole foods. Pasteurized honey does not contain any pollen so raw and locally sourced is key!
The benefits of raw honey, however, aren’t just limited to allergies. Raw honey is great for your skin! I use it in my homemade body wash and it’s done wonders for me. It’s an antioxidant powerhouse. Plus so many other benefits which you can read more about here. I highly recommend keeping raw honey as a staple in your pantry. Unfortunately, Bee’s are currently on the decline. Honeybee colonies have slowly started to decline over the last few decades due to pesticides, industrial agriculture, parasites and climate change. Bee’s are responsible for pollinating our earth and promoting biodiversity. Which is why it’s so important to support ecological farming and supporting politicians with this same goal in mind.
Have you tried this hack? If you have any questions leave a comment down below!
Happy Earth Day,