Our love of raw, local honey remained, and while we don't use it much in cooking or eating (since we limit sugar and fructose), I still use it daily.

1. As a Natural Face Wash Honey is naturally antibacterial and gentler than soaps and detergents. It doesn't strip skin's natural oils but can soften and remove blackheads.

2. To Speed Skin Recovery from Cuts and Burns The same antibacterial properties that make honey a great natural face wash also help heal cuts and burns.

3. Honey as A Cough Remedy This is a simple honey use. I mix Ginger, Cinnamon, and Marshmallow Root with raw honey to make a natural cough suppressant that boosts the immune system.

4. Herbal Cough Drops Honey and herbs can be used to make herbal cough drops. If you get it right, the resulting cough drop is effective and free of artificial flavours and dyes that most cough drops have.

5. Honey Shampoo The method is simple: just massage a small amount of honey into the scalp and hair and rinse. It is like a shampoo and conditioner in one and it works really well.

6. For DIY Marshmallows Store-bought marshmallows contain corn syrup, sugar, cornstarch, emulsifiers, and artificial flavours and colours. Traditional marshmallows (high in natural sugars) were better than real food sweeteners and gelatin (which has many benefits itself).

7. Natural Sleep Aid In a perfect world, cortisol would spike in the morning, decline throughout the day, and drop at night, according to my doctor. Many people have elevated cortisol at night.