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The Magic Ingredient Borneo Acacia Mangium Honey

Today I want to talk about one of my favourite ingredients, Acacia Mangium honey. This acacia honey is quite different from the acacia honey more commonly produced from the Robinia Pseudoacacia tree.

I discovered it completely by accident while traveling with my family in Borneo. I was enjoying delicious fruit pancakes with local honey for breakfast. The local honey was one of the most delicious honeys I've ever tasted so I asked the waiter where it was from? When he replied "the jungle" I was fascinated and had to find out more.

The honey itself is raw and organically produced in the depths of the tropical rainforest, breaking all the usual honey making traditions.

The farm itself is set in 125000 hectares of tropical forest, 50km from the nearest road. The area is therefore protected from pollution and chemical contaminants such as pesticides or chemical fertilisers. This makes the honey collected some of the purest and most natural in the world.

The Borneo rainforest is the second largest in the world and one of the most unpolluted areas of our planet. It holds more than 140 million years of history and is attributed to creating more than half of the planets plant and animal species.

It comes from the tree Acacia Mangium which is renowned for its fast growth and enriching properties that infuse nitrogen into the soil. The tree is not uncommon worldwide, although in the perfect conditions of humidity and temperature of 22-28 degrees Celsius that this rainforest provides, it has an unusual phenomenon of producing honeydew all year round.

The farm aims to be as eco-friendly as possible, using energy from solar power and rainwater catchment for the water supply.

During the entire production process, the use of synthetic pesticides, fertilisers, hormones, antibiotics and food additives is completely prohibited. Along with any genetic engineering or heat treatment of the honey.

Although the location may be untraditional they stick to traditional bee keeping methods called 'capping honey’.

After collecting the honeydew from young leaves, the bees return to their hive. After 16 days the honeydew will be fully mature and will be sealed intact by the beeswax secreted by the bees, forming natural organic ‘capping honey’.

This natural process creates honey free from contamination and rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as a variety of active enzymes. It is richer in nutrients then most other honeys on the market.

Acacia Mangium Tree

Acacia Mangium is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to South eastern Asia, from Brunei and Indonesia to the Philippines and as far west as southern India.

The tree produces a fresh dark, reddish-brown honey which has a strong, distinctive flavour. The honey is high in glucose and fructose and contains smaller amounts of sucrose, dextrin, maltose and lactose. It has a high acidity and a slightly bitter aftertaste. The honey is produced mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia, but is also found in the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and India.

Acacia Mangium honey has a number of medicinal properties and is used in traditional medicine for the treatment of coughs, colds, sore throats and other respiratory ailments. It is also said to boost the immune system and has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. The honey is also used as a dietary supplement and is believed to help with weight loss and digestion.

Acacia Mangium honey is a unique and delicious fresh honey with a range of health benefits. Mangium honey has a strong, distinct flavour that is bot

h sweet and slightly bitter. It is often used in baking or as a natural sweetener for beverages. If you are looking for a honey with a unique flavour, then acacia Mangium honey is the perfect choice.

What is Acacia Mangium honey?

Acacia Mangium honey is a type of honey that is produced from

the flowers of the Acacia Mangium tree. This honey is known for its unique flavour and aroma, and it has many health benefits. Acacia Mangium honey has a high sucrose content, which makes it very sweet honey. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins, making it a healthy choice for those looking for an alternative to sugar.

Acacia Mangium honey is a great natural skin care ingredient. It is full of antioxidants, which help to protect from free radical damage. Additionally, Acacia Mmangium honey has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and reduce redness. This honey also has antibacterial properties, making it an ideal choice for those with acne-prone skin.

Honey and bacteria have a long and complicated relationship. Honey has been used as an antibacterial agent since ancient times, and it is still being studied for its potential to fight

infections. Honey's ability to kill bacteria is due

to several factors. First, honey is acidic, and this can create an acidic environment that is hostile to bacteria. Second, honey contains enzymes that produce hydrogen peroxide, which is a known antibacterial agent. Finally, honey has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may also help to fight infection.

Some of the health benefits associated with Acacia Mangium honey include:

  • Boosting Energy Levels: This honey is a natural energy booster due to its high sugar content.

  • Enhancing Immune System: Acacia Mangium honey has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which can help to enhance the immune system.

  • Reducing Inflammation: The anti-inflammatory properties of this honey can help to reduce inflammation in the body.

  • Healing Wounds: The antibacterial properties of Acacia Mangium honey can help to heal wounds and cuts.

  • Treating Cough and Cold: This honey is effective in treating cough and cold due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

  • Reducing Allergic Reactions: This honey can help to reduce allergic reactions due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Improving Skin Health: The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this honey can help to improve overall texture.

How Acacia honey benefits our skin

It is a natural antioxidant which helps protect the skin from damage caused by oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is caused by UV in sunlight, pollution and toxins in our environment.

Honey also has antimicrobial properties so is known to help promote healing and can help with blemishes caused by acne.

It helps to moisturise as honey is a natural humectant. Which means it steals moisture from the air and holds it to the skin. So, if you leave our honey mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, then massage it in and wash it off, you should find your skin feeling soft and plump.

Honey is also a great cleanser and exfoliant due to all the natural nutrients, enzymes and vitamins it contains. It has the ability to draw dirt from the pores leaving you with glowing skin.

You can find Acacia Mangium honey in our Microdermabrasion honey & bamboo and Cacao & Orange exfoliating face mask.

Acacia Mangium Honey face mask benefits

Honey has been used as a beauty treatment for centuries. It’s no surprise that honey face masks are becoming increasingly popular.

Acacia Mangium honey is packed with antioxidants, which help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and lead to premature aging.

Acacia Mangium honey also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help to soothe the skin and clear up blemishes.

Here are some of the potential benefits of using our Microdermabrasion Acacia Mangium honey & bamboo face mask:

  • Moisturising

Honey is a natural humectant, which means it helps to keep the skin hydrated by drawing moisture from the air. This can help to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Antioxidant protection

Honey is rich in antioxidants, which can help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause cell damage and lead to premature aging.

  • Cleansing

Honey has both anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which can help to soothe the skin and clear up blemishes.

  • Exfoliating

Honey is a natural exfoliant, which means it can help to remove dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother skin underneath.

  • Brightening

Honey contains enzymes that can help to brighten the skin and even out the complexion.

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