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    Beauty and the Bees

    October 13, 2018

    Edible beauty has arrived in a big way as more of us realize that what we eat has a profound impact on our health + well-being. Enter B-Powered, a special honey from the company Bee Keepers Naturals (BKN).  This superfood honey contains royal jelly, propolis and bee pollen, each of which has unique properties that benefit our skin and overall health in a myriad of ways.

    I’ve tried B-powered on my  toast and not only is it delicious, it totally energized me, so I will be adding it regularly to my toast, quinoa and smoothies. I also tried it as a facial mask and it was amazing. I left it on for 20 minutes, and after rinsing it off I noticed that my skin was soft and glowing and that my pores were dramatically reduced. I also observed that as soon as I applied B Powered to my skin, I felt a tingling sensation as it started working on 2 old spots I had on my chin from an earlier breakout, and both the redness and total surface area of irritation were noticeably reduced after just one application.

    In addition to these positive results, there are many other health + beauty benefits that B Powered has to offer. Propolis supports your immune system, and I know this from personal experience as the BKN Throat Relief propolis spray is my go to as soon as I feel a cold coming on. I  spray a little in the back of my throat and my symptoms disappear. Propolis is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-fungal. Royal jelly, another key ingredient of B Powered, contains 10 HDA, a potent fatty acid that boosts your skins moisture levels and fights free radical damage, including UV damage. Bifidobacteria is another component of royal jelly that helps the skin by balancing your g.i. tract and increasing nutrient absorption. Royal jelly also increases collagen production, which helps to prevent wrinkles. B Powered also contains Bee pollen, which when ingested, helps to build stronger connective tissue and healthier skin, hair + nails. And as if all that were not enough, honey has antibacterial action that fights acne. All these things combined make BPowered a beauty powerhouse and a valuable addition to your beauty routine, as both an edible and a topical. (the information in the above paragraph is from beekeepersnaturals.com)

    And last but not least, its important to know that bees are in crisis and they need our help. They provide us with so much, almost 1/3 of our whole food supply, and with Colony Collapse Disorder destroying 25-30% of colonies every year, we need to take positive action to help them. Aside from supporting great companies like BKN by buying their products, you can also plant a bee friendly garden, set up a bee house, or donate to worthwhile projects to save bees.

     

    Full Disclosure: I am not in any way affiliated with this company and therefore did not receive any form of compensation whatsoever for this review