While it may be easy to name the top brands of pressed organic juice, coconut water, or breakfast cereal, the same cannot be said for honey.
Honey is just not as visible, and many vendors of honey are small and local.
That doesn’t mean, however, that excellent national brands don’t exist. They do.
And without question, one of the best is Wedderspoon.
I first discovered Wedderspoon in 2010 at Natural Products Expo East and gave the company my Best of Show Award for its Manuka honey. Since that time, I have been keeping a close watch on the company as it has slowly launched a number of other very impressive honey-based products.
Yet, it is Wedderspoon’s Organic Beechwood Honey that has really caught my eye.
Aside from its light, distinct, and flavorful taste, this honey has some unusual characteristics.
Unlike most honey where bees use flowers to pollinate, the bees here use the sap from beechwood trees, medium-sized evergreen trees in New Zealand where the soil is fertile and the environment is pristine.
They collect the nectar from the trees, return back to their hives, and convert this nectar into honey. Thus, the honey is pollen-free, and no flowers are involved in the process.
The Beechwood Honey is very high in antioxidants and antibacterial properties, and has one of the richest mineral contents of all honeys, which includes calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium.
Most interesting is that this honey contains oligosaccharides, which are knows as a prebiotic. Prebiotics help feed probiotics, the beneficial bacteria in our gut that aids in digestion and the functioning of the immune system.
If you’re wondering about the sugar content of this beechwood honey, it is low on the Glycemic Index and is lower in fructose than flower honeys.
Wedderspoon’s Beechwood Honey is certified organic, Non-GMO Project verified, raw, unpasteurized, and comes in glass bottles.
If you’re a fan of honey, as I am, this is one that you definitely want to check out.
It can be purchased online by clicking HERE, and shipping is available to customers in the U.S., Canada, England, and Europe.
(This giveaway has already ended and winners have been contacted.)
Wanting to give my readers free bottles of this fantastic honey, I have worked out a deal with Wedderspoon where 20 people will win one free bottle of the Beechwood Honey, one bar of the Beechwood Honey & Lemongrass Soap, and one Organic Lip Balm with Manuka Honey & Peppermint.
In addition, one lucky person will win all three of these products plus one jar of Wedderspoon’s Face Contour Cream, which retails for $64.
What is so fascinating about this face cream is its unique ingredient mix. It contains organic manuka honey, botanical oils, and bee venom. Yes, bee venom.
This bee venom is perfectly safe for humans, was extracted in a cruelty-free method (the bee is not harmed), and has a real stimulating effect on the skin.
Beekeepers realized that when they got stung by bees, their arthritis seemed to get better. So, dermatology experts added it into it a skin cream and realized that it helped to stimulate the skin.
Many individuals report having tighter skin, reduced lines and wrinkles, and healed acne, and bee venom creams are used by people such as Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Simon Cowell and Kylie Minogue.
This Face Contour Cream contains no sodium laurel sulphate, no petroleum, no mineral oil, no parabens, no artificial colors, and is 70% organic.
HOW TO WIN
In order to be eligible, please do the following:
1) Leave a comment at the bottom of this post saying that you’d like to win the honey, soap, and lip balm.
2) Share the picture of the Beechwood Honey (the one at the top of this post) on my Facebook page. You can do so by clicking HERE, look for the “share” button, and then share it with your network.
Important: You must be a fan of (Like) the Living Maxwell Facebook page in order to be eligible.
3) Like the Wedderspoon Facebook page.
Actions must be completed by Friday, June 20th at 5PM EST, and I will contact winners by June 24th. Winning prizes can only be shipped to addresses within the U.S., Canada, England, and Europe.
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