850+ | Rare | Medicinal
Mānuka honey is a beautiful and rare resource with considerably higher levels of enzymes and antibacterial properties than found in other honey - but not all Mānuka is created equal. Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is independently tested and certified in New Zealand using the Methylglyoxal (MGO) grading system, which verifies that the Mānuka honey you are buying is authentic. The higher the MGO rating, the higher the level of antibacterial activity: Mānuka’s key differentiator.
MGO Certification is scientific, precise and leaves no room for misleading. Products claiming to be Mānuka honey but not showing an MGO or UMF rating are unlikely to be genuine.
Enjoy Activist Raw Mānuka honey 850+, backed by the MGO guarantee and certified to contain at least 850mg Methylglyoxal per kg, as part of an ongoing healthy and active lifestyle to support your overall wellbeing. Enjoy in tea, smoothies and other recipes, ingest on its own, or use as a face mask to hydrate, heal and kill bacteria.
100% Raw Mānuka Honey
As a face mask, for hydration, to soothe irritation, or treat acne
Dampen your face lightly with lukewarm water to make the application easier.
Spread the Mānuka Honey all over your face with clean fingers or a damp fan brush. Let it sit for a minimum of 20 minutes, up to 1 hour. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. I even like to leave a little of the Mānuka Honey on my face to soak in overnight.
Apply this mask to your entire face once or twice per week for best results (or even every day), or to acne or irritated patches of skin, daily, until the condition subsides.
As a face wash - simply apply Mānuka Honey and rinse the same way as a regular face cleanser.
To ingest - take a teaspoon of Mānuka Honey to soothe a sore throat, to ward off cold and flu, or use in a cup of tea of wellness tonic. Check out Activist’s Ayurvedic Turmeric tea recipe here.
Burns + Wounds • The methylglyoxal enzymes within the honey create a natural hydrogen peroxide that works as an antibacterial. Mānuka can soothe inflammation and pain, as well as, dress a wound at any stage. Lastly, it can stimulate wound healing time and repair white blood cells. A great way to utilize it is by making a poultice or compress, in which, you can infuse herbs like plantain or calendula for extra potency and soothing properties.
Digestion • Mānuka is wonderful for supporting the natural digestive microbiome. Because low stomach acid can come from overgrowth of bacteria, Mānuka is a great way to rid your body of those pathogens and keep the digestion flowing properly. This is because it contains oligosaccharides, which have a prebiotic effect on the gut and promote the proliferation of good flora. In addition, the high antioxidant content has been found to be effective in the treatment of gastric and peptic ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, dyspepsia, GERD, Staph infections, food poisoning and more. We eat is by the spoonful daily!
Oral Health • For someone looking to their keep teeth and gums healthy, Mānuka is the quintessential antidote. Because of its anti-bacterial and microbial properties, it can kill plaque and improve and prevent issues relating to tooth decay and gingivitis. It is great when used as a mouthwash or oil pull to remove toxins, especially for someone suffering from periodontal disease. It can easily be spread across gums and teeth, and since it’s non-toxic, can actually be swallowed with saliva.
Immunity • Mānuka has been proven to have efficacy against antibiotic-resistant microbes, promoting its healing powers against pathogens internally and externally. When sick, it improves sore throats, helps soothe coughs and improve common cold symptoms. Mānuka also helps people with acute sinus problems and allergies. We sometimes take a spoonful of raw Mānuka in the mornings when our hay fever begins to act up and gargle it with lightly warm salt water when our family has a sore throat.
Acne + Eczema + Dermatitis • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Mānuka has extraordinary healing properties for skin conditions. It can reduce redness and heal congested or inflamed skin such as eczema or psoriasis. Additionally, Mānuka can be used for its anti-bacterial properties on the skin by oxygenating pores, which can draw out or reduce the amount of bacteria on blemishes. This can drastically improve acne-prone skin. You can use Activist Mānuka Honey as an everyday face wash, direct spot treatment on acne or make a face mask and leave on for a set amount of time.
Skin Repair • Living in a toxic, environmentally polluted world, we are subjected to toxins left and right. It is almost impossible to avoid absorbing them. This is why we must take extra care of our skin. These toxins that are present in the environment, become prevalent and visible on our skin. Mānuka is magical at repairing skin damage. It promotes skin regeneration, repairs cellular damage and lessens scarring. Just lather it on wherever you need and watch your skin transform.
Anti-Aging • Studies show that the Methylglyoxal found in Mānuka Honey has been shown to increase and protect the production of collagen in the skin, promoting structural growth and regrowth. Mānuka’s amino acids harmonize perfectly the pH balance of our skin, helping us age gracefully. It is also extremely hydrating for the skin, helping to retain moisture, which is an important part of preventing and reducing fine lines. Mānuka can be taken internally or externally for this reason.
Activist Raw Mānuka Honey is independently tested, certified and labeled in New Zealand under the New Zealand MPI Guidelines. New Zealand has strict guidelines in place which are set by the New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). Using the Methylglyoxal (MGO) grading system, MPI approved laboratories test and verifies that the Mānuka Honey you are buying is authentic.