I've always been skeptical of honey in body products because when I was a new mother, I remember not being able to feed my 10 month old anything with honey in it, because, "The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that raw honey not be given to infants under one year of age because of the rare possibility of being infected with the bacteria that causes botulism " quoted from Dr. Sears. I guess this scared me enough to specifically exclude honey form my recipes/formulations, but honey has always called to me. It's golden color, pure origin, sweetness and benefits to the skin... well, I can't really ignore it any more.
I thought to pass on it as an ingredient because I hated the idea of any bacteria touching any of my customers, but the more I read, the more I realize it benefits on the skin have nothing to do with infants and their ability to digest it in the delicate systems. I have far more research to do, but I think honey will be the next ingredient I introduce to our line of skin care. It is just too yummy, natural and positive for us all to ignore! What has taken me so long, I ask myself?!