Hydrogels are a modern development now well understood in the medical profession, particularly for burn treatment. They comprise a mix of polymers giving characteristics for moist wound treatment and adequate fluid absorbance .
Combining honey in a hydrogel creates a material which can be spread on damaged skin, or dried into thin sheets which can cover burns and abrasions . It can also be used as a face mask because once it has dried it can be peeled off the skin painless, or washed off with water.
Our product is made from unprocessed, unblended, single-hive honey from MacMasters Beach on the Central Coast NSW. The bees source their nectar mostly from Australian eucalypts, grevilleas and paperbark trees (Melaleuca quinquenervia). The other components are distilled water and a mixed polymer which forms the gel by four freeze-thaw cycles.
There are many ways of using honey hydrogel, including the following:
• Spread the gel on an abrasion, acne, pimples, or minor burn and let it dry to form a film. However, the film in not very strong, can rubbed off or washed off and may not stay on the skin as long as desired;
• So do as above, but then cover with a suitable medical shin-cover, ranging from a simple Band-Aid to a gauze bandage, then leave on for as long as desired;
• Or, spread on gauze or a large Band-Aid style dressing and then apply;
• Or, use as a face-skin mask for minor acne, pimples or other blemished by spreading a liberal amount over cheeks, chin and throat. Leave to dry for about 20min, or longer, whilst doing other things - then just peel off the film. Any bits remaining can be wiped off with a moist face cloth.
Where to buy
Direct From Manufacturer
Nu-trition Pty Ltd
49 Lakeside Drive
MACMASTERS BEACH, New South Wales 2251
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