Welcome to Smallflower’s Ingredients Spotlight series! Here, we walk you through the benefits and characteristics of popular ingredients you’re probably seeing pop up in the products you shop for and use. Today our focus is on Honey. Pardon the pun, but it seems like honey has been getting a lot of buzz lately. It’s always been a pantry staple, but in recent years more and more information has come to light about its various health and beauty benefits. Humans have been using honey to our benefit for thousands of years – and not just for eating. Four thousand years ago, honey was used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat “imbalances” in the body. Some ancient Egyptian medicinal compounds have been found to contain the sweet liquid. The Ancient Greeks and even the Prophet Mohamed touted the healing properties of honey. So what's so great about a bear's favorite snack? Read on and find out!