The Sweet Delight: Discovering Honey as a Superfood and as a Raw Material in Natural Cosmetics

The Sweet Delight: Discovering Honey as a Superfood and as a Raw Material in Natural Cosmetics

Honey, this valuable and tasty ally of the human body derived from the industriousness of bees, has accompanied humanity for thousands of years. Since ancient times, it has been considered as one of the most valuable natural foods, but also as an amazing natural cosmetic ingredient. Honey contains a unique collection of nutrients and compounds that make it one of the most beneficial natural origin ingredients that we can take advantage of.

Honey is not just a top product of Nature from the nectar of plants, but a real superfood. It is known for its high content of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes. Honey contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and calcium, which help strengthen the immune system , protecting cells from oxidative damage and improving overall health.

In addition, honey exhibits antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal natural antibiotic. The high content of bioactive ingredients such as phenols, flavonoids and other bioactive compounds, enables it to fight bacteria, fungi and viruses, while reducing inflammatory factors in the body. 


When it comes to using honey in natural cosmetics, its properties as a moisturizing, nourishing and rejuvenating ingredient makes it ideal for skin care. Natural cosmetics containing honey offer intensive hydration, balance the skin, rejuvenate cells, and protect against free radicals and premature aging.

An example of excellent honey used in natural cosmetics is the award-winning chestnut honey of the Athonites who have known the art of beekeeping for centuries. Chestnut honey comes from the organic chestnut trees of Athos, which give honey a unique taste and aromatic profile.

The Athonites cosmetics range  takes advantage of the beneficial properties of award-winning chestnut honey and offers hand and body care products. 


The rich organic  body cream VITALIZE AND HYDRATE BODY CREAM is enriched  with chestnut honey and  herbal extracts, offering deep hydration, nourishment and repair to the skin of the body. It is easily absorbed and leaves the skin soft, hydrated and scented with the green "notes" of basil and black currant.

It contains 97.3% ingredients of natural origin as well as the excellent, award-winning chestnut honey that is just one of its many powerful soothing and nourishing active ingredients.

The body cream of the Athonites’ also combines Mount Athos herbs with extra virgin green olive oil and ensures hydration, deep nourishment and offers soft, smooth and visibly healthy skin. Finally, the scents of black currant and basil give energy and freshness.

The COMFORT AND RELIEVE HAND CREAM of the Athonites’ brand is a combination of different moisturizing and natural botanical extracts that act in synergy with the organic chestnut honey. 

It is an organic hand cream with a rich texture that is easily absorbed and becomes one with the skin leaving it smooth and soft. It consists of 98.6% ingredients of natural origin. In addition, its composition combines rich moisturizing, soothing and antioxidant agents.

The combination of chestnut honey and organic plant and flower extracts from Mount Athos ensure nourishment and elasticity to the skin. Finally, the hand cream of the Athonites series has a discreet aroma of fragrant lavender and fresh notes of geranium.

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