Last year I had a special Zoom call about an exciting product. It was hard to keep quiet, but I was told that I would only be allowed to say something in February, when it launched.
I did however, receive the product to try and it was one of those funny moments where I was like: I can’t wait to try this… and, I hope I actually don’t have to try this.
You see, it’s a breakthrough product that is trusted within the medical field / hospitals… and is now available for us, without a prescription.
It’s a wound care product that is locally made and is for wound care and burns.
In fact, the Red Cross Children’s Hospital has it in their burn unit.
It’s now being launched to the public, making it easily accessible and affordable.
Melcura is locally made and it’s honey based. Fynbos honey, to be exact. It’s multifloral and that honey has more properties than regular honey. I really love that this product support honey farms & ensure bee safety.
How does Melcura work?
40% of the product is medical grade honey, which means it has high antioxidants. This creates an acidic pH on your skin. Your skin barrier prevents environmental stresses, but when you have a cut/burn, that barrier is impaired. You want to create an environment that is not going to allow bacteria growth.
The skin barrier needs to be acidic. On the inside of your body – you want it to be alkaline… our skin needs to be acidic to avoid bacteria.
When it comes to wounds, we need to create an acidic barrier and that’s what honey does. It also has an osmotic pull. When you have a wound, there is an inflammatory process and you get swelling – which brings pain. When you reduce swelling, you bring water to it. The moister the area, the better is it for healing, reducing scarring.
I learned something… drying out the wound, is not the best advice.
The Melcura is quite sticky, which means a bandage plaster won’t stick to the wound, and rather creates the barrier you need for healing.
You can use Melcura on all wounds, like scrapes, broken blisters, sore raw noses, sunburn, burns, cuts and so on.
So now you understand why I was so fascinated with the product that I couldn’t wait to try it, but also didn’t want anyone in my family or myself to actually hurt ourselves. Still, knowing it was in my medical arsenal was comforting.
Well, within a few days of having the package delivered to me, George scraped his knee and Sox cut his toe. I don’t want to sound really weird, but I was like: Yay! Let me try this Melcura! I promise I’m not warped.
It does burn a little, but 90 seconds after, the pain goes away. The game changer for me was that George’s knee didn’t hurt in the bath. Just to get George to get into a bath if he’s scraped or cut himself is a mission, but I remember him being anxious and not wanting to stick his knee in the water, and after finally coaxing him to do it, he looked up at me with his big brown eyes and said: “Mommy, you were right! It doesn’t hurt!”
I then typically couldn’t get him out the bath.
My husbands cut on his foot seemed to heal much faster than it should have and within a few days there was hardly a scratch on him.
It’s also baby safe, if they do ingest it by mistake.
It’s really easy to apply, easy to redress wounds and you don’t have to take a day off to go to a clinic for a wound.
The price point is really great. It’s R99 for 30grams and has a shelf life for 2 years, since you apply as needed. Here’s the store locator for you to find the product near you.
This is a product that you should have on hand in your First Aid Box, in your car, in your handbag and in your nappy bag.