I happen to be a lover of raw honey, and i was thinking of posting it as a multi-use item. Raw honey is a GREAT beauty item too because it is chemical free! The skin is our largest organ on our body, therefore, nothing should be placed on it that you wouldn't eat.
Some additional uses for raw honey:
Medical- I was watching an sea mammal rescue show the other day, and they were packing a large wound on an animal with raw honey to heal it. It worked! So having some extra honey on hand to pack a wound would be good.
Cleansing and moisturizing - I use raw honey in the shower everyday to wash my face. It's a little intimidating the first time you do it ... because you assume it will be sticky. But the raw honey with the wax mixed is easy to work with and slightly exfoliating. When rinsed off, the sticky residue is gone and it leave your face so soft! I actually let the honey sit on my face for a few minutes before rinsing. I use about a nickel sized dollop for each face wash. But, I'm laughing thinking about doing this in the wilderness..."Hey bear! am I sexy to you with this honey rubbed all over my body?". But as a multiuse item, you could dump the Dr. Bronners and try to use honey on your face, hands and armpits!
I also agree that manuka honey is an unnecessary additional cost. Regular raw honey is fine. I am, however, very particular about the raw honey I use. I read on a beauty forum somewhere that it's important to buy raw honey in which the bees do not have access to chemically treated fields. So, I don't buy local honey, I buy beautiful Canadian honey in which the bees only have access to beautiful mountain wild flowers.
The brand is called Tropical Traditions and they run sales frequently if you sign up for their listserv:
This particular brand seems to remains solid at a variety of temps and it's freakin' delicious!