Honey as a natural beauty remedy

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woman using honey on skinThis week we’re celebrating National Honey week!

So far we’ve talked about using honey as a natural remedy for hayfever. and introduced the wonders of manuka honey.

Today we’re going to look at how honey can be incorporated into our beauty routine.

Honey is a wonderful product for both skin and hair. It is antiseptic, hygroscopic and has healing properties. It can be incorporated into face masks or applied directly to the skin to heal wounds. For these recipes, use unprocessed honey.

Dry hair conditioner

For dry hair, mix one egg, one tsp of honey and two tsps of olive oil together.
Apply to the ends of your damp hair, wrap in a towel and leave for half an hour before shampooing.

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[Taken from “Do It Yourself Pure plant skin care” by Carolyn Stubbin]

Dissolve 1 tsp honey in 100mls of warmed purified water
Add 2 bergamot essential oil and 1 tsp cider vinegar to the honey water.
Store in a clean bottle in the fridge and use as a daily toner

Avocado and honey face pack

[Taken from “Make your own cosmetics” by Neals Yard remedies]

Combine the following in a bowl and mash into a paste:
1 ripe avocado
1 tsp honey
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp plain yogurt

Leave in the fridge for 1/2 hour then apply to your face and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

Honey hand softener

[amazon-product small=”1″]1854104691[/amazon-product]Combine 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp jojoba (or other base) oil and 1 tbsp brown sugar.
Massage into the hands and rinse.

Honey and orange body scrub

This exfoliating scrub is great for dry skins

Mix together 1 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tbsp  oatmeal or salt
Add 1 tsp orange flower water and 1 tbsp slightly warmed honey and mix until fully combined
Add 1 drop orange, 1 drop geranium and 1 drop juniper essential oils
Mix with a small amount of water and massage into your skin with light, circular movements before rinsing with warm water.

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