HONEY

If you read our Fad or Fixture: Honey post, you know that we think this sweet nectar is here to stay. Check out our favorite DIY beauty hacks using honey. Let us know what you think after trying some of these easy options.

1.     Face wash: Mix a small quantity of lemon juice into 5ml of bee’s honey and apply on face before washing. This is used as a home remedy.[4]

2.     Facial cleansing scrub: Mix 5g of almond seed powder into 5ml of bee’s honey, scrub softly and then wash.[4]

3.     Facial to improve smoothness: A tablespoon of honey whisked together with white of an egg, 1 teaspoon of glycerin and 1/4 cup of flour makes an excellent firming mask. Just smooth on the face, leave on 15 min, and rinse off with warm water.[4]

4.     Facial to improve softness: Mix one or two tablespoons of honey with one-third cup finely ground oatmeal. Add a teaspoonful of rose water. Clean face thoroughly. Spread facial mixture evenly over face. Relax for 10 min to 1.5 h. Remove with a soft washcloth and warm water. Rinse with cold water.[4]

5.     Facial moisturizing pack: Mix 2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of whole milk. Apply over the face and keep for 15 min. Rinse off with warm water, and then with cold water.[4]

6.     Pimples: Apply bee’s honey on pimples.[4]

7.     Cracked lips: Apply bee’s honey on cracked lips.[4]

8.     Lotion for dry patches of skin: Mix 5ml of bee’s honey, 5ml of olive oil and 2.5 ml of lemon juice. Apply on skin and wash after 15 min.[4]

9.     Hair lustre: Mix 5ml of bee’s honey into 4 cups of warm water. Use as a hair rinse.[4]

10. Conditioner: Mix 10 ml of olive oil into 5ml of bee’s honey and apply on hair. Wash after 15 min.

 

[1] Mandal, Manisha Deb, and Shyamapada Mandal. “Honey: Its Medicinal Property and Antibacterial Activity.” Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 1.2 (2011): 154–160. PMC. Web. 12 June 2016.

[2] Ediriweera, E. R. H. S. S., and N. Y. S. Premarathna. “Medicinal and Cosmetic Uses of Bee’s Honey – A Review.” Ayu 33.2 (2012): 178–182. PMC. Web. 12 June 2016.

[3] Kwakman PHS, te Velde AA, de Boer L, Vandenbroucke-Grauls CMJE, Zaat SAJ (2011) Two Major Medicinal Honeys Have Different Mechanisms of Bactericidal Activity. PLoS ONE 6(3): e17709. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017709

[4] Ediriweera, E. R. H. S. S., and N. Y. S. Premarathna. “Medicinal and Cosmetic Uses of Bee’s Honey – A Review.” Ayu 33.2 (2012): 178–182. PMC. Web. 12 June 2016.