We all know that honey is delicious and naturally a superfood for us to eat. But did you know that honey is full of beneficial antioxidants and enzymes? It has so many uses outside of how it is used in the kitchen! Welcome to the world of honey in beauty.
#1: Moisturizing and Soothing Face/Hair Mask
Honey is a naturally occurring humectant, meaning it attracts water molecules. This helps honey to nourish dry skin and hair. As a bonus, the natural specks of pollen and propolis in raw honey are anti-inflammatory, which are great for acne-prone skin. If you’re looking to moisturize and nourish your skin and hair, look no further than raw honey.
Make it at home: Apply two tablespoons of Raw Wild Prairie Honey directly to face and neck. Let sit for 20 minutes and wipe away with a warm cloth. Reveal re-vitalized skin!
Also try: Add a tablespoon of raw honey to your dollop of conditioner in the shower. Allow to sit for five minutes on hair and rinse away with warm water.
#2: Exfoliating Scrub
Raw honey can crystallize over time to create granules that are gentle enough for your most delicate skin but powerful enough to remove dry skin and dirt & debris. Chandler Honey is always raw and creamed to control its fine-textured granulation, so it naturally has a very gentle exfoliating property.
Make it at home: Rub two tablespoons of Raw Prairie Wildflower Honey directly onto legs, arms, and torso. Rub gently in circles to promote exfoliation.
Also try: For a more intense exfoliation, rub Mocha Fusion honey directly onto skin and rub in circular motions. The cocoa nibs and coffee grounds add additional physical exfoliation, and the caffeine promotes additional blood-flow to the areas. This leads to increased cell turnover and a renewed glow on the skin.
#3: Natural Cut and Burn Relief
Honey has natural antiseptic properties, which means that it can help prevent infection and protect wounds. It has been used for thousands of years to treat wounds, preventing bacteria from entering
Make it at home: Apply 1 tablespoon of Raw Prairie Wildflower Honey directly to clean wound or acne spot for one hour. Wash away with warm water.
#4: Bath Soak
Harness the powerful moisturizing properties of honey in your bath by adding it directly to the bath soak. The lemon zest acts as a gentle exfoliator and energy boost, and the ginger provides an increase in circulation and decrease inflammation. The honey will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth (and not at all sticky!) once you towel off.
Make it at home: Dissolve four tablespoons of Raw Lemon & Ginger Honey into one cup of hot water. Add entire honey mixture to bathtub water. Bubbles can be added if desired.