course, we all know that honey is one of nature's most delicious
treats, but did you know that there are many topical uses
for honey as well? Because honey contains vitamins, minerals,
and amino acids, it is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes
the skin and the hair. Honey acts as an antibacterial and
antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the healing
process in wounds, scrapes and burns.
For best results, use raw honey. Raw honey is unprocessed
and has up to 50 percent more vitamins than processed or
Following are the various benefits
Honey mixed with ground almonds makes an excellent facial
A tablespoon of honey whisked together with an egg white,
1 teaspoon of glycerin and about 1/4 cup of flour makes
an excellent firming mask. Just smooth on the face,
leave on 15 minutes, and rinse off with warm water.
You'll love the results.
Honey also makes a great moisturizing pack. Just mix
2 tablespoons of honey with 2 teaspoons of whole milk,
smooth over the face and throat, and let it do its job
for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and finish
splashing with cold water.
Honey also makes a great lotion for dry patches of skin
on hands, elbows, or other parts. Just mix 1 teaspoon
of honey with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a 1/2 teaspoon
of lemon juice. Apply to hands, elbows, heels of your
foot, etc., and wash off after 15 minutes. Instant relief!
works well on chapped lips and for acne because it has
give your hair lustrous shine, mix 1 teaspoon of honey
into 4 cups of warm water. Use as a hair rinse. And
if you're a blond, add the juice of 1 lemon, too.
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with a cup of warm water.
Use it as a mouthwash. Honey cleans teeth and dentures,
and kills germs in the mouth.