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How to Use Honey in Bath and Spa Treatments

Updated on February 9, 2013

DIY Bath and Spa

honey for skin . . honey for health . . the must have home spa product.
honey for skin . . honey for health . . the must have home spa product. | Source

Nectar of the Gods ~

Honey, the sweet nectar of the gods is one of the most versatile foods we have that is packed with so much goodness.

Honey made by the Honey Bee’s is the most commonly known and referred to type.

In a nutshell, the industrious honey bee makes the honey using nectar from flowers which is collected and stored in the beehive in wax honeycombs.

Incorporating this wonderful food into bath and spa treatments is heavenly and totally luxurious.

Be like Queen Cleopatra and indulge in a bit of pampering in your own spa.

So clear some “me time” in your schedule, light those candles, pick your fragrant flowers and herbs, turn on your favourite relaxing music and have a glass of bucks fizz to the ready!

Love is . . . Honey!

the lighter the colour the better the quality.
the lighter the colour the better the quality. | Source

Health Benefits of Honey ~

  • Mainly Carbohydrate Sugar (Fructose, Sucrose, Glucose and Maltose)
  • Contains trace amounts of B Vitamins and Vitamin C
  • Contains trace amounts of Minerals
  • Body energizer
  • Builds the Immune System
  • Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties
  • Anti -Tumour Properties
  • Yeast Infections
  • Arthritic Pain
  • Athletes Foot
  • Antiseptic
  • Sore Throats
  • Hangovers
  • Insomnia
  • Seasonal Allergies

Natures Goodness

all you need to survive is in honey.
all you need to survive is in honey. | Source

Honey Benefits to the Skin ~

  • Locks in moisture
  • Antiseptic Properties
  • Antioxidants
  • Skin Toner
  • Skin Conditioning
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti Aging
  • Anti Acne Properties
  • Heals Wounds
  • Lip moisturiser

Benefits of Manuka Honey ~

  • Clears Eczema
  • Effective in Dermatitis
  • Cures Ringworm, Athletes Foot
  • Anti Fungal Properties

Day Spa for a Group ~

Join me in some pampering from head to toe with easy to make recipes that will have you in tip top shape in no time!

Fancy having a day spa for the girls or boys?

Why not draw up invites, list the treatments available and have a girlie pampering day spa treat. Make up your own fun names for the different treatments on offer! A day spa makes a great idea for teenage girls to have some fun with!

This could make a unique gift idea to give a close friend, family member or even as a hen’s or stag's night for pre wedding pampering. The sky’s the limit!

Honey and Lemon

these two ingredients are the best of friends for health and skin care.
these two ingredients are the best of friends for health and skin care. | Source

Acne Prone Face Mask

Spa and Bath Attire

make sure to keep hair off the face by securing a headband.
make sure to keep hair off the face by securing a headband. | Source

Homemade Spa Products ~

Nectar Skin Toner

A natural tonic for the skin that firms, tones and tightens.


1 tbsp honey

1 peeled, deseeded and grated apple.


  • Mix together in a bowl.
  • Apply to cleansed skin avoiding the eye area.
  • Leave for 15 minutes.
  • Remove with cold water.
  • Pat skin dry.

Honeylicious Face Exfoliator


1 tbsp finely ground almonds

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp oatmeal

1 tsp lemon juice


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Apply to dampened, cleansed face, avoiding the eye area.
  • Massage in for 15 minutes.
  • Remove with tepid water.
  • Pat skin dry.

Heavenly Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer

A nourishing, natural conditioning skin treatment.


1tsp honey

1 tsp vegetable oil or olive oil

¼ tsp lemon juice


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Apply to any Dry skin areas of the body.
  • Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
  • Pat skin dry.

Set the Mood for Home Spa Treatments

using aromatherapy oils in oil burners, fragrant candles or incense sticks to enhance your experience.
using aromatherapy oils in oil burners, fragrant candles or incense sticks to enhance your experience. | Source

DIY Eyebrow Waxing With Honey

Honey and Fruit for The Face


Hair Lightening With Honey

Relax after your Bath

a massage will help relieve stress and tension throughout the body. An ideal way to finish your spa day.
a massage will help relieve stress and tension throughout the body. An ideal way to finish your spa day. | Source

Homemade Bath Products ~

Honey Bee Bath Bombs

Ingredients (approx 7 bath bombs):

1 ¼ cups baking soda

½ cup citric powder

½ tbsp honey

2-5 tbsp almond oil

15 drops lemon essential oil

2 tsp water

2-5 drops yellow food colouring (optional)

You Will Need:

Mixing bowl

Spatula or Spoon for mixing

Bomb molds (may use chocolate molds or muffin tins instead)

Wax paper


  • Lightly oil the molds.
  • Mix the baking soda and citric acid well in the bowl.
  • Add the essential oil, honey and water mixing well.
  • Food colouring may be added now if desired.
  • Slowly add the almond oil mixing well between each tablespoon to gauge the amount needed. The mixture needs to hold together without crumbling.
  • Spoon the mixture into the oiled molds, packing tightly will prevent the bath bombs crumbling.
  • Let dry for a few minutes before lightly tapping the base. Tap out onto a sheet of wax paper. Let dry thoroughly (this can take up to 2 days depending on the temperature) before storing in an airtight container.


For gifts, why not individually wrap in florist cellophane and tie with a colour co-ordinating ribbon?

A large mason jar looks great in the bathroom with these.

Benefits of this bath bomb include:

  • Soothes irritated skin
  • Acne treatment
  • Anti Fungal
  • Gently exfoliates and moisturises the skin.

Cleopatra’s Milk & Honey Bath ~


1 cup honey

2 cups Epsom salt

2 cups whole milk

½ cup baking soda

Edible flowers, herbs e.g. lavender, rose, mint or rosemary as desired.

You will need:

Glass Pyrex Jug


  • Pour the milk into the jug and heat for approx 2 minutes on high.
  • Add in the honey and stir well.
  • Bring to the bathroom along with the other ingredients.
  • Run your bath, adding the dry ingredients and then the milk and honey.
  • Throw in some fragrant flowers or herbs for additional benefits.

Benefits of this milk and honey bath:

  • Epsom salt exfoliates the skin removing dead skin cells, is a natural detoxifier and skin healer.
  • Baking soda will neutralise harmful acids on the skin and has gentle exfoliating and smoothing benefits.
  • Milk provides protein which in turn benefits the layers of the skin by improving texture and structure. It also soothes the skin.
  • Honey is a natural skin softener leaving the skin super smooth and supple.


Why not whip up a facial treatment to apply and double up on the full spa treatment?

2 tbsp honey and 1 tsp whole milk mixed together into a paste and applied to face in the bath and relax! Who needs to go to a Spa when you have a world of homemade products and treatments to choose from in your own home that are full of benefits to the skin?

Rosh Hashanah with Honey

A traditional New Year includes honey in the Jewish faith.
A traditional New Year includes honey in the Jewish faith. | Source

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Interesting Honey Trivia ~

  1. The words “honey”, “honey bun” and “hon.” are used as words of endearment in most of the English speaking world.
  2. The oldest remains of honey was found in Georgia by archaeologists and dates back 4700-5,500 years ago.
  3. Biggest producers worldwide are China, Turkey, USA, Ukraine and Argentina.
  4. Largest consumers (per capita per year, exceeding 1 kilogramme) include Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
  5. Raw Honey is said to lessen hay fever.
  6. A single honey bee will visit 50-100 flowers on a single trip out of the hive.
  7. Honey is the main ingredient in the alcoholic drink mead.
  8. In Hinduism, honey (Madhu) is one of the five elixirs of immortality or Panchamrita.
  9. In the Jewish religion, honey symbolises the New Year, known as Rosh Hashanah.
  10. Honey was traditionally used by Ancient Egyptians and Middle Eastern cultures for embalming the dead.
  11. Honey is the ONLY food which contains ALL the elements needed to sustain life, including water.
  12. Honey Bees never sleep.
  13. Out of 20,000 species of bees, there are only 4 that make honey.
  14. Honey never spoils.

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