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Honey Beauty Treatments From Your Kitchen
Homemade facial skin care right from your kitchen.
By Sharon Stajda
Did you realize you can make some great beauty treatments using honey as the main ingredient. I have listed 10 of my favorite beauty treatments, all using honey as the main ingredient . Honey can be used to make some wonderful healthful beauty treatments. To name just a few, skin lotion, hair conditioners, body scrubs, blemish busters, and more. Honey has properties that are beneficial in so many beauty treatments. Did you ever think you would use the honey right from your own kitchen to whip up some great beauty treatments? Well actually, honey has been used for centuries in home recipes to make all kinds of wonderful beauty treatments.
The benefits that come with adding honey to one's diet have been well study, and documented. it's no wonder through the centuries women have developed their own special uses for honey in beauty treatments. Folklore depicts beauties such as Cleopatra, as having bathed in nothing but milk and honey, to a sure her skin would stay healthy and youthful.
The 19th century gave rise to the mass production of cosmetics. Honey was one of the ingredients used in many cosmetic product of the day. It was well known that honey held great healing properties, so naturally it made good sense that one's skin would benefit greatly from its application.
Today many manufactures are again seeing the benefits of adding honey to their products. Realizing through scientific research, that honey holds great properties. Properties that can aid in skin healing and rejuvenation. Honey is being added to many products, such as skin creams, skin lotions, facial masks, facial scrubs, hair products as well as bathing products.
Cosmetic products that contain honey are most often very costly. Below is a list of some beauty recipes that contain honey, they are easy and inexpensive to prepare in one's own kitchen. These are tried and true recipes that I have collected over the years. I have found wonderful results with these concoctions.
Moisturizing Hair Conditioner Hydration Plus Loads Of Shine
Moisturizing Hair Treatment:
1/2 cup of honey,
1/4 cup of olive oil,
four drops essential oil of rosemary
Mix ingredients in a small bowl and the apply sparingly to dampened hair. Let sit for 10 minutes lightly shampoo. You won't believe the shine, and hydration you will get from this treatment.
Have some left. apply to extra dry skin areas, like knees, elbows, you name it.
Great Hair Rinse To Add Moisture To Your Hair!
Hair Rinse That Adds Shine
To add unbelievable shine to hair. Mix 1 ½ teaspoon honey to 5 cups of warm water. After shampooing, poor the mixture over hair, massage lightly just to make sure the mixture is reaching all parts of the hair. Leave in, style as you will. If you wish to bring out highlights add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.
Wonderful Facial Cleanser
Its Great For Dry Skin
Facial cleanser for very dry skin. Combine 2 tablespoons of dried oats and 2 tablespoons of honey blend in food processor or blender. Great daily facial cleanser. Keeps in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 1 tablespoons milk. Apply over face and neck, alone with decollate. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat dry.
Great Honey Mask for Dry Skin
You should give this one a try, It works
Mask for Dry Skin
1 tablespoon of buttermilk
1 egg yolk
teaspoon of honey
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl,mix well, apply to face and neck. Keep on 20 minutes wash off with lukewarm water. You won't believe how hydrated your face feels.
Face Need A Bit Of Firming? Try This Mask
Firming Facial Mask, it really gives results. It's not a face lift, but it firms wonderfully in a pinch.
1 tablespoon honey,
1 egg white,
1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores).
flour add slowly just enough to make a paste.
Great Blemish Buster!
Combine 1 cup honey with 1 ½ cup of orange juice mix well. Use a Blender if available. Apply to blemishes, leave on for 30 minutes rinse off with warm water. Great remedy for blemishes at on the decollete area. The juice acts to dry, the honey gives it wonderful healing properties to help the skin heal and become smooth and soft.
Apply by Smoothing mixture over the face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Soothing Bath Soak
So Relaxing ...
Milk and Honey Bath solution. Combine 1/4 cup of honey with 2 cups of milk, add some crushed lavender buds or a few drops of scented oil, for a wonderful relaxing fragrance. Add to your bathwater, enjoy. You will feel oh so soft, and relaxed after this soak.
All over Body Scrub
Use from head to toe
All Over Scrub
Honey Scrub, this is a great exfoliation, can be used over the entire body, including the face.
Combine 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice.( A coffee grinder works well to grind the almonds). Massage onto skin, gently if using on facial skin. Rinse off with warm water. You will feel wonderfully soft new skin.
Lotion for Very Dry Skin
Skin Lotion that will leave your skin smooth, plus soothed.
Add 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1 ¼ teaspoon lemon. Mix together, until all have blended well. Massage into any extra dry areas, such as elbows, hands, heels. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Also great for healing sunburned skin.
Email - Questions And Answers
I get loads of mail - thought I would share a letter or two.
Question: Hello Shar,
I would like to know if there is a honey recipe for Oily Skin. I have really oily skin and I really dislike it. If you have any recipes, could you please send them to me? Thank you for your time." Hooly
Answer: Hi Hooly, Thank you for your letter, There is a couple natural honey remedies for your skin type. Here is a great facial cleanser, that will lightly exfoliate, but help clean the excess oil from your face.
Combine 1/3 cup honey, 3/4 cup orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a bowl. Use a coffee grinder, or blender to grind oatmeal into an almost power form. Add 1 tablespoon of oatmeal powder to the wet mixture, mix well with a fork. Store your cleaner in a clean jar in the refrigerator. To use wet your face with warm water, gently massage the cleanser over your skin, rinse well with warm water. Take care not to get cleanser near your eyes.
I think you will be surprised how well, this cleaner works to rid unwanted oil from your skin. Plus. the orange juice also act as a bacteria fighter, and will keep away blemishes as well as brighten your skin color. You may also want to try this mask, if you have an unwanted blemish.
So, your honey has crystallized ? Don't toss it, read on.
Honey has to be stored properly to maintain good consistency, and quality. Always store honey in a closed container, airtight. Make sure it's stored in a dry location, at room temperature about 70-75 degrees. Honey tends to absorb moisture, which can denature its quality. To high of temperatures will also denature honey. Cool is better.
During storage, honey will naturally gradually becomes darker color, and slightly changes composition.
For longer-term storage freeze honey in the freezer. Freeze in an airtight container. Freezing honey for a short time (2 months) completely preserves all the natural goodness of the honey. But must be stored airtight, otherwise may not hold its smooth clear texture.
Do not store honey in the refrigerator. Refrigerator temperatures cause honey to crystallize very quickly. Your Honey has crystallized? If honey crystallizes, remove the lid and place the jar in warm water until the crystals dissolve, stir it a few times while in warm water bath. You can also dissolve the crystals by heating the honey in the microwave oven. Nuke it for 15 seconds, repeat if needed. Be careful not to burn or scorch the honey. Don't over nuke.