Apart from being sweetener to drinks and desserts, important ingredient to mouth-watering recipes, honey has a lot of other benefits as well. It has many health benefits and has been used widely in home remedies. For instance, to treat asthma, dry cough and cold, helps healing minor wounds and aids digestion. It also carries tonnes of amazing beauty advantages. Just name it! You can use honey as one of the main ingredients for your body scrub, face mask and even to treat your hair. Here are some as easy as ABC beauty recipes that can be done by yourself in the comfort of your own home.
Wishing for a flawless complexion? Do you want to shrink your pores, brighten your skin or combat acne? Do try one of these. Basically, you need only honey and one other ingredient.
- To shrink pores - 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 egg white
- To brighten skin - 1 tablespoon of honey + 2 tablespoons of mashed banana or 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- To tighten and firm skin - 2 tablespoons of honey + 2 tablespoons of coffee powder or grounds
- To reduce wrinkles - 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of oat (grind into fine powder)
- To clear up acne - 1 tablespoon of honey + 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder
What you have to do is to mix the two ingredients together. Apply a thin layer all over the face. Let it on for 20 - 30 minutes or until it dries. Rinse it off. Repeat twice or thrice a week. You’ll definitely be happy with the end result.
Using body scrubs will exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells. By doing it regularly, it hydrates and moisturizes your skin. Say hello to your new vibrant, glowing youthful healthy skin with one of these two body scrubs.
Pamper your body with Sugar and Honey Body Scrub
- 2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
Or enjoy the aromatic Coffee and Honey Body Scrub
- 1 cup coffee grounds or coffee powder
- ½ cup oatmeal (grind into powder)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all the ingredients together until you reach a slightly thick sticky consistency. Use the scrub while having a body massage or during a bath.
Not only it softens and moisturises your hair, honey can be used to treat dandruffs, reduces frizz and overcome split ends. You can also use honey as your natural hair conditioner. Just mix 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil until well combined. Apply the mixture to your hair thoroughly. Let it rest for a few minutes before rinsing.
For split ends, you just need ½ tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Mix together these two ingredients and apply it to your hair for 30 minutes. Rinse. Repeat several times a week for the best result.
Needless to say more, we need to have ample stock of honey, right? Have you ever tried any of the above before? Do share your experience in the comment box below.