Health and Wellness · Skin Care

Natures Liquid Gold: Honey

Hello Beauties! Whats tasty and good for you? Honey! Nature has given us this amazing thing. You can use it as a sweetener or for beauty products. You can find honey in any grocery store or you can shop local at farmers markets to support your community. Here are somethings that you can use honey for. 

Hair Benefits: 

  • Lighten Hair: Honey has an enzyme called glucose oxidase that produces hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide acts as a bleaching agent when applied to your gorgeous locks. 
    • 2 tablespoons of raw honey 
    • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon 
    • 1/3 cup of olive oil
      • Leave on for 6 hours then shampoo 
  • Dandruff: Raw honey is a moisturizer that helps hair hold onto moisture while delivering vitamins A,C,D,E, B-complex, beta-carotene and tons of minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, calcium, and phosphorous. 
    • Apply raw honey to damp hair 
    • Doing this can help your hair grow 
      • Leave in for 3 hours then shampoo out

Skin Benefits: 

  • Acne: Honey contains anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the swelling and redness of acne. Honey is rich in natural antioxidants which prevent damage caused by free radicals. Cinnamon contains cinnamaldehyde, which is a chemical with antibacterial properties. Cinnamon can be combined with other ingredients  to kill acne-causing bacteria.
    • Rinse your face with water and pat dry.
    • Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended and have formed a sort of paste.
      • Apply the mask to your face (or spot treat) and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
        • If anything you put on your face starts to burn take it off immediately. Everything you put on your face should be soothing. 
  • Scar Fading: Honey stimulates the healing process, and is effective in the treatment of wounds and stimulates tissue regeneration.
    • Rub honey on the scar twice a day. 
  • Skin and Lip Scrub: Honey is a natural moisturizer and olive oil nourishes and softens. Sugar is used as a natural exfoliant. 
    • 1/4 cup of raw honey
    • 1/4 cup of olive oil
    • 1/4 cup of sugar 
      • Apply to skin or lips and gently move around area. 
      • Wash off in the shower or use wet towel to remove. 
  • Dark Circles Under Eyes: The anti-inflammatory and natural bleaching property of honey helps to reduce pigmentation and blemishes. It can safely be used on eye skin. It promotes skin cells growth and helps in the formation of collagen.
    • Apply a small amount of honey under the eye for 10-15 minutes. 
    • Follow up with cold cucumber slices on the eyes. 

Medical Benefits: 

  • Upset Stomach: Honey helps coat the stomach and eliminates the bacteria that is causing upset.
    • Mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 cup warm water
    • 1 tablespoon honey
      • This will ease indigestion and may alleviate cramping and gas in your stomach.
      • It can also lessen discomfort caused by heartburn.
  • Kills Germs and Bacteria: Honey has vitamins A,C,D,E, B-complex, beta-carotene and tons of minerals including iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, calcium, and phosphorous.
    • When diluted, enzymes in the honey create a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. Enough to kill bacteria. Its enzymes create antibacterial chemicals modern medicine sometimes can’t. 
      • Honey is a great immune booster! 
  • Natural Sweetener: Honey has a sweet, sugary taste but is very healthy for you. 
    • Mix 1 tablespoon (or more) honey in coffee or tea.

These were just a few reasons why honey is amazing for us! Its always good to go for the organic and natural remedies, it helps the environment and you. 

Remember! If you feel a burning sensation with anything wipe it off immediately. Most people think that natural means that the product won’t burn but that isn’t necessarily true. 

Happy Blogging! 

– Morgan ♥

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