Versatile ways of using honey at home

Posted by Cynthia Madison on October 25th, 2017

Of course, that you buy raw honey from trusted organic sources, not your local supermarket. We all have a jar of honey in our kitchens, but did you know that you can use it in a lot of surprising ways other than healthy recipes? Here are just some great uses that are safe, natural and effective.

Nourishing face mask

Honey is one of the most nourishing and hydrating ingredients you could find. Besides, it also has strong anti-aging properties and it promotes skin healing. One single teaspoon of honey packs a punch and delivers more than an expensive face cream, so give yourself and pamper and incorporate it into a DIY face mask. If you have dry, sensitive skin, mix raw honey with melted coconut oil and your skin will glow afterwards. If you have acne-prone skin, use it alone, avoiding irritating ingredients such as lemon juice. Honey has antimicrobial properties and it can fight the bacteria on your face responsible for pimples, so contact your Local Honey Man to refill your stock!

Pampering session for your hair

If your hair has been dry, brittle and lacklustre lately, a little bit of honey is just what it needs. Depending on your needs, you can use it in different ways. For example, you can apply it as a mask to smoothen split ends or, if you have dandruff, you can put a little bit of honey into your shampoo. Make sure you don’t add too much, because it could turn your hair sticky.

Reduce swelling after insect bites

Honey is praised by its antimicrobial and soothing properties, which makes it great for reducing discomfort after insect bites. Mix in some lemon juice with honey and spray it over the insect bite to reduce swelling and itchiness.

Make your own sports drink

When it comes to sports drinks, most people seem to think that Gatorade is the best option, but if you want something all-natural that works just as well, make your own sports drink using honey. For this recipe, you will need water, raw honey, a pinch of sea salt and mineral drops. The result will be a refreshing drink that keeps you stay hydrated, restores lost minerals and helps you stay focused.

Make all-natural cough drops

Honey is a popular natural remedy for coughing and sore throat, but what happens if you need some while you’re on the go? It’s simple: take a honey cough drop that you made yourself at home! Apart from honey you will also need marshmallow root and slippery elm, two natural ingredients that you can buy from your local health store.

No matter how you decide to use honey, make sure you only buy the raw, organic one. Many honey varieties sold in supermarkets contain added sugar and preservatives that diminish honey’s natural benefits.

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