Honey isn’t considered a superfood for nothing. This thick, rich, gooey goodness isn’t just for eating. There are lots of other things you can do with it as well. A lot of people then and now have used honey for medicinal purposes. Others keep a jar or a bottle in their cupboard to use as home remedy for many kinds of different illnesses and there are also those that use honey as a regular part of their beauty regimen. If you’re looking for other things to do with honey, check out our list below on how you can get the most use out of it.
- Honey rinse for shiny hair – if you’re constantly looking for ways to make your hair shinier and you want a more natural way to achieve this, you can do a honey rinse every time you wash your hair. All you have to do is mix a teaspoonful of honey to a quart of warm water and use the mixture as your final rinse in the shower. Don’t worry about ending up with sticky hair, a quarter is usually enough to dilute it but you can always add more if you think the mixture is a bit too gooey for your liking.
- Face wash – aside from smelling good, honey is a great ingredient to add to your homemade face wash because it leaves a protective film on your skin that acts as a barrier to shield your skin from dirt, pollution and other harsh elements that may cause you to break out. If you don’t already have a homemade face wash recipe to add honey to, you can simply mix a pea sized amount of honey with water into a paste and rub it onto your face then pat off the excess with paper towel.
- Natural moisturizer in the bath – if you’re obsessed with bath products like I am, you’ll notice that today a lot of companies make their bath products not only to clean your skin but also to do other things like hydrate and moisturize it. Sometimes, too, you’ll notice that scented products are far more expensive compared to unscented ones and honey is always a popular scent. If you want a cheaper and more natural alternative to these commercial bath products that feature honey, simply take three tablespoons of honey and mix it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and drop the mixture in your bathwater for an instant DIY natural moisturizer. It’s going to leave you with soft, supple and sweet smelling skin.
- Lip scrub – if you have a problem with dry lips all the time, it’s time you use honey to your lip’s advantage. Mix up a teaspoon of ground coffee beans with some honey until you end up with a paste like consistency and coarse texture. Apply the mixture on to your lips and scrub gently with an old toothbrush to reveal softer and plumper lips. You can also use sugar if you don’t like the taste of raw coffee on your lips.