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Herbal Honey Skin Moisturizer

Herbal Honey Skin Moisturizer

Imagine checking the ingredients on the back of a moisturizer and seeing only “honey and chamomile flowers.” Wouldn’t you buy it in a heartbeat? We would! But wait, we can make it instead. Find out why honey and herbs are so wonderfully fantastic for your skin, and learn how to make a formula as healing and emollient as it is sweet and simple.

Beauties throughout history have relied on honey for its moisturizing properties. Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture, making it a perfect ingredient for moisturizing. It is also an anti-irritant, which makes it a great choice for sensitive skin and baby products.

By mixing honey with steeped chamomile or calendula flowers, you can add to its salubrious nature with the special properties that these herbs provide. Both chamomile and calendula act as an antibacterial, astringent, anti-inflammatory, emollient, moisturizer and skin healer.

And talk about simple!

INGREDIENTS
1 cup strong chamomile or calendula tea
1 tablespoon honey

Make the tea and add the honey. Stir to dissolve and then steep the tea for several hours. Strain. Dab some of the mixture on your fingers and massage into skin.

Store in a sealed glass jar in your refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Makes 1 cup.

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By Annie B. Bond

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:03AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thank you :)

3:10AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for posting.

11:25PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Thank you.

9:47PM PST on Dec 20, 2011

Love this! Honey and chamomile are wonderful!

8:59AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Thank you

3:25PM PST on Dec 12, 2010

Thanks for the information! Honey has so many benifits.

4:36AM PDT on Sep 26, 2010

thanks

12:31AM PST on Mar 12, 2010

Good article thanks

8:28PM PST on Jan 15, 2010

Thank you, Annie; I had no idea chamomile and calendula were so beneficial.

8:48PM PST on Dec 15, 2009

Perfect for sensitive skin, this mask provides a bounty of natural essentials for parched and dehydrated faces. And it smells fantastic to boot! Benefiting from rich honey, minerals and herbal extracts.


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