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Honey Do: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

Honey Do: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

There is simply no sweeter way to bring a smooth glow to your skin and hair than with glorious golden honey.

Here are some fabulous uses for this almost-magical substance, held in the highest esteem by wise ones—and savvy beauties—for millennia.

After all, honey is one of the oldest and most effective beauty aids ever. Discover a few ancient secrets, right here. They’re the bees’ knees!

1. Honey Pat. This is the best way to bring a lively glow to your face and body while you moisturize and smooth. And it’s so much fun! Just bring one of those cute little honey-bears into the tub with you. Squeeze some honey anywhere on your skin and pat it with both hands. As you continue to pat your skin, the honey gets really sticky, and will pull up your skin gently with every pat. This is the BEST for circulation, and you’ll end up with a gorgeous glow. Rinse off the honey when you’ve had enough.

2. Honey Bath. If you don’t have time to pat-and-glow, just add 1/4 cup or so of honey to your bath. Mmmm—sweet, silky, and luscious skin.

3. Honey Shiny Hair. Mix 1 teaspoon honey, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and 1 quart of warm water. After shampooing, simply pour through hair. Let your hair dry as you normally would; you don’t need to rinse it out.

4. Moisturizing Honey Mask. Mix 2 tablespoons honey and 2 teaspoons milk or cream. Smooth on face and allow to remain for 10 minutes, then rinse.

5. Honey-Apple Toner. This sweet alpha-hydroxy miracle will help to firm, smooth, and moisturize your skin. In a blender or food processor, combine 1 peeled, cored apple with a tablespoon of honey and pulse until smooth. Apply pulp gently to face and allow to remain for 15 minutes, then rinse.

6. Good-Enough-to-Eat Facial Cleansing Scrub. Combine 1 tablespoon honey, 1 tablespoon finely-ground almonds, 2 tablespoons dry oatmeal, and enough lemon juice to moisten. Massage mixture gently onto face, then rinse with warm water.

7. Honey Hair Conditioning Treatment. This great formula combines the benefits of honey and olive oil for lustrous, silky, healthy hair and scalp. Simply combine 1/2 cup honey and 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup olive oil (depending on the dryness of your hair and scalp). Saturate hair and scalp with this conditioner, then put on a shower cap and allow the conditioner to remain for 30 minutes before you shampoo and rinse as usual.

Read more: Beauty, Skin Care

By Cait Johnson, author of Witch in the Kitchen (Inner Traditions, 2001).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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6:36AM PDT on Jun 28, 2013

I’ll never ever miss the chance to read your new blogs. Glittering work guys!!
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7:19AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013

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6:22AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

Sounds yum...

2:47AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thanks

2:41AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

These all sound wonderful. I'm a firm believer that honey can do just about anything.

2:35AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thank you :)

2:21AM PDT on Oct 9, 2012

Thanks , good ideas ,healthy articles .

1:05PM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

thanks for the tips

6:38AM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Gorgeous!

8:30AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

thx, I will try the conditioner

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