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Feel Like a Queen: Royal Jelly Face Tightener

Feel Like a Queen: Royal Jelly Face Tightener

While we need to love ourselves as we are, sometimes we want to feel uplifted and look uplifted, too. One day I was experimenting by putting royal jelly in a homemade face cream and I was astonished to see and feel how significantly it tightened my skin when it dried. I looked uplifted!

Royal Jelly is the most nourishing of the bee secretions
because it is designed to nourish the larvae. If a queen bee is needed, a
hatchling is fed only royal jelly, and in large amounts, which morphs a
regular hatchling into a queen. You can get pure, active royal jelly at a
health food store or from a bee keeper.

For skin care, royal jelly tightens the skin and provides many nutrients,
rejuvenating the cells. Here is a skin cream with royal jelly that takes
seconds to make and contains aloe vera, another ingredient renowned for
healing the skin.

cup aloe vera gel
1/8 cup vegetable glycerin
to 1 teaspoon royal jelly (keep it refrigerated once you have opened the royal jelly container)

Combine the ingredients in a glass jar. Stir to blend. Pat onto your skin and let dry. Keep the remainder in the refrigerator.

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By Annie B. Bond

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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, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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8:52AM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:00PM PST on Feb 6, 2013

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!

10:36PM PDT on May 23, 2012

Sounds good, and too simple not to try!!

3:09PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

just wondering how long this will last in the fridge?
it sounds great

4:41AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:12AM PDT on Jul 3, 2010


1:24PM PDT on May 5, 2008

Can't wait to try it!

8:02PM PDT on Mar 20, 2008

You can purchase royal jelly in a creamy formulation that is edible from or Bee Alive.

5:01PM PDT on Mar 20, 2008

where can I find fresh royal jelly? I went to diferent health food stores today and only found it in soft gel pills so i boght it...can i them use that one?

9:47AM PDT on Mar 20, 2008

Yes, royal jelly is available in pill form, it is dry freezed, created into powder and put into pills. Burt's bees uses it this way. Commercial products must use ingredients in a form that will extend the shelf life and this is why they use it in this form. I'm not sure if it is the best way though.

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