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.
½ cup aloe vera gel
1/8 cup vegetable glycerin
½ 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.
By Annie B. Bond