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Sweet Honey of a Bath Formula

Sweet Honey of a Bath Formula

Herbalists have praised honey as a beauty aid for centuries with very good reason. It is a terrific humectant–meaning it helps our skin to retain moisture, making it softer and smoother, and rejuvenating our appearance.

When we invite the golden sweetness of honey into our tub, it becomes a skin-nourishing treat for body and soul. Let the bees show you the way to smoother, fresher-looking skin:


2 tablespoons honey
1 cup hot water
2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

1. Dissolve the honey in the hot water, then add essential oil and stir to mix.

2. Pour mixture into bathwater and soak for 10 to 15 minutes.

For more great, easy honey recipes see Honey: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips.

Read more: Beauty, Bath & Shower

Inspired by Better Basics for the Home, by Annie Berthold-Bond (Three Rivers Press, 1999).

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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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2:54AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thank you :)

7:19AM PDT on Apr 12, 2013


9:21PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Delightful and relaxing. Yes, some will object to using honey in the bath water but if one uses honey normally then simply sacrifice the amount that you would normally use in a day for your tea or baking and give it to the bath instead. Organic honey which is locally produced is humane, although to many vegans using honey is against their beliefs. However, much of the world...most of not driven by a vegan agenda. Mainstream honey is, however, often produced in China, or industrial honey is also unkind to honey bees. Safe honey is local and organic.

6:20AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Thanks for ..

2:07PM PST on Feb 4, 2013


9:19AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

mmmm, this will be heaven and with the lavender essential oil? Oh please wake me up if I fall asleep. :)) Then apply the best olive oil upon your skin while your pores are open and you will wake up ever so soft. Best olive oil? Carothers' Olive oil.

5:20AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

What a nice spa!

12:24AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

You have done really nice job. There are many people searching about that now they will find enough sources by your tips.Options

1:29AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

I would rather thank the bees by having my honey treat on the inside. I am always so greatful for honey that the bees give us, the eggs that the chickens lay us and the dairy that the dairy cattle give us. They are such cleaver creatures that give without thanks and if we should appreciate every drop or morsel of their gifts.

9:27PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

Thank you.

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