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Homemade Beauty Treatments Made With Honey

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Homemade facial skin care right from your kitchen.

I have put together a list of beauty treatments that contain honey as the main ingredient. I have listed 10 of my favorite honey-based beauty treatments, all wonderful healthful beauty treatments. To name just a few, skin lotion, hair conditioners, body scrubs, blemish busters, and lots more. Honey has properties that are not only internally beneficial but can do wonders when used externally. The benefits that come with adding honey to one's diet have been well studied and documented. it's no wonder through the centuries women have developed their own special uses for honey in beauty treatments.

Folklore depicts beauties such as Cleopatra, as having bathed in nothing but milk and honey, to a sure her skin would stay healthy and youthful. It was well known that honey held great healing properties, so naturally, it made good sense that one's skin would benefit greatly from its application.

Today many manufacturers are seeing the benefits of adding honey to their products. Realizing through scientific research, that honey holds great properties. Properties that can aid in skin healing and rejuvenation. Honey is being added to many products, such as skin creams, skin lotions, facial masks, facial scrubs, hair products as well as bathing products.

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Moisturizing Honey Hair Conditioner Hydration Plus Leaves Loads Of Shine

Honey Moisturizing Hair Treatment:

1/2 cup of honey

1/4 cup of olive oil

four drops of essential oil of rosemary

Mix ingredients in a small bowl and then apply sparingly to dampened hair. Let sit for 10 minutes lightly shampoo. You won't believe the shine, and hydration you will get from this treatment.

Have some left. apply to extra dry skin areas, like knees, elbows, you name it.

Great Hair Rinse To Add Moisture To Your Hair!

Hair Rinse That Adds Shine

To add unbelievable shine to hair. Mix 1 ½ teaspoon honey to 5 cups of warm water. After shampooing, pour the mixture over the hair, massage lightly just to make sure the mixture is reaching all parts of the hair. Leave it in, blow-dry, and style as you will. If you wish to bring out highlights add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to the mixture.

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Honey Facial Cleanser

It's Great For Dry Skin

Facial Cleanser

Facial cleanser for very dry skin. Combine 2 tablespoons of dried oats and 2 tablespoons of honey blend in a food processor or blender. Great daily facial cleanser. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Moisture Mask

Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 1 tablespoons milk. Apply to face and neck, alone with decollate. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, pat dry.

Great Honey Mask for Dry Skin

You should give this one a try, It works

Mask for Dry Skin

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of buttermilk

1 egg yolk

teaspoon of honey

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, apply to face and neck. Keep on 20 minutes wash off with lukewarm water. You won't believe how hydrated your face feels.

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sharshoney

Face Need A Bit Of Firming? Try This Honey Mask

Firming Facial Mask, it really gives results. It's not a face-lift, but it firms wonderfully in a pinch.

1 tablespoon honey

1 egg white

1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores)

flour add slowly just enough to make a paste

Great Blemish Buster!

Combine 1 cup honey with 1 ½ cup of orange juice mix well. Use a Blender if available. Apply to blemishes, leave on for 30 minutes rinse off with warm water. A great remedy for blemishes at the decollete area. The juice acts to dry, the honey gives it wonderful healing properties to help the skin heal and become smooth and soft.

Apply by Smoothing mixture over the face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

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Soothing Honey Bath

So Relaxing ...

Bath Soak

Milk and Honey Bath solution. Combine 1/4 cup of honey with 2 cups of milk, add some crushed lavender buds or a few drops of scented oil, for a wonderful relaxing fragrance. Add to your bathwater, enjoy it. You will feel oh so soft, and relaxed after this soak.

All over Body Scrub

Use from head to toe

All Over Scrub

Honey Scrub, this is a great exfoliation, can be used over the entire body, including the face.

Combine 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice. ( A coffee grinder works well to grind the almonds). Massage onto skin, gently if using on facial skin. Rinse off with warm water. You will feel wonderfully soft new skin.


Honey Lotion for Very Dry Skin

Skin Lotion that will leave your skin smooth, plus soothed.

Add 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1 ¼ teaspoon lemon. Mix together, until all have blended well. Massage into any extra dry areas, such as elbows, hands, heels. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Also great for healing sunburned skin.

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How To Store Honey

So, your honey has crystallized? Don't toss it, read on.

Honey has to be stored properly to maintain good consistency and quality. Always store honey in a closed container, airtight. Make sure it's stored in a dry location, at room temperature about 70-75 degrees. Honey tends to absorb moisture, which can denature its quality. Too high temperatures will also denature honey. Cool is better. During storage, honey will naturally gradually becomes a darker color, and slightly changes composition.

For longer-term storage freeze honey in the freezer. Freeze in an airtight container. Freezing honey for a short time (2 months) completely preserves all the natural goodness of the honey. But must be stored airtight, otherwise may not hold its smooth clear texture.

Do not store honey in the refrigerator. Refrigerator temperatures cause honey to crystallize very quickly.

Has your honey crystallized? If honey crystallizes, remove the lid and place the jar in warm water until the crystals dissolve, stir it a few times while in a warm water bath. You can also dissolve the crystals by heating the honey in the microwave oven. Nuke it for 15 seconds, repeat if needed. Be careful not to burn or scorch the honey. Don't over nuke.

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Please leave me a bit of feedback

anonymous on September 24, 2008:

Love this! I always see a lady selling honey on my way to work..now I have a reason to stop!

WorldTravelers916 on September 15, 2008:

i love honey its the best condement!

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Jasonb702 on September 15, 2008:

Honey is a great product. I use it for a lot of different things... More people should look in to it....

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aniaArt on August 08, 2008:

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attractfitness on September 20, 2007:

I never heard of using honey as a beauty product. But I do know that is good for you. I have heard it is really good for people with allergies and should be a part of any healthy diet.

webseitler on September 14, 2007:

What a sweet lens! :) Thanks for all the Burt's Bees items. I found something I've been looking for.

Acne_Medicine on May 15, 2007:

Hi Shar, another very fine lens (5 *s). I can see you have put a lot of thought and hard work into it. Please consider adding it to my acne medicine and skin care group. My group visitors will appreciate it. Thanks.