Friday, September 23, 2011

HONEY: For Your Beauty and Wellness

Why buy expensive beauty products when you can easily make them yourself? With common household ingredients like milk, nuts and oil, you can turn honey into an inexpensive, all-natural cleanser or conditioner.

Honey Cleanser
Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse with cool water.

Facial Toner
In a blender, puree 2 tablespoon honey with a peeled core apple. Smooth over face. Leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.

Firming Facial Mask
Whisk together 2 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerine (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste. Smooth over the face and throat. Leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

Skin Softening Bath
Add 1/4 cup honey to bah water for fragrant, silky bath.

Smooth Skin Conditioner
Mix 2 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, and heels, any where skin feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off.

For Shiny Hair
Stir 2 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Add a squeeze of lemon if desired. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out.

Hair Conditioner
Mix 1/2 cup of honey with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Use 2 tablespoon oil for normal to oil hair. Using small amount at a time, work mixture through hair until coated. Cover the hair with shower cap. Leave on 30 minutes – remove shower cap. Shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.

Soothing  Skin  ( for minor acne flare-ups)
Mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a cotton, apply directly to blemish. Maintain pressure with cotton ball for several minutes, to soften blemish. Using a cotton swab, dab HONEY on the blemish. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.

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