Bee in Bloom!

I love honey! Honey has been around for thousands of years and has long been known for its amazing healing properties. With a  long history of anti-aging effects and for keeping the skin looking beautiful and fresh, honey is a humectant which means it attracts and preserves water therefore aiding in hydrating the skin. The skin benefits from honey in so many ways, which is a good indication as to why so many beauty products contain it. It even works well on chapped lips and helps acne because it has antibacterial properties.

For years I have tried many products, created at home remedies and fed my skin with honey. Now I want to share some of my favorite uses of honey (natures little gem) and the products that I love that contains it.

First, my number one thing I love to use honey for is washing my face. I lightly dampen my skin and apply honey to my face and neck in a circular motion. I leave it on for 3-5 minutes, then I take a wash cloth with warm water and wipe my face clean. Instant radiant, soft skin! I follow-up with a little coconut oil for an added moisturizer.

I normally apply coconut oil to my hair for a mask to add shine. I have now discovered a new little trick, mixing 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups of warm water and using it as a hair rinse before. If you’re a blonde, you can add the juice of a whole lemon.

I’m a huge tea drinker and have always added a little honey. When I’m feeling under the weather, I take a teaspoon of honey when I have a sore throat. You can even pour honey over a cut up onion, leave it for a few hours (preferably overnight), then take the onions out and eat the honey. Trust me, it works wonders for soothing your sore throat. Years back I was introduced to a great warm, cozy drink. You boil non-sweetened almond or coconut milk with 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, add 1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger and cinnamon. Then once done add some honey to taste and enjoy. If you wish you can add a pinch of cloves, nutmeg or cayenne as well.

Last but not least I wanted to list a few favorite beauty products that I love that contain Honey

Lips~   Salt Spring Soap Works lip balm ,  Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15  , deserving Thyme lip care balm sweetened with honey

Hands~ L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Concentrated Booster~ Dermalogica Gentle Soothing Booster

Perfumes with notes of Honey~ Thierry Mugler Angel & Chloé

I would love to hear about your honey treatments, at-home recipes or beauty products that contain natures little miracle that you just can’t live without.

For my Vancouver and Canadian followers please visit Beauty Mark to pick up 2 of my recommended lip treats and concentrated boosters. For my recommendations on the hand cream and perfumes stop by Sephora

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