Uses for Honey you might not know

Besides being a tasty treat, honey has a number of beauty and medicinal uses. 

For centuries it has been used for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties

It has been used as a treatment for some illnesses, a vitamin supplement and is also known to moisturize and disinfect the skin.

Here are some beneficial ways to use Honey:

Always consult a doctor before using honey as a treatment.

Bacterial infections - soak raw garlic cloves in honey and take 1 teaspoon of garlic infused honey 3-4 times a day.

Burns - to soothe, apply honey to the burn.

Cough or Sore Throat - heat 1/4 cup Honey with 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Take one teaspoon of the warm syrup as needed or add to a warm cup of tea.

Cuts - apply honey to the cut before bandaging. This will clean the cut.

Energy - eat a tablespoon of honey daily. Speed up metabolism by using honey instead of sugar throughout the day.

Indigestion - to relieve, take a spoonful of honey.


Acne - wash your face with a little honey and warm water.

Dandruff - after shampooing, apply a little honey to your scalp. Let it remain on scalp for a few minutes before rinsing.

Hair - to control frizziness, after washing apply honey to the ends and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.

Elbows - apply honey to clean elbows. Allow honey to remain on your elbows for 30 minutes before rinsing.

Face - give yourself a honey facial. Peel and remove seeds from a cucumber. Puree the cucumber and extract 2 tablespoons of juice. Stir 2 tablespoons honey into the cucumber juice and add 1 tablespoon of Milk. Apply the mixture to your face for 20 minutes, rinse well.

Hair Conditioner -after washing hair, add a little honey and rinse after a few minutes.

Shiny Hair - add a teaspoon of honey to 4 cups of warm water. Pour the mixture over clean hair.

Skin - to exfoliate, make a mixture using 1 teaspoon of honey and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda or add a few tablespoons of honey to your bathwater to soften the skin.

What uses you do have for honey?