Honey Benefits

Reigning queens of beauty have used honey in their hair and skin care regimes for decades.

Today, increasing numbers of men and women are finding honey is the natural choice for soft, supple skin and shining healthy hair.

Straight from Nature
From face creams to body scrubs; from hair conditioner to bubble bath, honey provides a natural source for personal care products.

Honey needs no preservatives, additives, processing or refining, making it one of the few beauty products that can claim it comes straight from nature.

Honey is a natural humectant.  That means it has the ability to attract and retain moisture.

Honey’s mild enough for sensitive skin and baby products, and its antioxidant properties make it an ideal choice for lifelong skin and hair care.

Research is continuing to introduce honey in sunscreen products, exfoliants and moisturizers.

All Natural Beauty
While many of these products are available in stores and beauty salons, there are many skin and hair care ‘recipes’ that can be made and used at home.

Here are some examples:

Cucumber-Honey Toner
Puree 1 medium cucumber in a blender and drain the liquid. Add 2 teaspoons Honey and mix.

To use:
Shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the toner.
Sweep over face, neck and chest and let air-dry.

Gentle Honey Cleanser
Wet the face with warm water.
Place a small amount of honey in your hands (Usually less than a teaspoon is plenty) and rub your hands together.
Massage in to skin in a circular motion to get all areas of the skin.
Optional: Leave on for 5-10 minutes for deep pore cleansing.
Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Honey Shampoo
Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of honey to one cup of warm/hot water, stir together.
Pour onto your dry hair, making sure to work into scalp (you might need to add 3 or 4 teaspoons of honey and 2 cups warm water for long hair).
Let sit a minute or two.  Rinse out.

Honey Hair Mask
1/2 cup raw, organic honey
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup olive oil

Blend ingredients together until a pureed consistency.
Apply from top of head to tips of hair.

Leave on for at least 10 minutes. Cover with shower cap.

The banana can stick to the hair shafts a bit, so you might need to add more oil depending on hair length, or you can wash twice to remove any residual mask away.

Bananas are great for soothing an itchy scalp and moisturize hair.

Here are some great items you can buy at the store:

Honey Toner
This toner uses honey and almond seed extract for perfectly clean, soft skin.

Honey Cleanser
HoneySkin uses Manuka Honey and Aloe Vera to deeply moisturize and help get calming results from dryness, redness and itching. The formula works with your skins P.H. to balance it out and create super soft skin.

Honey Shampoo
Honey Bee uses Aloe Vera, Arnica extract and honey to condition, moisturize, nourish and protect the hair, giving it a lustrous shine.

Honey Hair Mask
Formulated with acacia honey, wheat protein, vitamin E and fiber-penetrating ingredients, it helps nourish and repair, leaving hair soft. Smooth and full of shine.

With the range of benefits from honey, it is no wonder that the number of products containing honey continues to grow!!

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Jennifer Linklater
"Beauty is more beautiful when it is on the inside"