Honey for beauty

Honey for beauty 

A jar of pure amber colored local honey glistens in the sun, inside the jar is also a piece of the honeycomb it came from.

Since the earliest civilisations, honey has been used around the world as both a sweetener and an ingredient in medicines and cosmetic preparations. A beehive can produce anything up to 60lb of honey in a season, yet a single bee will produce just one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. With such incredible statistics and such health-affirming properties, it is no wonder that honey is so popular. In today’s post, we will avoid talking about how good it is to eat; instead, we will focus on how to use honey in homemade skincare preparations.

Our range of aromatherapy jars

If you would like to try your hand at making your own cosmetics and skincare products, you will need some jars to store them in. We stock a huge range of pharmaceutical jars and aromatherapy jars to suit everything from lip balm to body scrubs. We have amber glass jars, clear jars and frosted jars to give you exactly the finished look you are after. Why not browse through our collection and get set for making your own preparations?

Filling those aromatherapy jars

Honey can be used in so many ways as part of your skincare routine and has almost magical properties when it comes to moisturising and nourishing your skin and nails. Always ensure that you use raw honey in any cosmetic preparations, as processed honey has been pasteurised and much of its natural goodness will have disappeared.

If your nails and cuticles could do with a little TLC, try mixing raw honey with coconut oil and apple cider vinegar in equal parts. The honey will moisturise and nourish the skin, the vinegar will soften any hard skin and the coconut oil will protect and condition your skin, leaving your nails and fingers revitalised and rejuvenated.

Honey also works brilliantly as a facial cleanser and is ideal for all skin types. Here is a recipe for a homemade honey face wash that is quick and easy to prepare:

fresh as spring flowers

75ml raw honey
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp almond oil
10 drops lavender oil
10 drops lemon oil
6 drops geranium oil

Method

– Soften the honey, along with the water, in a saucepan over a very gentle heat.
– Add the essential oils and stir thoroughly to combine.
– Pour into pharmaceutical jars, or a soap dispenser, ready for use.

Always remember to shake this mixture well before use, as the honey tends to sink to the bottom.

If you have your own honey-based cosmetics recipes, why not share them with us via Facebook or Twitter? We would love to hear about them!

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