By Debbie, Simple Living 101
This information is for entertainment purposes. Please use caution when using any products on your skin. These are home recipes and should be viewed as such.
Flowers are blooming and millions of bees are getting ready for another summer of producing honey. Honey is a great ingredient for homemade beauty products. Honey is high in potassium content making it difficult for germs to survive. It is also great for retaining moisture. These are recipes I have tried and altered to better suit my needs. I love homemade beauty products but am unwilling to spend hours concocting a product. These products can be prepared in less than five minutes and use only ingredients that are found in most kitchen cupboards. These recipes will enhance your beauty if they are a part of your regular beauty regiment. To be beautiful one must still drink plenty of water, get plenty of rest, reduce stress in their lives, have a balanced and nutritious diet and most of all love themselves.
Lip Moisturizer: Melt 1 tablespoon of honey and stir in 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place this on your lips to keep them looking great.
Deep Conditioner: Brush your hair and remove all tangles. Gently work in 100% pure honey into your hair, starting at the roots. Work in sections to ensure all of your hair is covered with honey. If the honey is too thick to work with gently warm the honey and place on the hair. Cover your hair with a shower cap and wrap a towel around your head. Let the honey sit on your hair for 30 minutes. Remove the towel and shower cap and rinse your hair in the shower with warm water. The honey will effortlessly leave your hair. The honey has left your hair full of shine and bounce.
Hair Shine: Clean and condition your hair as usual. Combine ¼ teaspoon of honey with 4 cups of warm water. Rinse this solution through your hair and style as usual. Great to use before a big date.
Hand Moisturizer: Melt 4 tablespoons of honey and stir in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Massage this over your hands and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove with warm water. Your hands will feel soft after the first try.
Facial Mask: Ground 1 tablespoon of oatmeal into fine pieces. Stir in 1 teaspoon of honey and enough milk or cream to make a smooth paste. Gently place the mask on your face and neck, and let sit for 15 minutes or until dry. Rinse off with warm water and splash your face with cold water when the mask is completely off your face. This is a great mask to do once a week to rid your face of all impurities.
Body Wrap: Melt 2 cups of honey and stir in 1 cup of powdered oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Grab a partner and let them gently work this mixture all over your body but staying away from delicate areas. Let this mixture sit on your body for 30 minutes. Rinse in a warm bath. I prefer to the front and back of my body separately. This is incredible for the skin.
When preparing or using any of these recipes use your own judgment. These work wonders for my combination skin type but may not be beneficial to yours. Experiment with all recipes and only make enough mixture for that day. Most of the products do not keep well. Happy Experimenting.
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I have many roles but my favorites are being a mom to my incredible two-year-old son, an aunt to my wonderful nephews and a wife to an awesome husband who encourages me every day. I love being at home with my son and to be able to watch and participate in many of his life journeys. I enjoy taking long walks in forested areas and grabbing a free minute to write in my journal. I am a woman that dives into many new adventures. I love to sing and dance but many walk out the door with my singing performances.
As well, I love to participate in activities that energize the mind, body, and spirit. My desire to write simple living articles was the lack of information on natural homemade products. I did a great deal of searching and experimenting before I felt confident to write about alternatives to commercial products in the home. This search has been great and continues to feed my mind with wonderful ideas to decrease commercial products in the home and increase products made from nature and the heart.