Who doesn’t love honey? We’ve always taken honey in our tea and our oatmeal, but this sweetness can be put to use in more ways than we ever thought possible. Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soaps and bubble baths. Because it’s naturally antibacterial and acts as a humectant, meaning it draws in moisture to the skin and hair, honey, especially raw or unpasteurized, is also used in lots of homemade beauty recipes. Pretty cool, right? Full disclosure: It can be a little slimy to handle, but hey, we’ll accept it. These 15 easy beauty recipes, all starring honey, will help to ease your every hair and skin woe, from dryness to acne.
DIY Non-toxic Honey & Cinnamon Lip Balm
This lip balm is very quick and easy to make. And it’s so much cheaper than store-bought, since organic, non-toxic lip balm can be quite pricey.
Dark Chocolate Honey Beauty Mask
Homemade Honey Lemon Sugar Scrub
The logic behind these honey lemon scrubs is that they not only exfoliate, but also the lemon reduces oil and is packed with Vitamin C. The honey has anti-microbial properties and is said to help absorb impurities from the skin and moisturize.
Homemade Coconut Oil and Honey Hair Mask
This hair mask is perfect for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair. All it calls for is one tablespoon of organic coconut oil, and one tablespoon of organic raw honey. Just add a bit more of these ingredients for extra damaged or long hair. Mix the ingredients together and as an extra step to help your hair follicles open up, heat the mixture up on a stovetop in a small sauce pan. The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although I’ve found that it’s easier to apply to wet hair.
Homemade Honey Bubble Bath
DIY Anti-aging Face Mask
Homemade Honey Lip Scrub
Create a mixture of honey, cocoa powder and brown sugar in a small bowl. Rub it into your lips with your finger – but be especially gentle with super dry lips. And there’s no reason to rinse it off, just keep the honey on your lips.
Wild Rose & Honey Hand Cream Recipe
DIY Honey Avocado Face Mask for Dry Skin
Avocados are a fantastic fruit. As great as they are to eat, they are also amazing for your skin. You can use them to make wonderful masks that will leave your face feeling soft and hydrated. Avocados are a great antioxidant and loaded with vitamins C and E which are great for your skin. The fatty acid in them make a great moisturizer. Avocados have also been known to reduce redness and irritation as well as damaged skin cells.
So try this face mask with avocado and honey. You will not be disappointed!
DIY Lavender Honey Soap
Homemade Honey Face Wash
Homemade Cuticle Cream
This stuff seriously works wonders, since I’ve began to use it daily, my cuticles have been so much less dry and I had a lot fewer hangnails! You simply rub some of the cream onto your cuticles, it has a Chapstick consistency.
10-Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap
These DIY milk & honey soaps make a fantastic homemade gift – perfect for friends, family, teachers, coaches, and neighbors! They’re great for fundraisers and craft fairs, too!
DIY Hair Lightening Spray with Honey and Lemon
This spray can be used all over the hair or spritzed just on the ends depending on where you’d like to add highlights.
Honey Coconut Body Butter