So, today, on one of the websites that I frequent, a few ladies were discussing raw honey as a facial cleanser ... uh ... really? You can wash your face with raw honey? Uh, how the heck does that work ... what they said was just to slather it on your face and then wash it off with warm water ... they swear by the stuff ... huhm ... gotta try it ... as usual, I decided to do a little homework and that this is what I found (http://www.reallyrawhoney.com/recipes.php):
HONEY” for SKIN CARE!
1 / 3 cup finely ground oatmeal3 tablespoon Really Raw Honey , or enough to make a smooth paste1 tablespoon rose water or orange flower water
Blend oatmeal with honey until well mixed. If too thick and unmanageable, add a little rose water or orange flower water. Spread over clean face with the exception of your eyes and leave on for ½ hour. Relax while it is on. Remove this, a good astringent should be applied to tone the skin.
2 tablespoons finely ground almonds1 tablespoon Really Raw Honey1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Blend almonds, honey and lemon juice. rub gently into face. rinse with warm water
SOOTHING SKIN CLARIFIER FOR ACNE
1/2 cup warn water1/4 tablespoon saltDab of Really Raw Honey
Mix warm water and salt. Using a cotton ball, apply mixture directly to blemish. Maintain pressure with cotton ball for several minutes, to soften blemish. Using a cottton swab, dab Really Raw Honey on blemish; leave on 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. You can use a dab of Really Raw Honey anytime on blemishes!
1 peeled cored apple1 tablespoon Really Raw Honey
In a blender puree apple and honey. Smooth over face. Leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water.
FIRMING FACIAL MASK
1 egg white1 tablespoon Really Raw Honey1 teaspoon glycerinFlour
Wisk together egg white, honey, and glycerin. Add flour to form a paste. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil 2 tablesppons honey
Blend together. This lotion should be used after the skin has been thoroughly cleansed. Leave on skin for ½ hour. Remove with a soft cloth and tepid water.
1 / 2 cup almond meal Really Raw Honey
Mix to form a thick paste. Scrub face with paste, paying close attention to oily areas. Leave on for a few minutes. Remove with tepid water and a soft cloth. Your skin will be soft and refreshed!
SKIN SOFTENING BATH
Add 1/4 cup of Really Raw Honey to water for a fragrant silky bath.
SMOOTHING SKIN CONDITIONER
1 teaspoon almond oil 1 teaspoon Really Raw Honey1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix oil, honey, and lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels, and anywhere skin feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Remove with tepid water and a soft cloth. Your skin will be soft and refreshed!
4 cups (1 Quart) Water1 teaspoon Really Raw Honey1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
This recipe is for those who wish to use shampoo in addition to honey but shampoo is not necessary. Honey cleans in addition to aiding the health of the hair and scalp.Mix water, honey, and lemon juice. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry is normal