Whether you add a teaspoon of it to your tea as a sweetener or like to eat it raw, honey is an ingredient that seems to do it all. It’s a staple for my kitchen because a little goes a long way! Here are 7 easy ways to use honey that are natural, delicious, and quick to make.
- Honey Cough Syrup
Create homemade cough syrups with ingredients you already have at home to help get over that nasty cold or sore throat! Another alternative is to make them into child-friendly popsicles to prevent dehydration. Just mix ½ a cup of the cough syrup with 1 ½ cups of water and freeze in a popsicle mold overnight. Find both recipes here!
- Honey Hair Masks
Honey can help to attract moisture from the air to revitalize your hair! Mix honey with water, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, or coconut oil to create your very own hair mask treatment. Find all four mixtures here!
- Anti-Inflammatory Face Mask
Using only three ingredients, this “Miracle Mask” works to reduce swelling, redness, and inflammation. All you have to do is mix up honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg for a quick paste and let it sit on your skin for it to work its magic! Get the full recipe here.
- Lemon and Honey Facial Treatment
With only two ingredients, this is an easy scrub to keep your skin glowing and free of blemishes. Not only is honey high in anti-bacterial properties, it is moisturizing. Combined with lemons that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants, your skin will be left glowing and exfoliated. Get the instructions here!
- Honey Lip Scrub
Creating a mixture of honey, cocoa powder and brown sugar can turn three common kitchen ingredients into a yummy lip exfoliate. Be sure to be gentle on dry lips! Follow it up with your own homemade lip balm from Hello Glow
- DIY Lip Balm
Honey isn’t the only bee product used in this recipe! For a nice moisturizing lip balm, you’ll need beeswax, honey, coconut oil, and vitamin E capsules. With this balm, you’re guaranteed to have nice soft lips without additives that may make your lips dry out even more. Read all about it at Everyday Roots.
- Honey Lemon Ginger Tea
While it may not sound like something you would want to drink on a daily basis, it’s a great all-natural cold and flu remedy for when flu season rolls around. Let the three ingredients marinate together and steep 2-3 tbsp. of the mixture with hot water for nice soothing tea. Here are the full instructions!
Lastly, a quick and easy face mask can be made by mixing honey with recycled used tea leaves – especially when mixed with Propolis – to create a paste. This mask will leave you feeling rejuvenated. The Propolis in the tea helps to draw out impurities while the honey rehydrates your skin. Save some extra for tough problem spots and soon enough, your skin will show less redness and blackheads.