Nine ways to use honey that you've never heard of! Hint, only one involves eating.
Not only does honey contain antioxidants, but it also hosts vitamins and minerals like niacin, riboflavin, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. These all fight signs of aging and keep our skin and hair looking great!
1. Anti-Aging Honey Mask
Whisk an egg white with a spoonful of organic honey (the darker the more antioxidants) and rub unto your face. Relax for 10 minutes then gently rinse honey mask off with warm water.
2. Natural sweetener
Honey is a great all natural sweetener for tea. It can also substitue for sugar in even your morning cup of coffee, or instead of syrup on your waffles.
3. Sweet Bath
Add a cup of organic honey to your bath water to take advantage of honey’s great hydrating benefits.
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4. Honey Highlights
Try a honey hair rinse for a slight brightening effect. Apply to freshly washed hair and rinse after 10 minutes. The more consistently you use this, the better your results will be.
Lightened hair is not guaranteed (depends on hair’s porosity) but the honey will leave your hair shinier and healthier!
5. DIY Deep Conditioner
Try adding a tablespoon of honey to your DIY deep conditioner for an added benefit. It might be just what your recipe needs to produce those shiny curls!
6. Can’t sleep?
The natural sugar found in honey slightly raises our insulin and allows tryptophan (the same amino acid found in turkey) to enter our brain, causing us to relax. Try a spoonful of honey before bed as a natural cure to insomnia or sleepless nights!
Rub a little honey on a scrape or cut to keep out bacteria and prevent infection. Next time you're out of antibiotic, try placing a bandage over your wound and watch it heal!