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Using Raw Honey for Skin and Haircare

Bold Commerce Collaborator

Posted on September 06 2020

Honey by natures Blends

Raw honey is a lot more than just a delicious addition to your morning toast or a healthy salad. In fact, this sweet syrupy ‘superfood’ has all kinds of health and beauty uses, thanks to its enriching content and unique properties.

If you’re in doubt, take one walk down the beauty aisle at your favorite cosmetics store and you will notice that raw honey is everywhere.

Raw honey is widely used in skincare products like face masks, cleansers, toners, scrubs, and balms as well as hair care products like shampoos, conditioners, and hair masks -and for a good reason!

Raw and unpasteurized dark honey is packed with natural nutrients like minerals and vitamins, probiotics, anti-aging compounds, and antioxidants that replenish, strengthen and protect the skin and hair.

If you are wondering how to include raw honey in your hair and skincare routine, you’re at the right place - but first, let’s take a moment to understand the various benefits of raw honey:

Why Use Raw Honey?

Raw honey is perfect for topical use because it is rich in a variety of natural compounds that boost skin and scalp health.

Regular honey undergoes many stages of processing and filtration, during which it loses most of its natural nutrients like pollen and antioxidants. This can remarkably reduce its efficacy.

Raw honey, on the other hand, is only strained once and that too, gently. That’s why it retains most of its beneficial ingredients, pollen content, and natural properties.

Honey is a miraculous natural product and pairing it up with other all-natural and organic ingredients is the best way to harness its beauty benefits.

It is packed with nutrients, probiotics, and other health-giving compounds that have anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties. This makes it an ideal choice for skin cleansers and hair rinses.

 It also reduces inflammation and scarring by rehydrating the skin, aiding tissue repair, and supporting skin elasticity. Raw honey is also incredibly beneficial for hair. It strengthens hair from within, reduces scalp flakiness, and gives it a natural shine.

 

Using Raw Honey for Skin

Pair raw honey up with other natural ingredients to cleanse, clarify and mattify your skin, and keep it soft, supple and moisturised

Raw Honey Facial Cleanser

What You Need:

  • 2 Tbsp Almonds (chopped and finely ground)
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (any variety)
  • ½ Tbsp Lemon Juice

Directions:

Take a clean bowl and blend raw honey, ground almonds, and lemon juice in it. Rub the mixture onto your face gently. Keep it on for 5-10 minutes then use warm water to rinse it off. Pat dry using a soft towel.

All-Natural Raw Honey Scrub

What You Need:

  • 1/3 Cup Oatmeal (Finely ground)
  • 3 Tbsp Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (preferably a dark variety like Manuka or Al-Sidr Honey)
  • 1 Tbsp Rose Water

Directions:

Mix oatmeal, honey, and rose water in a clean bowl. If the blend is too thick, add more rosewater or honey to fix its consistency. Wash your face, pat it dry and apply the blend. Leave the mix on for 30-60 minutes, then wash it properly and apply a toner to get the best results.

Raw Honey Skin Conditioner

What You Need:

  • 1 Tsp Organic Almond Oil
  • 1 Tsp Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (any variety)
  • ¼ Tsp Lemon Juice

Directions:

Blend almond oil, raw honey, and lemon juice in a clean container. Mix them well until you get a consistent blend. Apply to your face, hands, elbows, feet or anywhere your skin needs extra hydration. Leave on for 10 minutes then wipe with a soft cloth and lukewarm water.

Mattifying Raw Honey Toner

What You Need:

  • 1 Apple (peeled and cored)
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (any variety)

Directions:

Use a blender to grind the apple and mix it together with honey. Apply the mixture over your face and wait for 15 minutes before washing with cold water.

 

Using Raw Honey for Hair

Couple raw honey with a range of organic oils and enriching natural products to create hair masks and rinses that soothe the scalp, nourish your hair from roots to tips and restore its natural shine

Anti-Dryness Hair Mask

What You Need:

  • ½ Cup Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (any variety)
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil by Nature’s Blends
  • ¼ Cup Argan Oil by Nature’s Blends

Directions:

Take a small bowl, add all ingredients to it and mix until you get a smooth blend. Apply to your hair from roots to tips, massaging your scalp gently. Wait for 10-20 minutes, then use a shampoo to rinse your hair.

Cleansing Hair Rinse

What You Need:

  • 1 ½ Cup of Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends
  • ½ Tsp Raw Coconut Oil by Nature’s Blends
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Whole Milk Yogurt

        Directions:

Add all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them well to get a smooth blend. Massage the blend onto your scalp and work your way till hair tips. Wait for 15 mins, then rinse the mix out of your hair properly. Use shampoo and condition afterward for the best results.

Hair Softening Leave-In Mask

What You Need:

  • ½ Cup Raw Honey by Nature’s Blends (any variety)
  • 2 Bananas (ripe and peeled)
  • ½ Cup Olive Oil by Nature’s Blends

Directions:

Use a blender to puree all the ingredients and mix them. Massage the blend into your scalp and generously cover your hair from roots till tips. Cover with a shower cap and wait for at least 10 mins. Wash your hair properly, shampoo it, and condition it to get luscious locks.

Natural Shine Hair Mask

What You Need:

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply a small amount of the blend to your hair after you shampoo. Do not rinse out and allow your hair to air dry for best results.

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