Natural cosmetics: Honey

Natural cosmetics: HoneyHoney softens our skin
Cleopatra used to bath in milk and honey in order to keep her skin soft. Modern beauty treatments still successfully use honey to maintain and improve skin’s health.
Each of us can prepare at home natural cosmetics based on honey. For sure they will not be like the creams which you buy in the shop which last 2-3 years, meaning that we buy it and then take from it each time we need. Some of the 100% natural products must be prepared when we use them or we can keep them a short period of time (2-3 days or a week). But the advantage is that they do not contain chemicals, so it is worth the effort.
So here are some simple recipes for taking care of our beauty. They are easy to prepare. Pamper your skin and hair with honey!

Hydrating Face Mask
2 tablespoon of honey
2 tablespoons of milk
Mix the honey with the milk. Spread it on your face and neck. Leave it for 10 min and then rinse with warm water.

Face Mask with rose oil and honey
 2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of sweet almond oil
5 drops of rose essential oil
Mix those three ingredients. Massage the face and neck with this nourishing skin mixture. Leave it on the skin 15 min then rinse with warm water.

Honey Lip Balm
225 ml sweet almond oil
110 gram bee wax
2 tablespoons of honey
Warm up in bain-marie the sweet almond oil and bee wax until it melts. Let the mixture to be colder (not as much so the wax hardens). Add the honey and stir very well for homogenization. Pour the mixture in small recipients, with lock. Apply on lips for hydration.

Honey Bath
Here is a classic and simple treatment for obtaining a soft and smooth skin. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of honey into the water bath. You will enjoy a silky and perfumed bath.

Hair Mask with honey
 120 ml honey
2 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix the honey with the olive oil. Prepare the necessary quantity for anointing all the hair. Spread the mixture on the hair and massage well the scalp. Cover the hair with a warm towel and let the hair mask to act 30 min. Then wash the hair with shampoo and rinse.

Hydrating Lotion for body massage
1tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of olive oil, sweet almond oil, coconut oil or Argan oil
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
Mix all the ingredients. Massage the entire body. Insist in the areas where the skin is dry. After the massage is good to leave the lotion to act over the skin 1-2 hours and only after take a shower.


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