Honey is a delicious natural sweetener and we love using it for it's moisturizing properties in skin care products!
A customer favorite that uses honey in the recipe is our Honey Bee Lip Balm. It's a creamy, emollient lip balm that takes advantage of the sweetness of the honey to give the lip balm a nice "flavor". Formulating a lip balm with honey is a little tricky (honey doesn't like to dissolve in oil!) but we've done a pretty good job at working out all the kinks and making this a great treat for your lips!
Honey Face Mask Recipes
There are TONS of different ways to combine honey with a few other ingredients you may have in your kitchen to create a lovely face mask. Here are some of our favorites:
Honey Mask for Acne Skin
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
half a lemon
mix the honey, cinnamon and juice from the lemon half in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to clean face and neck. Let it sit there about 10 minutes or so. Rinse.
Honey Mask for Dry Skin
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon avocado
1 tablespoon plain yogurt
1 egg yolk
Mix the ingredients together and apply to face and neck. Leave on for up to 30 minutes. Rinse.
Of course, we also like to use honey has a sweetener in our favorite lemon water recipe. We've posted this one before but it's too delicious not to share again!
Lee's Lemon Water
- 2 cups of hot water
- 1-2 tablespoon of honey
- 1 large lemon
- 2 pint glasses
- Fill a Pyrex with 2 cups of hot water. Not boiling! The goal is to have the water warm enough to dissolve the honey. Add your honey to the hot water and mix, mix, mix until it's all dissolved!
- Take your lemon and roll it across the counter a few times to help release the juices. Cut the lemon in half. Over a strainer, squeeze one lemon half into each pint glass. Make sure you get all that good lemon juice out!
- Fill each pint glass to the top with lots of ice.
- Now add 1 cup of your warm (NOT HOT! Hot water could fracture your pint glasses) to each pint glass.
- Mix and enjoy!
Do you have a favorite way to use honey? Let us know in the comments!