INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: BEESWAX & HONEY

Posted by Chris Loney on

Ok, let’s get started with some beauty buzz we are dying to share! We use beeswax in our moisturizing butters, and have plans to utilize honey in future products. The uses for honey in personal care are seemingly becoming more and more common, because of its amazing qualities and the eco-beauty movement.  Of all the tools in your beauty arsenal, it is quite literally nature’s best power player and these are my top three beauty hacks with raw honey.

ACNE ZAPPER

You can easily ditch your face wash and simply use honey, because of its antibacterial & antimicrobial properties will rid your face of acne.  Honey aids in the balance of sebum (oil) and clarifies the skin.  Here’s a handy DIY recipe: Cinnamon honey treatment can be made with cinnamon powder and raw natural honey. It depends on if you want to make as a spot treatment or a facial masque. The more honey you add the more it will become a masque.

HAIR MASQUE

Toss your store bought expensive deep conditioner filled with ingredients you probably can’t pronounce and invest in nature’s best humectant.  Honey has such amazing moisturizing properties and it helps normalize your hair’s pH balance. The best thing about it is that you can play around with your own recipe, but here is one I found that sounds divine.
Recipe:
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons raw, organic honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
For more recipes, check out Hello Natural.

LIP TREATMENT

Again, honey is a humectant and a wonderful natural exfoliator.  Add a 1 tsp of brown sugar to 1 tbsp natural raw honey and gently scrub your lips in a circular motion. Rinse and wipe clean.  Your lips will be smooth, soft and sweet.  I like to add a lip bit more honey afterwards as a lip balm. You’re lips will shout THANK YOU! While your at it, you can simply exfoliate your face.
Honey has a variety of price points ranges from $1.50 – $40.00, but keep in mind you want quality raw honey. And if you can get it from a cruelty-free manufacturer, even better! It is truly a great investment and a very versatile product. Keep a stash of it in a in you house, because it can be used in tons of different ways.  Be sweet!

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