Honey has been used in beauty for hundreds of years - Queen Anne of England used a honey and oil concoction to keep her long hair lustrous, thick and shiny. So here below is some treats for to make at home....
This recipe is recommended for dry skin.
1 tablespoon powdered milk
1 stiffly beaten egg white
1 egg yolk
Mix together and apply to your face. Leave on for 10-15 min. Rinse thoroughly
Honey of a Peach Mask
There is nothing more revitalizing than a peach and honey mask, which will leave your skin feeling soft and silky.
1 large peach or nectarine, skinned
3 teaspoons honey
Lecithin powder or 2 tablespoons yogurt
Mash the peach (or nectarine) and honey and apply to your face. Leave on 10-15 min. Rinse.
Quick Face lift
Use 2 heaped tsp gram flour (chick pea flour) and ½ tsp honey with 2 tsp of water. Apply it all over the face and neck and leave it on for 15 minutes. When removing it remember to dampen a cotton wool ball or face cloth, and wash it off. Not only does it have a tightening effect on the skin it is deep cleansing and exfoliating. Then moisturise
Spiced Milk and Honey Soap
Bed Wetting - a teaspoon of honey before bed, aids water retention and calms fears in children.
Sleeplessness - a dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!
Hyperactivity - Honey is a mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc. Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities!
Nasal Congestion - place a dessertspoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective.
Fatigue - dissolve one part of honey in 3 parts of water and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose and so it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system. (Honey is a unique natural stabilizer - ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition).
Poor Digestion - mix honey with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water - aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints).
Hair Conditioner - mix honey with equal quantity of Olive Oil and rub into hair. Cover head with a warm towel for half and hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Hair will never look or feel better!
Sore Throats - let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.
Stress - honey in water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows (true). Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.
Food Preservative - cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.