We all know that honey is a magical substance gifted by the bees. Not only is it a natural sweetener without negative side effects, it also has many healing properties that can improve our skin’s health.
Our 4 quick remedies is suitable for the whole year Winter is here and it’s time to get the honey ready for some trusted home remedies. South Africa’s winter weather ranges from cold & dry to rainy and the use of indoor heating systems can contribute to dry your lips and skin. Honey can also be used to treat some cold symptoms, like a sore throat and relief for coughs.
Read on to learn about our 4 quick winter honey rescues for your family
1. Cough relief
Add 2 teaspoons of raw honey to your favourite herbal tea, like rooibos or chamomile. You can add some freshly sliced ginger for an extra boost of natural anti-inflammatories.
2. Soothes a sore throat
Take one to two teaspoons of honey at bedtime to soothe a sore throat.
3. Soothes dry, chapped lips
Scrubs aren’t reserved for the face or body only… It’s totally a luxury you can add to your lip-care routine as well. Try this Smoothing, soothing Honey Lip Scrub.
Combine in a small bowl and mix well:
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil,
- 1 teaspoon raw honey,
- 2 tablespoons raw sugar, and
- a dash of lemon juice
Apply mixture with a new toothbrush in a gentle circular motion. Rinse off and follow up with your favourite lip balm. Not a lemon fan? We also recommend adding a mixture of 2 to 3 tablespoons of crumbled oats, 1 teaspoon honey, ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar, and one drop of tea tree oil.
4. Skin moisturiser
Try this amazing anti-aging skin moisturising cocoa face mask with a difference. This is a decadent, antioxidant-packed mask containing cocoa & honey and replenishes moisture to your skin, giving it a restored and youthful appearance.
Combine and mix well in a bowl:
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder,
- 1 tablespoon sour cream,
- 1 tablespoon honey, and
- one egg white.
Apply to face and let dry before rinsing. The powerful ingredients make this a multi-tasking wonder-cream: Sour cream is a form of lactic acid that hydrates as it gently exfoliates; honey is a humectant that also boosts hydration while the protein in the egg white tightens and firms skin.
We wish you and your loved ones a safe and warm winter and remember to always make sure you have some Simply Bee Raw Honey in the pantry.