Have you seen those funny Facebook status updates that say, “I know nobody will read my status, but sometimes, when I’m bored, I get wrapped up in my tutu and put a giant horn on my head and lather sparkles all over myself and slide around the kitchen floor pretending I’m a magical unicorn!”
Well, I don’t slather sparkles all over myself, but I do often slather honey all over my face and neck! It’s true! Honey has antibacterial and antioxidant properties that kill blemish-causing bacteria. It’s incredibly nourishing for skin and can help maintain a clear, healthy, and smooth complexion. Shared below is my favorite recipe for a DIY Honey Facial Mask and Scrub. It makes skin feel divine!
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I want to encourage you to seek out local, raw honey for your DIY Bath/Body creations and for food use (like this granola recipe). Raw honey is a living food, full of enzymes, minerals, vitamins, proteins, and carbohydrates. Purchasing local honey supports community farmers and beekeepers; additionally, ingesting it can help keep seasonal allergies at bay.
One of the things I find most interesting about honey is how the flavor and smell can vary depending on the flowers the bees created it from. Right now, my family is enjoying a light amber honey from a rural Ohio farm (as seen in my photographs). Believe it or not, it smells just like hay!
DIY Honey Facial Mask and Scrub
- 1 cup raw, local honey (click HERE to locate local honey)
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tbsp fractionated coconut oil
- 4 drops of Frankincense essential oil
- jars (I used these ones)
1. Mix the honey, sugar, and oils together in a glass mason jar.
2. Apply to your face, being careful to avoid your eyes. The mask will feel sticky, gritty, and may drip just a bit. Wrap a towel around your shoulders and relax with a book or television program while your skin absorbs all the good stuff!
3. Rinse off the mask with warm water, gently rubbing your skin with your fingertips. The sugar will exfoliate your face and leave it feeling soft and smooth.
4. Store the Honey Facial Mask and Scrub in a cool, dark location. Essential oils, fractionated coconut oil, and honey never spoil!
I adore the earthy, resinous aroma of Frankincense essential oil (it compliments sweet honey perfectly!). Frankincense makes me feel grounded and is perfect for skin care products as it may help smooth the appearance of healthy-looking skin. After using the mask, I dilute 1 drop of Frankincense oil with 1 drop of fractionated coconut oil and massage it into my skin. Then I breathe deep. Ahhh…
Have you whipped up any homemade bath and body products lately? Share them with me on Facebook!