Raw honey is truly a wonder ingredient for those passionate about holistic health and natural beauty. To explore the many facets of honey, embark upon this 14-day challenge. Just make sure you’re stocked with raw honey and not processed commercial honey.
Day 1: Wash your face with honey
It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have – honey will do wonders when it comes to acne, aging, and inflammations.
Day 2: Sweeten your healthy baked goods with honey
Honey provides a huge spike in blood sugar and a quick boost of energy. It’s the ultimate ingredient you can use to sweeten snacks and baking goods.
Day 3: Use honey in your first aid kit
Romans and Egyptians physicians used honey for medical purposes since ancient times. Raw honey has antibacterial properties which is excellent for treating insect bites, wounds, and cuts. It encourages all of the skin’s natural healing functions and it’s great for babies and little kids as well.
Day 4: Put honey in your hair
Sounds sticky but, it’s actually a good idea. It will help you get rid of dandruff, dry lifeless hair, and scalp issues. For flaking or itching, just add some water to the raw honey and massage the scalp for a several minutes. You can also try adding 1 part honey to 5 parts water and use this mixture after shampooing for a softening effect.
Day 5: Make honey lip balm
You don’t have to suffer from dry, chapped lips, because you can easily make your own lip balm with honey. Simply add 1 teaspoon of honey, olive oil, and vitamin E oil, and 4 teaspoons of beeswax and cocoa butter. Stir everything over medium-low heat until it’s blended. Add a few drops of essential oils of your choice and allow it to harden.
Day 6: Put honey in your tea or coffee
Skip the artificial sugar and opt for honey instead. It has a delicious taste and it ranks lower on the glycemic index.
Day 7: Make a honey body scrub
Mix two parts honey and one part coarse sea salt. Massage you skin with the mixture to exfoliate and soften it. Those who have dry skin should add some coconut oil to the mixture as well. Rinse after.
Day 8: Use honey to feel betterv
Honey can boost your metabolism and it contains small amounts of bee pollen. A study conducted in 2013 showed that those who consumed high levels of honey boosted their immunity and the participants felt way better than before.
Day 9: Soak your feet in honey
Honey can help you if your feet are dry or rough, you have cracked heels, or athlete’s foot. Mix a foot bath of 1/2 cup of raw honey and 1/2 cup of Epsom salt and soak your feet in it for at least 15 minutes.
Day 10: Make wine with honey
Honey wine is the oldest alcoholic beverage made by people and all the ingredients you need to make it are yeast, honey, and water. You’ ll also need some brewing equipment like a thermometer, a large pot, storage bottles, and a siphon.
Day 11: Relieve a hangover with honey
It’s almost too easy to make an electrolyte drink with honey, in case you drank too much of that mead. Mix a tablespoon of raw honey with a pinch of Himalayan salt, and a tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Then add a quart of filtered water. Mix everything well and you’re good to go.
Day 12: Tighten pores with honey
Whisk one teaspoon of honey with one egg white. Apply it to your skin and let it dry for 15 minutes before rinsing it with water.
Day 13: Make salad dressing with honey
You can easily make your own delicious salad dressings, sauces, and marinades with honey and other ingredients. The simplest option is mixing one part mustard and two parts honey. This combo can be used as a sauce or a dip. To expand it into marinade or a salad dressing simply add salt and pepper, lemon juice and oil.
Day 14: Heal your hands with honey
Put 1/4 cup each of olive oil, coconut oil, and almond oil, 1 tablespoon of shea butter, and 5 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until everything is well melted together. Then add 1 1/2 tablespoons of raw honey and a few drops of essential oil. Whisk everything together and apply it on the hands.