Why Honey is a Good Addition to Your Soap Making Kit
Sometimes, career women need to have time to unwind and relax in the most natural and organic way possible. Let’s see how our soap making kit helps us make our own honey face mask!
Everyone around the office has been busy with their newly found natural soap making kits (find quality soap making supplies here) or obsessing on the latest bath bomb hauls. I can’t blame them, this is what we love to do here, organic handmade soap make me giddy, too.
But the royal way of distressing while keeping skin healthy and glowing is by using all-natural honey. I’m talking about smothering honey all over the face. Yes! Honey on the face. Make me-time also bee-time! Keep the kids away for a second. I know I could use some of that sugar and a whiff of fragrance oils before I incorporate some on my soap recipe.
Read on for easy DIY Honey Face Mask recipes! The more the merrier. For more click here!
Now, let me take you back to history a little bit. Why you may ask? No big deal. It’s just that Cleopatra’s (Yes, Cleopatra the Queen of Beauty herself) beauty secret will be revealed here right now.
Cleopatra’s Beauty Secret Revealed
It’s no secret that Cleopatra was and remains to be a source of unfailing beauty tips and tricks to this day. Her beauty regimen has been followed and known to be effective across generations for centuries now.
We’re lucky to have had the honour of getting access to this beauty legend’s secrets so we can all have a taste of her queenly splendor.
Aside from her intelligence, skills, talent in music, dancing, amazing voice, and not to mention being a great leadership skill, she believed in SELF-CARE a lot.
I know our days can be busy and we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. Cleopatra is the exemplar of balance, being the diva that she is while ruling Egypt from Rome. We don’t have excuses for not looking great!
I’ve gathered simple and easy DIY face mask ideas for you to start your journey to looking great.
Cleopatra also believed in the power of rose oil. Find out all about rose bath bombs here. It will also be great to start acquainting yourself with fragrance oils as it would help a lot with relaxation and making you feel good inside and out.
Cleopatra’s Taste of Honey
Aside from using her own handmade soaps and fragrance oils, the Queen of Beauty is a huge fan of the sweet smell and hydrating abilities of honey.
First, she used honey in her baths. How? She indulges herself in milk and honey baths whenever she wants. Legend has it that she would bring some donkeys with her during travels to produce milk for her in case she needs a bath anytime (Now, that’s the life of a queen).
You can feel like a queen yourself by having your own honey baths!
Just clean your skin up with your favorite handmade soap before mixing 3 cups of milk with half a cup of honey and 5 tablespoons of almond or olive oil.
You may also add your preferred fragrance oil for additional aroma. Then, enjoy a bath fit for a queen!
As for her face, she does not skip facial masks to keep her youthful and glowing facial skin. For refreshed and nourished face, just gather soap making supplies for this homemade face mask below and you’re on your way to eternal youth.
All you need to do is mix an egg yolk, a tablespoon of almond oil, and a teaspoon of honey. Just mix everything up and leave it on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
That’s Cleopatra’s secret right there. Try it and thank me later.
Honey is a Miracle in a Jar
Honey has been around for over 5,000 years. Being around for this long must mean something, right? Well, this sticky substance made by our bee friends is one heavenly product.
Ancient Egyptians have used honey to treat wounds and have mixed it with medicine to treat other illnesses. What can be in honey that makes it a miracle worker?
This gift from the heavens is loaded with vitamins and minerals, which includes Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium. Sounds great? There’s even more. Honey is also composed of antioxidants and generous amounts of amino acids.
Honey makes a good addition to your beauty routine for several reasons. It is the answer to dry skin, acne problems, aging skin, scars, and uneven skin tone. Don’t we hate all these? What if one product can get rid of our mortal enemies? I’m telling you it’s possible with the use of all-natural products.
Grab your soap making supplies to make the best soap for your face and pair it with honey face mask, and you’re on your way to smooth and glowing skin!
Why is honey good for your skin and why is it best to include it in your beauty regimen? First, honey is a good moisturizer. Second, it has anti-aging properties. Third, honey fights acne. Fourth, it makes your skin have a better complexion. Lastly, honey naturally removes scars.
HONEY IS A SKIN MOISTURIZER
What do you do when you run out of facial wash? You use honey on your face? Yes, that’s right. Honey on your face is always a good idea. Soap and other store-bought facial washes can dry your skin out (except for organic handmade soap).
Honey is truly magical as it has properties that can retain and preserve moisture, thus helping to keep the natural moisture of your skin without making you feel greasy. Isn’t that great? No need for any other synthetic chemicals.
You can choose various soap making kits from this link.
At first, it may seem weird to touch sticky honey, but trust me just get a dollop of honey and massage it onto your wet face gently (Remember to apply on wet skin, as it can be hard to spread on dry skin).
Just as you would do with your regular facial wash, rinse your face thoroughly (honey actually rinses with water quickly) then pat dry with a soft towel.
It’s worth the try and I love how simple and quick it is to get a moisturized skin.
HONEY IS AN AGING SKIN DEFENDER
When it comes to defending your skin, honey is your best bet. From now on, you can kiss your aging goodbye because you just got your best weapon against skin aging.
The best way to go is to be HONEY-fied. Along with regular intake of fruits and vegetables and using all natural products (like natural handmade soap or soap recipes) adding honey to your diet and skincare routine might just be the best thing to ever happen to you. That youthful glow you’ve always wanted is now just one cupboard away.
The antioxidants found in honey will help stop time by giving you soft, smooth, and glowing skin all the days of your life.
Goodbye wrinkles and fine lines!
HONEY IS AN ACNE FIGHTER
Do you have a love-hate relationship with your zits? (I mean they love you, and you hate them. Who doesn’t hate zits?) If your zits love you a lot, it’s now time to bid them farewell. Gone are the days when you would try to conceal your zits with makeup, which makes them even worse. Hello to the best acne remedy ever!
Honey has been used to be one of the main components of pimple treatment meds, but you don’t actually need to add any more chemicals to it to make it work. Plain and simple honey is enough to zap those zits away.
The antibacterial and cleansing nature of honey prevents pimples and cures existing ones while keeping oiliness out.
As you clean your face with honey, it unclogs your pores leaving your skin clean, pimple-free and oil-free. Now you can also reduce touch-ups within the day.
For best results, consider getting into a homemade face mask routine twice a week. I would suggest a honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin. You can also use a honey and oats soap recipe.
You can find a honey and lemon mask recipe below.
Also, keep in mind that healthy skin means clean skin. Make it a habit to wash your face every night with all-natural handmade soap products because these can’t harm your acne-prone skin. (To start, find soap making kits in this link.)
HONEY IS A COMPLEXION BOOSTER
I’ve been on the lookout for the best remedy for uneven skin tone. I always fall back on makeup to conceal dark spots on my face, but now that I found the simplest solution to my problem, I can go makeup free more often. Hooray for lazy days!
The acids found in honey gently exfoliate the skin, thus making it a complexion booster by brightening your skin tone.
There’s even more to honey than this because it can also help reduce age spots! Through the enzymes found in honey, healthy skin cell production gets heightened, giving you that natural glow.
Now you can confidently face the world makeup free!
To make a complexion booster, find a DIY face mask recipe below that will best suit your skin’s current needs.
HONEY IS A SCAR REMOVER
As I’ve mentioned earlier, honey has been used in ancient times to heal wounds, so why not use it to remove scars as well? Oh yes, those scars will just be a thing of the past with the use of honey on your face.
Sure, you got rid of pimples on your face, but what about the marks and scars they left behind?
Oh I know, you can have them treated with laser and have them treated for a series of sessions. Why am I not a fan of this solution?
First, it can get expensive. Second, it will require you to alter your busy schedule just to go to the clinic. Third, it will take you to several expensive sessions before seeing results. What if you can get rid of acne marks and scars at home?
Can I get an Amen? AMEN! Treating acne marks and scars can be easy, cheap, and not time-consuming. Honey can be used alone or in combination with other natural soap and soap recipes to heal damaged skin cells and fade scars.
So how does honey become an amazing scar remover? It reduces any skin inflammation you may have. Having antioxidants also makes honey repair the damaged skin, which makes your scars heal faster.
No need to buy expensive meds or visit the laser center for those acne scars and marks on your face. Leave it to honey and your skin will thank you for it.
To start getting rid of your scars, try out the DIY honey face mask recipes below.
What is the Difference Between Raw Honey and Regular Honey?
You might ask if it is better to use raw honey or regular honey for your skin needs. You might be thinking, “Can I grab any kind of honey from the supermarket?” “Does it matter?” “Why does it matter?”
I say you can never go wrong with going au naturel. When you go out to purchase your jar of honey, make sure you get raw honey for your skin. Why?
Regular Honey (aka processed honey, fake honey) is the kind of honey we usually see in store shelves. Regular honey undergoes pasteurization before packing happens. This is to ensure that the honey is free from any harmful bacteria, as it is used on food. But it also gets rid of microorganisms in the honey but removes the good microorganisms as well.
What does this mean? This means that you can’t get the most out of the honey anymore due to the lost benefits from processing it.
Honey is only effective when it has all the necessary enzymes to work well. If you see “pasteurized” in the label, stop and look for another one.
Raw Honey (aka unprocessed honey) as the name suggests, is honey that comes straight from the beehive (no heating or processing involved.) This is one of those times when you’d say that “pure” is not always clean. What did I just say? You read it right. To spot raw honey, you will notice that raw honey is cloudier and has very fine crystal-like substances. It can even have bee wing fragments sometimes.
When you see this, then you’ll know that you’re choosing unfiltered, raw honey. Though some raw honey can be filtered to remove the particles for easy selling, it also helps to check the label to see if what you are buying is raw.
How to know if Your Honey is Pure
Check out these three quick and easy tests you can do at home to test the purity of your honey:
1. Thumb Test
Place a small drop of honey on your thumb.
Wait and watch if the honey spills from your thumb.
You will know your honey is pure if it does not spill and stays in your thumb.
2. Water Test
Place one tablespoon of your honey in a glass of water.
Wait and watch if the honey will settle at the bottom of the glass or dissolve in the water.
You will know the honey is pure if it settles at the bottom of the glass.
3. Flame Test
Dip a matchstick in your honey. Try to light the match by striking it against the matchbox.
You will know your honey is pure if the matchstick lights up easily. Pure honey is flammable so this test will help you find out if you have pure honey.
Follow these steps with caution though as the matchstick may keep burning with pure honey on it.
Once you have found out the purity of your honey, you’re ready to make a DIY Honey Face Mask for your skin needs.
Though raw honey can be great by itself, much more benefits and better results can come out from mixing it with other natural soap making supplies as well.
Find the most suitable DIY Face Mask recipe for you below.
Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask Recipes
Try out these Quick and Easy Homemade honey face mask recipes for different types of skin and skin needs.
After knowing all about how magical (I hope I have convinced you) honey is, I’m sure you all want to know how you can start using it today for daily use or producing some to share to your friends and family.
I have compiled the easiest (ones with minimal soap making supplies) just for you. Happy mixing and pampering!
The PORE-fect DIY Face Mask for Acne-Prone Skin
Acne is a result of dirt buildup on your face. And what is the culprit for a dirty face? Clogged Pores! I’ve got just the PORE-fect solution for your problem. This homemade face mask recipe might just be your new best friend.
Mix 3 teaspoons of raw honey with ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. Massage mixture onto your face and leave the mask on for 10 – 30 minutes.
It is always best to do a patch test before applying to the face.
Cinnamon can be a bit harsh on the skin especially for those with sensitive skin.
Rinse gently or use a warm washcloth to wipe the mask off.
This mask can be used once a week to avoid any irritation. You may also use honey and lemon mask for acne-prone skin or make a honey soap with these natural soap recipes!
Smooth and sMILK-y Honey Face Mask for Dry skin
When the weather is cool, there are also a lot of cool things to do. Sweaters = cool, Boots = cool, Scarfs = cool, but Dry Skin = not cool. Never cool. Dry and flaky skin is a major uncool way of wearing your face.
So to get that smooth and sMILKy face you’ve always dreamed of, try this sMILKy face mask recipe.
Prepare 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado, 1 teaspoon of plain whole milk yogurt, and 1 teaspoon of raw honey.
Mix all of them together in a small bowl until it reaches a smooth consistency.
Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 20 – 30 minutes.
Then rinse or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.
The moisturizing properties of these three soap making supplies will surely give your skin a smooth and sMILKy feel.
Use the mask as you see fit since the mixture is very gentle on the skin.
SpOILer Alert Homemade Face Mask for Oily Skin
You know what they say, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Nothing else can spOIL your day than oily skin getting in your way. Who would’ve thought apples can fix that for you. Get ready to show your freshest face forward.
Blend apple slices and 3 tablespoons of honey in a blender.
Stir the mixture until smooth.
Apply the mixture onto your face and leave it for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.
Add some rosebud herbs to your mixture to have better results. You can find rosebud herbs here.
Use it on your face as you see fit. It’s not a bad idea to stock up on apples and honey at home. (Apples dipped in honey can be a nice treat too.)
No Chemicals ALOE-d DIY Honey Face Mask for Sensitive skin
As you know, chemicals can harm your skin, especially those with sensitive skin. Who wants to make their skin conditions worse? Nobody here would want that for sure.
Here, I’d like you to know that artificial chemicals are not ALOE-d in any way as a fix for your skin issues. All you need are two things: honey and aloe vera.
Mix 2 teaspoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel in a small bowl. Massage the mixture onto your face and leave for 10 – 20
Use the mask as you see fit, and it is ALOE-d to be used every day if you like to be pampered that way.
Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy Skin Brightening Facial Mask
Brighten up your day first thing in the morning. Attract positive vibes by waking up on a positive note upon seeing your brightened up face. How do you this?
Simply use this honey and lemon mask recipe before you sleep, and you can surely wake up with positive vibes all over you.
Mix one tablespoon of honey with 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil. It will be best to add some lemon botanical herbs found here to add more relaxation and better benefits for the skin.
Massage the mixture onto your face and let it stay still for 15 – 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.
Remember that lemon is acidic, so be wary of direct sun exposure within 24 hours upon using the mask.
You can also use this mixture to get rid of scars and dark spots on your face.
Holy Oats Homemade Anti-Aging Face Mask
Yes, we’ve found the secret to eternal youth. I like to call it, “Holy Oats.” These small grains of oats can do wonders to your face. Aging skin will not be an issue anymore. It can easily be stopped by just following this recipe below.
Mix one tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal (with milk or no milk) in a small bowl.
Apply the mixture onto your face and let it stay for 15 – 20 minutes.
Rinse with warm water or use a warm washcloth to wipe off.
There you have it. You can adore the Holy Oats as often as you like.
Wake up to a new and refreshed you each morning that you rise.
From My Head Tomatoes Facial Mask for Blackheads
It is not enough to only look good from afar or under heavy makeup. On days when you go makeup free, it is always impressive to look good even up-close.
Blackheads are the enemies when it comes to dealing with up-close encounters. Those tiny black dots have no place in my skin “from my head tomatoes” which is why I’m sharing this wonderful recipe to get rid of yours too.
Just take a cup of oats, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 3 tomatoes.
Extract the juice from the tomatoes and add it to the oats and honey mixture.
Let it stay on your face for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water or warm washcloth to wipe off.
Use the mask often until you reach your desired result. Goodbye, blackheads!
Voila, A Healthy Glow!
There you have it! Have fun with your super smooth, healthy and glowing skin.
Always remember that SELF-CARE is one of the best favors you can do for your body and your loved ones. Don’t feel guilty and learn about pampering yourself here! Maintain that radiant young-looking skin and indulging in long luxurious baths with fragrance oils, scented candles and soothing music on the side.
The recipes above are all super easy and affordable. You can do them for your own consumption or as a new business venture. You can find strategies to start your face mask business here.
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