Use honey on wounds, including burns.
To help them heal faster. Honey is a natural antibiotic.
Honey is effective in dressing wounds. It has recently been used in clinical settings for treating fist sized ulcers extending to the bone as well as in the treatment of first, second and third degree burns. Complete recovery has been reported with no infections, muscle loss or any need of skin grafts. When the wounds are clean, honey acts as a healer. Garlic honey, which is just a mixture of honey and garlic, can be applied directly to infected wounds to clean the area. Dr. Peter Molan of Waikato University in New Zealand observed that honey was more effective in managing infections on burn wounds than anti-
Shine and condition your hair.
Add one teaspoon of honey to a half cup of warm milk and mix well. Then simply apply all over the hair from root to tips and rinse with shampoo afterwards. Not only will it make your hair smoother and more manageable, it’ll also soothe a dry scalp.
Wash your face with it for a soft skin.
Put a dollop of honey in the palm of your hand and add a little warm water. Massage the slightly diluted honey over your face. Rinse with lukewarm water and enjoy a clean and moisturized complexion! (Straight honey also makes a great facial mask to add moisture to dry or windburned skin. Just leave it on for about 20 minutes while you relax. Then rinse.)
Take a bath in it.
Add 3 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil to your bath water and soak your troubles away. You’ll emerge with soft, conditioned skin that also smells nice. (You can also combine honey with milk for a soothing beauty bath. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this was one of Cleopatra’s favorite beauty treatments!
There’s a type of insomnia called “early waking”, which is where you don’t have trouble falling asleep, but you wake up after a few hours and are unable to get back to sleep. Honey to the rescue! A teaspoon of honey with a sprinkling of salt will help reset the stress hormones — cortisol and adrenalin — that are responsible for keeping you awake.Superfood honey is said to contain the sleep inducing amino acid tryptophan that is useful for overcoming insomnia.
Relieves a sore throat, makes an effective cough syrup
In a small saucepan, combine lemon zest, sliced ginger and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, then strain through into a heat-
let it cool down. Add the strained lemon ginger water and the lemon juice stir honey in mixture . Stir the mixture until it combines to form a thick syrup.
Pour into a clean jar with a lid.
Note: This can be refrigerated for up to 2 months.
For children ages 1 to 5, use 1/2 to 1 tsp. every 2 hours. For children ages 5 to 12, use 1 to 2 tsp. every 2 hours. For children 12 and older and adults, use 1 to 2 tbls every 4 hours.
Makes a refreshing herbal wash
Homemade Body Wash Recipe
Prep 5 mins
Since this recipe doesn’t contain water, it has a long shelf life of up to a year.
⅔ cup liquid castile soap
¼ cup Whitecourt Mountain Honey
2 teaspoons oil – jojoba, sweet almond, grapeseed, sesame, or olive
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
50 – 60 drops essential oils
Measure out all ingredients and combine in a bottle with a squirt top, shaking to mix. Shake gently before each use. To use, squirt onto a washcloth, bath pouf, or directly onto body.
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