Throughout time, honey has been used in beauty products to keep the user looking young and beautiful. One of the most popular users of honey for beauty benefits was Cleopatra. She put honey in her milk baths to help keep her skin smooth. Other women throughout history who used honey in their daily routines were:
- Nefertiti, the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, used honey in her daily beauty routine.
- Madame du Barry, a mistress of King Louis XV of France, used a honey face mask.
- Queen Anne used a honey and oil recipe to keep her hair healthy and shiny.
- Sarah, the Duchess of Marlborough, used a secret honey water recipe for her hair
- Women in the Emperor?s Court in Ming Dynasty China used honey and ground orange seeds to keep their skin clean.
Honey was, and still is, a great addition to beauty routines because it doesn?t need any additional ingredients to keep it from spoiling.
DIY Beauty Products Using Honey
Honey can be used in a variety of products, so you should look for bulk honey for sale to stock up. To be extra cute, you can even put your DIY products in an old, clean honey bear container. Here are four products using honey that will keep you feeling bee-utiful:
- Hair and Face Conditioning Mask
Mix 2 Tbsp coconut oil and 1 Tbsp raw honey. Apply mask to face and hair and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes then rinse.
- Chapped Lip Treatment
You can apply raw organic honey directly on your lips to reduce dryness.
- Blemish Cream
Organic honey can be applied directly to acne to reduce redness and irritation. Let the honey sit for about 15 minutes and rinse. Honey can also be used with other natural antibacterials like tea trea oil.
- Facelift Cream
Pure royal jelly, which is a milky-white secretion produced by worker honeybees, can have a variety of benefits. It can act as a great moisturizer and anti-aging cream. To make this face cream you will need:
1 1/2 ounces coconut oil
1/2 ounce beeswax
4 ounces distilled water
2-3 tsp active royal jelly
30 drops grapefruit seed extract
Melt and mix ingredients together and stir until creamy. Use once or twice daily.
Where to Find Royal Jelly and Bulk Honey for Sale
If you?re looking to find royal jelly or bulk honey for sale, there are a variety of places you can look. There are tons of places online, including Amazon, that sell honey and royal jelly products. Natural food stores and even pharmacies are sure to carry these products as well.