Best Honey Beauty Treatment Recipes For Through the Years

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Honey has been used in many recipes by women down through the centuries to beautify the skin. Honey was mixed with many other ingredients and used by Egyptian to Aztec women. In more modern times honey is being rediscovered by women for its healthy benefits. It is being used as a beauty product for the skin. Using honey can be a safe and natural way to treat many skin problems. For those who have allergies to honey you should not use it. There have been many recipes and home remedies, handed down from mother to daughter over the years. Honey has been used from facial treatments to rubs and pastes. Honey can be used on elbows or any other dry area to soften the skin. This is a great site to purchase products made from honey if you do not have the time to make your own. Below are several recipes and home remedies that have been passed down and used by women:

FACIAL TREATMENT
1/3 cup finely ground oatmeal
3 teaspoons honey or enough to make a smooth paste
1 teaspoon rose water
Mix oatmeal with honey until well blended. If too thick, add a little more rose water. Spread over clean face, do not put on eyes. Leave for 1/2 hour. Remove with soft cloth and warm water. Follow by a good astringent to tone the skin.

BLEMISH TREATMENT
1/2 cup warn water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure honey
Mix salt into water until dissolved. Soften the blemish by applying a saltwater soaked cotton ball to the blemish for several minutes.
Once soft, dab honey onto the blemish and allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes.
Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

THIS ONE IS SAID TO HAVE COME FROM CLEOPATRA AND IS THE MOST FAMOUS.

FACIAL BALM
1 teaspoon honey
1 egg white
1 teaspoon milk
Mix ingredients
Beat well and apply to clean face and neck. Leave on 1/2 hour. When it feels dry and brittle, wash it off with warm water. Splash on cold water. You will feel your face and neck tingle. Cleopatra used this formula on her entire body to keep her skin soft and young looking.

CUCUMBER HONEY EYE TREATMENT
1 teaspoon chamomile tea
1 piece of cucumber, peeled and seeded, approximately 1 tablespoon total
1 1/2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon pure honey
Steep tea in boiling water and set aside to cool. Combine cucumber, aloe vera gel and honey in a blender. Mix on low setting .
Add tea and blend until smooth.
Place in glass container, cover and chill until ready to use, up to one week.
Apply gently under eyes to reduce puffiness.
Makes 6 to 8 applications

FOAMING HONEY BATH
1 cup almond oil, light olive oil or light sesame oil
1/2 cup pure honey
1/2 cup liquid soap
1 tablespoon vanilla
Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic bottle with tight fitting lid.
Shake gently to combine.
Shake again before adding to running water in bath.
Makes enough for four tubs of silky bath water.

HAND SCRUB
3 tablespoons finely ground corn meal
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons honey
Blend corn meal and cornstarch together and add honey. Put in a small jar. Use this as you would any hand soap. It softens, cleans and smoothies the hands. Always rinse the hands with cold water.

ELBOW RUB
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cold safflower oil
1 teaspoon honey
Mix thoroughly, rub mixture onto elbows and massage for a few minutes. A stubborn case of dry elbow skin can be helped considerably by frequent applications.

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