I’ve been using honey to wash my face in the mornings for about 4 weeks now. I can’t use it in the evenings because it doesn’t do much for removing make-up. But it’s great for your skin. I let it soak in for a few minutes before rinsing it off in the shower. My face is clearer than it’s been with my regular face wash. I’m managing without my prescription acne medicine. I’ve been on this for the past couple years.
Earlier this week I made a face wash that I could use at night.
Face Wash Recipe:
3 Tbs Honey
½ cup vegetable glycerine
2 Tbs liquid castile soap. ( I used almond flavor)
I love how it smells (and tastes). I’ve used it for two nights now and my face feels very clean and fresh after washing. Both mornings, I’ve woken up with tiny white heads. I’ll keep trying this for a couple more weeks to see if my skin calms down and likes it. I always break out a little more when switching to something new. It’s not bad, so I’ll give it more time. Also, after the first night I used it, I also applied my new home made moisturizer which I should not have done. Patience is key when switching out all of my personal care products. If I can do one at a time, then I’ll know what the culprit is if I start to have unwanted reactions. I’ll have to hold off a little longer on using my new moisturizer. It’s hard because I’m excited to see how it works.
The moisturizer recipe:
4 Tbs Pure Aloe Vera
1 tsp vegetable Glycerin
6 drops Jojoba oil
¼ cup sweet Almond oil
I cut this recipe in half because it’s an experiment. Also, it’s a little greasy, probably because I added way more than 6 drops of Jojoba oil. I didn’t have a dropper, so I poured it.
I have a bread machine. It’s fantastic. Well, almost fantastic. I take the dough out for the final rise and put it in a regular bread dish to bake in the oven because I don’t like the shape of the bread machine loaf. Also, I can’t just leave it because if it cooks with the paddle in it, then I have a big hole in the bottom of my loaf. Still, the bread machine is great. It takes about 6 minutes to put about 6 ingredients in there and then presto! It’s almost done, except for the aforementioned transfer an hour later.
Why do I make my own bread? Well, I started to because my 3 boys eat so much and I had to make extra trips to the grocery store for said purchase. It became easier to just make a loaf every other day. But there are also the health reasons. It’s difficult and expensive to find bread that only a short list of ingredients that I recognize. For example: the “healthy” whole grain bread I’ve long enjoyed has terribly long list including things like pyridoxine hydrochloride. It says in parenthesis that this is vitamin B6. So there goes the theory that you should avoid anything with words you don’t recognize and can’t pronounce. It seems Milton’s is pretty good for you. Still, I’m ending my hiatus. I stopped making my own bread for the past several months, but I’m starting it up again. The big bread machine will once again occupy my counter space. Also, the house smells fantastic when fresh baked bread aromas fill the air.
Here is my go to recipe:
Basic Honey Whole Wheat Bread – 2lb loaf
1 ¼ cup warm water
1 tsp salt
2 ½ Tbs unsalted butter
2+ Tbs Honey (sometimes use much more)
1 ¼ cups Bread Flour
2 ½ cups Whole wheat flour
½ cup Flax meal
2 ¼ tsp Yeast (1 packet active dry or instant bread machine)
I sometimes throw in some Kashi 7 grain cereal or wheat germ etc. Also, next time I think I’ll try putting in some sprouted lentils. I love these!
It needs to rise twice before baking at 350 for 40 min.
Mine just finished cooking. The house smells great. I’m going to go enjoy a warm slice now. With honey. Mmmm.
I looked up home-made cleansers on Pinterest and found a link to a blog which linked to another blog called “Crunchy Betty”. There was a challenge given to wash your face with honey. Only honey. Silly. I tried it. I like it. I think my skin might like it too. We’ll go with it for a few weeks.
Instead of using my store bought face wash and toner, I’m opting for honey and treating my acne with tea tree oil.
I love honey anyway. I could do without the smell of tea tree oil though. I’m hoping my acne goes away with the reduction in harmful chemicals in my home and in my beauty routine.
Recipe: Use 1 tsp+ of raw, unfiltered honey. Rub all over face and leave on for 5-10 minutes for maximum benefit. Rinse with water.