Every Sunday Tahsagogo preaches the truth about beauty inside and and out found in your kitchen cabinets!
It’s that time again that we must give praise to the power of Beauty. My Sisters are all gathered here together to learn about Natural Remedies to keep us looking healthy and youthful.
My sermon today will be about Honey. I call my hubby honey but he doesn’t help me look more beautiful, he just gives me gray hair…just kidding. Felix is definitely my favorite kind of Honey 🙂
I love the taste of honey. Yummy and it makes me feel good to know that I’m eating something that is natural while I’m satisfying a need for sweetness. Honey is wonderful for a plethora of different ailments. I like to do online research and I pretty much research everything I possibly can. I’m sharing some information that I found on one of my favorite websites, with you (my people) about the wonders of honey and the ways it can help us.
Honey & Skin
Honey has been used for 2,000 years as an antiseptic dressing for minor wounds. Because honey contains potassium, bacteria cannot survive in it. Potassium withdraws moisture, which is essential to bacteria’s survival. Honey also promotes healing and prevents scarring.
Studies have shown raw honey to have significant antioxidant properties. It is also an anti-irritant. As such, it is often one of the ingredients in sunscreen, since the chemicals in sunscreen can cause skin eruptions. Honey is a humectant (it attracts and retains moisture) and is often used in soaps, cleansers and lotions. Due to honey’s anti-bacterial nature, it can cleanse the skin’s surface as well as temporarily tighten the outer skin layers. Honey acts as both cleanser and toner.
Honey Facial Moisturizer: 2 Tablespoons of honey + 2 Teaspoons of Milk. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Summertime Honey Mask: When the humidity and/or filthy city air is producing breakouts and oily or gritty skin, a honey mask is a great solution! The recipe is as easy as they get! Simply spread a thin layer of honey over your face for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Honey Scrub for the Body: mix 1/2 cup of raw honey with 1/2 cup sugar or salt. Step into the shower (sans water, of course) and scrub mixture into the skin. Then shower off.
Honey Scrub for the Face: 1 Tablespoon of honey mixed with 2 Tablespoons of finely ground almonds and half a teaspoon of lemon juice. Rub gently into the skin and rinse with warm water.
Skin Infections: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts to the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
Honey is also said to help: burns, cuts, scars, and pimples (applied directly),constipation, abdominal pain, acid reflux (2 tbsp twice a day) and Hangovers! (I know you girls like that one) 2 tbsp 1st thing the morning after partying.
I personally like to mix 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp ACV, and about 1 tbsp of brown sugar and use it on my face as a scrub, then rinse with warm water. It takes all of the dead skin off and makes your skin feel so clean and soft. Make sure to moisturize after!
Organic honey is best! Do NOT give honey to an infant under 12 months old!
Ladies, have any of you experimented with honey? What did you come up with?