Raw honey is packed with antioxidants, which are hugely beneficial in fighting off the effects of sun-exposed skin, dead skin cells, and pores clogged with chemical waste. By adding a few tablespoons of raw unpasteurized honey a day to your diet, you can begin to fight from the inside out. And, here are a few excellent recipes you can try to replace the commercial chemical-rich regimens most of us use.
Note: The following information is not scientifically tested and is in no way meant as a replacement for medical counselling.
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Toddy for the Soul
3/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon honey
1 jigger amber rum
1 jigger orange-flavoured liqueur
1 Tbsp 35% cream
1 1/2-inch slice of orange or lemon garnish
Fill a coffee mug with hot tap water while you get the other ingredients prepared.
In a cocktail shaker pour all ingredients and gently
mix (don't shake too hard).
Discard water from the mug and gently pour the contents of the shaker into the mug. Garnish with lemon or orange slice. Settle in and enjoy.
(better known as "ewwwww.....get that dead skin away from me!")
The chemical load on your face doesn't just include makeup. Don't forget walking through polluted air like that which is produced by city traffic, or that just about everything we eat has been chemically treated. When it's time to get those dead skin cells off your body, here's a good mix to try: Mix 2 tablespoons raw honey with 1 tablespoon of baking soda. Mix well. Gently wet your face and apply the mixture in circles. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
If you wish to make up a batch for a full body exfoliation I recommend 3 times each amount (6 T. honey and 3 T. baking soda). Wet your body with your shower, and exfoliate your skin by spreading it in gentle circles all over with a loofa sponge. While you are doing this, fill up the tub. When the exfoliating part is done, soak for about 20 minutes. Empty the tub and use the shower nozzle to clean off any remaining honey mixture. Pat your body dry with a clean towel. You will come out glowing.
For a little extra atmosphere and spiritual awakening while you soak burn a couple of beeswax candles around the edge of the tub. We have them on our Candle Page.
The following cocktails are high in alcohol content, and are not appropriate for those under the age of majority, and for those who may be health-sensitive to alcohol. ALWAYS consume in moderation, never drink and drive, and never encourage anyone to have 'one too many'.
My Blue Honey
Here's a recipe that will impress the crowd. Get out your old martini glasses. Chill them overnight or in the freezer for an hour. When you are ready to serve, set 'em up along the bar.
You can scale this recipe. Just multiply all ingredients by the number of guests.
In a cocktail shaker place:
4 or 5 ice cubes
1 jigger blue Curacao-style liqueur
1 jigger gin
1 jigger vodka
1 jigger honey
1/2 lemon squeezed over top
Shake vigorously with great drama to impress your friends! Fill each glass about 2/3 full, and garnish with a slice of lemon.
Moisturizing Face Mask
Spread 1 tablespoon raw honey on face & neck. Use small circles and let your fingers do the work. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Honey draws and retains moisture and goodness knows our faces need moisture!
Recipes to Nourish Body & Soul
Pore Cleansing Solution
Stress and bacteria buildup on the surface of the skin can clog pores and cause breakouts. At least twice a week cleanse your pores, especially the 'T-zone' with this mixture. First, clean your face. Then mix together 1 tablespoon of raw honey with 2 tablespoons of good quality coconut oil. Spread on your face in little circles with your fingers, for 3 or 4 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.