Your skin loves honey because it's loaded with natural antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It's also healing, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory, with antibacterial properties, which gives it a wide range of beauty uses, from acne treatments to hair masks.
Using organic, raw honey will give you the most benefits (or if you're willing to splurge, you can't beat Manuka honey). Once you have a jar of honey in your pantry (or should I say DIY supply cabinet...), everything else comes easy.
We've got some amazing recipes for you to try!
Honey Face Mask Recipes
Honey is naturally antibacterial and has potent antioxidant capacity to protect against environmental damage so take advantage of its beauty benefits in one of these face mask recipes.
5 Best Honey Face Masks For Every Skin Type // Honey is a miracle worker when it comes to skincare! No matter what your skin type is, you can reap the benefits in these simple honey face masks.
Tightening Egg White Mask // Treat your skin to this anti-aging face mask made with honey and egg whites. It tightens and firms the skin, fighting fine lines and wrinkles.
Skin Soothing Agar Peel-Off Mask with Chamomile + Honey // Gross but true: peeling off a face mask is strangely satisfying. And this skin soothing agar peel-off mask can be whipped up right at home.
Aloe Vera + Honey Face Pack // Use the plant of immortality with lemon and honey to make this simple face pack to reduce inflammation and brighten skin.
Moisturizing Honey Strawberry Mask // For dry or mature skin, this face mask combines the exfoliating power of strawberries with the skin-plumping benefits of honey.
Honey Skincare Recipes
Honey is gentle, nourishing and effective. Plus, honey is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals so it heals without aggravating sensitive skin.
Honey Lip Scrub // Kiss chapped lips goodbye with a yummy lip scrub recipe with our favorite moisturizing ingredient - honey.
Sugar + Honey Exfoliator for Glowing Skin // This easy DIY sugar scrub for the face gently removes dry skin cells, keeps pores clean and brightens dullness to keep your skin glowing.
Raw Honey Acne Spot Treatment // The one ingredient you need to get rid of nasty zits? Raw honey! Just apply on the affected area in the evening and rinse in the morning until the culprit goes away.
Homemade Honey Face Wash // Cleansing your face has never been easier: just use honey! This honey face wash combines the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and natural humectant power of honey with the gentle cleansing action of Castile soap.
Honey Hair Recipes
These all natural, simple homemade honey hair masks are perfect for addressing a variety of hair needs. Honey is a humectant which helps hair retain moisture. It also softens and smooths hair, nourishes hair, and is naturally antibacterial due to it's high acidity content, which promotes a healthy scalp.
3 Homemade Honey Hair Masks for All Hair Types // Is your hair dry, damaged or in need of a deep conditioning? Grab the honey bear and try one of these super-easy homemade honey hair masks.
Nourishing Rosemary Hair and Face Mask // While you wait for your hair mask to work, dab some on your face! This 2-in-1 hair and face mask is made with rosemary essential oil and raw honey.
Pumpkin Honey Hair Mask // Need hair repair? Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey, a natural humectant, to one cup of pumpkin puree for a major moisture boost.
DIY Hair Lightening Spray // This spray can be used all over the hair or spritzed just on the ends depending on where you’d like to add highlights. The result? Naturally lightened hair!
Honey Bath & Body Recipes
Honey is a miracle worker on dry winter skin. This natural anti-inflammatory nourishes the skin and holds in moisture, making it a great addition to scrubs, body balms and body wash recipes.
Honey Vanilla Bubble Bath // Soak in the tub and let honey work its magic on your skin. You can also enjoy the mesmerizing scents of vanilla and almond oil.
Honey Lavender Coconut Milk Bath // A honey lavender bath soothes the body and calms the mind, making it the perfect insomnia remedy.
Rich Honey Hand Balm // This balm is made with beeswax and raw honey so it’s thick enough to lock in moisture, while the honey helps heal wounds and calm irritation.
After-Sun Avocado Body Mask // After a day in the sun, your dry or sunburned skin will love this hydrating and cooling body mask with avocado and honey.
Mango Honey Oat Body Scrub // Combine mango, honey and oats for gentle exfoliator that's perfect for sensitive skin.
DIY Coconut + Honey Body Wash // An easy recipe for homemade body wash with honey and coconut. It's moisturizing and it feels great on your body!
Honey Cellulite Massage // Honey is a wonderful element that helps eradicate cellular waste from our body. Learn the massage technique that increases circulation and delivers a healing dose of antioxidants to repair skin.
Raw honey is a natural humectant that draws moisture to your skin and has natural antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It's a great ingredient to incorporate into your beauty routine, whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin. Just remember to use unprocessed honey for the best results. Can't get enough of honey? Here are a few natural beauty and health recipes with honey as the main ingredient:
- Manuka Honey and Olive Oil Face Mask: Mix two tablespoons of manuka honey with one tablespoon of olive oil to make a moisturizing and nourishing face mask. Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion, focusing on areas with dead skin cells. Let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. This mask is great for all skin types, especially for dry and sensitive skin.
- Honey and Coconut Oil Hair Mask: Mix half a cup of unprocessed honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil to make a natural hair mask that draws moisture to your hair. Apply the mixture to damp hair and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing it off with warm water. This mask is perfect for all hair types, especially for those with dry and damaged hair.
- Honey and Jojoba Oil Moisturizer: Mix two tablespoons of unpasteurized honey with one tablespoon of jojoba oil to make a natural moisturizer that helps fade scars and keeps your skin soft and hydrated. Apply the mixture to your face and massage it in a circular motion. This moisturizer is perfect for all skin types, especially for acne-prone and sensitive skin.
- Honey and Aloe Vera Face Mask: Mix two tablespoons of honey with a few drops of aloe vera gel to make a natural face mask that has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. This mask is perfect for all skin types, especially for those with autoimmune skin conditions.
This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical reviewers here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.36