Honey – hottest natural ingredient used for body care

4 homemade recipes that include delicious honey and make a real delight for your body and skin.
We received a lot of questions like this:
Can I mix honey with body lotion?

Long story short: it depends on the lotion. But we strongly recommend to make a DIY cream at home from scratch!
Beauty tip of the day is about honey and it miraculous (and cheap) properties. You have here 4 ways in which you can use honey and prepare in your own kitchen body lotion, creams and natural treatments for body and skin care.
Honey cold cream for dry skin


1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup vegetable shortening

1 tablespoon ground almonds

1 teaspoon liquid lecithin

2 tablespoons bee pollen

1 egg yolk, at room temperature

1 teaspoon rosewater or cologne water

Combine all ingredients and mix well. This cream has a slightly grainy and oily texture, and in addition to using as a cold cream, it can be used for sunburn and for applying as a conditioner to the hands before doing outside work, such as gardening. Makes about ¾ cup.
Honey cleansing lotion


½ cup hot water

1 tablespoon bee pollen

1½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin

¼ cup honey

Soften the gelatin in the water for several minutes. Then dissolve the gelatin mixture over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, until the mixture is clear.. Add the remaining ingredients. Makes about 1 cup.
Honey cleansing cream

¼ cup honey

1 tablespoon liquid soap

½ cup glycerin

Place the ingredients in a screw top jar, cover and shake well. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Honey hand lotion


½ cup Vaseline petroleum jelly

2 tablespoons honey

3 tablespoons glycerin

1 tablespoon liquid lecithin

Melt the petroleum jelly over a double boiler. Add the remaining Ingredients and heat for several minutes until the mixture is smooth and well mixed, Makes about ¾ cup.


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