10 Amazing Methods to Use Honey


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honey (4)Honey is one of the most wonderful foods in nature and there are many great ways to use it. If you are huge honey lover, you can enjoy honey in your tea, smoothies, and drizzled on top of peanut butter on toast. There are more different uses of honey. Surprisingly there are so many unusual ways to use this healthy food. Here are a few amazing methods to use honey. Have a look, and be sure to try a few of these methods to use honey.

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1. An Excellent moisturizer

Natural moisturizers are healthy for our skin, and honey turned out to be one of the best choices. Just warm a little bit of honey in a pan until it gets liquidy and thin and add some herbs such as lavender. The proportion is one tablespoon of herbs per 8 tablespoon of honey. After you do that, keep it closed for a week. Then add 1 teaspoon of already made mixture into an 8 ounce bottle of unscented lotion. Enjoy it!

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2. Good conditioner

Surprised to find out that honey makes an effective conditioner as well?? It may be used instead of your regular conditioner but also as an additional element to intensify its properties. There are many options. Add 1 tablespoon of honey to your shampoo or make a hair mask. Mix some honey with olive oil and apply the substance on already washed hair, leave for 20 minutes and rinse off.

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3. A remedy for hangover

Honey is a natural tonic which helps to get rid of the unpleasant consequences of a good party. The recipe is quite simple: add two tablespoons of honey to a glass of water. Drink it in the morning and it will speed up your metabolism, and you`ll feel much better. Honey helps to flush out the toxins from your body.

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4. Healing balm for burns and cuts

Could you ever imagine that honey has healing qualities?  Try to apply it on the affected areas like an ordinary balm, in a thin layer. Honey acts as a natural antiseptic so the effect won’t keep you waiting. It works.

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5. Effective face scrub

Due to its hydrating qualities, honey is not only a perfect moisturizer, but is a perfect scrub as well. It is unbelievably simple to make an ideal face or body scrub at home out of natural ingredients. Ground almonds, honey and lemon juice mixed together will make a fantastic face scrub. After you get convinced that the result you get can’t be provided by any other scrub, it will become your favorite face scrub.

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6. Great lip balm

What can be better than a lip balm made by yourself? Mix together almond oil, some honey and beeswax. Your lips will never be dry anymore. Lip balm is especially necessary in winter. Enjoy all the advantages of natural ingredients, they are surely more effective than any other balm of any popular cosmetic brand.

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7. Improves your athletic performance

Who could have guessed that honey can help improve your sport results?  Eat a tablespoon of honey before every workout and it will give you additional strength to run that extra mile or more. It is fantastic that there is a natural and affordable stimulant to improve your athletic performance.

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8. Helps in Removing intestinal parasites

Unexpected but very effective. Add some honey and vinegar to a glass of water and say goodbye to intestinal parasites. It is also useful as a stimulator for blood flow through the area and growth of the epithelial cells. Honey has protecting and anti-inflammatory effect to gastric mucosa, and it also helps to absorb water and sodium.

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9. Lose weight

Add honey to your diet and see those extra pounds disappearing. Firstly, it has beneficial effect on your digestion. And secondly, it may replace the sugar which is much healthier and is not rich in calories. Honey speeds up metabolism so that your body will burn fat faster. Sure, you should stick to the golden medium.

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10. Use as a sweetener in herbal teas

Honey is an excellent substitute for sugar, though it still contains calories. Add a little bit of honey to your herbal tea and you will have a tasty and healthy drink in a jiff. Honey’s enzymes and trace minerals improve the effectiveness of the herbs it’s mixed with. For instance, a cup of chamomile tea with honey will help calm your mind and body and help you sleep better.

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Honey boasts amazing benefits and can be used for various purposes you didn`t even think about.

– Manal Mehboob

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