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10 Ways to Sweeten Your Beauty Routine with Honey

Using foods in homemade beauty recipes has been a growing trend for a while now. When I wrote a post on DIY face masks, they featured ingredients like avocado, cocoa powder and more.

I noticed a lot of recipes featured honey, so I researched ways to use honey outside the kitchen. Honey is full of antioxidants, and it helps to moisturize and soothe skin.

Whether you have dry, normal, combination or oily skin, chances are that you’ll find a new recipe to try. Here are the top 10 DIYs I found featuring honey.

DIY Beauty Recipes Using Honey

1DIY Honey Face Wash – Live Simply

DIY Honey Face Wash – Live Simply

Using honey to wash your face? I know, I know. But this simple recipe will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean.


2Orange Honey Lotion Bars – Thank Your Body

Orange Honey Lotion Bars – Thank Your Body

Does the sun dry out your skin in the summertime? These lotion bars feature shea butter, coconut oil and more for a hydrating boost!


3Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub – Story of Five

Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub – Story of Five

Whether you want to try a new scrub or like to make them as gifts, this is the perfect recipe. All you need are oats, baby oil, sugar and honey!


4Lavender Honey Brightening Face Mask – Kale & Caramel

Lavender Honey Brightening Face Mask – Kale & Caramel

If you love luxurious face masks, then you have to try this one! Raw honey combined with fresh lemon juice and lavender blossoms brightens up your complexion.


5pH Balanced Shampoo – Scratch Mommy

pH Balanced Shampoo – Scratch Mommy

Many store-bought shampoos contain harsh ingredients that may be harmful for your hair or scalp. Try this lather free DIY recipe to cleanse and moisturize!


6Peppermint & Honey Facial Toner – Mommypotamus

Peppermint & Honey Facial Toner – Mommypotamus

Facial toners are so important for restoring the natural pH balance of your skin. This features apple cider vinegar and peppermint essential oil to hydrate, smooth and more!


7Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask – beautymunsta

Coconut Oil Honey Hair Mask – beautymunsta

If you want smooth and silky hair, hair masks are a great way to achieve that! This recipe combines only two ingredients, and it deeply conditions hair right away.


8DIY Lemon & Honey Facial Peel – Poor & Pretty

DIY Lemon & Honey Facial Peel – Poor & Pretty

Facial peels at a spa can sport a hefty price tag, but this DIY recipe is so easy and cost efficient. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen right now!


9Honey Lip Mask – Fresh-Picked Beauty

Honey Lip Mask – Fresh-Picked Beauty

Most people remember to moisturize their face and skin, but what about your lips? Nourish your lips at night with this mask, and wake up with more hydrated lips in the morning.


10DIY Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub – Her Happy Balance

DIY Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub – Her Happy Balance

Even though it’s not fall, do you miss pumpkin-scented products? This recipe features pumpkin pie spice, ground nutmeg and more for a scrub good enough to eat (and you can!).


Any type of honey will work for most of these recipes, but we would recommend using raw and/or organic honey for the most benefit.

Have you tried a DIY recipe with honey before, or would you? What’s your favorite DIY featuring honey?


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