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5 amazing uses of honey at home

amazing uses of honey

Known as a healthier alternative for sugar, honey offers a wide range of benefits. This thick sweet liquid is known to have antioxidants, antimicrobial, and soothing effects, and is made up of glucose, fructose, and minerals. But more than using it for your coffee or tea, there are more amazing uses of honey that you can do at home.

While there are tons of honey brands available in the market, it is still recommended to buy raw and pure honey. Most store-brand honey is a processed product, which already lessens the benefits of the natural sweetener. In addition, processed honey does not have antibacterial properties, if not less, so it’s better to buy raw honey. If you don’t know where you can get one, I recommend Alice’s Pure Honey. Their honey comes from Sariaya, Quezon so it’s guaranteed that it’s fresh from the bee farm!

uses of honey

Natural skincare item

One of the amazing uses of honey is its capability to improve the appearance of impurities on your face. According to Healthline, raw honey is a great product in eliminating acne due to its antibacterial property. This natural sweetener speeds up the skin cell’s healing process which improves blemishes. Furthermore, honey is a natural exfoliator that lightens dark spots, giving your face a brighter, glowing look!

Honey lip balm

If you have problems with cracked, dry lips, a honey lip balm can help you solve that. It is a natural moisturizer and a mild-exfoliator at the same time which means it’s capable of removing your dead skin cells on your lips. You may apply it as it is, but there are other recipes for DIY lip balm where you’ll only need honey, beeswax, coconut oil, and essential oils. Follow the guide here.

Skin condition remedy

Honey is not just for the face. In fact, with its anti-inflammatory benefits, honey is an ideal topical treatment that can minimize the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. However, there is still no scientific basis on whether honey can effectively and completely eradicate the said skin conditions. But you can still use honey for the symptoms, just make sure it’s pure!

Natural cough treatment

Although sweet food can aggravate cough, did you know that another use of honey is being a natural cough treatment? Again, because of honey’s antibacterial abilities, it’s also a good home remedy for relieving cough. To do this, you may follow this easy honey cough syrup recipe. You’ll only need honey, lemon, ginger, and water. This remedy is good even for your toddlers.

Improves the appearance of scars

Another great use of honey is that it can treat and improve the appearance of scars in our body. It helps in the healing process of our skin, hence, it fades scars in the long run. To do this, apply raw honey on your skin on your scars and cover it with a bandage overnight. Wash it in the morning with warm water and do it again every night.

alice pure honey

Want to get the best of raw honey? Alice’s Pure Honey has got you! They have a variety of sizes for all your honey needs for as low as Php130.00. They deliver to Rizal and Metro Manila areas; shipping fees may vary depending on the courier charge.

  • No preservatives
  • No water content
  • Raw and pure
  • Harvested in Sariaya, Quezon by local bee farmers
  • Tested by med techs and experts
  • Made in the Philippines

To get the full price list, you may get in touch through their social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram.

(27) Comments

  1. Serena says:

    Love these ideas! Honey is so good at relieving colds!

    1. I’m actually amazed as I discover these things. I never knew honey could be more than a healthy sweetener. Thank you for reading! 🙂

  2. Who knew honey had so many uses

    1. Thank you for reading! 🙂

  3. Great post! Thank you for sharing! I had no idea that honey had all of these purposes too!

    1. Honey is so amazing! I had no idea that I could use it on scars but I think I’ll give it a go. It’s always so much better to use natural products where you can. Better for the environment and I think, in the long term, your health. I watched this program recently on netflix called ‘more than honey’ which you might enjoy! Thanks for sharing x

  4. I love honey. Everything you said about honey is true.

  5. Abundance of Flavor says:

    I never knew there were so many great uses for honey! I use it for colds all the time but will have to try it as lip balm and for skincare

  6. I knew honey was healthy but I didn’t realize it had this many uses! This is a great list!

  7. cmonwords says:

    Nice! Hadn’t thought of using it as a lip balm though. But for healing and scarring it does wonders! 😊

  8. I love honey, it’s One of my favourite toppings on toast and used in face masks, it’s amazing!!

    Vicky // https://kabukirune.com

  9. We buy local honey in a big five gallon bucket every year, and the smell when we open it is beautiful. We love it in syrups for colds and coughs, fresh herbs, teas, but I admit I am a little put off by the thought of bandaging raw honey to my skin. Sticky!

  10. Absolutely loving all the natural swaps for skin care, I didn’t no honey was so useful!! I’ll lamely admit; I did just start using it in my tea…. but I’ve been looking for a natural lip solution.
    Thanks so much for helping me learn something new (and natural) today!!
    xo Bri

  11. Oh wow, I had no idea honey was this versatile! Especially the effects it can have on skin sound deliciously good. My skin is very particular and fragile so I think natural materials, like honey, could be just the way to go with it. Thank you for sharing these!

    Teresa Maria | Outlandish Blog

  12. Love this! Honey is such an amazing product due to the antioxidants in it and I think these tips are great ways of utilising it!

  13. Thanks for sharing, I did know there were so many other uses for honey 🙂

    Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

  14. Very informative! I did not know that honey can help acne and skin appearance.

  15. Love this! I didn’t know honey would also be good for scars! 🧐 ❤️

  16. I have heard honey with whiskey is a good remedy for a lot of things. I like honey in Oatmeal myself.

  17. Honey is a saviour for us dry skin sufferers! The idea of a DIY honey lip balm is heavenly.

  18. Honey really is a remarkable thing — and I love the ideas you’ve included here!

  19. Love these suggestion. I love using local honey to treat allergies.

  20. These are such great uses! I really want to start incorporating the use of honey into my life more often!

    -Tracy
    Find Your Dazzle

  21. My favorite is Manuka honey! Thanks for the tips

  22. I love honey. Thanks for the tips. I didn’t know all this!

  23. It’s such a wonderful moment when you realize that something you love has even more benefits than you thought! Honey is not only delicious, but has also worked wonders on my skin, and – like you mentioned – for coughs. I didn’t know about some of the other options though. I’m glad you shared this!

  24. Amber Page says:

    I have had a honey lip balm before but I didn’t know about the rest of them!

    Amber – The Unpredicted Page

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