We should always have a jar of honey in the pantry. Why? Simply because, in addition to being a natural sugar, honey has many virtues for beauty care, home care and medicinal purposes.
Our grandmothers loved it and for good reason! Honey is recognized for its many qualities in taste as well as medicinal, and its properties in cosmetics. We have selected for you 7 of these uses that you may not have known.
1. Treat wounds and burns
Do you have a small sore or burn caused by the sun or heat? The antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of honey promote healing. For this, apply a small amount of honey on the area to be treated and let it dry. Renew the application until the wound is healed. Honey can also help reduce scar marks.
2. Make a beauty mask
Ideal for hydrating the skin and improving its tone, fighting against wrinkles or reducing redness and blemishes, a honey mask requires no preparation. Apply a teaspoonful of honey to your face while massaging. Leave for 10 to 30 minutes before rinsing with water. Skin prone to acne can also benefit because honey has antibacterial properties.
3. Treat your hair
To give shine and softness to your hair or fight against dandruff, coat your hair honey for about ten minutes before rinsing and washing as usual. You can also make a natural honey shampoo by mixing 200ml of water with a tablespoon of honey.
4. Soothe a sore throat and cure cough
Your throat bites? Take a spoonful of honey to soothe it. You can also make a blend of honey and lemon juice to treat coughs or throat irritation.
5. Relieve intestinal problems
If you suffer from intestinal problems, honey is a very effective remedy. Thanks to its laxative properties, it facilitates transit while fighting pests. Take a glass of hot water each morning before breakfast with a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar.
6. Facilitate sleep
If you are having problems falling asleep or suffer from insomnia, honey can help you. Rich in vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, this nectar also contains sugars that naturally increase the level of insulin and produce serotonin, the hormone of relaxation. To sleep better, make a cup of tea with a teaspoon of honey every night.
7. Preserve fruits
To make and preserve fruit in jars in a healthy and natural way, honey is ideal. For this, simply pour your fruit in clean and sterilized jars. Then mix the honey with water and pour your preparation over the fruits making sure to cover them. Then close your jars.