Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. The more golden the honey, the more expensive it is.
We already know the common uses of honey – its use as a natural cough remedy and its antibacterial properties, so I won’t bore you with that. Today I will talk about the less common uses of honey; but before that, I just want to clarify a little misconception about honey and sugar that I just discovered.
Most of us assumed that honey was a healthier alternative to sugar because we thought it did not contain sugar. Well, it does. Apparently, honey contains about 70-80% sugar, which gives it the sweet taste. To the diabetics out there, or those of you who have loved ones with diabetes, there is no difference between the effects of sugar and honey. Honey is still a form of sugar. If the intake of sugar and/or honey by diabetics can be avoided, that is great; if it cannot be avoided, then moderation is the key here.
Even the bible talks about honey. King Solomon said in Proverbs 24: 13, “my son, eat thou honey, for it is good.” Later in Proverbs 25:27, he said, “it is not good to eat much honey.”
Now, let’s get to the less common but fascinating uses of honey that I recently uncovered. I am excited.
Did you know that honey could be used as a facial scrub? I didn’t know till I talked to my cosmetologist sister about the blemish on my face, she told me to try a mixture of honey + lime + brown sugar. It was the perfect scrub; my face was so smooth afterwards.
While feeling excited about my new discovery, a friend told me of her experience with honey. Can you guess what it was? Let me not keep you waiting; she said she used to have really dry hair so she added honey to her deep conditioning routine. It helped bring back moisture to her hair.
After hearing this, I talked to my hair stylist who told me that he also uses honey in deep conditioning regimens for some of his clients, and he suggested I also try it. Just in case you want to try it with me, this is what you do: add the yolk of an egg to some honey, mix and apply it to your already shampooed hair, wear a shower cap and leave in for 12 minutes then wash off. If you want added heat for deeper conditioning, you can wrap a towel over your shower cap-covered hair.
Have you not realized that some brands also use honey in their products – creams, soaps, and hair products. Brands like L.O.G Cosmetics use honey in some of their products like the “glowrius –organic aloe juice” and the “manuka honey conditioning cream”. If you haven’t noticed, start looking out for them.
Honey is so versatile, and I believe people are drawn to it because it’s natural, no chemicals or other additives in it.
I challenge you to try out these other uses of honey and give me your feedback. Give L.O.G Cosmetics a try; you will love them. I will be looking forward to your feedback.
Let’s get talking!
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