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Honey: if you aren’t producing it on your homestead, chances are, you know someone who is. Honey is a fantastic multi-purpose wonder on the homestead. It’s great for cooking, candle-making, and, as it turns out, for beauty applications.

Here are just a few of my favorite ways to use honey for homestead beauty treatments.

Acne mask

Adult acne is the worst. It feels like, the minute you eliminate a blemish, three more pop up. I treated my stubborn adult acne with regular honey masks.

It’s as easy as getting a small spoon of honey and applying it all over your face. This can get a little sticky, so I recommend applying while you’re taking a nice bath.

Let the mask sit for 10 minutes before rinsing.

Exfoliator

I hate dull, dry skin. But you don’t need a fancy exfoliator to get shiny skin. All you need is a spoonful of honey and a dash of cinnamon.

Mix the honey and cinnamon together in a bowl. Apply it to your face with care; a little goes a long way. Scrub in circular motions for a minute and then rinse.

Conditioner

While I love my storebought conditioners, they have a lot of extra crud in them that my hair doesn’t need. For a simple, natural conditioner, combine 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoons coconut oil.

Give this mixture a good stir and leave it in a Mason jar in your shower. Apply it like you would any other conditioner. Just make sure to rinse well; you don’t want sticky honey hair!

Sunburn treatment

The sun will soon be out for the spring harvesting season. Use an all-natural sunburn treatment to soothe the sting.

You can add 1 part honey to 2 parts liquid aloe vera. This gives the aloe an added boost that soothes and treats skin as it heals.

Bath soak

After a hard day on the homestead, you deserve a little pampering. And who doesn’t love a luxurious bath?

You can do a super simple bath soak by adding ¼ cup of honey to your bath. Kick back, relax, and enjoy softer skin.

What are your favorite applications for honey?

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