Continuing our saga of homemade beauty products, we are going to talk about the one kitchen product we have that never ever expires: honey.

Here’s a couple of recipes with honey as a common ingredient that you can try for yourself. I hope you enjoy them!

Hair mask for greasy hair

This is the recipe for a hair mask for people with greasy hair. You need to mix 1 cup of honey, 1 cup of oatmeal (in flour form), and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix the ingredients until homogeneous and runny so you get a mixture that is easy to apply. Apply it only to the scalp. If you think you don’t have enough for the whole scalp, add some water. Leave it in for 20 to 30 minutes. Wash it out with your shampoo of choice.

Hair mask

This is another hair mask, now with the purpose of making your hair smoother, shinier, more hydrated, and repairing any existing damage. You will need 1 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 cup of the oil of your preference, – coconut, olive, castor, etc – and 1 egg. Mix all the ingredients in the blender and make sure that they are properly blended, with no lumps or pieces of banana left. As it is extremely hard to remove a piece of banana from your hair, it might even be a good idea to strain the blended ingredients 😉.

Make sure the mix has the consistency of a smoothie. Apply it to all your hair and leave it in for at least 1 hour. You can wrap your hair with a plastic bag while you wait as the heat will help the product work more effectively. Wash it out with your shampoo of choice.

Lip scrub

In a bowl or small container, add equal amounts of honey and sugar. Apply it to your lips with circular motions and wash it out after. If you wish to give a plump look to your lips, you can add a pinch of cinnamon to the mix and it will do the trick. Put in an old lip balm container – or anywhere really – to preserve it for future use.

 

By Bruna Gorresio