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Different Uses for Honey

A bowl of honey.

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about this awesome natural sweetener. Honey is a surprisingly versatile substance and we are highlighting just of few of its many uses in this month’s Barrington Place Apartments Blog.

Weight Loss
Substituting raw honey for white sugar can help you to lose weight and better maintain a healthy weight. Because honey is a natural substance our bodies are able to metabolize and use it better than refined and processed sugars.

Fight Acne
Honey makes an affordable face cleanser with its natural purifying properties. It is also very gentle on the skin so it can be used by anyone, including people with sensitive skin. Just use half a teaspoon of warm honey and spread it evenly on your face with clean hands. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Raw honey can cleanse and restore the health of your hair and scalp. Try making this DIY honey shampoo to cleanse, moisturize and restore shine to your hair. The post even has tips for figuring out if honey shampoo can work for you, with tips on how to store it if you love it!

Fading Scars
It may take a bit of time, but honey and baking soda can help reduce the appearance of scars. Mix a tablespoon of each together and apply to your scar, letting sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry. Repeat daily until you notice fading.

Honey also makes a great moisturizer. Make a hydrating lotion by mixing a spoonful of raw honey, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. Also, give this moisturizing homemade honey body wash a try!

What other uses have you found for honey? Let us know in the comments so that everyone in our Madison, WI apartment community can benefit. Happy National Honey Month!