I love finding creative uses for natural ingredients. Honey has been used for centuries for much more than just food. It is a great item to keep on hand. Especially local unprocessed honey! Check out this list of 10 Unusual Uses For Honey
10 Unusual Uses for Honey
Boost Athletic Performance
Getting ready to hit the gym? Take a spoonful of honey before your workout. Honey has been proven to boost athletic performance.
Cold season is on the horizon. Treat a cough with this all natural three ingredient cough syrup. Everyone loves this stuff, and it works!
Clean Cuts & Scrapes
Honey has antimicrobial properties which makes it a natural antiseptic. Honey can be used like a natural Neosporin to treat wounds.
Honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties. Use some honey the next time you wash your face, or even use it as a facial for softer skin and to remove blemishes.
Next time you have a minor burn pull out that honey bear. Honey acts as a natural wound sealant, and tricks the body into believing that the burned area is covered with healthy skin. This can dramatically reduce pain. Simply spread honey on the burn and wrap it loosely with gauze. Change the dressing three to four times per day.
Give your hair a natural sweet smelling treatment. Add 1 teaspoon honey to a quart of warm water, dilute, then soak your hair in the mixture post-shampoo. You can also use straight honey on the ends of your 'do to calm frizzy hair.
Had a bit too much fun?! Forget a morning of popping ibuprofen, spread some honey on your toast or add some to your tea. Because honey is loaded with fructose, it will help speed up the metabolism of alcohol.
Treat blemishes without harsh chemicals. Dab a bit of straight honey on your pimple, and let it sit for a half-hour, then gently rinse off. Repeat the next day; this works best for whiteheads.
Soften Your Skin
Make your skin silky soft. Honey is an excellent exfoliant. Use it on elbows, knees, and rough feet. Let sit for a few minutes and rinse off.
Kick that metabolism into gear. Honey is an excellent substitute for sugar and it also helps speed up metabolism.
What is your favorite use for honey?! Share in the comments below.
Amanda is a busy mom of 3 that is constantly on the lookout for shortcuts to add more happiness to the day. She loves creating recipes, printables, DIY, and sharing family fun tips with you.