Thursday, June 12, 2014

Raw Honey Face Mask

Utile Mud Honey Pot

Good afternoon readers! I have been a bit lazy today. I think this week has been a little stressful. It seems odd because most of my weeks are filled with things that might be stress causing but for some reason this week seems more crazy than normal. I am going out of town again this weekend for my sister in-law to be's bachelorette party. We are venturing to Gull lake for a weekend of cabin fun. My sister and I are responsible for dinner Saturday night so this I have been spending time packing, meal planning, working and of course blogging! I eventually will sit down and relax...

All this stress and my newly discovered vitamin B deficiency have lead to some really unpleasant skin break outs. I have been trying to treat everything naturally because I was told by Danielle that I shouldn't be putting anything on my face that I wouldn't eat. I found a recipe for this mask that is supposed to help not only alleviate the pain of your current blemishes but also help erase the scars left from past breakouts.

I made the mixture last night at my parents house- using the raw honey my mom keeps in her precious honey pot. One of my mom's close friends and employees owns a clay throwing company called Utile Mud. One of her cutest products are her honey pots. They are made so well and they are an amazing way to keep your honey. I have to be honest using the pot made me feel a little like Winnie the Pooh. There are many different masks that you can make with raw honey for helping the skin- some with oats, milk or aloe. I thought that I would focus on a really simple one that you can make with all things found in your pantry.

The Flanders and I both had mentioned that honey has some really great anti-bacterial properties which can help with infection. Acne is an infected pour on your skin and if you treat it with care it can diminish the pain and help keep it from leaving a scar.  I chose to add lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg to my mask because all three have healing and exfoliating properties- in combination with the healing properties of the unfiltered honey it makes for a really nice mask.

 Raw Honey Mask

- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 C lemon juice
- 1/4 C Raw Honey ( you can used whipped if you want a more stable spreadable product)

Combine Ingredients in a bowl and apply to your face avoiding your eyes. Leave the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes and clean off with warm water.

It is such an easy mask that I do not tend to prep a lot in advance just because I always seem to have the product on hand but if you feel like you want to you can certainly double the recipe and store in a mason jar in the fridge (make sure you bring to a room temperature before trying to spread).

Danielle will be posting a great honey ice cream recipe tomorrow that I can not wait to try myself. I have had such a lovely time this week exploring the world of raw honey and I wanted to end today with a quote from Winnie the Pooh himself, "A day without a friend is like a pot without a drop of honey".

Check back tomorrow!


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