Saturday, January 29, 2011

It's All About the Raw HONEY

Hola Chicas/'s all about the honey today. I can't rave enough about the benefits of raw honey. When dealing with raw honey, you get all of the benefits that this natural goodness has to offer. When honey is filtered and processed, the benefits have been stripped away and you are basically left with golden brown 'sugar'. Honey is an absolute gift for your hair and skin. When used for conditioners or rinses, honey, being a natural humectant, attracts and binds moisture to your hair. Since this article is all about the 'raw honey', I am going to include the various ways to use this golden goodness. Enjoy!

Honey For Your Hair:

Pre-Cleansing Honey Conditioner: Nourishes the hair and the scalp
  • Combine 3-6 TBSP of Raw Honey
  • 1-2 TBSP of Jojoba Oil or Olive Oil
  • Few drops of your favorite essential oil (lavender, tea tree, peppermint, sandalwood)
  • Mix all ingredients. Apply to hair in sections and massage into scalp. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse. Follow with your favorite shampoo and conditioner.
Honey Rinse:
  • 1/4 cup of Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1/4 cup of Almond Oil
  • 1 TBSP of Jojoba Oil
  • 1 TBSP of Raw Honey (do not use more or it may be too sticky)
  • Mix and apply to hair. Rinse with warm water and Voila! Beautiful moisturized curls.
Honey Smoothie Hair Mask:
  • 1 Mashed Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 TBSP of milk (I use Almond Milk)
  • 3 TBSP of Honey
  • 5 TBSP of Olive Oil
  • Combine in bowl and apply to hair from roots to ends. Let mask soak in your hair for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Shampoo and Condition as usual.
Honey Deep Conditioner
  • Using your favorite conditioner as a deep conditioner, combine 1 TBSP of raw honey and 1 TBSP of Olive Oil. Mix and apply to hair. Sit under a heat cap or use a very warm towel for a minimum of 30 minutes. Rinse.
Avocado/Raw Honey Deep Conditioner:
  • Combine 1 Avocado (I use a hand mixer or the magic bullet to mix ingredients)
  • 1 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP of Raw Honey
  • Apply and cover head for 20-30 minutes.
  • Rinse

Honey For Your Skin:

Honey Face Scrub
  • Combine 1 TBSP of Raw Honey
  • 1 TBSP of Brown Sugar
  • Using small circular motions, apply the mixture to clean skin for 3-5 minutes.
  • Rinse or gently remove with a warm face cloth.
  • Final rinse with cool water.
  • Tone. Moisturize
Honey Yogurt Face Mask:
  • 1 TBSP of finely ground Oatmeal
  • 1 TBSP of organic plain yogurt
  • Add a few drops of Honey (warmed)
  • Mix yogurt and oatmeal in a bowl and then add in warm honey.
  • Apply mask over face and neck. Let set for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Final rinse with cool water. Tone. Moisturize.
Honey Spot Treatment:
  • Combine 1 TBSP of Raw Honey
  • 1/2 TBSP of Cinnamon
  • Apply to each blemish and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water, final rinse with cool water. Tone. Moisturize.
Honey Spot Treatment for Hyperpigmentation:
  • Combine 1/2 TSP of Raw Honey
  • 1/2 TSP of the juice of a lemon
  • Apply mixture to infected area
  • Warm a towel and apply to area for 10-15 min.
  • Rinse
Now there are probably hundreds of concoctions that are available for skin and hair. Try one, try them all, let us know what you think.

Happy Healthy Journey


  1. thanks! going to try this later in the week :)

  2. I am so happy my client turn me on to the raw honey...And I thankyou for the knowledge of the benfits of raw honey...and my clients thank you too..Stylist LaToya for ATL

  3. Thank you for sharing, going to try using more raw honey.