Honey apart from being a natural sweetener, has a lot more other uses that you might have no idea about. From medicinal uses, to everyday home remedies, honey has a variety of uses to offer. Have a look at what all this miraculous natural ingredient can do.
1. Wound Cleaner
Apply honey on your cuts and burns. It is proved that honey kills off the bacteria and increases the healing time.
2. Hair Conditioner
Honey is one of the best natural hair conditioners. Mix half-a cup of honey with a quarter of olive oil and warm it a little on stove and then apply it. Use a towel to cover your hair and rinse your hair with cold water after sometime.
3. Make-up Remover
Mix honey with baking soda and add a few drops of tea tree oil to make a paste and apply it over your face using a warm washcloth in circular motion. Rinse your face with warm water after a few minutes.
4. Lip Moisturizer
Honey, mixed with almond oil and beeswax can be applied on lips to have super smooth lips as it moisturizes and nourishes the lips.
5. Nail Strengthener
For those who have weak and brittle nails, honey has a remedy to offer. Mix honey with apple cider vinegar and soak your nails in it for 10 minutes and then rinse it. For best results, repeat the process every week.
6. Fruit Preserver
You can preserve your fruits by covering it with honey mixed with 10 times the water. It makes your fruits healthier.
7. Hangover remover
Honey contains anti-oxidant properties that breaks down alcohol to harmless by-products and neutralizes the toxins that are created by consuming alcohol which help a person get over from the hangover.
8. Prevent allergies
Mixing a tablespoon of honey in your tea during the monsoons when you’re most likely to catch the allergy, prevents you from those allergies.
9. Salad Dressing
You can make your own, tasty and healthy salad dressing by mixing equal parts of raw honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil and shaking it well. You can also add herbs, pepper and sea salt according to your taste.
If you suffer from a problem of bad breath, gargle in the morning for 3 minutes with the mixture of honey, lemon and water.