All About Honey
Did you know that September is National Honey Month? The Courtland Towers Blog is here to help you celebrate with a couple blog posts about honey. In this post we will highlight a few of the many uses for honey, and in our next post we will share a few honey recipes.
If you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake, honey is a great alternative! Stocked with antioxidants and nutrients that can improve your skin, lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and even help with diabetes, honey is a much healthier alternative to sugar that may even help you lose weight. Of course, honey alone may not cure all your ills, but substituting it for sugar may make a huge difference in your health.
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 or look for shampoo with honey listed under the ingredients. The post even has tips for figuring out if honey shampoo can work for you, with tips for how to store it if you love it!
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.
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.
These are just a few of the many uses of honey. Pick up some honey from a local farmers market or grocery store here in Arlington, VA today. Share other uses for honey that you have discovered with the rest of our apartment community in the comments. Happy National Honey Month!