Monday, May 28, 2012

Honey, good for more than eating :)

We all know that honey tastes great but did know that honey has many more uses as well?  You can sooth a sore throat, soften your skin, get a great facial, and even clean a wound.

Here's some great uses for honey you may not know about.

  • Give yourself a facial - rub some honey onto your face, focusing on the dry areas, then rinse, no need for soap!  Did you know honey also helps to fight acne?!  

  • Get baby sift skin - pour 1/4 cup honey with a few drops of olive oil in your bath water.  

  • Make an amazing gel for curly hair - Mix honey with hair conditioner!  1/3 honey and 2/3 conditioner, use more or less honey till you get the consistency you want.  The runnier your conditioner the more honey you will need.  Don't use more than about 50/50 though or it will dry sticky.  (and trust me, don't use straight honey!) 
  • Clean cuts and scrapes - Honey is very anti- microbial and anti-fungal.  Place a dab of it on a cut before bandaging. 
  • Get an energy boost!  - just a spoon full of honey goes a long way in the mornings, it's also very good for your health and is said to boost your metabolism!  :) 

  • Sooth a sore throat - warm a tablespoon of honey and a table spoon of fresh lemon juice, it's great for a sore throat and helps to ease coughing too.

Cleaning with White Distilled Vinegar

All right, if you've been following my blog you already know that vinegar is my favorite cleaning product.  Vinegar disinfects, shines and gets rid of odors.  But did you know that vinegar can get your clothes cleaner and brighter, clean urine stains off of your child's mattress, kill weeds and even shine Fido's coat?  Vinegar is that awesome and it's CHEAP!  How much better can you get?  For a great list more uses for vinegar visit this great site.