Life's Sweeter with Honey Part 2: Recipes
6 Raw Honey Recipes We Bet You Aren’t Using Now
To show you the many ways you can use raw honey, Abby put together 6 of her favorite recipes. (You’ll love the whiskey sour recipe!)
Have you tried any of them? Let us know in the comments. Enjoy!
Soothing Face Mask – For Sensitive or Dry Skin
1 tsp kaolin clay
¼ tsp Goods from Nature Skin Healing Salve (or any natural salve)
1 tsp raw honey
Add all the ingredients in a small bowl. Using the back of a spoon, smush and mix the ingredients together until they are smooth and combined. You should have a sticky, but spreadable “mud.”
Apply this to your dry face using fingers or a mask brush. Leave on for as long as you like, then gently massage face and rinse with warm water or a hot, steamy wash cloth.
Raw honey contains antioxidants, which contribute to the health of your skin and provides moisture and hydration to your skin cells.
Kaolin clay is the gentlest of clays and won’t strip your skin of natural oils, plus it provides super-light exfoliation when you massage and rinse off the mask. (We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs, it's not an affiliate link, we just think they have great products.)
Goods from Nature’s Skin Healing Salve is a nourishing combination of natural plant oils and butters; it’s great for dry or damaged skin! (Find it at goodsfromnature.com or at Jewell's Naturals.)
Clarifying Face Mask – For Oily or Acneic Skin
1 tsp rhassoul clay
1 tsp raw honey
Mix the ingredients together and apply to your dry face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the sensitivity of your skin.
Gently rinse your skin with warm water and follow with a natural hydrosol and oil or moisturizer to prevent your skin from feeling tight. Use no more than once a week.
Photo Credit: https://www.mountainroseherbs.com
Rhassoul clay is high in essential minerals, like silica and magnesium and it has powerful drawing capabilities as it absorbs oil from your skin. You can also use Fuller’s Earth Clay or French Green Clay, which have similar levels of absorbency. (You can find all three of these clays from Mountain Rose Herbs.)
Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties and can help fight acne breakouts. It provides moisture to your skin, which can help encourage your skin to produce less oil.
Gentle Exfoliating Body Scrub
¼ c baking soda
¼ c raw honey (crystallized for extra scrubbing action)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Apply to dry, flaky areas of the body, such as legs and arms or all over. Gently massage into skin and rinse off.
For even more benefits, don’t just rinse off the scrub. Instead, apply and massage the scrub, then soak in a bath for 20-30 minutes, massaging more as the water softens your skin.
This recipe is from Bragg. It’s often described as a “pick me up” and is well-recommended to help with seasonal allergies – the key is to use raw, local honey so you get the extra benefit of local pollen.
1 to 2 tsp. Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Available in the health food section of most grocery stores.)
8 oz glass of purified or spring water
1 to 2 tsp. raw, local honey
You can read more about this recipe and the Bragg company here: http://bragg.com/healthinfo/healthydrinks.html
This classic drink benefits from a healthier spin using honey instead of sugar! Personally, it’s my very favorite drink recipe!
1 oz Fresh or frozen lemon juice
1 ½ oz Whiskey (use your favorite)
1 oz Raw honey, slightly warmed
Dash of egg white*
Add honey and lemon juice to cocktail shaker, stir until combined. Add whiskey, egg white and crushed ice. Shake 30 seconds and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
What the heck is a dash of egg white?! I know, I wasn’t sure either. I just crack an egg into a small bowl, scoop out the yolk and then using a regular spoon, I add a spoonful of the remaining egg white to the shaker. Trust me, you’ll want to give this recipe a try with the egg white at least once, it gives the drink such a unique mouthfeel!
Be sure to use fresh or frozen lemon juice, not the kind that sits on the grocery store shelf courtesy of preservatives.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
Lisa’s Apple Snack
1 or 2 organic apples, peeled and cut into slices
1/3 c organic almond butter
¼ c raw honey
Celtic Sea Salt
Add the almond butter to a small bowl. Drizzle honey over top and add celtic sea salt to taste (3-5 turns of a salt grinder).
Dip apples and enjoy!
Still want more recipes?
Try substituting honey for sugar anytime you’re cooking on the stove or making a fresh snack!
You can find raw, local honey at Jewell's Naturals, which carries honey from Golden Angels Apiary.