6 Ways to Use Your Honey Cleanser
If you've attended one of my workshops on natural skincare, then you've learned how to make a Honey Cleanser for cleansing your skin. Honey Cleansers were the most popular item in my Actually Natural Skincare line. The reason is quite simple. Honey is magic for your face! Not only do these Honey Cleansers smell heavenly and have a rich, beautiful color, but they cleanse without any perfumes, dyes, or synthetic ingredients.
Raw honey just by itself is great for your skin, and has been used in skincare for thousands of years. Honey is known for being:
Unless you're allergic, honey is good for all skin types and can help with many troublesome skin conditions, including chronic acne.
Not only do Honey Cleansers smell heavenly and have a rich, beautiful color, but they cleanse without any perfumes, dyes, or synthetic ingredients.
I use herbs to enhance the already fantastic properties of raw honey. Washing your face, however, is not the only thing that you can use these versatile honeys for. Here are 6 more ways that you can use your jar of Honey Cleanser.
Natural Remedies for Cold Sores
Cold sores. Fever blisters. Whichever name you call them by, these little sores are painful, unsightly and for some of us, embarrassingly chronic. The good news is that Nature offers us numerous ways to manage cold sores. Let's take a look at this annoying infection, and see what we can do about it.
What Causes Cold Sores?
Cold sores are viral infections caused by a virus in the herpes family, usually HSV1 (herpes simplex virus 1). They can develop anywhere on the body, but usually appear on or around the lips, extending to the chin and up to the nostrils. Cold sores can also develop on the inside of your lips.
Many first feel a tingling sensation in the area where a cold sore will form. Small blisters develop, which can be quite painful. The blisters will break open and ooze. Cold sores are at their most contagious at this time. Over the course of about 7-10 days, the cold sore will scab over and heal.
The herpes virus behind cold sores IS contagious, and can spread from close person to person contact like kissing, or even indirect contact like sharing a drink with someone who has a cold sore.
Ready to learn more, including how to handle cold sores with natural remedies? Read on.
How To Use Prairie Hawk's Actually Natural Skincare Line
It's Actually Natural. Yup. Really, really. You can be beautiful without harsh ingredients, perfumes, or dyes.
The Prairie Hawk Actually Natural Skincare line pampers your skin with truly natural ingredients like raw honey, rich organic oils, natural clays, and essential oils. It helps to heal skin problems, nourish and protect, and fight the effects of time.
This kit is your foundational set for natural face care. It includes a Honey Cleanser, facial oil blend, exfoliating bean cleanser, and a month's worth of clay masks, everything that you need to start taking care of your face gently and naturally. Free of synthetic ingredients, perfumes or preservatives, all of the products in the set were designed by me, clinical herbalist Jennifer Capestany, and are handmade in small batches. Mother Nature's bounty all the way. Pretty cool, huh?
So, you've got your set (If not, order here). Yay! Not sure how to go about using your new regimen? Never fear. I shall tell you. Read on.
Product Spotlight: Relax Honey Face Cleanser
Start by wetting your face down. Then apply just enough of the honey cleanser to form a thin layer over your face. A little goes a long way. Wash off gently with warm water and a wash cloth. That's it! Your face will feel soft and silky. Finish off with a toner if you wish and a moisturizing facial oil blend like Serenity. You can also add up to a teaspoon of any of my Honey Cleansers to your favorite clay mask for added boost.
Stress doesn't have to show on your skin. Clean eating, a healthy lifestyle, some good stress management techniques and a little help from Nature can go a long way toward giving your face a healthy glow!
Hello Cocoa! You will love this smooth, rich clay mask, featuring organic cocoa and detoxifying bentonite clay. This is a stronger mask than gentle, softening Warm Glow, so if you want a tighter, more cleansing feel, Hello Cocoa is for you. It's available to order now online both as a stand alone item and included in the Prairie Hawk Natural Skincare Regimen. Your face will love it.
I'm Jennifer Capestany, a clinical herbalist and freelance writer with a practice in North Texas. Helping people deal as naturally as possible with rheumatoid arthritis, chronic illness and other chronic conditions is my calling.