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Honey Soap Benefits: The Unbelievable Skin Healing Secrets

Honey Soap Benefits: The Unbelievable Skin Healing Secrets
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There are many honey soap benefits to discuss. From restorative properties to anti ageing effects. We take a look at them in this article.

Honey Soap Benefits: The Unbelievable Skin Healing Secrets
Honey Soap Benefits: The Unbelievable Skin Healing Secrets

A wonderful and historical additive

“The secret of my health is applying honey inside and oil outside,” is a quotation credited to Greek philosopher and physician who lived to be 109 during the years 460-370 BC. It sounds like Democritus would have gotten along well with soap makers—though he could have used some convincing him that honey was good to use on the inside and the outside.

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Honey Soap Benefits: Key Points

  • Honey has been used in soap and cosmetics for thousands of years all the way back to ancient Greece and Egypt.
  • Within in honey is a naturally occurring moisturising humectant.
  • Honey has natural antimicrobial qualities.
  • You can make beautiful high quality honey soap right in your own home with a few affordable ingredients!
  • See also: OATMEAL MILK & HONEY SOAP BAR

The Romantic History of Honey

Honey has a long and romantic history—it is one of the oldest “ingredients” known to man. Women—and a few savvy men—through the ages have bathed in and used honey to keep their skin and hair radiant:

  • Madame du Barry, the infamous last mistress of Louis XV, used honey as a form of ​a facial mask, lying down for a rest while the honey did its work.
  • Cleopatra of Egypt regularly took honey and milk baths to maintain her youthful appearance.
  • It was said that Queen Anne of England used a honey and oil concoction to keep her long hair lustrous, thick and shiny.
  • It was claimed that another famous Englishwoman, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, used her own secret recipe for honey water to keep her hair beautiful.
  • Chinese women have a tradition of using a blend of honey and ground orange seeds to keep their skin blemish-free.

Honey’s Humectant and Antimicrobial Qualities

But history aside, honey is actually a pretty remarkable liquid. Honey is primarily known for its humectant, a compound that attracts moisture to itself and helps retain the moisture and antimicrobial qualities. Naturally, humectants are wonderful oil additives to lotions, scrubs, and other skincare products.

Honey’s unique chemical composition also makes it an effective antimicrobial agent. People have used it to treat minor burns and scrapes, and for aiding the treatment of sore throats and other bacterial infections for centuries. If you just want to use it in some tea or on a muffin, honey contains antioxidants, trace amounts of vitamins, so it’s better for you than just plain sugar.

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For anti-ageing, use honey as a face wash

If you have dry skin or if you have acne, raw unprocessed honey is your best option for treating both. You can use the bee-formed substance with additives such as lemon juice to wash away dying skin cells and kill off any bacteria. Honey has antibacterial and antiseptic properties. It also acts as an antioxidant and causes your pores to open up and expel dirt and blackheads. Finally, use a small amount of honey to moisturize your face and rinse with warm water. In thirty seconds, your face is free of impurities.

Honey in Soap Making

It is also a wonderful additive to soaps, and you don’t have to be a beekeeper to use it. Also, it imparts a light, warm, sweet scent, the added sugar content helps increase the lather, and acts as a humectant. We generally use about 1 tbs. per pound of oils and add it at a very light trace.

You want to make sure it gets completely incorporated into the soap before your trace gets too thick. Honey will turn your soap a light tan color. This, similar to what occurs when you use milk in soap, is from the chemical reaction with the extra sugars in the soap.

There are also melt and pour bases with honey in them like honey melt and pour base. You can add honey to just about any basic cold process soap recipe, or create your own recipe from scratch.

A Favorite Honey Soap Recipe

  • 34% Olive
  • 28% Coconut
  • 5% Cocoa Butter
  • To make a 3 lb. batch of soap (2 lbs. of oils):
  • 11 oz. olive oil
  • 9 oz. coconut oil
  • 1.5 oz. cocoa butter
  • 4.6 oz. of lye
  • 10 oz of water
  • Also, 2 generous tbsp. of honey added at very light trace
  • Finally, Fragrance and/or color as desired

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Honey Soap Benefits: Final Thoughts

Honey soap benefits are almost too numerous to count. We love it here and use it all the time. For anti ageing and skin restoring properties we find it’s one of the best ingredients.

That’s why we carry a bar here at Capulet’s Soap Online Store.

Also, you can pick a bar of our Oatmeal, Milk and Honey today! It’s one of our best sellers and always a skin healing pleaser. Give it to someone for Christmas this year and give them the gift of strong clean skin.

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Honey Soap Benefits: Soap Takeaways

  • Honey has been used in soap and cosmetics for thousands of years all the way back to ancient Greece and Egypt.
  • Within in honey is a naturally occurring moisturising humectant.
  • Honey has natural antimicrobial qualities.
  • You can make beautiful high quality honey soap right in your own home with a few affordable ingredients!
  • See also: OATMEAL MILK & HONEY SOAP BAR

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