Beat Winter Blues with Honey

Looking for some pampering amidst all the holiday stress?  Look no further than your kitchen!  Take a little break from the rush of the season to indulge in a mini spa day with these treatments that are good enough to eat.

Let’s start with a nice, exfoliating body scrub.  Mix about half a cup of brown sugar with a similar amount of honey to make a pasty consistency.  Use in the shower or a bath with a cup of milk added to the water.  After you’ve scrubbed away the dry skin, you can soak in the milk and honey infusion for an extra softening treat.  Bonus: honey and sugar dissolve, so there’s no residue left in the tub!

Next, treat your hair to some deep conditioning.  Mix half a cup of honey with ¼ cup olive oil (use half that amount if your hair is oily) and work through your hair thoroughly from roots to ends.  Cover with a shower cap for about 30 minutes, and then shampoo and condition as usual.

And for your face, mix 2 teaspoons honey with 2 teaspoons greek yogurt.  Apply to face and neck, let dry for about 20 minutes, and rinse well.  Alternatively, combine 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons turmeric and 2 teaspoons lemon juice.  Apply and let sit for 15-20 minutes, then rinse well and wash your face as usual.   Be careful, this one can stain!

At Hummer and Son, we’re proud to offer you premium Louisiana honey