We all know the healing power of honey and it’s nutritional value as a superfood; now add a medicinal herb or flower and infuse it for a few weeks and you’ll have wonderful flavor plus additional healing properties. This post will focus on wild rose petals and lavender, but you may use cinnamon bark, cloves, rosemary, sage, mint, vanilla bean, etc…. bee as creative as you can! All herbs & most flowers have medicinal properties, it’s a delicious food source/external facial beauty mask.
God Bless the honey Bees… with all the current difficulties they are now facing, I honor and relish the major role these little creatures provide for us all.
Take dried or fresh lavender and fill the desired jar about 1/4 from the base, add honey and store for 3 to 4 weeks. Later, use a strainer to remove lavender and place in a clean glass jar. You may add multiple herbs like, lavender & sage, or lavender & vanilla. After straining the herbs, I personally add a pinch of bee pollen and mix, you’ll get a yellowish tint from this in your honey, this adds extra medicinal power to your honey flavored mix.
A great tasting flavored honey that’s high in vitamin C, minerals and nutrients. You can use it as honey medicine or just a great tasting, nutritious, natural sweetener! Wild rose is also great for the skin and further enhances both the external and internal benefits of honey.
Herbal Infused Honey for Skincare
Herbs and flowers. Your skin loves them. Add them to your honey to kick the whole honey wash thing up a beautiful notch.
With this basic list, you’ll be able to pick and choose, customizing an infused honey that is perfect for your honey face wash and just for you.
|Oily Skin||Dry Skin|
|Thyme||Comfrey (don’t take internally)|
Any desired combination of the above. And, frankly, that’s just a small sampling of different herbs and flowers you can use in skincare, so if you have one you’d love to use, do some research. You’ll probably be pleasantly surprised.
Did you know…
Sage Honey Is an Effective Cough Syrup
Did you know, studies have shown that honey is more effective than over-the-counter cough syrup at reducing coughing? If you add the mighty lung-strengthening power and antibacterial properties of sage, you get a homemade cough syrup that’s nearly unrivaled.
In fact, I make it a habit to infuse a cup of honey with sage every fall, just so I have some ready. (It keeps forever.)
You can take it just like you would cough syrup, or add it to hot teas for an extra immune-system boost.