Eat This Up: 7 (Non-Edible) Uses for Honey!

Honey is Mother Earth’s sweet elixir for drizzling on biscuits, adding to salad dressings and putting on…your face? Yep, that’s right! Not just for food, honey carries several magic-like powers that go beyond the perfect biscuit topping. We’ve gathered our 7 favorite uses for honey (other than food) so you didn’t have to! Read on for some un-bee-lievable ideas.

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1. Make a hair mask. Adding 1 teaspoon of raw honey to your scalp with warm water can help decrease dandruff and itching. It not only has anti-inflammatory properties, but it also helps to boost shine. 

2. Soften dry skin. Use honey to moisturize dry skin by simply rub it on dry patches. You can also make a honey bath by adding add two cups of honey to water, soak for 15 minutes, then add one cup of final baking soda for the final 15 minutes. 

3. Soften lips. Make a sugar lip scrub from scratch using 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and 1 tsp of honey. Dab on lips, scrub, wipe off and voilá! 

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4. Make a healthy sports drink. Get hydrated and energized with this at-home remedy! Combine the following ingredients in a blender: 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 cups water, 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt and 2.5 tablespoons of honey.

5. Heal wounds. Suffering from a cut or a burn? Rub the affected area with raw honey – it works as a natural antiseptic.

6. Suppress coughing. Honey’s thickness helps coat the throat and it’s sweet taste is believed to trigger nerve endings that protect the throat from incessant coughing. Combine honey with the juice of one lemon and drink up!

Prepare for the End of the World

7. Zombie apocalypse? Massive crater from space headed toward Earth? Fill your pantry up with a bunch of bottles of honey…it’ll last through anything! 

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