In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra was known for being an incredibly beautiful woman. Part of this was down to her regular baths made up of milk and honey, giving her young and radiant looking skin. Helen of Troy had a similar reputation - known as THE most beautiful woman to ever exist. She used both olive oil and honey instead of makeup to look young and fresh. In China, women in Qin Liangyu’s court would wear a blend made up of crushed orange seeds and honey to keep soft and zesty skin! And in the UK, Queen Elizabeth (another icon of beauty) worked hard to keep her skin white - wearing lots of heavy make up, which caused ongoing skin issues. She used lemon juice, rosewater and honey to clean and protect her skin before piling the make up back on.
It is therefore not surprising that as there has been a push to use natural beauty remedies, honey has cone back into the forefront. Already coconut oil has become a must have both in the cupboard for cooking, but also in the bathroom for removing makeup. Honey (as you know) is 100 % natural, and when applied can both brighten and soften your skin. Honey (and in particular heather honey) is known for its healing properties (see our blog here on the superfood properties of our heather honey) , which work when both ingested and slathered on your skin! Click here to find out which honey is best for skin.
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