Using Raw Organic Honey as a Face Wash

I know that using oils and raw organic honey as facial cleansers are nothing new and maybe I am a bit slow to jump on the bandwagon, but there is a reason why so many people are using these in lieu of conventional cleansers – they’re awesome and they work!

I’ll limit today’s post to talking about using raw organic honey to wash your face and save the OCM (Oil Cleansing Method) for another day.

That being said, I’ve been learning more and more on the importance of maintaining a healthy ph level in my skin, and I’ve found that even face washes that are sulfate free can still disrupt that level. Unlike our bodies, which need to be more alkaline, our skin needs to be more acidic to be healthy. Anything that throws off that balance, causes issues.

Raw organic honey has a ph of 4.5 and our skin thrives at a ph of 4.5-5.5, so honey is as good as it can get in my book for a cleanser. 🙂

Not only that, but honey is gentle enough to use on even the most inflamed skin, and it is loaded with skin healing nutrients that make it one of the best things you could use on your face.
One thing to note, however, is that in order to reap the most benefits from honey, it needs to be raw and organic as most supermarket and conventional honey has been stripped of its nutrients and healing enzymes through processing and heating.Natural, unadulterated honey is loaded with minerals such as silica, copper, iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus to name a few. If it’s not raw, you lose those important healing nutrients. 🙁

Everyone has their own preferred method of washing their face with honey, but the way I do it is just to scoop some honey into my hand, add a teeny bit of water to liquify it some and start slathering it on my face. I start where I have any breakouts (right now my chin) and then massage upwards and outwards until my whole face is covered in a sweet mess. I leave it on as I would a mask for a few minutes, then rinse off in the shower.

To make sure I got it all off, I’ll follow up with a homemade toner of raw apple cider vinegar and water, then add moisturizer/sunscreen and makeup. That’s it. My skin feels amazingly soft, my makeup goes on better, and my breakouts heal quicker. It’s a win-win situation for me! 😀

Peace and love,

~Sabrina

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  3. Hi Sabrina!

    Great post with a lot of interesting info! I have used raw honey as a mask quite often but never thought of it as a face wash!

    I should give it a try :0)

    I followed ya! Follow me back please?

    naturallysimplybeauty.blogspot.com

  4. Thank you! What kind of honey do you use? I would love to use manuka honey, but it is quite pricey. Right now, I alternate between a local raw honey from our farmer's market and the Honey Berry Enzyme Mask from Sequoia Beauty (love the whole line!!). If you try it, I'd love to know how you like it. 🙂

    And I followed you back. 🙂

    Take care,
    Sabrina

  5. Hi Sabrina!

    I like to order raw honey on iherb.com( I love that website if you haven't checked it out ya should! They have amazing deals and ship fast internationally.)

    A honey I have tried and liked is:

    http://www.iherb.com/Y-S-Organic-Bee-Farms-100-Certified-Organic-Raw-Honey-2-0-lbs-907-g/23706

    But I usually just get a natural and raw or organic honey at my local health food store 🙂

    If I try it out I will be sure to let ya know how I like it. Thanks for following me back :0)

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