Women love to be beautiful. We like to look great for the men in our lives and for ourselves. But beauty can be really expensive. In 2013 the average woman spent more than $15,000 on beauty products and rituals. Did you know there’s a cheaper way to look fantastic? Here are some ways to be beautiful with honey and vinegar.
Honey, egg white, and flour moisturizer – This luxurious moisturizer contains only three ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen. Mix four tablespoons of honey with a couple of egg whites and just enough flour to create the consistency you desire. Then simply stir until the mixture thickens. Spread on your face, hands, or anywhere you have dry skin.
Honey, egg, and milk face mask – Depending on your skin type you may use the whole egg or only the white or yolk. If your skin is normal, use the entire egg. For dry skin use the yolk only. If your skin is oily or if you’re prone to acne use only the egg white. Add a couple of tablespoons of whole milk and a tablespoon of raw honey and whisk the ingredients by hand or with a mixer until fluffy. Spread on clean face and let sit until dry (about 15 minutes). Rinse well. Your face will feel and look fabulous! The recipe makes about 2 masks so store the extra in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within a week.
Honey and tomato face mask – Mash the inside of a tomato (skin removed) and some honey to form a thick paste. Spread it on your clean face and leave it for about 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Your face will glow.
Honey facial cleanser – Mix honey with coconut oil to create a mixture that is easily spread. Rub it into your skin to remove makeup and cleanse your skin. The cleanser will unclog pores and leave your skin clean and fresh. *Avoid the eye area.
Honey and almond exfoliating scrub – This can be used anywhere on your body to exfoliate and moisturize. Just combine ground almonds with an equal amount of honey to form a paste. Rub it into your skin in a gentle, circular motion and then rinse with warm water. It takes about 2 teaspoons each to make enough paste for your face. Another honey exfoliating scrub is 2 parts honey to 1 part baking soda.
Honey and olive oil hair conditioner – There are two ways to use this combination. You can simply add a little to your shampoo (about a teaspoon) or you can leave it on for deeper conditioning. Just spread the mixture onto your hair, cover with a towel, and let it do its work for about 20 minutes. Then shampoo as usual.
Honey bath soak – Just a few tablespoons of honey, added to bath water will leave your skin soft and smelling great. For an even more luxurious soak combine ¼ cup of honey with 2 cups of whole milk. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
Honey, olive oil, and lemon juice dry skin lotion – Mix a tablespoon of honey with a teaspoon of olive oil and a teaspoon of lemon juice to help relieve dry skin. Just spread it on and leave it for about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse – Combine 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar with 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after you shampoo. The vinegar will remove built up styling products and also strengthens the hair shaft. Leave it on for several seconds then rinse. Using a cold water rinse will increase the shine by sealing the hair shaft.
Apple Cider Vinegar, bentonite clay, and honey face mask – Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay and add 1 tablespoon raw honey. Leave on skin for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar skin toner – Put a few drops of apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball. Apply it to breakout zones to prevent acne. For a stronger acne rinse mix one part vinegar to 3 parts water and apply it to skin with a cotton ball. Allow the mix to remain on skin for about 10 minutes, then rinse.
Apple Cider Vinegar detoxifying bath soak – Add a few capfuls of apple cider vinegar to your bath water to draw out toxins and leave you feeling refreshed.
Apple Cider Vinegar and vegetable oil nail soak – Combine apple cider vinegar with vegetable oil to strengthen nails. It will also help remove stains on the nails.
Apple Cider Vinegar foot soak – Soak your feet in undiluted apple cider vinegar for up to an hour to remove calluses and reduce swelling of your feet.
Apple Cider Vinegar dandruff treatment – Simply apply apple cider vinegar to scalp with a cotton ball to relieve dandruff and dry, itchy scalp. Section your hair to apply the vinegar evenly and wash it out in the morning.