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Hm. Honey as the base for a face wash/scrub. Have you tried this? I like the idea, but maybe I just get a kick out it because it sounds like such an experience, spreading honey all over your face.
Willow of Will Cook For Friends has a simple recipe up that only has three ingredients: raw honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. She goes into depth about the positive qualities of all three ingredients, but at the end of the day, I just want to know if it’s worth it. Because honey is labor intensive for bees to make!
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Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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  1. Cindy K says:

    Willow of Will Cook For Friends is very skilled when it come her photos.

  2. Sarah says:

    Well, even if it doesn’t work on your face, you can use up the rest on toast.

  3. Julie says:

    I’ve been using honey as my daily facial wash for about 4 months now. I like it. I ground up oats in a clean coffee grinder to exfoliate instead of cinnamon/nutmeg. I think I’ll try a combination of all three next time I mix up a batch.

  4. Ivory says:

    I’ve heard of honey in face masks and stuff, but personally I’d be worried about the cinnamon on my face. It just seems like it would be too harsh. When I read this I had flashbacks to when I made those cinnamon ornaments with my preschool class a few yrs ago and one of the kids decided to rub her face while she still has some dough on her hands, she had a rash on her face for about a week.

  5. Lilly says:

    I’ve been so happy with this facial wash recipe of mine:
    3 parts honey
    1 part benzonite clay mask
    1 part glycerin (look in almost every facial cleanser or any beauty product for that matter, they ALL have glyerine, a vegetarian humectant – meaning it helps trap moisture in your skin)
    essential oils (1-3 drops depending on how much you make)
    I use peppermint or rose wood or lemon grass.
    A tiny bit of liquid black soap (the kind with shea butter).
    You just want a small amount for the extra boost of cleansing power. The very small amount of shea butter should not cause you to break out, a tiny bit of oil on the face is good for most people.
    The result should be paste-like. Been using it twice a day, definitely not too exfoliating. I have sensitive and dry skin and it works wonders.

  6. Ivory says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe Lilly! That one I think I’ll try, I’m totally addicted benzonite clay mask, its the only thing that’s ever even managed to put a dent in clearing up my skin.

  7. kackarbal says:

    which kind of honey useful for this?