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post #621 of 761
Sphinxie, I have to admit I've been eating a lot of junk lately. I've been really depressed since my mom passed away and basically fell into some really bad eating habits. Ironically my mom died of liver failure, so you'd think I might pay more attention.

Well, we're gradually getting back to eating better - gradually because I don't think I can handle switching back all at once. I can make changes in a lot of areas at once so long as they're small, measurable changes. I'm giving up caffeine because we're TTC, and maybe eliminating toxic products applied to my body will help too. I am also trying to re-eliminate fast food from our diet as of March 1.

I tried the honey and baking soda already today because I was mixing those two up for no-poo balls (as described by MaryLang somewhere) and had some on my hands. My skin feels very soft! I'll just do straight honey next time I wash, though.

I'm going to look through the thread for ideas on a container for the shower... I'm drawing a blank right now!
post #622 of 761
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Originally Posted by binkin View Post
Sphinxie, I have to admit I've been eating a lot of junk lately. I've been really depressed since my mom passed away and basically fell into some really bad eating habits.
Stress can do it too. Junk food isn't ideal but if your digestion was already pretty sound, the body can handle it fine for awhile. De-stressing and self care and having fun are probably the best cures. After that better eating comes easier too.
post #623 of 761
Just wanted to say that I washed my face with honey exclusively for a month or so and my face looked pretty rough.

I'm now washing it with olive oil, exfoliating and rinsing with a terry cloth washcloth and then apply the honey afterward and letting it stay on while I finish up in the shower and then rinsing. I'm moisturizing with pure shea butter and my face is soooooo soft and finally isn't all flaky. I love it!

ETA: Forgot to add that when I have break outs or for awhile I had this terrible eczema like patch I actually washed that small area with my tea tree oil shampoo from Whole foods and it did wonders!
post #624 of 761
I used honey for the first time last night and my skin is really soft! I'll see what the long term results are. Thanks!
post #625 of 761
I have been using honey now for about three to four months and I love it. I dont put the baking soda with it. I usually do it like this
Baking soda and scrub my face, rinse
honey , let sit on face a little while then rinse
then I will take aloe vera and put it on my face and rinse it off.
so far so good.
I have seen that if i dont eat right nothing will help my skin. I have tried the olive oil thing and it made me break out worse but who knows i didnt do that one long enough to really rule it out but i like my routine and actually have talked my nieces into it. They love it and it is less $$ then if they had to go out and buy skin care stuff. They use non raw honey and say it works just as good for them but i like my raw honey. But they are stepping in the right direction i guess.
I would however love to hear about the no-poo balls with baking soda and honey sounds interesting.
post #626 of 761
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I'm going to look through the thread for ideas on a container for the shower... I'm drawing a blank right now!
I use an old honey squeeze bottle. I get my honey in tubs now, but I had bought a squeeze bottle before so I just put it in there. The only trouble with it is the honey eventually got a lot harder and thicker so I now keep it on its side so I can get the honey out when I need it. Any one have any better ideas? If your honey chrystalizes, how do you deal with it?

On a side note, I've been using honey for about two or three weeks now and I can't get over how soft my skin is and how few break outs I've had!
post #627 of 761
i started to use honey today to wash my face........so exciting, so tasty...mmmmmm.
post #628 of 761

i did

i started to use honey today to wash my face........so exciting, so tasty...mmmmmm.
post #629 of 761
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I use an old honey squeeze bottle. I get my honey in tubs now, but I had bought a squeeze bottle before so I just put it in there. The only trouble with it is the honey eventually got a lot harder and thicker so I now keep it on its side so I can get the honey out when I need it. Any one have any better ideas? If your honey chrystalizes, how do you deal with it?
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post #630 of 761
I've been using it for only 2 days and already can tell how much softer its getting
post #631 of 761
The best is washing with honey and then moisturizing with coconut oil. Soooo soft.
post #632 of 761
Have you guys seen this?

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Honey helps our wounds to heal in a couple of different ways. First off, it's a hygroscopic sugar, which means that it absorbs moisture from its environment. When spread over a cut or burn, honey will draw moisture from the wound. Since bacteria needs a moist environment in order to survive, this prevents new bacteria from growing.
At the same time, an enzyme in the honey creates small amounts of hydrogen peroxide where it comes into contact with the wound surface, which gets rid any existing bacteria and disinfects the area.
post #633 of 761
Wow that is interesting. I have been using honey for awhile know. It looks like i will be buying RAw honey by the case load. I use it for my hair know, my face and know I find out it has heals cuts and burns. Who would of thunk it. Thanks for the info.
post #634 of 761
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Have you guys seenthis?
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When spread over a cut or burn, honey will draw moisture from the wound.
So does that mean the honey I put on my face is drawing the water/moisture out of my skin?!
post #635 of 761
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Originally Posted by sphinxie View Post
Have you guys seen this?

LOVE honey, it's been on my burn for a few weeks now. No neosporin in my house
post #636 of 761
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So does that mean the honey I put on my face is drawing the water/moisture out of my skin?!

I don't think so. You need to have a wound of some sort, unless of course you have one on your face Honey is also a humectant which draws moisture from the air to your skin(unless it is an open wound, open exposed flesh)
post #637 of 761
I tried it for a couple of weeks and I broke out a lot. Plus, my face felt greasy all day long. It was soft, but soft turned to greasy pretty quickly.
post #638 of 761
still going strong. I also tried the shampoo balls too by the way and love them. I love honey. I am buying it in bulk from now on and baking soda. We are going to be a honey and baking soda house. I just want to thank you all. I finally have found something that works and is natural that was all I ever wanted.
post #639 of 761
I have been using honey to wash my face for a couple of weeks now and it works really well. I wash with just plain honey and then moisturize with jojoba oil (just a drop or 2 for my whole face and neck). My skin feels happier and while I still have some breakouts I don't have any of the DEEP, hurty zits. I don't expect the breakouts to go away overnight - it seems like my skin is detoxifying, as it were, kind of getting all the gunk out. I'm going to stick with it (ha ha, sticky, get it?) and see what the result is.

I didn't have enough baking soda in the house to try the unshampooing until today, so next time I wash my hair (I really only wash it a few times per week even with regular shampoo, otherwise it gets damaged) I am going to start using baking soda and honey, then an ACV rinse. That reminds me I need to go do some diluting and mixing up the unshampoo balls (I've decided the term "no-poo" just doesn't do it for me ).
post #640 of 761
I had the recipe for no-poo balls but was wondering if someone could post the recipe or the link for it. My hubby threw it away on accident and it is time for me to make some more thanks.
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