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#361 of 765 Old 03-14-2007, 02:29 PM
 
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I have a squeeze bottle of raw honey specifically for washing my face, and a plastic shaker bottle of baking soda (Arm and Hammer already has one in their baking section - I got the one for baking, not for cleaning stainless steel appliances, the grains are smaller) in my bathroom medicine cabinet. I just took a half used bottle of raw honey into my bathroom and bought a nice new one for eating and left that in the kitchen.

I think freshly mixing versus premixing makes a good difference so that the pH isn't disturbed, there's no bacteria forming, and the baking soda has no chance of disolving.
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I just keep a bottle of each in the bathroom. If I run out I have a back up in the kitchen til I can get more
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OMG MUST BUY HONEY! MY face is in despair and nothing helps. I have dry red flakey skin that breaks out :cry: thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love the way the honey & bs is making my skin look... dh has been trying secretly do it too...lol

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I have been using honey on its own for a couple of months and it doesn't seem to be doing so good any more... I was wondering how many people have been using only honey for a long period? At the moment it feels like it's not cleaning anymore, just sorta building up.
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Mine got better with the use of honey over time. Though I use bs too periodically, and honestly don't use honey every day, or morning and night. Sometimes i use this black african soap recommended on here (it's OK I think, nothing special imo.) Couldn't you just alternate with another organic cleanser maybe? Does that interfere with the honey?

Anyway I've been really pleased lately, and I'm pregnant. My first two pregnancies my skin wasn't too great, and now it's better than normal. I often had some redness around my nose, which is gone. I try and use honey at least once a day, if not twice, and bs every few days. I use jojoba at night too, which really, really seems to help. I love it. It soaks right in and I swear it helped reduce my pores. I'm glad I got over my fear of slathering oily things on my combination skin.
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The baking soda and honey combination really gets my face clean. Sometimes I skip the baking soda. I also use warm to warmish-hot water while cleaning my face. Pat dry with towel and put moisturizer on.
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OK I used THE GOOGLE ON THE INTERNETS (sorry had to) for the aspirin mask, it suggested 3-4 aspirin dissolved in 1tbs warm water, so I'm going to put honey in it to, any suggestions on how much honey? TIA
I have tried the asprin mask before but found it to drying and had to stop using it. I don't use bs on my face very often anymore for the same reason. I do still use the asprin disolved in Witch Hazel.
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hey, I'm in Ireland and couldn't find baking soda anywhere. We only have baking powder or bread soda. Are either of these the same as baking soda? I got bread soda today and it is very powdery, is that how it's supposed to be?
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It's known as Bicarbonate of soda, bicarb of soda, or sodium bicarbonate in other countries.
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I've been using the hone and BS for a couple months now and LOVE it. But, my 'bear' o'honey in the shower has gotten too thick to squeeze and very gritty. Never got that way in the kitchen before. Any ideas? I'm just scooping it out with my finger now, but really preferred the smooth version.

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But, my 'bear' o'honey in the shower has gotten too thick to squeeze and very gritty.
Add a little distilled water, or boiled & cooled water, or witchazel, or something like that to dilute the honey. Then shake it up repeatedly. Results may vary
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That's exactly what just happened to my honey. It was a new brand for me, so I figured that's just how it got on the bottom. It was almost too rough to even wash my face with, so I just tossed it. I;ve never had that happen before though either. I finally got to Whole Foods and got some "gentle breeze" brand raw honey for cheap and so far prefer it. It's just smoother. Whether it's better honey or not, I don't know.

The other thing I love about this though is that it's cheap, and I'm not tempted by all these other face products now. Nice to be freed of all that temptation.

Also at the zoo I saw someone using an empty honey bear as a cup with a straw. Wish I had thought of that when I finished my last one!
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hey, I'm in Ireland and couldn't find baking soda anywhere. We only have baking powder or bread soda. Are either of these the same as baking soda? I got bread soda today and it is very powdery, is that how it's supposed to be?
Bread soda is baking soda.
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I tried honey w/ BS in the morning in the shower for a few weeks. I had to stop because I developed a rash on my neck. Since it was in the shower, it got rinsed off well. Anyone have a similar problem? I am allergic to a lot of pollen, so can honey cause an allergic reaction? It wasn't raw or organic, or local.

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I recently started using bs with honey. I used a pinch of bs and a half a palm blob of honey. Wet my face first, then applied in with fingers in circular motions. It has not been working out well, the honey rinses off but a lot of the bes doesn't it stays on top of the skin. I don't wan't to scrub to vigorously or else i'll wreck my skin.

Can someone who uses the bs - honey combination give me any tips? How do you do it exactly?
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So, I started using honey to wash my face, and my face feels A LOT smoother now! Plus, it is less oily!

But, I'm still breaking out on my chin (I read here that is due to hormones?). Is there ANYTHING I can do about that??
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Can someone who uses the bs - honey combination give me any tips? How do you do it exactly?
I use the honey and bs in the shower, I make a paste of bs and honey - scrub and rinse. I suppose since Im under constant running water this helps get every bit off. Sometimes I use the bs first then follow with honey...hth
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so what does one do if they wear makeup? wash with a soap and follow up with honey????? i have bumps on my face i have no idea what it is...had it for years...they are flesh colored and you only see it when light reflects a certain way....also i have these two white small ity bitty bumps on my face...i have tried squeezing the you know what out of them and nothing comes out...what the heck can it be (TMI) sorry...since we are talking about skin here i thought i would throw that last part in.
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Does anyone do the OCM AND honey? I have been doing the OCM in the morning in the shower where my face can get all steamy and then washing with honey in the evening before bed. I've also been using a Bert's Bees toner which I really like.
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so what does one do if they wear makeup? wash with a soap and follow up with honey?????
On days I wear makeup I use an astringent like Witch Hazel to remove my makeup then wash or vice versa...sorry I can't help with the rest of your questions
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thanks! dosent the witch hazel burn your eyes? is it a menthol type product?
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i have super sensitiv eyes and it doesnt bug me! hth!

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So, I started using honey to wash my face, and my face feels A LOT smoother now! Plus, it is less oily!

But, I'm still breaking out on my chin (I read here that is due to hormones?). Is there ANYTHING I can do about that??
Yes, this is something you need to treat internally. I find that any of the "tonic herbs" are excellent for treating skin issues. I would go for yellow dock/milk thistle tincture or dandelion/milk thistle tincture. You could also take liquid chlorophyll. All are great at oxygenating the blood and gently help the liver detox - EXCELLENT for skin. If you're using the honey and still not getting the "glow" this is probably the extra little kicker you need! Good luck. It also doesn't hurt to throw in a good quality probiotic. Remember, our skin is our largest organ! Anything going on internally is going to show up there first.
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Okay, I finally tried it today (I finally thought about it before getting in the shower ).

So nice!

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Am I the only one that has the overwhelming urge to lick my face when I do the honey mask?
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Of course not! That's the best part!
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This sounds really interesting.

Would just washing with honey help me with my sensitive skin that's prone to acne (but mostly just teeny-tiny clogged pores)?

Thanks.
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