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#121 of 765 Old 11-08-2006, 10:11 PM
 
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What kind of containers do you keep your honey in, how do you get it out, how do you apply it on your face?

How do you like your system, are there any problems? What else have you tried?
I am just using the little honey bear squeeze bottle from my last purchase of generic honey from the grocery store. That's actually the honey I have been using for my facewash. I do have a big honkin' jar now of raw, organic honey that I will be transferring into the little honey bear after I finish using up the ordinary stuff. I'm excited to find out if there's a difference between the ordinary honey and the raw honey for my skin. But I'm loving the squeezable honey bear. It's just as convenient as all those cleansers I used to buy. I just wet my face with a warm washcloth, squeeze a dollop of honey into my hand, rub my hands together, and then go over my face in a circular motion. Then I rinse/wipe with the warm, wet washcloth.

I'm still trying to figure out a convenient container system for unpooing though. A lack of system is where I have fallen off the unpooing bandwagon. I ran into the same thing when I tried making my own face wash with various oat flour combinations. It just felt too complicated. Just one more reason why I am loving the honey so much and am so glad that it is working for my skin.
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Some honey bear containers are with good honey - the container has become so commoditized that you can't tell one brand from another. Just check to see that it's pure honey.

As for no poo, here's my containers:

- Plastic container I keep by the tub to house all my no-poo - I remove that if guests are over. It's the long oval kind with suction cups.

- In that plastic container, I keep the Arm and Hammer shaker bottle (found in the baking aisle of any grocery store) - I refill with regular baking soda. The granules in the original shaker is a tad big, so you can either use it for your body and hair or just pour it into a few laundry loads and put regular baking soda (the bulk one for baking and for antacid use) in it.

- Durable, plastic spray bottle for apple cider vinegar mixed with water

- Little travel plastic bottle with a little bit of tea tree oil, if I use it

- Bottle of Suave Tropical Coconut conditioner - which stays in my main shower caddy hanging over the showerhead.

I mix everything in my palm from the containers and spritz the ACV on.

Lately, I'm experimenting with Fresh & Clean's baking soda and oatmeal conditioner (dog conditioner) and it's been doing great since it's pre-mixed. Still, my original method was good too.
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Rosidox, I'm very happy with my no poo containers, they are squirt bottles. The catalogue is online (gaiagardens.com) but the containers don't have pictures. Oh you know what I should find out which ones they are in the catalogue next time I go to the store, and then post pictures. Although I use them for very dilute solutions, not paste.
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Shantimama, honey is generally moisturizing. Try it and see if it works for you.
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it is said that honey can be used in many cases... some says it calms the mind.. others say it is good to drink milk with eggs and honey for fertility.. some say it is good for burns on the body...
I will be doing more precise reserch on honey reall soon..
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it is said that honey can be used in many cases... some says it calms the mind.. others say it is good to drink milk with eggs and honey for fertility.. some say it is good for burns on the body...
I will be doing more precise reserch on honey reall soon..
see ya all

Had to dig this up, but here's my experience with honey and burn healing:
http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...d.php?t=447188

As for this topic, I say if you can, go with the raw honey! It's bringing toxins up on my face right now, but I can see how it's going to clear it all out.
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Warm milk and honey is a sedative for children. Eating honey by itself before bedtime is supposedly a good remedy for children who are bedwetters. I can attest for the burns too - I've splattered myself with hot cooking oil, or maybe it was a burn from my clothes iron and honey helped not form a hideous scar.
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OT but for no-poo my container system is stuff I already had in the house:

BS and water get mixed in a cild's sippy cup (NOT a no-spill one - more like the old-school tupperware ones with a spout). I mix up the water and BS and then shake it onto my scalp.

For ACV/Water mix I use (don't laugh) a peri bottle I had laying around the hosue (why can't I throw things *away*?). It works PERFECTLY especially since I also wash face (on hair wash days) with BS and ACV - same as on hair. The peri bottle allows me to easily spray my face. I really like the system
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Honey is also good for coating a sore throat and preventing coughs. So when my DH just recently had a cold/cough I gave him ginger tea or hot toddies with lots of honey, and at night he took a spoonful or two of honey to prevent coughs when trying to sleep.
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OT but for no-poo my container system is stuff I already had in the house:

BS and water get mixed in a cild's sippy cup (NOT a no-spill one - more like the old-school tupperware ones with a spout). I mix up the water and BS and then shake it onto my scalp.

For ACV/Water mix I use (don't laugh) a peri bottle I had laying around the hosue (why can't I throw things *away*?). It works PERFECTLY especially since I also wash face (on hair wash days) with BS and ACV - same as on hair. The peri bottle allows me to easily spray my face. I really like the system
I use a peri bottle for my acv/water mix too! And a plastic kids cup from a restaurant for my BS. Funny.

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I'm lovin the honey too! LOVE this thread. My skin has never been smoother.

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Even though it felt GREAT washing with honey, I was worried because I started breaking out. Found out today, however, that the reason I had a little breakout was because of PMS, not the honey - yea!

I was trying to remember to take the jar of honey up and down the stairs because I was using it both for my face and in some tea for a sore throat. I decided I'd just leave it downstairs and do a honey mask while I do the dishes. So nice!
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btw, no such thing as organic honey.

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sure there is. organic honey is actually held to pretty stringent standards and it's really hard to find!
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I'll have to try this!
BTW, I have super sensitive skin, so I have been using Derma E's Glycolic Facial cleanser for a few months now, and I seriously can't go without it! It makes me feel "presentable" I have a great complexion(or so I've been told) but my skin is sensitive to the elements and gets itchy/blothcy, heat pimples, etc. I also peel a lot.
I bet honey would be great to use with this

I get my Derma E here. And it's cheaper if you get them to deliver to a drop near you.
http://www.azurestandard.com/product...ycolic&x=0&y=0

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I'm going to try the honey wash today - I'm so excited!!! But, dumb question here....What is the difference between regular honey and raw honey????

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Pasteurization and filtering distinguishes regular honey from raw. Also, not all honey is actual honey. Some are honey-flavored syrups.

As for the person with glycolic creams -- glycolic acids are in sugar

You can use honey or my cheap favorite alternative, light brown sugar. It works just the same.
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I just used Pure Raw Organic Hawaiian White Honey from Whole Foods, on my face, as a mask. It was AMAAAAAAAAAAZING. I was glowing, and it cleared my face up really well. I already use an organic honey out of a bear, but decided to try this outrageously expensive stuff I bought, and I definitely got what I paid for!
My routine is back to washing w/ African black soap daily, scrubbing w/ organic honey bear and bs once a week, and now this raw white honey at least once a week (from now on). My moisturizer is either Juice Beauty's tinted SPF3, or unrefned shea (depending on plans for the day). I wear mineral makeup.
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I meant to post this earlier - for you guys who have acne prone skin and want a facial regimen, check this link out:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=426638
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I have been following this thread lately and finally found a little squeeze bottle laying around for some honey. I have washed once w/ honey and lukewarm water so far and it was very nice! And it was a raw wildflower honey, so it was like a little perfume too! I started using my winter moisturizer (heavy stuff) a few weeks ago, but decided today after the honey to try the light aubrey organics i had bought and never tried, and my face feels great! i am going to keep going with this and report back in a few weeks. it also seemed to remove my mineral makeup, which was something I was nervous about...
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I just found this thread and tried washing my face with honey a while ago - I'm excited! We'll see how it goes!

We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city.  Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!

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I woke up this morning with quite the little breakout and my nose is an oilslick! Anyone else have this happen to them? Is this just my skin detoxing?

We are a family of Jesus loving urban-nesters living the granola life in a not-so-crunchy city.  Our kids (DS 8, DS 7, DD 4) are home birthed and educated, and we just found out that a new Little will be added to our roost mid-April '14!

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Make sure you used natural honey and not honey-flavored or honey-colored syrups.

I've been doing an alternative OCM with coconut oil, it's working nicely.
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I use honey as a 2nd washing, after using black soap to get makeup and stufffff off from the day. I add other natural scrubs, masks, and such to my routine a couple of times a week, but the daily routine is wash w/ AB soap, wash again w/ honey. Moisturize w/ jojoba (or if really dry, I'll moisty w/ unrefined shea before I go to sleep).
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I have noticed my itty bitty blackheads that only i could see are starting to appear at the skin surface on my nose. Give it a few days, maybe your skin is just cleaning out!
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Honey has been awesome. I've got my sisters and mom using it now. My face has never looked this good. Wow, I sound like a commercial! I've been using honey everyday, and then a honey and baking soda scrub every other day or when ever I feel really greasy. The little blackhead on my nose and chin are gone! Ihtink I've had them since puberty. Here's me doing the happy dance of clear skin!

 
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I woke up this morning with quite the little breakout and my nose is an oilslick! Anyone else have this happen to them? Is this just my skin detoxing?
I had the same issue after about a week, so I discontinued the honey. I think my skin is just not ready for the extra moisture it was getting from honey. I can see where it would be really wonderful for drier skin, though.
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I use only honey to wash my face now. I was breaking out bigtime from stress at my job and I haven't broken out since. It healed the breakouts that I had at the time and I am in love! My skin was so bad that I was having to wear coverup every day just to feel semi-ok and now I'm back to wearing nothing. I have oily/combo skin so I also do a baking soda scrub about once a week. I've been doing this since I first read this thread (a few weeks ago?).

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I went out and bought raw local honey last night and *think* I can tell a difference, but that could just be me wanting it to work so badly! We'll see!

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I started washing my face when I wash my scalp the no-poo way about a week ago. every three days I scrub my scalp and face with a honey/bs mix then after rising it off with water do a rise with ACV and a few drops of EO usually rosemarry.

I'm loving my skin! I've never been so psoriasis free. and my skin is smooth and the usually *huge* crater sized pores are starting to shrink and heal.

*happy dance*

I'm off to see if I can find containers floating around my pkace that I can premix the stuff in to keep on hand.

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