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Oops! That should have been addressed to Moonshine.

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I am so excited as well. I don't have any skin troubles but this sounds so nice and natural. THanks!

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Hazelnut,

Here is a link for the unrefined shea butter I am using....

http://www.nasabb.com/catalog/sample...8_products.htm

You can actually get it in a free sample pack, along with a sample of African Black Soap which you may want to try instead of the Cetaphil. I use Black Soap, then honey a few times a week and I know another gal on here does it too and likes the routine.

I keep pushing these samples! I promise I don't work for the company. I just want to share the love!
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I tried it this morning and the honey does feel great. Actually, I got to thinking about the redness I have on my face. I don't have bumps or break outs, but my skin color has been slightly uneven due to some redness. I am curious if this helps any. I am not going to get my hopes up, but I will let ya'll know if I see any changes with that.

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I am so excited to try this. I eat a raw or living foods diet and anything else I can do with that excites me, lol. I need to pick up some raw honey as I can see why that works so much better (the natural enzymes inthe honey are not destroyed by the heat of pasturization. I could go on and on about enzymes for your health, lol). I am really excited to see how this works as another skin benefit. I suffer from rosacea. Extremely mild on my face, however my eyes are another story. I used to wear eye makeup all the time and as my eyes are my best feature It depresses me to go make-up less, lol. However when I wear eye makeup they flare up terribly and will occasionally end up with eye infections. With the anti bacterial and other benefits I am curious to see how this impacts this condition.
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Hi all - I use honey to wash my face too. I love it, my face never feels tight or dry the way it used to when I was using other stuff. My pantry is now in my bathroom!! I also use coconut oil as a moisterizer, it to has done wonders for my skin.
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i think the thing that surprised me the most about honey is how it isn't the 'neutral' food you think. it stings your eyes, and i can feel it tingle around my nose when i wash with it! i have been using raw honey (not the 'honey in the raw', i eat that!) and my need for moisturizer went from 2 heavy applications every am to really not needing any at all. it is amazing. and it removes my mineral makeup fairly well. i let it soak in the shower for a min or 2 most of the time. i really do love it. and i have broken capillaries around my nose, and they seem to fade a little, woo hoo!
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How is it an exfoliant? I don't understand that part.
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Honey has a slightly acid pH and glycolic acid, so it exfoliates to a degree. Glycolic acid is the reason why brown sugar does so well as a body or facial scrub.
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Oh thanks! I looked up glycolic acid. Now I get it!
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Hey guys. I thought I would report in. I am spending a month in India at the moment. I had to pack in a rush, and for washing only brought a nearly finished bottle of cetaphil--my last honey concoction was used up. When the cetaphil was finished here I bought some honey, put it into the cetaphil bottle, and then diluted it with witch hazel (for the extra astringent & disinfectant effect and to get it more fluid)... my skin is back to being wonderfully clean (depite all the air pollution that was getting into my pores before) and plus it's moisturized... since going back to honey I haven't needed to use the jojoba etc oil at all.
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Whatcha doing in India? Have fun! I wish I could roam around in India for fun - not that visiting relatives isn't nice and all, but there's so much to see!!!

I would bet that the witch hazel works a lot like sea breeze to get yuck out of your face. I've done the Sea Breeze swipe test after a day out in Calcutta (now Kolkata). OMG. The cottonball was black with soot and pollution.

Very narstyyy.

If it's hot as hades in India, try asking for Parachute brand coconut oil. You can moisturize and use a few drops on the end of your hair so it doesn't get so parched.
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Whatcha doing in India? Have fun! I wish I could roam around in India for fun - not that visiting relatives isn't nice and all, but there's so much to see!!!

I would bet that the witch hazel works a lot like sea breeze to get yuck out of your face. I've done the Sea Breeze swipe test after a day out in Calcutta (now Kolkata). OMG. The cottonball was black with soot and pollution.

Very narstyyy.

If it's hot as hades in India, try asking for Parachute brand coconut oil. You can moisturize and use a few drops on the end of your hair so it doesn't get so parched.
It's officially our honeymoon--here in Varanasi is where we met--but really I'm keeping DH company while he wraps up a translation he's working on with someone here. I like to stay put when I'm here, but I wish there was time to visit family friends in Calcutta and Jaipur too!

I remember Calcutta from eight years ago. The pollution was incredible, and then we'd travel in these otherwise wonderful open air trams and get soot blown directly into our faces the whole time. Yup, I like my dupatta, it doubles as a respiratory mask!

Oddly I couldn't find parachute at the general store, all the hair oils were mineral oil based, so I got olive oil instead. I've gone back to shampoo for this trip (wasn't organized enough...I found BS & ACV here, but I don't have my bottles, and there's something weird about the BS) and my hair seems to never get oily, just smog-dirty and dry.
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hey i've been trying the honey and its going well enough. I was just wondering how you guys apply it, rinse off. Do ye use much? Do apply it gently? To rinse off are ye supposed to scrub a lot or should the water do nearly all the work?

Sorry if I sound stupid but I am.
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I think most people get a healthy squirt of honey and just wash their faces like they do with regular cleanser, using the pads of their fingers to schmear it all over their faces and making circles to get their faces covered and clean.

The warm or hot water cuts the stickiness, I'm sure, and I know when you combine baking soda and honey, it cuts the stickiness too so it's easier to clean your face with. Once you're done applying it on your face and using your fingers to clean your face (making sure to remove makeup and all), rinse with warm water a few times until all the honey-cleanser is gone. Pat your skin reasonably dry with a clean, dry towel, but don't rub, you want to keep some moisture on your skin. Moisturize with your favorite moisturizing method. The moisturizer works better on skin that still has a little bit of moisture and that has just been exfoliated, like with baking soda (though the baking soda is not mandatory). If baking soda seems too harsh for you, use less, use it less often, or switch to brown sugar.

I see you're a new member here - most of the stuff suggested here aren't really scientific in nature, it's mostly people trying new things and adjusting the amounts of stuff until they find what suits their life and needs.
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I like to have my skin slightly moist but not wet, too wet and it feels like the honey is too diluted, too dry and i can't get it to spread on. i just use my fingers and scrub it on, not gently, then rinse w/ water. it rinses easily, and i put on very light moisture after i pat dry my skin. perfect!
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mollybeesmamma - do you only use the black soap on your face or do you use it in the shower too all over and as a shampoo? im curious about its shampoo use since it speeds hair growth. just curious cause i just ordered a buttload of it
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Okay, duh, wrong thread. Anyway, I think this is evening out my skin tone some too. Yay! I tend to get slightly red too around my nose.
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ok sorry bout this, but yez are basically saying, wet face a bit, scrub honey quite vigorously onto face, then rinse off with just water, not really any scrubbing when rinsing.

Is that the idea?

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Oh I am SO trying this starting tonight!!
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ok sorry bout this, but yez are basically saying, wet face a bit, scrub honey quite vigorously onto face, then rinse off with just water, not really any scrubbing when rinsing.

Is that the idea?

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sounds right to me. i do just honey, and it washes off w/ light wiping in the shower
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I've been using raw honey and I love it! I have a question, though - does anybody notice a slightly metallic smell when rinsing off the honey? Kind of like iron? I've noticed it with two different kinds of honey that I've used and thought it was kinda weird. Or maybe it's just me that is weird. Has anyone else noticed this?
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Nope, I didn't notice it. I just have cheapo Target brand honey so far. ??
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mollybeesmamma - do you only use the black soap on your face or do you use it in the shower too all over and as a shampoo? im curious about its shampoo use since it speeds hair growth. just curious cause i just ordered a buttload of it
Oooh, I didn't know it speeds up hair growth! I just use it on my face...too many other lovelies to use on my body. Haven't tried it on my hair but now I just might. Hope you like it! I can make it last quite a while since it is so lathery.
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mollybeesmamma ~ everything i have read about the black soap is that it increases hair growth at a HUGE rate. the main reason im buying it is for my face BUT DS has thin thin thin hair. he has one thick lock of hair down the back of his head but elsewhere it it just fuzz thin, so im wanting to use it for him as a shampoo and see if he will actually get some decent hair. it sounds like it does wonders for cleaning the hair too. i ordered the 1 lb chunk of everything there. lol

and the honey is STILL doing wonders on my face. but the acv still turns me red even though there is like maybe 3 drops of it to a 4 oz bottle of water. oh well at least it doesnt burn.
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Please tell me more about black soap and hair growth. I tried a search and couldn't really find anything. My daughter also has thinner hair but I am thinking if it is good for your hair, may it also be good for cradle cap, dandruff?
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Just hair growth on my head, I hope. Anyway, I haven't had any redness with acv, and mine is only 50acv/50 water. Is it bad to use it every day? I know baking soda should be sparser.
'kay now I gotta try this black soap.
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Oh goodness! That must be why my face is so hairy!

Really, I didn't think there was anything that increased the growth of hair other than time. Shaving, sure-but nothing applied topical or taken internally. But I'd bet some would disagree. I can wish!
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I've been using honey for I guess almost a month now and using unrefined shea butter and jojoba oil for moisturizing. So why do some people use ACV? Just wondering if I should give that a try. (I have dry-ish skin (esp in the winter)).
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The vinegar is a toner to reset your ph balance for the skin. You especially need to use this if you are using soap or baking soda, which are very alkaline. If you are using just honey, you don't need it as honey is slightly acidic by itself.
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