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    I signed on to ask about different ways people had been using honey on their skin and hair when I saw a related post. Another naturality member had an allergic reaction.

    I'm still interested in your various experiences using honey. I finally did the honey/olive oil treatment that I've seen rave reviews of and love the shine I got with my twists and twist out.

    I also did the honey mask and felt that my pores looked tighter and my skin felt nice.

    I even made a shea/honey twist balm after I did the hot oil treatment and passed it on to my sister to twist the roots of her locs with.

    So what experiments have you conducted and what were your results?

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    I basically use honey in my conditioner. I usually add about 2-3 tablespoons of honey to my conditioner (LeKair Cholesterol), let sit in my hair for 30 minutes and then rinse out. It leaves my hair unbelievably moist, shiney, and soft. Definately a keeper!

    Hmm, haven't tried using it on my face yet. I may give it a shot one of these days.

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    I love it for my facials.

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    I have used it with olive oil and ORS hair mayo as a conditioner. Totally by accident I found it was a good holding spray for locs when curling or braiding.
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    1.5 cups of water
    4 table spoons of honey
    2 tablespoons of olive oil
    in a spray bottle.
    I cornrowed my locs while they were dry and just used the spritz for moisture (experimenting) and took them down less than 8 hours later the hold was amazing it lasted for 2 weeks.

    I'm sure it was the honey b/c after I sprayed my locs I had to mop the floor it was sticky from all the honey. So you have been warned!!

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    I've used it for my deep conditioners and for my clarifying rinses, and have loved the results of them everytime. I absolutely love HONEY it is the best humectant that I have discovered

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    Are we talking about regular honey that you add to foods and drinks?

    -Felecia

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    But the worry of bees attacking my puff in the summer still comes to my mind... Has anyone been attacked yet by a swarm of bees or by a bee? :-P

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    I'm with babygirl
    - its been a wonderful recipe to use for styling my locs.

    edumesaxchema344
    - I use organic regular honey that you buy in any food store.

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    I use regular grocery store honey, but I stick with clover. I use it on my face, I EAT it, of course, and I have slathered it in my hair as a conditioner just for fun. It didn't really seem to do a whole lot in my hair, but I love the fact of knowing that I am using something natural, so I like it. HONEY IS GREAT FOR ACNE!! (voice tapers off) I love honey......

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    I've been using the honey and sugar scrub once a week to exfolliate my face and body for the past three weeks and had nothing but great results. Then for last week and a half, I did the pure honey mask on my face twice last week and again last night and I noticed that I am breaking out in small rashes on one side of my face so instead of doing the mask (which I loved the result before I started getting the rashes) I will use it to do my facial exfolliating scrub and also use it to spot treat my breakouts, which it seems to do a good job on.

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    I use a honey and oatmeal scrub on my face every morning. It keeps my skin smooth. I use it in the shower sometimes to get that dry skin around the ankles and feet. It is really nice.

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    I use honey in my rosemary spritz recipes...it's great for shine and it's a wonderful humectant (i.e. attracts moisture to your hair )

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    But the worry of bees attacking my puff in...

    I have the same question about the bees and the honey?

    Peace

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    I have used it in lotions, butters, sprays, shampoo's, souffle's, scrubs, etc., I have not been attacked by a swarm of bee's.

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    The salon I go to sometimes uses it for twists. When they applied it for my double strands, the twists had great hold, and were not sticky at all. I loved the outcome. However, when I had a family friend use the honey for the same hairstyle, she was too heavy handed (not used to dealing with natural hair), and I remained sticky. It was awful. I do recommend this as a holding gel for twists, but use it sparingly! Better yet, mix it with some shea butter and oils. That may work better.

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    I have used it as a shine rinse 1 cup of hot water 2 tbsp of honey and u pour it in your hair and it worked well for me.

    No bees, yet!!!

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    I use honey in my spritz concoction and in my shea butter mix but very sparingly, no problem swith insects of any kind

    ylm63, do they use pure honey or do they dilute it with something ?
    Can you describe the methode they use to apply the honey to your hair (step by step) please ?

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    They used pure honey. The put it on the back of their hand, and dap a little onto each twist as they go along. They were using the kind that comes out of the bear jar squueze bottles, so if they added something, I had no idea. You can contact the salon if you want and ask a stylist exactly how they do it. I had that done awhile ago, so I don't really remember the whole process.
    Sweet Potato Pie (Atlanta, GA)
    (404) 523-3555

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    I put honey in my conditioner and I mixed it in my shea/cocoa butter pomade for my twists

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    You all have seriously sold me on honey. I can see mixing it with dead sea salt, olive oil, and corn meal for a great body scrub. Thanks. I never knew it had so many uses.

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    Thaks ylm63, I don't thik I'll call them, gonna be a little bit too expensive from France, don't you think?

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    Thanks ylm63, I don't thik I'll call them, gonna be a little bit too expensive from France, don't you think?
    Lakita:
    how much honey do you use for your receipes? I use 1 tsp honey for up to 1/2 liter water (spritz concoction) and 1 tsp honey for 100g shea butter

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    I basically use honey in my conditioner. I usually...

    I do the same thing

    I also mixed honey with olive oil for a pre treatment

    Its also good for facial treatments with coarse oatmeal

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    Oh My! I used two full teaspoons of honey in my ACV rinse, and I will never do it again! Just to expereiment! I got the itches so much! I had so much dandruff! :-?
    Today Ià‚´m going to no poo again and you can bet on I will not try the honey in my ACV rinse again!

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    Oh My! I used two full teaspoons of honey...

    Maybe you should have just used honey and water instead of adding acv.

    Anyway, I use the honey on my face and body.
    Also I use it as a final rinse.
    Once I left honey/avocado/ooil on overnight and my hair felt so wierd, never again. I've heard that if you allow honey to dry on your hair it will damage it.

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    Tanya, I left a honey+palm oil overnight on my hair once, but it was on wet hair, though it was quite a funny sensation, it ended up really good

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    For those of you that use honey on your face... Do you use the honey straight from the bottle? Or do you mix the honey with something?

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    For those of you that use honey on your...

    I mix it usually 1/4 tsp per 8 ounce. You do not need a lot to impart its properties in formulations.

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    Oh My! I used two full teaspoons of honey...

    Hey-

    I just wanted to throw out a suggestion; it sounds like you used a bit too much. I use honey in my ACV all the time. I either dissolve it in hot water first or - my preferred method - I make a tea of rosemary, sage and a few other herbs and add honey as I would any other tea and then use that to dilute my AC. Works Great!

    Other than that, I think I do most everything everyone else mentioned. I love honey!

    - Tania

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    I also did the honey mask and felt that...

    Is this pure honey or do you add something else?
    How long do you leave it on and do you do this before or after you wash your face? Hopefully you don't mind my silly questions.

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