How to use honey as a cleanser

Honey is delicious on toast, in a cup of tea but did you know you can use it in your beauty routine too?

I have often made honey face masks adding in strawberries and such like but I had not, until recently, thought of cleansing my face with honey.

I read La Bella Figura Beauty’s honey cleansing post and tried using honey and lemon myself. I found it is wonderfully nourishing and soothing.

use honey to cleanse the face

Honey is rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, copper and zinc. [1]

Honey is also rich in alpha-hydroxy acids (which many expensive face creams contain) but honey is relatively inexpensive and nourishing for your skin.

Honey is edible and you know I am all in favour of edible face creams and potions.

Learn why I love edible skin care.

How to use honey as a cleanser?  It’s pretty easy really.

You could just get a teaspoon of honey and massage into your skin, leave it a few minutes and rinse with a basin of warm water and a flannel (wash cloth).

Or you could get more creative with this recipe, it’s up to you.

Watch how to make the strawberry face mask, as seen being made on breakfast television.

how can I use honey for beauty - some ideas for youHoney Cleanser Recipe


2 teaspoons of local, organic honey (affiliate link)

1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 drop of pure lavender essential oil


Mix together in a little pot.

Add more honey if you want a thicker mixture.

The mixture will last a couple of days.

I mix up however much I want to use for a few days, saves mixing everyday!

You don’t need the lemon unless you want the effect of stimulating the skin. Some say that lemon lightens freckles but I have not tried it for that.

Have you used honey as a cleanser?  Perhaps you’d rather use the oil cleansing method.  Learn how to make that in my recently published book The Radiant Woman’s Handbook available to buy here.


[1] Honey Nutrition Facts.

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Disclosure: I’d rather you bought local honey from a local bee keeper.  However if you can not find it, then the link to buy honey on Amazon is an affiliate link.

The information on this website is intended as a general guide only and does not relate to any particular individual or circumstance.  Do not attempt self-diagnosis or self-treatment for any conditions before consulting a medical professional or qualified practitioner.

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