Honey was used from ancient times as medicine. Ancient manuscripts contain many recipes with honey. Currently, therapeutic properties of honey were studied and honey is one of the most actives natural medicines. Honey softens the skin well, improves skin tone, removes dryness and flaking, contains a set of sugars, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, enzymes, biologically active substances, enriching the skin. Honey is used as a tonic and restorative power tool.
Honey is bactericidal, its solutions and extracts stop the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Because honey contain volatiles, which have antibacterial properties, and enzymes, involved in oxidative reactions with the release of reactive oxygen species, which have antibacterial properties. Different honey contains different amounts of these substances and, therefore, has a different bactericidal effect. Spruce, pine, fir honeydew honeys are the best, also chestnut, less – lime, heather, hogweed and red clover, honeys from white clover and dandelion are not bactericidal.
Of course, honey, like any bioactive component, can cause allergies, so use this supplement with caution.
Here are homemade honey soap recipes.
Make all the soap on the same principle: melt the basis, remove from heat, cool to 50 degrees C (122 F), add the remaining ingredients and pour into molds.
100 g of soap base
0.5 teaspoon of pollen in small granules
0.5 teaspoon of honey
5 drops of essential lemon oil
Cream and honey
Soap flakes (white base) – 200 g
2 teaspoon of honey
½ teaspoon of vanilla
teaspoon of wheat germ oil
5 drops of vitamin A
2-3 tablespoons of cream
Oat and honey scrub
100 g of organic soap base
1 teaspoon of mountain honey
1 tablespoon of oatmeal
1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
Honey and Wax
450 g of basis
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of wax
8 g of honey essences
Melt the basis on a water bath, melt the wax (use a microwave oven) separately and slightly cool. Pour the honey into warm wax, mix well. Pour the mixture of honey and wax in the soap base, located in a water bath, stir well and remove from heat . Slightly cool and add honey essences. Pour honey soap into cups and place to cool. This honey soap with wax has soothing and healing properties. As you know honey soap nourishes and relaxes. Wax in the soap is added to provide softening properties.
Milk and Honey
1/2 kg of soap base
4 tablespoons of powdered milk
20 drops of almond oil
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of beeswax
8-10 ml of vanilla essence
Mix the soap with the wax and melt the mixture in a water bath. When the mixture is completely melted, remove the melted soap base and add the remaining ingredients, except the vanilla essence. Leave the mixture to cool it slightly, and only then add the vanilla essence. Pour soap into molds.
Honey and glycerine
200 g of transparent soap base,
10 g of fresh chamomile broth,
1 flower honey
0.5 teaspoons glycerol,
1 tablespoon of sea buckthorn oil,
3 drops of fragrance “Honey”
3 drops of essential oil of chamomile.
Milk and Honey soap recipe
- A piece of children’s odorless soap – 75 gr.
- Milk – 100 ml.
- Honey – 2 teaspoons
- Base Oil – 3 teaspoons
- Orange and lemongrass oil – 10 drops.
1. Grate children’s soap.
2. Next, pour 100 ml of hot milk, boiled before, and infuse it for an hour.
3. Make a water bath, addg 3 teaspoons of base oil.
4. Add 1 teaspoon of honey inthe beginning and 1 teaspoon in the end, when the soap has reached the consistency of thick cream.
Honey has one very good feature – it heats a soap so you avoid lumps.
5. If you have thick soap, add a little hot milk, add some cream.
6. Add the orange and lemon grass oil, immediately remove the soap from the water bath and pour into molds. If soap is frozen – put it back in the water bath until melted and again pour into molds.
7. Leave the soap to cool for a couple of hours.
8. Put soap on a napkin and leave it for at least a couple of days, ideally 10 days. Better to put in a dark place with no direct sunlight.
One more soap recipe
The process of making soap at home at first glance looks complicated, but really it is a very interesting and exciting experience. At first it is better not to choose a complicated recipe. We recommend mild baby soap with cream and soap scrub with oatmeal.
For the preparation of soap base, we need odorless baby soap.
Rub soap through a sieve, put in a water bath. Warm milk, add 1 tablespoon of honey, dissolve it and pour it into the soap flakes. The ratio of liquid and soap should be 1:1 or 1:1.5. It is better to pour less in the beginning, and if necessary add remaining milk. Stir constantly, waiting for the complete dissolution of the soap, bringing to the boil is not necessary. When the mass is smooth, like a cream, remove from the heat, cool for a few minutes and add the basic and essential oils. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of base oil (olive, grape seed, castor) and a few drops of essential oil. If you pour too much of base oil, soap will not foam, for example, castor oil, even if it is little, does not reduce foaming.
The last thing to add is 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. Flakes should not steam quickly, so add them in a cool mixture. Carefully stir, pour into molds, previously lined with cling film.
While scrub freezes, prepare moisturizing soap.
Prepare decoration from glycerine soap.