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7 Ways To Use Honey Outside The Kitchen

There are different ways this one natural ingredient can be used outside the kitchen. Here is a quick guide.
Published -17 Mar 2022, 16:14 ISTUpdated -17 Mar 2022, 17:34 IST
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For ages now, honey has been a part of our kitchen cabinets. For years now, honey is being used for different food preparations. We use it in so many ways, at times to sweeten our drinks, many times to add some flavour to our baked goods. 

However, there is so much more you might be missing out on if we talk of using honey outside the kitchen. You can use this natural ingredient to fight insomnia, treat minor cuts and so much more. Read on.

Honey Can Help You Sleep Well

Ever thought honey could help you fight insomnia or an irregular sleep pattern? Well, if you are someone who has trouble falling asleep then honey can help you. Have a teaspoon of honey with a pinch of salt before going to bed. Honey will help relax your stress hormones - adrenaline and cortisol which usually keep you awake all night. 

Soothe Cough With Honey

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Next time you see a cough medicine, check the list of ingredients. You will surely find honey on the list. Honey is quite effective when it comes to treating cough. In a bowl, add 1 tsp of honey, a pinch of turmeric, a pinch of black pepper, and a few drops of fresh ginger juice. Mix well. Consume this once or twice everyday. 

Honey Can Treat Mosquito Bites

Honey is packed with antibacterial properties which can be beneficial in reducing the itching and redness caused by mosquito bites. The bacterial properties will also help prevent infection. Just rub some honey on the bite and wash off after a few minutes. 

Honey Works As An Ointment

Honey also has antimicrobial properties. It can be used as a natural antibiotic ointment in case of emergency. If you get a minor cut or scrape on the skin, dab some honey on it and cover with a clean cloth or band-aid. 

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Honey Is A Remedy For Pimples 

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Pimples usually appear without a warning and especially on days when you want to look your best. An easy and natural remedy to treat that pimple (How to stop picking your pimples) is using some honey. Dab honey over the pimple and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Wash off and repeat the next day as well. This will help you get rid of the pimple and the anti-bacterial properties of honey will also prevent it from reappearing. 

Take A Relaxing Bath With Honey

There are days when you just want your body to relax after a long, tiring day. On days like these, go for a relaxing honey bath. Add 4 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 cup of raw milk to your bathing water. Bathing with this water will soften, condition your skin, make you smell nice, and take all that stress away. 

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Honey Is A Great Face Cleanser

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A lot of times we wake up with a dull and dry face. It feels like our natural skin glow has vanished. That's when honey comes to the rescue. Honey can give you an instant glow on the face while also moisturising it. Take a dollop of honey on your hand and mix it with some warm water. Massage all over your face and then wash with lukewarm water. 


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