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Easy DIY Honey Scrub

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So I’ve got another honey beauty recipe up my sleeve, and it’s the easiest thing ever. It takes a whopping total of 1 minute to make, and is perfect for gently exfoliating the skin or lips. (Say goodbye to dry, flaky lips for good, for reals.)

Did you know that honey is a natural humectant with antimicrobial properties? Well, yes it is. And as a natural humectant, honey attracts and retains moisture, two qualities that can keep skin hydrated and glowing. Honey has whole body benefits, my friends. Plus, according to a double-blind clinical study[1] to determine the effects of honey and moisturizers on skin conducted by an independent laboratory, honey was shown to effectively moisturize the skin when combined with a leading brand of skin lotion.

Here’s the scoop. The ingredients:

1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grits (Depending where you live, people might not know what in the heck you are talking about when you ask for grits. Ahem, Southern Californians…)
a drop of your favorite essential oil, optional

Mix them all together, and voilá!

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A scrub you can use to gently exfoliate your body. How easy and inexpensive is that? (Also, if you plan to use the scrub for your lips, you really don’t need to add an essential oil because the honey flavor is delicious. Just don’t eat it all.)

This and tons more DIY beauty recipes including honey can be found here. I’m all about trying the one for hair shine next…

Want to get in on the action? The National Honey board has kindly offered to provide a Pamper Yourself, Honey gift bag to 2 lucky readers. Just leave a comment on this post before September 25, 2013 and you’ll be entered to win. Thanks, honey!

[1] The study involved 60 panelists and was conducted in Broomall, PA during the weeks of January 18 and January 25, 2010. The testing followed current cGCP, cGLP as well as COLPIA Efficacy Testing Guidelines.

This post was sponsored by the National Honey Board. Mmm mmm, honey. (They didn’t tell me to say that.)

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  • PriscillaL

    September 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Thanks for posting DIY beauty recipes!

  • Stefani

    September 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

    This sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it.

  • GreenInOC

    September 18, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Honey is the best!

    I use a honey & oatmeal or honey/oatmeal/yogurt mask and it’s divine.

    I would think that sea salt (cheap at TJ’s!) could be used if you don’t have grits.

  • Erin

    September 18, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Love this, can you sub sugar for the grits?

  • Tanya

    September 18, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I love trying new DIY recipes like this and I’ve never tried one with honey!

  • Geeni

    September 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

    mmmmm honey!

  • Jessica

    September 18, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Just added honey to my market list for this afternoon!

  • Jen B

    September 18, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Awesome idea!! I think I might try a honey and sugar scrub..tonight!!

  • Carmel

    September 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Honey and grits… should be easy to retrieve here in TX ;) Can’t wait to try this!

  • Angie

    September 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Thanks for sharing – will indeed give this a try!

  • Lois

    September 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Honey is so good – but as a fellow socal girl i am almost more excited to try and find grits!

  • Ashley

    September 18, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    How can they not know what Grits are! What a great idea and I have both ingredients at home right now. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    September 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Mmmmm honey, will have to try this tonight.

  • Christy

    September 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    yay honey! Welcome back, we missed you

  • Meagan

    September 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Just in time for dry skin season here in the Northeast!