DIY Honey Face Masks

Looking for an all natural, wholesome replacement for those expensive facial creams? By creating your own DIY honey face masks, your skin will be healthier and happier. A lot of research has been done that proves honey aids in hydrating skin, evening skin, and preventing blemishes. According to scientists such as Professor Peter Molan from the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, the anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties of honey will help heal your skin and protect it from further damage.

To see the benefits, it is important to note that not all honey acts the same. If you are planning to make your own honey face masks, be sure to buy unpasteurized honey or grade A honey, rather than the conventional stuff. With that said, we have several options below that will help you find the perfect balance for what your skin needs most.

Feel free to also check out our collaboration with the Pollinator Partnership to support the Bee Friendly Farming Program, which encourages farmers to provide honey bees with a healthy living environment.

For all of the following DIY face masks, we have a few tips given from dermatologist experts such as Dr. Doris Day and Dr. Michele S. Green.

  1. Gently apply each of the mixtures to your face and leave it on for a maximum of 20 minutes.
  2. Don’t use any of the masks more than once a week.
  3. Be aware of the fact that applying certain ingredients to your face may not have the same benefits as ingesting them.

Deep Clean Pore Scrub

Honey + sugar + olive oil

-Honey (1 tablespoon)

-Organic sugar (1 tablespoon)

-Olive oil (1 tablespoon)


Blackhead Eraser

Honey + Baking Soda

-Honey (2 tablespoons)

-Baking soda (2 tablespoons)


Acne Remover

Honey + Nutmeg

-Honey (2 tablespoons)

-Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon)


Pore Shrinkage

Honey + Apple Cider Vinegar

-Honey (2 tablespoons)

-Apple cider vinegar (1 tablespoon)


Smoother Skin

Honey + Oatmeal

-Honey (1 tablespoon)

-Oatmeal (1 tablespoon)


Face Cleanser

Honey + Coconut Oil

-Honey (2 tablespoons)

-Coconut Oil (1 tablespoon)


Recipes adapted from The Indian Spot.

For more information on honey and its healing properties, please visit the U.S National Library of Medicine National, Institutes of Health as well as Livestrong.


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