Summer is officially here and the honeybees are buzzing! As you prepare for long days at the swimming pool or trips to the lake, don’t forget to pack some honey! Honey can be a helpful home remedy and has many uses. Here are some of our summertime favorites:
Natural Relief for Sunburn
Applying Sue Bee® Honey directly on sunburned skin will cool, soothe and promote faster healing. Then, to help your skin rehydrate, mix together 1 teaspoon of Sue Bee® Honey, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and put it on the sunburned area. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with water.
Treat Bug Bites
Rubbing Sue Bee® Honey on a bug bite and pressing an ice cube on the honey will help lift dead skin cells and produce new ones to close the wound, thanks to the natural sugar. Honey has antibacterial power that is more effective than regular medical gels.
Help Summer-Damaged Hair
Swimming and sunshine can be tough on hair. Keep yours healthy this summer with a hair shine. Stir 1 teaspoon of Sue Bee® Honey into 4 cups of warm water. Add lemon if desired. After shampooing, pour the mixture through your hair. Don’t rinse. Dry as usual.
Get In Swimsuit Shape
Honey is a wonder food, and as it turns out, you can even make it part of your weight-loss plan. Honey is an excellent substitute for sugar; it also helps speed up your metabolism. Just remember: all things in moderation.