Coconut oil and raw honey are considered among the most potent and widely used foods for their healing benefits. They have been used for thousands of years for treating common ailments, and for supporting both the beauty and overall health of skin and hair.
When the two come together, these superfoods become even more potent than they are individually. You can add these two ingredients into your regular beauty and health regimen in the given 5 ways:
1. Hair Mask Conditioner
Are you suffering from dry or damaged hair? You should try this simple yet great conditioning hair mask for replenishing moisture and increasing your hair’s shine and smoothness.
– Coconut oil (unrefined) – 1 tablespoon
– Raw honey – 1 tablespoon
How to Prepare & Use?
– Take a small bowl and mix the honey and oil
– Apply the mixture on your dry or wet hair
– Application should be focused more on the dry and damaged areas
– Allow it to sit for 60 minutes and then you can wash it off.
– Then you can condition with your standard option.
2. CocoHoney – Cough Syrup
Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan over a low heat until the coconut oil is melted and fully combined with the lemon juice and honey. Try this syrup to treat a cold, cough, or sore throat. The lemon juice in the serum boosts your immune system, while both honey and coconut oil contain powerful anti-viral and antimicrobial properties which together help to relieve and heal your respiratory system.
– 3 tbsp. lemon juice
– ¼ cup raw honey
– 2 tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
Combine the ingredients in a small saucepan and combine over a low heat until the coconut oil is melted and the ingredients can be easily combined. Do not heat for too long or let the ingredients get too hot, as they could lose their effectiveness. When it’s ready, take the syrup by the spoonful or mix into warm water or tea.
3. Highly Nourishing Berry Smoothie
This amazing and healthy smoothie loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and healthy fats. It will make you feel full and energetic all through the day.
– Avocado – Half
– Coconut water (pure) – 1 cup
– Coconut oil (unrefined) – 1 tablespoon
– Mixed berries (frozen) – 1 cup
– Raw honey – 1 teaspoon
How to Prepare?
– Mix all these ingredients (leaving the mixed berries) to get a smooth consistency.
– Put one cup of mixed berries into the blender and blend to get a smooth mixture.
– It is essential that the frozen berries be added later after they are cool. Otherwise, the coconut oil could clump.
4. Facial Mask
Honey is very effective in treating conditions such as eczema, acne, and rosacea. On the other hand, coconut oil is wonderful in giving relief from dry and irritated skin. it can also help to reduce wrinkles. When they are mixed together, they will give you a very soft, hydrated and clear skin.
– 1 tbsp. coconut oil
– 1 tbsp. raw honey
Mix the coconut oil and honey in a small bowl with a spoon until it’s well combined. Apply the mixture to your face and neck with your fingertips—gently—as sometimes honey can crystalize and be rough on your skin. Let it sink in for up to 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Simple, easy and effective!
5. Homemade honey cinnamon “CocoButter”
If the name of this delicious spread doesn’t have you scrolling down to the ingredients already, then get this: coconut butter is simple to make and super healthy too. Enjoy it with gluten-free breads or baked goods, as a topping on sweet potatoes or squash, in a bowl of oatmeal or granola, or mixed into a bit of Greek yogurt.
1 cup unrefined coconut oil
¼ cup raw honey
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp unrefined sea salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process for one minute on high. Be sure not to over-whip it, as the coconut oil may liquify and separate from the honey. After 1 minute, transfer the spread to a jar for storage, and keep in the fridge.
For the best results on all of these recipes, make sure your raw honey is certified organic (or is made by local artisans who follow organic practices), and that you use organic, extra-virgin coconut oil.
Why you should eat honey every day…
You should make honey a part of your daily life. Honey is an amazing healing gift given to us by nature. It has wonderful medicinal properties and a real storehouse of nutrition.