Honey is mentioned in the hadith by the Prophet Muhammad (saw) very many times. It is used for it's healing purposes. It is a natural sweetener which is why it makes a perfect alternative for white sugar. Yeah, whatever; I'm still guilty of using white sugar, but seriously; honey is the bomb. The Prophet (SAW) said: 'Honey is a remedy for every illness and the Qur'an is a remedy for all illness of the mind, therefore I recommend to you both remedies, the Qur'an and honey.'(Bukhari)

I have recently stumbled upon a few recipes and suggestions for using honey to naturally moisturize and cleanse the face. Some people add milk to the recipe, others use oats, and some just plain honey. It's called a Honey Mask. Wash your face with a wash cloth and gentle cleanser first. Pour a bit of slightly heated honey (you can use the microwave to heat the honey in a microwave safe dish) into your hand, and smear it on your face. Leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then wash it off with tepid or cool water. See full article here. I personally wouldn't use the tooth brush part unless you have a tooth brush that hasn't been used already. That's just gross. You can also leave out the warming honey part if you don't like the idea. Here is another recipe that uses a variety of natural products. Please, don't lick the honey off of your face! :P Also, don't touch your face. Let the honey set by itself.

Well? What are you waiting for? Get going and pamper yourself! May Allah bless and guide us all! -Nisa


Stephanie said...

Wow thanks for the recipe. I might actually have to try that. It sounds refreshing if not messy. I'll let you know if I do. I'm out of honey right now, so I'll have to buy some next time I'm out.

Sunni Hijabi said...

Asalaam wa alaykum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh,

It's more relaxing and moisturizing than refreshing because it doesn't give a cool, tingling feeling. Lol. :P I usually use a gentle cleaner (tomato all the way!) as a refresher before applying the honey. After applying the honey, I hardly ever need to add moisturizing lotion unless I'm using a natural cleanser that completely dried my pores out. Honey is a natural wonder, I hope you try it insha'allah! Hurry and get some honey! :P Wasalaam - Nisa

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