Learn how to use honey for everything from relieving coughs to treating scrapes.
By Gina DeBacker
The sweet nectar of honey is a treasured food for many. And while it tastes great, many also know that it has a seemingly endless list of medicinal benefits, including relieving coughs, soothing burns, treating cuts and much more. Use this wonderful tool to effectively heal the body—both inside and out. Moisturizing, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, honey can be used in nearly all rooms of the home, from cleansing the face or treating scrapes while in the bathroom, to fancying up a cheese plate while in the kitchen. In this video, Associate Editor Gina DeBacker demonstrates a few household uses for honey, including recipes for a DIY facial cleanser and a simple hangover remedy.
You don’t need to buy every product from every infomercial to get your house in order. A variety of everyday items likely already stockpiled in your home can be used to help you clean, treat skin, fix food and solve most other problems. Have fun learning about the various ways you can use household staples such as vinegar, honey, salt, sugar, lemons and baking soda. With these simple life hacks you can keep your family healthy by avoiding toxic chemicals—and save money while you’re at it!
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