Holiday Honey Face Mask

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Guest Post written by Lori 

Honey is such an amazing substance. It’s the only food we eat that is produced by an insect. You probably already know about its amazing ability to help you overcome allergies or sore throats, but did you know it’s also naturally anti-bacterial and is full of amazing enzymes?

I’ve been using a honey mask on my face for months now and my skin has never looked better! Honey softens your skin, moisturizes, balances, and cleanses. Another major bonus is the lack of nasty chemicals often found in face cleansers (even ‘natural’ ones!) I highly recommend you read the ingredient label on every. single. product you buy. Your skin is a highly absorbent organ. Whatever you put on your skin, you’re also putting in your body.

I use straight up raw honey to wash my face twice a day, but there are all kinds of great ingredients you can add for a special DIY spa mask. For a special holiday treat, try cinnamon and nutmeg! The honey and nutmeg are both naturally anti-inflammatory, which means those red marks, acne scars, or puffy areas will be soothed. Adding the cinnamon and nutmeg also makes for a great exfoliator!

Holiday Honey Face Mask

2 Tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together well in a small bowl.

Using your fingers, gently spread the mixture all over your face. Use as much as you’d like–this is good stuff! You’ll look like you have native war paint on your face, but you’ll smell amazing! Lick your fingers when you’re done applying it to your face 😉

Leave the mixture on your face for half an hour, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Follow with a thin layer of extra virgin coconut oil as a moisturizer.

It’s very important to make sure you use raw honey so the enzymes are kept in tact.

I also find it helpful to dampen your face before you spread on the mask–just enough to help it spread easier, but not too wet that you dilute the honey.

Once you’ve made a batch for yourself, start packaging it in individual glass containers to give as gifts!

Lori Blogs at Laurel of Leaves

About the Author: Lori Winter is the voice behind Laurel of Leaves. She writes about getting back to her roots: real food, barefoot running, herbal remedies, and more. She cooks, bakes, puts food on her face, and don’t be surprised if she stirs up a little controversy!


About Rachel

Rachel is a mother to four children and a wife to a wellness doctor. Her passions are faith, family, and health. You can find her writing about her family adventures and inspiring you to make healthier choices for your family.


  1. LOVE, LOVE and LOVE!
    Toni The Chic Momma

  2. I should do this! It sounds like it would smell delicious, too!

  3. Thanks for hosting! I posted recipes forpomegranate salad and cabbage potato soup.

  4. Thank you for hosting and for highlighting my Frittata Muffins recipe! I shared a Celery Root Mash recipe. It’s SO delicious and better than mashed potatoes in my opinion. Thanks again.

  5. Hey there! I am visiting from Women Living Well- what a great idea you have! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi,
    I shared my video for making Grain-Free, DF Coconut Date Linzer Cookies and my Roasted Beet Salad. Lastly, I shared an article about the impending Nutrition legislation and what you can do to help.
    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Honey on the face… My husband might thing I’ve flipped, but I think I’ll give it a try. 🙂

    Sharing our gingerbread muffin recipe. They’re low sugar with a no sugar option (’twas an accidental discovery that worked!).

    Blessings! ~Lisa

  8. Thanks for hosting, Rachel, and thanks for highlighting my holiday kombucha recipes. Today I linked up a recipe for oyster stew made with bone broth, which is a great way to get in extra bone broth and extra zinc, which is great for fighting off colds and flus:

  9. Thanks for hosting! I’m sharing my method for making ghee!

  10. Wow! This sounds amazing and with sensitive/dry skin, I can’t wait to try this out!

  11. Great post! Never thought to put honey on my face. :-0 Thanks!

  12. The face mask sounds good enough to eat!! I will make a note of this and give it a try. Thanks for sharing. Carol. (The Next Step)

  13. Today I have a duo of fudge recipes that are made from wholesome honey and coconut. But they aren’t ordinary! The Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is absolutely divine, and the Coconut Citrus Fudge is so light and clean. Perfect for the holidays, and perfect for getting more coconut oil into your diet.

  14. This is such a great gift idea! I love finding unique, homemade and frugal ideas to give out for Christmas. Thank you for sharing! I would love if you would link this up to my Frugal Christmas Week so my readers can check it out! Thanks!

  15. How often should you apply this to your face?

  16. Sabrina says:

    Can I do this without nutmeg? I just ran out, but I still really want to try this!

  17. Carolyn says:

    How often can i used the honey on my face,an how to really make the honey mask please thank you


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