Precious food, antibiotic and antibacterial, not surprisingly also called “Nectar of the Gods”!

In ancient times it was used for healing purposes thanks to its infinite properties and even today it is recommended both when you suffer from airway irritation and irritation and when you need to recover energy for physical or mental effort. But honey, in small doses, is not given up even when on a diet, because it is the only natural sugar in existence. Delicious to eat on its own, it aromatizes sweets, to which it gives a very particular perfume, which varies according to the type of honey.

The chemical properties of honey: a brief mention

For its beneficial properties, honey can also be used for the beauty of the skin of the face and body. In particular, its chemical composition is particularly interesting: 75 percent of it is made up of glucose and fructose, in variable proportions depending on the types of honey; other sugars are also present, such as sucrose, maltose and galactose. 18-20 percent is made up of water, while for the remaining percentage there are minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, sodium and potassium, as well as vitamins such as ascorbic acid (vitamin C), riboflavin (vitamin B2) , nicotic acid and pyridoxine (vitamin B6). From a nutritional point of view: for every 100 grams, there are 82 g of carbohydrates and an energy intake of about 300 Kcal.

Ideas for a sumptuous bathroom

For the body, the ideal is to enjoy a fragrant and relaxing bath by pouring a jar of honey into the tub filled with hot water. Those who feel like a contemporary Poppea can add a liter of oat or almond milk. The final rinse is not necessary: ​​the skin will be very soft and will smell good.

Recipes for hair

For the hair, you can add a spoonful of honey and one of apple cider vinegar to a bowl of mineral water and with this solution make the very last rinse after shampooing, to have shiny and soft hair. If the hair is dry, try a pack of honey and coconut oil, to leave on for an hour before shampooing. Instead, pure honey (and in particular chestnut honey) proves to be an aid to soothe the disorders and itching of the scalp affected by flaking, dandruff or psoriasis, but also to slow down hair loss as it strengthens the hair bulb.

Recipes for honey-based masks


  • Face skin
    For facial skin, honey is suitable as a basic ingredient for 100% natural but very effective masks. The skin must have been cleansed and must be perfectly dry; do not worry about removal: honey rinses very easily.


  • Exfoliating, illuminating, anti-aging
    The jolly mask is simply composed of honey and lemon: it cleans the skin thanks to the exfoliating and illuminating action of citric acid, it moisturizes it thanks to the composition of honey. Combined with jojoba or coconut oil, it is a nourishing and anti-aging mask.


  • Scrub
    An exfoliating scrub is obtained by mixing honey and baking soda, which is then applied to damp skin with circular movements, then rinsed with fresh water.


  • Detergent
    The facial cleanser is simply made of fluid honey and coconut oil, perhaps adding a few drops of oat milk, rice or almond to make the consistency more liquid.


  • Tonic
    Finally, a tonic for tired, swollen and red eyes: dissolve a spoonful of honey in a bottle of mineral water, pour some on two cotton wool disks and use them as a decongestant compress, lying down and remaining relaxed at least a quarter of an hour.




About Rita

A lover of the cultures and traditions over the years Rita, born in Italy , travel lovers , has learned different languages, touched different paths that have strongly linked her to the natural aspects of life. Rita with culinary experience, decorator, fashion designer, entrepreneur, carefully follows nutrition and physical well-being alongside imagination and art, taking an interest in the beneficial effects that these bring. Sensations that decorate life itself with its wonders.