Simple & Natural Home Remedies Using Honey

honey as home remedies

Humans have known honey for thousands of years and it has been a staple in the human diet since then. The benefits of honey have been touted everywhere from ancient history to clinical trials in modern society.

Honey also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and has been shown to speed up growth of body tissues by helping to form new blood vessels, collagen and epithelial cells. It is known as a home remedy for colds and coughs, but honey also unfolds its healing powers for other ailments.

Taking honey and mixing it in with other known beneficial items can help enhance healing properties. There are countless ways to use honey in home remedies, so I have listed some of my FAVORITE home remedy natural solutions, to help you feel better.

Soothe a Sore Throat With Homemade Cough Syrup

Making a mixture of honey, herbs, spices and citrus fruits to helps to soothe a sore throat. The spices and herbs help in aiding the inflammation of the throat while the honey soothes and helps get rid of any bacteria. Try these awesome mixes!

  1. LEMON GINGER HONEY: 1-2 lemons, 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger), 1/2 cup honey (or enough to fill jar).
  2. ORANGE CLOVE HONEY: 1/2 orange, 16 whole cloves, 1/2 cup honey (or enough to fill jar). Optional: 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon also may be added.
  3. LIME MINT HONEY: 1-2 limes, 6-8 fresh mint leaves, 1/2 cup honey (or enough to fill jar). Remove mint leaves from jar after 1 week to prevent spoilage.
  4. LEMON ROSEMARY HONEY: 1-2 lemons, 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, 1/2 cup honey (or enough to fill jar).
Directions: (see specific ingredients above for flavor combinations)
  • Slice citrus fruits into rounds, then cut rounds into halves or quarters so they will easily fit inside jar.
  • In half-pint (1 cup) jar, add half of citrus, herbs/spices, and honey; stir gently to mix.
  • Add remaining half of ingredients; stir gently.
  • Top off with more honey, if needed, to fill jar.
  • Cover and store in refrigerator.
  • After 4 hours, stir to combine honey with citrus juices.  These will keep in refrigerator for up to 1-2 months.

Remedy for Colds & Sour Stomach

This is tasty, but more importantly, good for your health. From colds to sore stomachs, ginger-honey comes with a variety of ways to enjoy its unique composition.


  • 1 cup Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
  • 2 Cloves Minced Garlic


  • Pour 1 cup of honey into a saucepan and add the gingerroot & garlic.
  • On very low heat let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  • When time has passed, let it infuse for 2 hours or up to 2 weeks in a glass jar with a tightly fitting lid.

Read also: Effective Tips to Ease Baby Congestion

Honey & Ginger To Cleanse Sinuses

To clear your sinuses, take a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of fresh ginger juice and honey two or three times a day.

Clove & Honey To Soothe a Toothache

This recipe uses cloves that contain a very strong anesthetic chemical called eugenol. Eugenol has been used in dentistry for years, and my father used it in his practice often. It is also an antiseptic like honey that helps kill germs that can contribute to an infection. Cloves are also about 20X richer in eugenol than other sources.

By infusing whole cloves with honey, you can help numb pain from many sources (sore throats, toothaches, etc.) and the honey makes a delicious, healthy, medium to ingest it with.


  • 1 Cup of honey
  • 5-10 whole cloves


  • Pour 1 cup of honey into a saucepan, and then add 5-10 whole cloves.
  • Heat on low for 10 minutes before letting it infuse for 2 hours or up to 2 weeks
  • Put in a jar with a tightly fitting lid. Strain when it’s finished

Wound Healing

To heal a wound, dress it daily with sterilized gauze brushed with pure raw honey, then dispose at night.

Treatment For Acid Reflux

Apple cider vinegar has been shown to improve digestion and mineral absorption that plays a role in reducing acid reflux. Take 1 to 2 teaspoons daily of apple cider vinegar. It’s great mixed with honey in tea or instead of lemon in tea. Many people mistakenly believe all acid reflux and indigestion is caused by an overproduction of acid. Take this daily basis for relief.


  • 1 Cup Green Tea
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey
  • 2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Steep the green tea and allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • While the tea is still warm, add the honey, lemon juice & ACV and stir well to combine.
  • Drink

Dry, Cracked Heel Moisturizer & Athletes Foot Cure

When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened, callused or dried out it can cause cracking. These cracks can range from minor to severe and be caused by anything from increased pressure and ill-fitting shoes to dry climate and fungal infections, like athletes foot. Honey & Coconut Oil is an effective natural cure for athletes foot as well as dry heels, because of the natural fungicidal properties of both items. Because advanced cases of athletes foot can often become infected with bacteria, they can be doubly effective as a natural remedy for athletes foot because of the wonderful antibiotic properties.

Whether your feet are causing discomfort, or if you simply find them unsightly, try making a this amazing moisturizer for daily use to get them healthy, supple and smooth again.

  • 1 Cup Pure Raw Honey, slightly warmed
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • A foot file or pumice stone (optional)


  • Warm the honey slightly to make it easier to spread on.
  • Stir in coconut oil
  • If you have one, use a pumice stone or foot file to slough off some of the callused skin before spreading the mixture evenly onto your heels
  • Massage the mixture into the heels or effected area
  • Cover feet with sock until thoroughly absorbed

Read also: 10 Worst Ingredients That You Don’t Want in Your Skincare Products

Honey & Coconut Palm Sugar Scrub For Dry Skin

Create your own spa-like experience at home with this Honey & Coconut Palm Sugar Scrub recipe. The sugar’s texture makes it ideal for removing dry skin, and when mixed with the honey for a moisturizing exfoliant for your skin.


  • 2 1/4 Cups Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Pure Raw Honey


  • In a bowl combine all ingredients until fully mixed
  • Store in an airtight container

Honey & Greek Yogurt Face Masks For Acne

Rich in probiotics, yogurt can help decrease inflammation and restore the skin’s natural pH balance. Mixed with honey, this mask will also boost the anti-inflammatory properties for combating acne. It helps to close the pores and stimulates the production of collagen (a substance needed to maintain the elasticity of the skin and prevent wrinkles). Unlike strong exfoliating products (not recommended for dry and sensitive skin), yogurt, especially with honey, cleanses the face gently, also providing necessary hydration.

Honey has astringent properties, it increases healing, and is suitable to tame a sunburn. It is often used in facial masks as a binder, as it holds together all the ingredients.

Mask For Dry & Sensitive Skin


  • 1 Tsp. of Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Chopped Hazelnuts
  • 4-5 drops of Coconut Oil


Mix everything and when you got a homogeneous cream and apply it on your face without massaging, leaving it for about 10 minutes, then washed off with warm water.

Mask For Oily Skin


  • 1 Tsp. Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Chopped Hazelnuts
  • 4-5 drops Lemon Juice


  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Apply to the face for about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 mins, wash the face with warm water

Nourishing Face Mask With Vitamins


  • 2 Tsp. Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • 1/2 Banana, pureed


  • Mix together and apply on your face for 10 minutes
  • Rinse your face with warm water

Drink For Sore Muscles

Coconut Water contains many electrolytes that can aid in dehydration, a main reason for sore muscles. This drink includes citrus and honey that together boost energy.


  • 1/4 Cup Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Coconut Water
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • 2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp. Pure Raw Honey, (to taste)


  • Stir the honey and warm water together so the honey will dissolve,
  • Once dissolved, stir in all the other ingredients
  • Drink

Honey & Lemon Drink For Weight Loss

There’s a good reason this simple recipe combining honey, hot water, and lemon, is such a phenomenal success, it’s easy and it works. Studies shared in the Nutrition Research and Scientific World Journal conclude that honey can aid in weight loss, and lemon has also been found to contribute to weight loss as well.

This is because a poor digestive system affects fat burning and causes the accumulation of toxins in the body, that causes an inability to absorb nutrients. It also signals to the part of the brain that stimulates hunger, leading to weight gain. Lemons help the digestive system because they stimulate the production of bile and saliva, while playing a role in neutralizing and removing toxins.

Honey and lemon both contain protein molecules called enzymes, that play an important role in metabolism and digestion. They help to metabolize and assimilate the nutrients in fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Making this daily ritual gives the liver a supportive, cleansing boost. When the liver is functioning properly, we can sustain a healthy weight much more easily. Honey also metabolizes more slowly than sugar, which can help you avoid the blood sugar fluctuations that make it difficult to control your appetite.


  • 1 Cup of Warm Water
  • 2 Tbsp. of Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp. of Pure Raw Honey


  • Combine the warm water & honey then stir well to combine
  • Stir in the lemon juice
  • Drink each upon waking

Drink For Obesity, High Blood Pressure, and/or High Cholesterol

Honey scrapes fat and cholesterol from the body’s tissues. Drink first thing in the morning daily.

  • 1 Cup of Warm Water
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • 5 to 10 drops of Apple Cider Vinegar

Heal Oral Ulcers

Heal canker sores, mouth ulcers, or sores on the tongue. This mixture will generate saliva and draw out toxin.

  • 1 Tsp Pure Raw Honey
  • a pinch of Turmeric

Honey & Orange Juice To Combat Anxiety

Research has shown that orange has a calming effect and can aid in fatigue, exhaustion, and anxiety. Mixed with honey this recipe is great for fighting anxiety, because citrus oils have also been shown to increase concentration and alertness. Use twice daily.


  • 1 Cup of Orange Juice
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • Pinch of Nutmeg Powder

Honey & Pineapple Aids Smoking Cessation

Pineapple is high in vitamin C, which people who smoke tend to lack. Chewing pineapple and taking honey afterwards can also help to curb cigarette cravings.

Chew small pieces of pineapple with 1/2 teaspoon of honey before smoking.

Honey & Cinnamon To Heal Eczema

Scientists have discovered that honey not only heals damaged skin in extremely severe cases of eczema, it also eliminates the dry patches, and has the ability to regenerate new skin growth. In addition, it is also has strong antibacterial properties that help prevent infection when the protective barrier of skin is destroyed. This recipe also includes cinnamon for further healing properties.

First, to REALLY treat eczema, you need to identify the source that is aggravating the situation, and avoid these triggers. However, topical medication are also used to control this type of inflammation.

  1. Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on affected parts.
  2. Squeeze half a lime and mix with a teaspoon of honey in a glass of warm water. Take it, first thing in the morning for a few weeks or until symptoms subside.
  3. Take one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with one teaspoon of honey in a glass of water three times daily with meals.

Natural Cinnamon Mouthwash For Bad Breath

Bad breath (officially known as halitosis, if it’s chronic) is a problem that can be caused by anything from an over-load of bacteria in your mouth, underlying dental problems, or just a stinky snack containing foods like garlic or onions.

If you buy mouthwash at the store, you are getting a mouthful of chemicals, artificial coloring, and flavoring that does little to help your breath for more than a half hour or so. It may actually do more damage long-term-one of the most popular ingredients in mouthwash is ethyl alcohol, which can weaken the lining of your gums. Stanford University has conducted research that may link certain mouthwash to oral cancer. So the next time you need to freshen your breath, try making this DIY mouth rinse. It’s inexpensive, refreshing, effective and you know what’s in it!


  • 2 Lemons
  • 1/2 Tbsp. of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp. – 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 Cup Warm Water
  • A bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid


  • Put cinnamon, 2 freshly squeezed lemons, honey and baking soda into a bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid.
  • Pour 1 cup of very warm water to dissolve the honey into the jar, and stir or shake well.
  • When you need to freshen up your breath, give it a quick shake and swish/gargle 1-2 tablespoons for 1 minute.

Honey Mask For Oily Hair

This hair mask helps fix greasy hair. The egg yolk is full of proteins that will also offer strength to your hair, while it stimulates the regeneration of hair follicles. The honey will nourish your hair. This miraculous mixture will also condition of your hair roots. Use this hair mask once a week for best results.


  • 2 Tbsp Pure Raw Honey
  • 1 Egg Yolk


  • Mix the egg yolk and honey well
  • Wash hair
  • Apply to clean damp hair, distributing evenly from the roots to tips
  • Leave it on the hair for about 15 minutes before rinsing it out with warm water

Read also: 54 Ways to Grow Hair Faster and Thicker Naturally

Is honey a good alternative to Sugar?

Bee honey is a natural food that is fat-free and free of risky compounds like cholesterol and purines, but it lacks fiber and protein. Honey has a lower glycemic index, which means it doesn’t increase your blood sugar as quickly as other foods.
A teaspoon of honey, on the other hand, has more calories than a teaspoon of sugar.

Honey isn’t exactly a slimming substance, with roughly 320 calories per 100 grams, and the fructose it contains has an appealing impact, which can be beneficial for people who wish to gain weight. Honey, like sugar, is mostly made up of grape sugar (glucose) and fruit sugar (fructose): these sugars make up 80% of honey, while the remaining 20% is water.  Both of these sugars are easily broken down by the body and can produce blood sugar increases.

As a result, honey causes tooth decay and is significantly more detrimental to teeth than white or brown sugar due to its sticky nature. As with sugar, it should be used in moderation. Reduce the amount of sugar or honey you use in your tea or cereals by half a spoon instead of a full tablespoon.

When it comes to deciding which sweetener is preferable, moderation is key with both. Over consumption of either can create major health problems, and while honey has a better reputation because to the added nutrients, it is by no means a healthy option.

Finally, it may be claimed that raw honey is preferable to processed honey; however, because honey’s vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content is low (per recommended serving size), the health benefits of ingesting raw honey over processed honey are likely to be low as well.


I’m a writer, new mom and foodie. I love sharing what I know while making others feel beautiful. On this blog, I share my healthy lifestyle, simple meals, fitness tips and experiences.

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