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Ways to Use Honey

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Honey is one of those magical substances that has so many different uses. September is National Honey Month, so here on the Marketplace at Fells Point Blog we are spotlighting honey and several of its uses and benefits you can enjoy right in your apartment. Pick up some honey from your favorite grocery store here in Baltimore, MD and try these uses out.

Weight Loss

Substituting raw honey for white sugar can help you to lose weight and better maintain a healthy weight.


Raw honey can cleanse and restore the health of your hair and scalp. Try making this DIY honey shampoo to cleanse, moisturize and restore shine to your hair. The post even has tips for figuring out if honey shampoo can work for you, with tips for how to store it if you love it!

Improve Allergies

Local raw honey can help with seasonal allergies. Simply eat a spoonful every day.

Lower Cholesterol

Honey can help to lower your cholesterol and as a result decrease your risk for coronary artery disease.

Fight Acne

Honey makes an affordable face cleanser with its natural purifying properties. It is also very gentle on the skin so it can be used by anyone, including people with sensitive skin. Just use half a teaspoon of warm honey and spread it evenly on your face with clean hands. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.

Reduce Inflammation

Raw honey has anti-inflammatory agents that can be helpful in treating respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Relieve Nausea

When mixed with ginger and lemon juice, honey can be helpful in alleviating nausea.

Prebiotic benefits

Raw honey contains natural prebiotics, which help to promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the digestive tract, aiding in digestion.


Honey also makes a great moisturizer. Make a hydrating lotion by mixing a spoonful of raw honey, olive oil, and a squeeze of lemon. Also give this moisturizing homemade honey body wash a try!

What other great, non-typical uses have you found for honey? Share them with us in the comments so we can try them, too! Thanks for reading our post. Happy National Honey Month!