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Honey: It’s More Than a Sweetener

a bowl of honey surrounded by honeycomb

Welcome back to the Wilmington Lakes Blog! In our last post we shared a few ideas for celebrating National Courtesy Month here in Orangeburg, SC. September is also National Honey Month so we are sharing a few different uses for honey for you to try at your apartment this month.

Replace Sugar

If you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake, honey is a great substitute! Stocked with antioxidants and nutrients that can improve your skin, lower cholesterol, improve circulation, and even help with diabetes, honey is a much healthier alternative to sugar that may even help you lose weight. Of course, honey alone may not cure all your ills, but substituting it for sugar may make a huge difference in your health. 


Raw honey can cleanse and restore the health of your hair and scalp. Try making a DIY honey shampoo to cleanse, moisturize, and restore shine to your hair. After just a few uses you will be able to notice a healthy shine to your hair.

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.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

Honey makes a great exfoliate and moisturizer. Add two cups of honey to a bath and soak in it for 15 minutes before adding a cup of baking soda in it for another 15 minutes to help dry skin. 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 uses have you found for honey? Share them with the rest of our apartment community in the comments.