Humidity is on the rise as well as the temps here in Central PA. The very nature of honey doesn't mix well with this weather, but I'm sticking it out..no pun intended. Yesterday, I massaged the honey onto my face and puttered around doing some preliminary shower stuff, jumped in to take a cool shower, washed my hair and then rinsed the honey off with my final rinse. Seemed to work well. But the stickiness returned later in the humidity.
Today, I decided to save my honey facial until evening and simply rinsed my face with water to avoid throwing cleanser into the mix, ruining my promise to complete the challenge using honey alone. To be honest, the results were the same...still a little sticky mid afternoon. My daughter suggested rinsing my face with water and applying the honey to moist skin instead. Seemed to work well although I did a quick honey wash without allowing it to rest a while. Again, you don't have to it's just one way to use the honey as food on your face. I like the feel of it.
Tomorrow, I'm preparing for the crazy heat by using a wake-me up blend in the shower. I mixed 2-3 drops of peppermint eo, the juice of one lemon and a little bottle of seltzer water. After I shower and shampoo, I'll pour/pat the mix all over my skin, carefully avoiding my face because I don't think lemon juice or peppermint would be good things to get in my eyes. Then I'll do a final rinse and voila!, I should be cool all day. We'll see. Expecting temps near 100 tomorrow...well above normal here in the northeast.
Much herbal love,