In The Lab: DIY Honey Facial Cleanser

Honey. The honey craze comes and goes…and always comes back again. I’m seeing a lot of skincare products hitting the market again with honey in them, and until I can get my hands on a few of them, I figured that I’d use what I have in the kitchen for now! This is just a quick recipe that should get you through until you can get your honey skincare products too!


Small batch (should last 1 week):

2 tablespoons honey (antibacterial, probiotic, removes dirt and impurities, gentle on skin)

1 tablespoon coconut oil (antimicrobial, has Vitamin E, antioxidant, anti-aging, hydrating)

1/2 teaspoon turmeric (antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-aging, improves skin elasticity, helps even out skin tone)


Mix thoroughly, You can put it in the refrigerator if you’d like (the coconut oil will make it solidify), but you don’t have to. If you are wearing makeup, remove this first, whether it’s with makeup wipes, liquid remover, or another facial cleanser. I use the Walnut Complexion Scrub from Ole Henriksen before using the honey cleanser, because as you all know, I am the exfoliation queen, thank you very much. 🙂

Take a small portion of the honey cleanser, rub it between your hands, and then apply to your face using gentle circular motions. It will smell like honey and turmeric. You will be okay. You will. 😉 Once you feel that your face has been cleansed sufficiently, rinse. When you pat your face dry (damp), make sure that you either use a washcloth that you don’t mind being slightly stained by the turmeric, or pat your face dry with a paper towel, preferably a soft one.

Your face should feel pretty soft and moisturized, and maybe even a bit glowy! Since I’ve been using this, I’ve had the problem of not being able to stop touching my face afterwards. It just feels so soft! But even though it feels nice and moisturized, make sure that you use an actual moisturizer of some sort when you’re done if you feel the need to.

As with anything, whether it’s store bought or DIY, results may vary. If you are allergic to any of these products, please do not try this, as your health is important! If you do try this out, please let me know what you think in the comment section below. Enjoy! 🙂