Rosemary Honey Hair Mask

A deep conditioning hair mask.

According to the National Honey Board, bees travel as far as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey. Guess that’s were the expression “busy as a bee” came from. What does all that toil amount to? A liquid so gentle and rich in moisturizing properties that it has been used for centuries as the queen bee of skin and hair beauty. Speaking of beautiful hair, Queen Anne of England used a honey and oil concoction to keep her long hair lustrous, thick and shiny. Try it for yourself with this recipe compliments of the National Honey Board. Other hair recipes to try: Honey Hair Conditioner and Honey Hair Shine.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warmed olive oil (use 2 tablespoons for normal to oily hair)
  • 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon xanthum gum (available in health food stores)

Here’s what you do:

Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight fitting stopper or lid. Apply a small amount at a time to slightly dampened hair. Massage scalp and work mixture through hair until completely coated. Cover hair with a warm towel (towel can be heated in a microwave or dryer) or shower cap; leave on to nourish and condition for 30 minutes. Remove towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair the natural way.

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