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We all know honey is sweet and delicious, but are you aware of the amazing things it can do?

Honey has been proven to improve health, and it also has a number of beauty uses. (Why do you think Burt’s Bees products are so popular?)

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Washing your face with honey instead of soap can clear your skin, as honey is loaded with natural antibacterial and healing properties. And if you’re looking for a soothing lip balm, combine some honey with a few drops each of olive oil, vitamin E and glycerin.

If you have a cough, dissolve two tablespoons of raw honey in a quarter cup of lukewarm water. Add the juice of half a lemon. That ought to make your throat feel better — bottoms up!

To clear your sinuses, mix one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of fresh ginger juice. Drink this concoction two or three times a day until you can breathe again.

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Honey can also be used to make a delicious, all-natural sports drink. Mix water, honey and sea salt for a chemical-free alternative to Gatorade.

And if you’re having trouble sleeping, eating one or two teaspoons of honey with a pinch of salt will send you into a peaceful slumber.

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