It's official - we're in love with Egyptian Magic. You can use it for so many things, and the ingredients are great. Here's what's in it:Honey, Beeswax, Olive Oil, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Bee Propolis.
Simple ingredients, but you can do so much with it. Here's our favourites:
Nappy Rash Cream
Smear a bit on sore baby bums to soothe and heal. The beeswax means that you can even use it as a barrier cream at every nappy change.
Use Egyptian Magic as a general moisturiser. It melts really easily into the skin, so you can apply a thin layer really easily.
Pop a bit on your lips before you go to sleep at night and you'll wake up with smooth, moisturised kissers. Use it throughout the day to help prevent chapping and dryness.
Pat just the tiniest bit of this around your eyes before you go to bed. There's two of us in the Hello Charlie team doing this and we swear by it. Better than eye cream, and I don't get any irritations from Egyptian Magic.
Intensive Face Mask
Put a generous layer on your face, leave it for half an hour, and then remove with a hot cloth. Bliss! Plus, deeply moisturised skin. You could also put it on under makeup if you know you're going to be facing the elements - cold days especially.
Rub a bit into your cuticles at night just before you go to sleep. No more dry, catchy cuticles in the morning. If you're thinking that we slather this lovely pretty liberally before bed, you'd be right! I even use it in my next tip ...
Yep, rub some Egyptian Magic into your heels, pop on a pair of socks and you'll wake up in the morning with summer-ready feet.
Rub gently over your eyelid until makeup goes runny, then wipe off with a cotton pad or wet facewasher. Do the same with the rest of your face. As a bonus, you probably won't need to moisturise after, unless you've got super dry skin.
Even more ideas ...
- Use it on breasts, belly and thighs during pregnancy to prevent stretchmarks.
- If you get a tattoo done, use some on the tattoo to help with healing and to reduce scabbing.
- Apparently it's been used in the US by plastic surgeons to help reduce scars.
- It's also apparently great on eczema. There are no fragrances, so unless you're allergic to bee products, I can't see why it wouldn't work.
- Use it as a replacement for Vaseline. No petrochemicals in Egyptian Magic, but there's just as many ways to use it.
- Use it as a hair treatment. You can even use it very sparingly to tame flyaway ends. Not too much, though, or you'll end up looking oily.
- Use it to set your eyebrows.
So there you have it - heaps of reasons why we love Egyptian Magic
. What are your favourite uses for it?
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