Skin & Beauty: DIY Manuka Honey Face Mask Recipes

    Renowned for its medicinal benefits, did you know Australian Manuka honey can be used as a natural powerhouse ingredient in your skin and beauty routine? 

    Comprising potent antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, Biosota’s premium, certified organic Manuka honey is perfect for nourishing, soothing and rejuvenating your skin.  And what easier way to pamper your skin, than with one of our DIY Manuka Honey face masks! 

    Natural therapeutic benefits of Manuka honey for your skin

    A Manuka honey face mask offers a range of beauty benefits. Quick and easy to prepare, these masks are super-effective for : 

    • Moisturising: Manuka honey naturally draws moisture into the skin, increasing elasticity and leaving it feeling soft and supple.

    • Cleansing: Manuka honey boasts unique antibacterial properties due to its abundant levels of MGO (methylglyoxal). This bioactive compound helps combat acne-causing bacteria, reduce breakouts and even out skin tone.

    • Soothing: Helping to relieve irritation, redness and inflammation, Manuka honey helps keep your skin feeling soft and nourished - and can be particularly beneficial for skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea.

    • Glowing: The natural enzymes found in Manuka honey can gently exfoliate your skin, helping to remove dead skin cells and cleanse deep-down dirt.

    • Protecting: Manuka honey’s antioxidants help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. This can be effective in preventing premature aging characteristics such as fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots.


    Choose your Manuka Honey Face Mask 

    Manuka & Lemon Mask

    Benefits: Brightens the complexion and evens out skin tone


    Method: Mix the ingredients, and apply to your face. Leave on for 20 minutes before washing off.

    Manuka & Cinnamon Mask

    Benefits: Exfoliating, great for acne, stimulates circulation and brightens the complexion


    Method: This one is best to use after your cleansing routine. Mix the ingredients and apply the mask to a clean face using fingers or a brush. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and rinse off.


    Manuka & Spirulina Mask

    Benefits: Deeply nourishes skin, good for all skin types


    • 1 tbsp of Biosota Manuka honey
    • 1 tsp of spirulina powder
    • A dash of lemon juice or rose water (for sensitive skin)

    Method: Mix all the ingredients together and apply to your skin. It’s best to do this after your cleansing routine but before applying any serums, oils or moisturisers. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing off.

    Manuka & Turmeric Mask

    Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, helps reduce redness, treats breakouts, brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone and is beneficial for age spots and scarring.


    Method: Mix all the ingredients and apply the mask to your clean face. Leave on for 10–20 minutes before washing off. Then enjoy your amazing, bright skin!

    After rinsing off this mask, you may notice a slight yellow tint on your face (from the turmeric). Simply cleanse your face once or twice after with an oil cleanser or gently wipe it down with a cotton pad soaked in rose water.


    Manuka & Rose Water Mask

    Benefits: Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, suitable for all skin types.


    Method: Mix the ingredients in a small bowl. Apply the mask to your face using fingers. Leave on for 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. Wash the mask off and moisturise right after.


    Manuka & Matcha Mask

    Benefits: Antioxidant, cleansing, anti-aging, offers UV protection


    Method: Mix the ingredients and apply the mask to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes, then wash your face with mineral water (recommended).

    Looking for a full relaxing pamper experience? 

    Here is a guided meditation for you to listen to while your Manuka honey face mask is working its magic. 

    Relax and enjoy!


    Note: Individual results may vary. We recommend you test any new skincare product or ingredient on a small patch of skin first - to ensure it is suitable for your skin type and doesn’t cause any adverse reactions. If you have any allergies or pre-existing skin conditions, please consult your healthcare professional before incorporating Manuka honey into your skincare routine.

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