saffron honey face mask
Written by Vahid Epagloo, Food Consultant Updated:

Saffron is the most expensive spice all around the world. This expensive spice is not just spice, it is a spice full of health benefits and used in many different industries as the raw material for many products. The saffron face masks are famous, one of them is a saffron honey mask. In this article, Queen of Flowers, share some homemade mask recipes for you.

How to Make Saffron Honey Mask?

Saffron has lots of health benefits. Eat it or external usage of it could improve your skin health. There are many different kinds of saffron face masks, and many cosmetic companies use this expensive spice to make different kinds of masks and creams. You can make many of these masks at your home.

One of the most popular and profitable saffron masks is a saffron honey mask. Here are some recipes to make your own mask.

There are various ways to make a saffron honey face mask. We explain some of them here.

First method

Mix honey and saffron. This is the easiest way to make this mask. It is better to use spice grinder and make ground saffron then add a pinch of this powder to a tablespoon honey. Mix them well and rub it on your face. Wait for 15-20 minutes, and then wash your face.

This mask will give you a bright and flawless skin. This skin would clean and moisturize your skin.

If you want to massage this mask on your face, do it with circular motions, these motions help your skin to remove dead skin cells.

Second method

In this method, you should mix 3-4 saffron stands, 2 tablespoons milk and a tablespoon honey. Then rub this mixture on your face and wait for 10-15 minutes, after this time you should wash your face. This mask is really a great saffron pack for dry skin. You should use this mask two times a week. In order to have gorgeous skin, use this mask at night, before bed.

When you want to massage your skin with this mask, you should massage it upward.

Third Method

Brew your saffron in warm water; add the threads of saffron in 2 tablespoons of water. Wait till your spice brewed, and then add one tbsp of honey, and mix it well. Add 2-3 drops of rose water. Now you can rub this mask on your face. After 10 minutes, wash your face. You can brew your spice in rose water too.

This mask would clean and bright your face. This mixture also helps you to have a healthy skin. Use this mask three times a week. It is better to use it in the morning, to have a fresh skin.

Forth method

In this method you should add almonds to the mixture. Brew saffron powder in plain water, add 3-4 almonds, and wait for 24 hours. After this time blend this mixture and add a tbsp honey to it. Your saffron face mask is ready. Rub it on your face and after 10-15 minutes wash your face. You can use almond oil too, if you use the oil your waiting time will decrease.

Use this mask twice a week to make a smooth skin for yourself. Almond would help your skin tone, and bleach it.

Fifth method

Mix saffron, honey and yogurt, and stir them to have a light yellow mixture. You need one tablespoon of yogurt and one of honey, and a pinch or 3-4 strands of saffron.

Wash your face, dry it, and then brush this mask on your face. Wait about 20 minutes, and then wash your face again, this time with warm water. This mask could give you a bright skin. Antioxidant properties of saffron make this mask a great remedy to dullness and scars on your skin.

If your skin has acnes, you can add some drops of fresh lemon to the mask mixture, it would help to remove the acnes.

Sixth method

Use turmeric, saffron and honey. To make this mask you should add a pinch of these spices in a tablespoon of honey and mix them well. After that brush this mask on your clean face. Wait for 10-15 minutes.

This mask is a natural scrub, which means you should use it once a week. Do not massage this mask on your face. It is better to use it at night before bed. If you use this mask, do not forget to use sunscreen. This mask makes your face brighter and cleaner.

Seventh method

Add 4-5 saffron strands and 3-4 sunflower seeds to milk or warm water (milk is more recommended), leave them for the night. Next day blend them and add the blended mixture to a tbsp of honey. Now, you can use this mask on your face, leave it on till it dries, then wash your face.

This mask helps you to have smooth and soft skin, due to the oily nature of the sunflower seeds this is emollients and these seeds is full of vitamin E.

Point 1: you can add honey to all kinds of saffron face mask, before doing this, search about the desired ingredients, and then according to your skin type, add it.

Point 2: take care about scrub masks; you should use them once a week.

Point 3: it is better to use your spice in powder form than strands.

Point 4: if you want to brew your spice, it is recommended to use cold water or ice cubes in order to better results.

saffron honey face mask DIY

The benefits of the saffron honey face mask

Saffron has lots of benefits, honey is beneficial too, and the combination of these two would be more beneficial.

The antioxidants of honey could help to remove dark spots, existing scars, and acne scars. Honey could moisturize your skin too; it means that if you have a dry skin this mask is really great for your skin type.

The natural ingredients of the sunshine spice could improve your skin health. Saffron would reduce inflammations and help you have a bright skin. It has been said that the Egypt goddess of beauty, Cleopatra, every day took a milk and saffron bath. This is one of the secrets of her beauty.

The combination of saffron and honey is good for all skin types, normal to dry.


Saffron is not just a spice; it is really a magical herb with lots of health benefits. You can use this spice as a drug or use it as hair and face mask to improve your health. There are many different types of saffron masks, in the article above; we explain some of them that combine honey and saffron. You can make these masks at home, and use them regularly.

Frequently asked question?

1. Should I combine saffron with some other ingredients or I can use it as a mask?

You can use itself, but the combination of this spice with other natural ingredients would make a better and more effective mask for you.

2. How can I use the saffron masks?

Based on the ingredients, the type of masks are different. For example, you can use bleach mask twice a week, but you should not use scrubs more than once per week.

3. What kinds of saffron is better to make masks?

It is better to use powder form, but due to the frauds, it is better to buy strands of saffron and use a spice grinder to make ground saffron yourself.