Rosh Hashanah

15 Honey-Scented Items That Smell Like Rosh Hashanah

Goldy Buxbaum September 5, 2023

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How many different ways can you eat honey? Honey cake, honey cookies, honey chicken, honey salmon, honey tea, challah with honey, apples in honey… It’s all about the honey. Anything to add?

Don’t get me wrong, it’s all sweet, yummy goodness – who doesn’t want that?

But what if you can engage your other senses? It’s so nice to celebrate beyond food.

Bring honey to life by gracing your home with honey’s sweet, comforting scent. Nourish your body with the benefits of honey. Honey has many health benefits that help cleanse the skin without stripping it of its natural oils.

We’re sharing with you eight different ways to enjoy honey this Rosh Hashanah that don’t involve eating. Crazy! I know.

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These are also great gift ideas for the new year to let that special person in your life know how much they mean to you.

Catch That Smell:

The sense of smell is a funny thing. It doesn’t only awaken our nasal passages, but it also builds connections with past memories. Certain smells will take you back to certain places and times in the past. You can also build new memories with scents.

Associate the scent of honey with the uplifting time that is Rosh Hashanah! You can do it in many different ways like this hair perfume that refreshes your hair with a spritz or two. (Two days standing in shul, not a bad idea.) If hair perfume is not your thing, try out this honey wildflower perfume with a light fresh scent.

Another way to sense honey is with a honey scent reed diffuser. The smell is incredible and will last a long time. It’s also a thoughtful gift to give a teacher, colleague, or best friend. I really love these little satchels that can be placed literally anywhere: closets, drawers, cars, kitchen — anywhere. The smell isn’t too intense; it’s just right.

One more way to engage your senses with honey is this aromatic spa mist. You can use it on your linen, in the shower, in the car, you name it. It smells really nice.

Soft Like Butter: 

A honey lip balm that goes on like butter and leaves you with soft lips like butter. Cracked lips are very uncomfortable, and this lip balm is so great it doesn’t have to be reapplied all day long.

Try it and let us know.

Set The Bar: 

“Set the bar” with the greatest gift to yourself. You’ll thank yourself later. These honey soap bars are all organic. Smell great and feel fresh with a soap that keeps your skin feeling smooth and doesn’t dry it out.

Sweet Glow:

There is something so tranquil about scented candles. I don’t know if it’s the scent they give off or the calming glow of the flickering light. Either way, there’s something so sensational about them. This white honey scented candle is perfect with its wooden wick; you even get to enjoy its crackling sound. So serene.

Gentle Touch:

When Rosh Hashanah comes, you know winter is right around the corner. If you have sensitive skin, this hand cream is perfect for you. Infused with honey right from the comb, your hands will thank you. Honey has natural healing powers and is known to be great for wound care, imagine what it does for your cracked, chapped hands.

Be warmed by the sweetness of honey with this nourishing body butter that provides a full day of intense moisture. Leave your skin feeling perfectly smooth.

Nice ‘n Fresh:

Where there’s a sink, there’s soap. At least there should be. Since soaping our hands is something we do all through the day, it’s important to be mindful of the products we use. Here are our top picks for honey-scented hand soaps. This all-natural honey hand soap will leave your hands feeling soft and smelling soft. Or you should try this foaming hand soap with natural essential oils that nourishes your hands as it cleans.

Bath Time Is Me-Time: 

Relaxing your muscles stimulates your blood flow and helps you wind down after a long day. The best way to do that is a long hot bath – with some bubbles, of course. You work hard, so why ruin the moment with some cheap soap just to get some bubbles floating. Use a product that will make you feel like you’re wrapping your body in silk. This honey bath will do exactly that. Take along a good book and there’s no telling how long you need to properly wind down.

Calm Your Senses:

Rejuvenate, cleanse, and nourish your body with an all-natural, plant-based honey body wash. The calming honey scent is beautiful and not overwhelming, and it will leave you clean, calm, and visibly relaxed.

Choose your top five must-haves and gift yourself something nice. Okay, maybe not the top five; maybe it’s more like a one-of-each kind of day.

It’s Rosh Hashanah, after all, and what’s a more symbolic way to start the year than with abundance!?


Goldy Buxbaum is a copywriter who helps businesses reach more clients by combining business strategy with web writing. Check her out on Linkedin to see how you can grow your business.