FAB BAG Magazine

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Rima J Pundir

Va Va Vanilla

Vanilla isn’t just a pretty scent; it’s actually the powerhouse of beauty ingredients worth exploring…

Sure it goes well in your cake, ice creams and even mocktails, but vanilla is also packed with super properties so much so it would be a great addition to your beauty bouquet. Try these home remedies…

Vanilla Scrub

The active ingredient in vanilla, vanillin, is an antioxidant, which is useful in helping the body repair damage. Stir together 8 cups of sugar with 2 cups of olive oil, don’t mix lest the sugar dissolves. Add 8 drops of vanilla essential oil and pour the mixture into a large container for storage in the fridge. Perfect for exfoliation, the sugar granules remove dead skin cells and allow the goodness of the antioxidants to sink into the skin.

Vanilla Lip Balm

Mixing 2 tbsp petroleum jelly and 1 tbsp beeswax in a microwavable bowl, zap for 5 minutes on high. Add 1 tsp honey and 1 ts. vanilla extract and stir to mix. Pour the mixture into an old lip balm container or even an old mint box – cool and store in the fridge.  Tastes great and leaves your lips feeling supple and soft.

Vanilla Body Wash

Indulge your mind, body and skin with a homemade vanilla body wash. Mix together 1/2 cup sweet almond oil with 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup liquid soap (you can use any body wash) and 1 tbsp vanilla extract. Pour the liquid in a plastic bottle with a tight-fitting lid. Shake gently before use, pour onto loofah and enjoy the great-smelling moisturising foam.

Vanilla in the FAB BAG

Need a soap? Try the Gulnar Handmade Soap-Coffee Vanilla that’s so rich and creamy, it’s wouldn’t feel like a soap at all! Sweet almond oil spiced with goodness of shea butter and added onto with real figs, cashews, almonds and pistachios – it’s a smorgasbord of all that’s so good for your skin… Vanilla fragrance lingers long after your bath, as does soft as silk skin.

More goodies

  • If you’ve been looking for some vanilla goodness for the face, voila! This one’s probably the greatest multitasking product – The Nature’s Co. Vanilla Vitamin E Face CreamGives you a youthful glow; keeps skin soft, supple and firm; Enhance blood circulation in your face and restore freshness.Wear a youthful glow with this Vanilla-Vitamin E Face Cream.
  • Inveda Body Butter Cream keep the drying winter winds at bay and make you glow with hydrated and perfumes skin all over… Skin-softening shea butter, Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E deliver all-day moisture, making it the perfect everyday lotion.
  • Tattva Warm Vanilla Coconut Body Scrub is ideal for all types of skin. It exfoliates gently removing dead cells off the skin while moisturising the body. The vanilla and coconut is refreshing and leaves a wonderful fragrance.




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