Published on October 10th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir
Kitchen Secrets: Vanilla
Vanilla isn’t just a pretty scent; it’s actually a 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…
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.
FAB BAG PICKS
Natural Bath & Body Vanilla Fudge : With its velvety base of beeswax and Organic Shea butter, our Lip Balm creates a rich protective layer on the delicate skin of the lips. This blend of organic oils and plant-based essences is safe to use as often as you like to maintain the healthy, rosy glow of your lips in the scorching summer sun as well as the dry winter spell. The pleasant overtones of vanilla extract further ensure a sweet dewiness that lasts you throughout the day. CLICK HERE to view product
The Nature’s Co. Vanilla Vitamin E Face Cream : Gives 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. Vanilla oil is an excellent antioxidant and relaxant while Vitamin E, helps do away with dead skin while keeping the skin soft, supple and firm. Enriched with Natural oils, Vitamins and Butters, it helps enhance blood circulation in your face and restore freshness by lightening dark spots and reversing signs of ageing. CLICK HERE to view product
Naked Vanilla Jasmin Lavender Bath/Body Salt Scrub : Your jar of Naked organics has been especially handmade for you with lots of love. Salt is a wonderful aura & chakra cleanser, making this grounding scrub the perfect way to wash off the day. Oils emulsify with the water on your body, leaving your skin perfectly moist. Naked is 100% natural. Gently scrub into wet skin. Rinse and pat dry. Leave the excess oils to soak into your skin, taking in their holistic effects. CLICK HERE to view product