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Kitchen Secrets 8.2.

Published on January 6th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

Beauty Treat: 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…

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.

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

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. CLICK HERE to view product

Iba Halal Care PureLips Moisturizing Lip Balm Cocoa Vanilla: A luxurious lip balm bursting with decadent Cocoa Vanilla flavor. Couple that with lip-loving ingredients like nourishing Shea Butter, soothing Aloe Vera and anti-oxidant rich Vitamin E for perfectly smooth and moisturized lips. CLICK HERE to view product

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