Did you think that spices are used only in cuisine? Here are some of the most popular spices you can add to homemade beauty treatments.
Saffron face mask
Saffron (or turmeric) is a famous spice used in Indian traditional food. But it can also be used in beauty rituals. Combine 3 tablespoons of yogurt with 1 teaspoon of turmeric and apply the mixture on the skin with circular motions. Leave it for 10 minutes then remove the mask with warm water. Another great mask to refresh your skin quickly is a mixture of 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and warm water. Apply the paste on your face and leave it for approximately 15 minutes. The results will be seen quickly.
Hand Lotion with chili
You want to have nice, soft and smooth hands? Mix half a teaspoon of crushed chili with a small amount of moisturizer. Heat the ingredients in a Bain Marie and apply this lotion on your hands. After 15-20 minutes, wash your hands with warm water. Also, pepper stimulates blood circulation and revitalizes the skin. Moreover, pepper packs help to remove cellulite. Mix 1 teaspoon of ground pepper with 3 tablespoons of clay powder and 1 teaspoon of olive oil then apply the mixture obtained on clean skin. Rinse after 30 minutes with hot water then with cold water.
Tonifying ginger paste
If you want an enviable and silky complexion this invigorating ginger mask is your solution. Cheap and easy to prepare, it will quickly soften your skin. Grind a small piece of ginger and mix it with 2 tablespoons of liquid honey until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mask on your skin and leave it to act for 10 minutes then rinse your face with warm water.
Vanilla bubble bath
You are stressed and tired after a long day at work? To relax, prepare revitalizing bath foam with vanilla. You need 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 5 drops of essential oil of vanilla and 1 tablespoon of honey. Add ingredients in a small bowl and pour the mixture into the hot water bath. Wait at least 20 minutes in the tub. You can also benefit from the extraordinary effects of vanilla with another mixture prepared at home. You must crush some vanilla pods and allow 2 to 3 weeks to soak in 100 ml sesame or jojoba oil. You’ll get a very fragrant and moisturizing elixir, especially indicated for dry and wrinkled skin and you can also use it as a lip balm.
Hair conditioner with sesame oil
Hair conditioner with sesame oil restores radiance and vitality of your dried hair. Prepare a conditioner from 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger and a similar amount of sesame oil then mix it in a bowl. Apply the obtained paste all over your hair length by massaging gently the scalp and leave it for 30 minutes. Then wash the hair with shampoo and rinse several times.
Cinnamon for feet
Cinnamon is an excellent remedy for heavy legs feeling. All you have to do is to soak 2 or 3 cinnamon sticks in 100 ml of almond oil. After 3 days, place 1 teaspoon of oil with a hint of cinnamon, in a basin of hot water and let your feet to relax for 20 minutes. Also, a mask with milk and cinnamon will give to old and dull skin, vitality. Mix in a bowl 1 tablespoon of milk, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. The mask is applied on clean face. It’s left to react for 15 minutes then remove with warm water.