Turmeric and ginger, are two ingredients loved in Indian households. They both look alike but have different superpowers. Speaking of ginger, when it's fresh, it can be used as a vegetable. When dried, it can be used as a medicine or spice. The beauty of ginger is its versatile nature. It can be used to make tea, yummy food and can even be added to DIY beauty recipes. If you have ginger lying around in your kitchen then feel free to try any of these beauty experiments at home!
Note: Ginger does not agree with all skin types. If your skin starts to itch, turn red or breakout, you should wash it off immediately. Always do a patch test before applying any DIYs.
Ginger not only has a calming and refreshing scent to it but is also packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are good for your skin, hair and body. Here's how to make the most of this flowering plant!
Unclogged pores, acne, uneven skin tone - exfoliation takes care of all of that. If you don't have a face scrub at home to do the job, make one from scratch with ginger.
Step 1: In a bowl, add 2 tbsp of olive oil, add 3 tbsp of brown sugar
Step 2: Use a grinding stone to make ginger paste
Step 3: Add the ginger paste into the mix and stir well
Step 4: Now apply to the paste to the skin and scrub in circular motions for 1 minute
Step 5: Wash it off with lukewarm water
A homemade ginger massage oil can help you feel relaxed and calm after a long day's work. Here's how to make your own at home.
Step 1: In a bowl, add 2 tbsps of finely chopped ginger
Step 2: Add a handful of dried rose petals
Step 3: Pour 1 cup of almond oil and stir well
Step 4: Pour into a jar and leave it to sit in a cool, dark place for a week
Step 5: After a week, heat the oil. Strain and store in a glass bottle
Step 6: Gently massage this oil all over your legs, hands and upper body
If you have a tub at home, you HAVE to make a ginger DIY bath salt. It'll make bathing a pleasant experience.
Step 1: Mix 1 cup of Epsom salt with 4 tbsp of grated ginger
Step 2: Add 2-3 drops of lemon juice for a natural fragrance
Step 3: Add to your tub and let it soak in the water for 20 minutes
Ginger not only helps to promote hair growth but also helps to improve blood flow in your scalp. When hair follicles are nourished, expect hair to grow faster, look bouncier and healthier.
Step 1: Chop ginger into fine pieces and toss into a mixer with a quarter cup of water
Step 2: Pour the watery paste into a cheesecloth and squeeze its juice into a bowl
Step 3: Pour 1 tbsp of castor oil and olive oil into the bowl
Step 4: Pour the mix into a spray bottle
Step 5: Spray to the roots of unwashed hair and let it sit for 30-45 minutes
Step 6: Wash hair with lukewarm water after
If your skin is covered with pimples, looks dull and is oily, you need ginger in your life. Ginger will not only even out your skin, but will also brighten your complexion.
Step 1: Chop ginger into tiny pieces, and put into a mixer with half a cup of water
Step 2: Strain the mix to separate the pulp from the juice
Step 3: Pour the juice into a bowl and add 2 tbsp of raw honey
Step 4: Apply the mask to your face and leave it for 20-30 minutes
Step 5: Wash it off with lukewarm water and moisturise your face after
Let's get experimenting, shall we?