How to use spices in cosmetics?

Many home cosmetics, which has already been written “,” contains a variety of herbs, spices or essential oils. Their properties allow to give the makeup truly healing abilities. This is especially true of anti-cellulite remedies and hair masks. How and where to use spice in cosmetics, what properties they have, and what skin care products with herbs you can prepare yourself?

Today we have such an amount of spice that with this set you can prepare not only a culinary masterpiece, but also a medicinal potion for colds, healing ointment or vehicle for aromatherapy. And, of course, the most useful and effective herbs used in cosmetics, including homemade.

Black pepper

Our “good friend” has high antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

Black pepper good fights with black dots on the face.

Tablespoon of the spice mix with a small amount of kefir or yogurt. Apply the mask on the problem areas you need to quickly and keep no more than five minutes, so as not to burn.

In General pungent (chili, Cayenne pepper, mustard) spice is used in cosmetics very carefully.

Stimulates circulation properties of red pepper it is best to use for growth and strengthen the hair. To prepare a remedy for hair loss, mix a teaspoon of ground pepper and salt, and then add onion juice and mix to a pulp. This mixture should be rubbed into the scalp and leave for about 20 minutes.

Effective, but requires a thorough hair washing to rid them of the smell of onions.


This spice has healing properties and is well relieves irritation of the skin.

This is one of the spices used in cosmetics, for example, after waxing. A tablespoon of turmeric, mix with warm water until the consistency of sour cream and apply on skin in need of a good “stress.”

Soothing face mask with turmeric useful for irritated skin with the first “signs” of inflammation.

Mix the spice with honey (about one to one in such quantity to have enough to put on the face) and hold it means no more than five minutes, as the skin may become yellowish. Carefully wash off the mask with cold water.


Favorite seasoning sushi fans are able to renew skin cells, so this spice is effective in anti-aging cosmetics.

One tablespoon of grated ginger root Razavi pomegranate juice and apply on face for 20 minutes.

Today ginger is extremely promoted, as a remedy for cellulite. And rightly so – the spice stimulates the upper skin layers, restores moisture balance of cells, reduces stretch marks and cellulite.

To wrap is well suited grated ginger (2 tablespoons) mixed with ½ Cup of almond oil and ground coffee (1 tbsp). Apply the mask on the problem areas and wrap with cling film for about 20 minutes.

How to use ginger for beauty and health — read in the special article on “Beautiful and Successful”.


Some spices in a homemade cosmetics most effectively used in the form of oils, as there is a risk to buy a spice, reusable undergoing treatment. Cardamom – one of them.

Mask for oily skin is prepared with a teaspoon of honey, ½ teaspoon of sea salt and cardamom oil, and two tablespoons of milk. Cotton swab apply the mixture on the face and after 20 minutes wash off with cool water.

Cardamom is a good fight with cellulite in major problematic areas.

For this purpose you can prepare a scrub: mix in a glass container with two tablespoons of sea salt, 50 grams of olive oil and about 10 drops of cardamom oil. Before application, this needs to steep for about six hours.

Cinnamon is a useful spice to any cosmetics

The main advantage of cinnamon – stimulate blood circulation, so it is advisable to add it to hair masks and anti-cellulite products.

To combat orange peel in a quarter Cup of olive oil add a teaspoon of cinnamon and freshly ground black pepper. Massage the problem areas caused by the tool and after 10 minutes, rinse under cool shower.

Cinnamon belongs to the category of warming spices, not only in the kitchen but also in cosmetics.

For the hair mask you will need a tablespoon of turmeric, the same amount of honey, burdock oil, and whole raw egg. All the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and heated in the microwave for 10 seconds (so the egg doesn’t curdle). Apply to damp hair, wrap with foil and hold it as you can, because cinnamon may burn a little. After a good rinse your hair with shampoo and they will acquire a light cinnamon scent.

Don’t forget that honey lightens hair, and if you don’t want, excluding this component from the recipe.

If inspired, you decided to use spices in cosmetics, take care of their correct storage.

Their main enemies are moisture, sunlight and high temperature. So keep spices in a cool place with low humidity, banks of white opaque glass with tightly sealed lids.

You fragrant beauty!

Author – Ekaterina Maximova, site

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