Whether you use cinnamon and honey in cooking or in beauty care – you can’t go wrong!
Cinnamon is a popular spice obtained from the bark of the Cinnamomum tree. It is rich in carbohydrates, proteins and fibre. Cinnamon contains a significant amount of minerals such as manganese, calcium, iron, copper and zinc. It also contains vitamins C, K, B2 (pyridoxine) and B6 (riboflavin). It is rich in antioxidants. Cinnamon has a very high content of the compound cinnamaldehyde which is responsible for most of cinnamon’s powerful healing effects.
Honey is the basic product of honey bees. Since ancient times, honey and honey products have been among the most healing products that can be found in nature. It has been used for thousands of years in the treatment of various diseases, in cosmetics and in natural medicine. Honey contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals, acids, and trace elements. It also has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, thus can be beneficial in skin treatment. Honey also has a low hypoglycaemic index which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Here are 3 Uses of Cinnamon and Honey in Beauty Care:
- Prevention of Hair Loss and Promotion of Hair Growth
Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
Apply to dry hair in circular motions massaging the head and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and wash your hair with your favourite shampoo.
Cinnamon improves circulation in the scalp and strengthens the follicle. You can replace olive oil with organic coconut oil. You will see change quickly. Use this remedy 1-2 times a week, until you are satisfied with the result.
- Treatment of Insect Bites
For treating insect bites, mix 2 tbs of warm water, 1 tablespoon of raw honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir well to combine. Rub the mixture on the injection site. Repeat if necessary.
The unpleasant symptoms of burning, pain and itching should disappear after 1-2 minutes.
- Face Mask
Mix 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with 2 teaspoons of raw honey until combined.
Apply to face and neck in a circular motion and leave for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Apply it up to once a week.
This facial mask with cinnamon and honey will keep your skin clean, nourished and well-hydrated, and prevent skin ageing.
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➥ DISCLAIMER. This post is not intended to replace medical treatment. The information provided is for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.