So versatile is the nutty and delicious almond that it has become a precious and useful ingredient in the cosmetic industry. Here Margaret Roberts shares her DIY recipes for Almond Oil and Almond Cream.
- Almond oil is used as a carrier oil for essential oils, it is soothing, skin softening and moisturising. A dry skin treatment oil can be made easily:
- Mix 6 drops of rose essential oil into 2 tablespoons of almond oil (bought from your chemist), add 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
- Mix well and store in a dark glass bottle.
- Massage into skin gently.
Test your oil on the inside of your wrist before using it!
If you’d like to make a basic fragranced cream, just mix a few drops of your homemade oil into some aqueous cream. Once again, test it on the inside of your wrist before using it all over your whole body and feel your energy returning!
Looking for more DIY beauty tips from Margaret Roberts? Why not try making your own lipstick from the lipstick tree?
It’s that easy!
HEALTH NOTE The actual inner almond nut is amazingly rich in vitamins E, B2 and B3, folic acid, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc and protein. As well as protein, mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated oils, and they are an excellent source of antioxidants, which makes the almond a truly important health food. Eating 8 almonds a day — chewing them really well — is an excellent treatment for fighting heart disease and lowering blood cholesterol. It’s not hard to see why almonds are seen as a super food.
HINT Keep almonds in the fridge in well-sealed containers as their rich oils and proteins can easily become rancid.
About Margaret and Sandy Roberts
For more than 50 years, Margaret Roberts has dedicated herself to all things natural, growing a wealth of herbs, writing books and articles on health and gardening, giving talks and encouraging people on the importance of living a healthy life. She is respected the world over for her contributions.
Her daughter Sandy Roberts has been Margaret’s partner at the Herbal Centre near Hartbeespoort Dam for a lifetime and you could say this dynamic duo are two peas in a pod. Sandy’s passion and dedication to health is inspiring. Over 30 years ago she took an old storeroom on the property and converted it into the flourishing kitchen and restaurant it is today.
Not only do the Roberts ladies grow and cook health foods at their best, they are passionate about the importance of keeping the products they make 100% natural. Only the best from these two.
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