Saffron is quite popular for its skin brightening and lightening properties! It is widely used in Indian dishes and also for a lot of beauty remedies. Saffron is also a dominant ingredient in a lot of commercial skin care products but the percentage of this wonder ingredient used in the products is quite negligible. Here is a recipe for saffron oil that you can use as a facial oil or also for hair care-
RECIPE FOR SAFFRON OIL:
Things you need-
- 3 tablespoons sweet almond oil/jojoba oil/coconut oil/olive oil
- 1 teaspoon saffron strands
In a container or jar, add your oil base that is pre-warmed. While using for skin care, use jojoba oil or sweet almond oil; for cooking, use olive oil or coconut oil and for hair care, any oil base would do.
Slightly crush saffron strands and add it in the warm/hot oil and stir. Secure the jar with air-tight lid and infuse it in dark for 2 weeks. Place it in the sunlight occasionally.
Your saffron oil is ready! READ MORE – HONEY FACE SERUM FOR CLEAR SKIN
WAYS TO USE:
Skin care- Use it as facial oil, in moisturizers and lotions, in shower gels, in homemade skin care recipes.
Hair care- Use it as hair serum or oil, in commercial serums, in shampoos, in homemade hair care care recipes.
Recipes- Add it in rice to make saffron fragrant rice, in smoothies, in chicken and fish dishes, in desserts etc.