4 Easy Natural Beauty Recipes using Pure Vanilla

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4 Easy Natural Beauty Recipes using Pure Vanilla

Components of vanilla include vanilla beans, vanilla extract, vanilla powder and vanilla essential oil. They are all aromatic derivatives of the genus vanilla tree. The Totonac Indians of Mexico first cultivated vanilla beans for medicine and ritual applications, it wasn’t until decades later that vanilla was used in culinary applications. The versatility of vanilla coupled with its intoxicating flavor, fragrance and wellness properties have made the many components of vanilla popular ingredients in food, beauty, health and home goods. Below are a few health benefits along with four easy beauty recipes featuring vanilla…

A Few Health Benefits of Vanilla:

  • Vanilla beans are rich in antioxidants that can help fight off free radicals while enhancing the overall quality of the immune system.
  • Vanilla is said to possess aphrodisiac qualities.
  • The anti-inflammatory ability of vanilla makes it a natural pain reliever.
  • Vanilla can ward off bouts of insomnia by helping to regulate sleep patterns.
  • The calming fragrance of vanilla can help deter feelings of depression and anxiety while helping to release healthy endorphins.
  • The antioxidant qualities of vanilla can promote clearer skin and stronger hair.

Components of vanilla is often imitated and diluted with unnatural additives, therefore, it is important to purchase only pure and organic vanilla beans, vanilla extract , vanilla essential oil and organic vanilla powder.

Disclaimer: We make no claims that vanilla can cure any diseases, please exercise caution and consult your doctor before starting this or any other treatment. Additionally, This post does contain affiliate links, while they do not affect the price of the product on your end, using them to purchase your sustainable alternatives does help to keep this website running, therefore, we thank you in advance.

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Four Easy Natural Beauty Recipes using Vanilla

Anti-cramp Vanilla and Chamomile Tea
Sip this tea to help reduce symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle
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70 calories
13 g
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0 g
0 g
0 g
260 g
1 g
13 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
260g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of hot chamomile tea
  2. 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  3. 2 tsp. raw honey
Instructions
  1. Brew the cup of chamomile tea and then add in the vanilla and honey.
  2. Mix to incorporate.
  3. Sip slowly.
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carbs
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Simple Restoring Hot Oil Treatment
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592 calories
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56 g
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4 g
91 g
3 g
4 g
0 g
50 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
91g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 592
Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g
86%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 40g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup of jojoba oil (more for longer hair)
  2. 8 drops of vanilla essential oil (more for longer hair)
  3. 8 drops of lavender essential oil (more for longer hair)
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients in a plastic bottle and shake to incorporate.
  2. Once ready to use, take the cap off of the bottle of hot oil and place it into a bowl of hot water to warm up.
  3. While the oil is warming, finger detangle your dry hair and separate it into four sections.
  4. Distribute the oil throughout your hair from root to end.
  5. Massage the oil into your hair and then cover with a plastic wrap for up to 30 minutes.
  6. Next, rinse the oil out of your hair with the aid of a gentle shampoo and style as usual.
  7. Repeat this treatment at least twice a month on extremely damaged hair.
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592
fat
56g
protein
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carbs
4g
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Moisturizing Vanilla Sugar Scrub
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808 calories
117 g
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18 g
7 g
1 g
205 g
10 g
111 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
205g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 808
Calories from Fat 151
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
28%
Saturated Fat 1g
7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 117g
39%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 111g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
11%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup organic vanilla powder
  2. 1/2 cup raw brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
Instructions
  1. Put all of the in a medium sized bowl and mix to incorporate.
  2. Once ready to use, massage the sugar scrub onto your clean skin in a gentle circular motion.
  3. Continue to massage for up to five minutes and then rinse off.
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carbs
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Anti-inflammatory Bath Soak
A relaxing remedy for achy joints and overworked muscles
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776 calories
13 g
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71 g
2 g
5 g
163 g
20 g
5 g
1 g
62 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
163g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 776
Calories from Fat 623
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 71g
108%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Monounsaturated Fat 50g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
43%
Vitamin C
27%
Calcium
13%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 10 drops of pure vanilla essential oil
  2. 5 drops of pure echinacea essential oil
  3. 2 cups of peppermint tea brewed with the use of four peppermint tea bags
Instructions
  1. Remove the tea bags and add in the drops of essential oil - mix to incorporate.
  2. Ready the bath with comfortably hot water and then pour in the mixture.
  3. Allow yourself to soak in the bath for at least 15 minutes.
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776
fat
71g
protein
2g
carbs
13g
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