Although often overshadowed by cinnamon, nutmeg is actually one of the best spices when it comes to beauty benefits. Nutmeg contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are particularly great for breakouts.
It helps to reduce redness and swelling, and the grainy texture of nutmeg powder is a fantastic gentle exfoliator. It’s also great for mature skin, as nutmeg contains antioxidants that fight free radicals cause premature aging. The stimulating properties of this spice will boost skin cell renewal and growth, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon milk
Mix well and apply to clean skin. Let it soak for about 5 minues, then gently rinse with warm water.
Nutmeg oil also works magic when it comes to hair health. It helps to promote hair growth, keeps it shiny, and stimulates blood circulation to reduce flaky skin. For healthy hair, add one or two drops of nutmeg oil to your conditioner and rinse as normal.