What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

GC

 

Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric 

 

100% Tea Tree

So I actually discovered this line of products when I travelled the U.K. recently and I AM IN LOVE.

I have tried so many skincare regimes and this actually really works for me and the best thing is it is CHEAP! (In the U.K. I found these products in Superdrug and Poundland)

 

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  • The Pure Tea Tree Oil I usually apply 1-2 drops on a small piece of cotton wool and apply to my face at nights before I use my moisturizer.
  • The Daily Wipes I use as a make – up remover or just when I want a quick cleanse (the peppermint tingle is really great)
  • The Cleansing Facial Scrub I use daily and it is truly suitable for all skin types. I have sensitive skin so this was very important to me. My face didn’t strip or dry out after I use it.
  • The Deep Cleansing Nose Pore Strip ( with skin calming witch hazel) – does everything it advertises on the box: Instantly lifts out dirt, oil and grease Removes black heads, unclogs and tightens pores. You leave it on for about 15- 20 minutes and then peel it off.
  • The Mask, I have used both the Mud Mask and the one pictured (Purifying Peel Off Mask) and I have been very satisfied. Just like the nose strip, you leave it on for about 15- 20 minutes and then peel it off.

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Cons:

  • I have not seen this product available anywhere else but in the U.K., I have researched and researched and have had no luck!

Would I buy it again?

Definitely!

Have you tried these products? Leave your comment below and let me know how it worked for you!

lots of love,

GC