NUTCRACKER

Are homemade nut butters only meant to be snacked with your evening tea? Here’re other ways with which you can incorporate them in your beauty regime.

Who doesn’t like to munch on dry fruits and nuts? But what happens when your favourite dry fruits are combined with a dash of oil and a bountiful of goodness?

PEANUT BUTTER

How to make:

Grind a handful of roasted peanuts, peanut oil and a pinch of salt in a food processor and relish.

Why peanut butter?

  1. Peanuts naturally help control blood sugar levels and are an excellent source of energy.
  2. High contents of mono-unsaturated fatty acids in them help prevent coronary diseases and control bad cholesterol in the body.
  3. Packed with amino acids and proteins, the nutty butter helps in proper growth and development of the body.

For the skin:

  1. Peanut butter combined with olive oil serves as an ideal face mask, leaving the skin clean, glowing and radiant.
  2. Wrinkles, discolouration and other signs of ageing can be prevented by consuming these vitamin C-packed groundnuts.
  3. Breakouts, excess oil and dullness of the skin are caused mainly due to the toxins in the body. These nuts help release these toxins, leaving the skin bright and healthy.

For the hair:

  1. The proteins in it promote healthy growth of hair.
  2. Amino acids like larginine, present in this butter have shown to reduce baldness in males.
  3. A hair mask can be made out of a paste of 3 tbsp of peanut butter, one avocado, one egg and honey. Apply this after shampooing your hair. Let it sit for 30 minutes to 1hour and rinse well with lukewarm water for deep conditioning.

Tip: You can add some flavor to your peanut butter by mixing 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon.

ALMOND BUTTER:

How to make:

Grind a handful of roasted almonds with some almond oil in a food processor and store.

Why almond butter?

  1. Its consumption helps in lowering cholesterol levels due to the antioxidant action from Vitamin E.
  2. Keeps the blood sugar levels stable.
  3. Enriched with healthy mono-saturated fats it lowers the risk of heart diseases.

For the skin:

  1. You can apply almond butter directly onto the skin to get moisturised and vibrant skin.
  2. You can also make an anti-cellulite scrub by mixing ground coffee, almond butter, cinnamon oil, cinnamon powder and some brown sugar.
  3. This butter has high moisturising properties which help in soothing and nourishing, dry and sensitive skin. It also prevents irritation and rashes.

For the hair:

  1. It is loaded with proteins which prevents hair loss.
  2. Apply it directly to the hair and massage deeply. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse thoroughly for stronger and thicker growth.
  3. You can also make your very own hair mask by combining ½ a cup of almond butter with some coconut oil and almond oil.

Tip: For additional flavor, add some vanilla extract while grinding the ingredients for your almond butter.

CASHEW BUTTER:

How to make:

Grind a handful of roasted cashews along with some coconut oil to get rich and creamy cashew butter.

Why cashew butter?

  1. Metabolic functions and the immune system are kept optimal with the consumption of magnesium which is found in large quantities in cashew butter.
  2. In comparison to other nut butters, cashew butter is less fattening and is a perfect pre-workout snack.
  3. It has been proven that this nut butter has properties that help regulate blood sugar levels and hence, keep diabetes at bay.

For the skin:

  1. It is a natural skin softener and gives smoother skin upon regular application.
  2. It is also a perfect exfoliant, giving you the flawless skin you always wanted.
  3. A rich source of essential fatty acids, it keeps the skin hydrated and prevents ageing.

For the hair:

  1. This butter is the best remedy for rough, dry and brittle hair.
  2. The natural oils in it serve as an excellent hair conditioner, stimulating hair growth.
  3. Consuming cashew butter also keeps the hair soft and shiny, and prevents graying.

Tip:  Add some salt and rosemary into the grinder while making the butter for a tea-like aroma.

WALNUT BUTTER:

How to make:

Grind a handful of roasted walnuts along with some olive oil in a food processor and enjoy.

Why walnut butter?

  1. Consumption of omega-3 rich walnut butter helps the nervous system function smoothly and improves memory.
  2. It is also proven that walnuts help relieve stress and lower blood pressure.
  3. Bowel movements are regulated by consuming these brown nuts which are packed with fibre.

For the skin:

  1. Applying it under the eye regularly helps in reducing dark circles and relaxing the eyes.
  2. You can also make a face pack by mixing some walnut butter, oats, honey and cream in a blender, which helps in reducing wrinkles and keeping the face moisturised.
  3. It is slightly acidic, which relieves burnt skin and skin infections.

For the hair:

  1. Regular use of walnut butter in the hair helps in reducing baldness leaving your locks stronger and thicker.
  2. It also helps in reducing dandruff significantly.
  3. Hairfall is said to have been almost done away with through the consumption of walnut butter.

Tip: Flavour your butter by adding a little bit of instant coffee powder and sugar while grinding it.

Share the joy
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz