Good Old Glycerine…

By August 5, 2015August 13th, 201513 Comments


Before I get to today’s post, I would like to say a big thank you to those who sent in messages concerning my blog downtime. I feel so loved. Hey Jen, here is a kiss for you 

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I went to the salon the other day to get my finger coils on, but my sometimes impatient sister decided to come and sit with me and kept lamenting that she couldn’t wait for 4hours (that’s how long the last one took). So I settled for deep conditioning and paid N2,500 (something I could do at home myself, tssshew).

Anyway, as I sat waiting for my hair to deep condition, a lady walked into the salon to fix her nails and she and the salon owner started gisting. The lady had dark knuckles as well as black patches on her face, and to my surprise the salon owner urged her to use glycerine claiming it clears black knuckles as well as black spots. Why was I surprised? As a naturalista, I have a huge bottle of glycerine sitting in my wardrobe and you’d think I would have bothered finding out the benefits of using glycerine, but in my case, I started out as a follow follow naturalista. I went ahead and did a lil research and found these cool tips.

About Glycerine…

Basically it is a humectant, means it attracts moisture from the surrounding to your skin. It is colorless, odorless thick liquid with very sweet taste. It attracts moisture to your skin; the reverse is also true. If you are living in extremely dry weather, pure glycerine can take out moisture from your skin if it does not find moist/ humidity in external environment. Hence whenever you want to use glycerine, just make sure you add few drops of filtered water/rose water so it can absorb water and saturates.

Glycerine can be used to achieve the following…

Soft Skin: It has been said that glycerine attracts moisture to your skin, leaving it hydrated and soft. Take a tablespoon of glycerine and ten tablespoons of water. Apply this before going to bed at night. Wash off the next morning.

Anti-ageing treatment: Break an egg white into your bowl (so that it is light and frothy), and add in one teaspoon of honey (it helps in combining the ingredients). Then, add one teaspoon of glycerine. Mix it well and apply it onto your face using your fingertips in upward circular strokes. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. The egg white helps remove the impurities and keeps the skin clean and soft.

For Shiny Strong Hair: Take 1 tbsp of castor oil in a bowl and beat it well. Add 1 tsp of glycerine and 1 tsp of cider vinegar .Mix all the ingredients well and then apply it on the roots of your hair, massage well. Leave it on for half an hour and then wash it off with a mild shampoo. Do so once a week to get shiny, strong and healthy hair.

To Get Rid Of Scars: Apply raw glycerine directly on scars that are especially caused burns, acne or wounds to get rid of them.

Healing Cracked Heels: If you suffer from cracked heels (also known as Heel fissures) which is a condition in which fine-cut wounds are formed on the heels of  your feet. If the cracks are deep and large, they can cause bleeding and annoying pain. This  condition is a result of prolonged pressure to the feet, lack of moisture. At night, wash your heels and apply glycerine. Wear socks and go to bed.

Dry skin treatment : Take one tablespoon of Vaseline and glycerine in a small bowl. Mix well. You may apply it over your face or body overnight.

Glycerin can help remove dandruff from your hair: Since glycerine has anti-fungal properties that help in treating flaky and itchy scalp if used topically on  your hair. You can add few drops of essential oil to glycerine and then apply on your hair. Glycerine can be used on your hair as leave in conditioner to make your hair manageable and smooth. It can fight split ends which stunt your hair growth.

Eliminate Dark Knuckles: Soak your hands or feet in warm water mixed with glycerine for about 10 minutes. Repeat this process for a month. Visible results should be noticed.

Well, there you have it. The benefits of glycerine. Please note that these tips were gotten from different articles on the internet and that the benefits of glycerine are not limited to what I have stated.

Enjoy your day darlings…



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