Hibiscus powder benefits

Hibiscus Powder Benefits For Health, Skin And Hair. Step-by-Step Recipes To Launch A Healthy Beauty Regimen With Hibiscus

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Hibiscus powder is a natural powerhouse of nutrients. It offers many benefits to your hair, skin and overall health. Hibiscus has been used for centuries by herbalists as a beauty aid, remedy for digestive problems, or even as an aphrodisiac. 

Today, hibiscus powder is available in many herbal shops and online. Purchasing the powder can be a good idea if you don’t know how to prepare it from the plant or seeds of this flower! Let’s take a look at some recipes for your beauty regimen that include hibiscus power.

Hibiscus Powder Benefits for Health

Hibiscus contains vitamin C, calcium, potassium and antioxidants, including quercetin -all of which are great for your skin, hair and immune system! 

It also contains the mineral magnesium that helps relax muscles allowing you to fall asleep faster to recharge those batteries. Because it’s a diuretic, hibiscus powder benefits weight loss by reducing water retention.

Hibiscus health benefits

Hibiscus Powder Benefits for Healing

Hibiscus is known as a “life-giving flower” in many regions of Africa since it has been used successfully for centuries to help with all types of stomach complaints, including constipation, diarrhoea ulcers, heartburn etc.

It even functions as an anti-inflammatory, helping treat everything from arthritis diabetes to malaria! The leaves have long been used topically on wounds, bruises, sprains, sores, rheumatism etc..and the flowers are often used to treat anaemia.

Hibiscus tea benefits

Add hibiscus powder to your favourite tea for an extra antioxidant kick! Hibiscus has been used all over the world as a natural remedy. It is believed to prevent high blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels and even reduce stomach upset or diarrhoea (WebMD).

Here is a delicious Hibiscus tea recipe

Hibiscus Tea  with Rosehip & Mint 

Your beverage of choice should be at least warm when you add hibiscus powder, or you can infuse the powder in cold water for about 12 hours. You may also want to add some rosehips and mint leaves to get rid of toxins even more efficiently!

Hibiscus hair mask recipes

The powder can be used in your hair mask to boost hydration, colour protection and protein.

Hibiscus contains several minerals, including copper, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium, which help nourish hair follicles and scalp health while strengthening hair roots. 

The antioxidant properties in all plants prevent free radicals caused by pollution from damaging hair proteins helping to protect both colour treated and natural hair, giving them intensity, shine, and bounce.

Hibiscus for hair growth

Hibiscus Hair Mask with Coconut Milk  (for dry or damaged hair) 

Mix two tablespoons of hibiscus powder with one tablespoon coconut milk. Apply the mixture to your hair and let it sit for half an hour before rinsing with warm water.

Hibiscus Hair Mask with Aloe vera  

Mix two tablespoons of hibiscus powder with one tablespoon aloe vera gel, ½ tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon honey. Apply the mask on your scalp and massage gently for five minutes before washing off. This recipe is excellent if you have oily hair!

If you’re looking to add volume by giving your hair more bounce, shine and volume, massage the powder into damp/wet scalp, then rinse out after 20-30 minutes! 

You can also mix it with shampoo or conditioner (remembering that hibiscus is not water-soluble, so be sure to shake well before use)

This will nourish dry, damaged locks while adding natural highlights. It contains an antioxidant called quercetin which binds strongly to hair proteins helping them reflect light without damaging their structure as chemical dyes do!

 Note: if you have colour treated hair, always test on a strand first just in case you get a reaction after rinsing off.

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Hibiscus Powder Benefits for Skin 

Hibiscus powder is hydrating, nourishing, healing & anti-inflammatory with natural astringent properties that help tighten pores leaving the skin smooth, soft and free of blemishes. It also stimulates collagen production, helping to reduce fine lines while giving skin a more even tone and brightening complexion! 

Hibiscus is great for hair, skin, and nails since it’s high in vitamin A & C antioxidants, making it ideal as a mask or toner. It also contains saponins which help stimulate blood flow, increasing circulation while promoting healthy cell growth.

hibiscus for skin benefits

It has been said that drinking hibiscus tea can give your complexion a natural glow by strengthening capillaries under the surface, so if you drink a few cups daily, you should notice a more even tone after just one week! Don’t go overboard with the tea, though😁

The antioxidants in hibiscus leaves prevent any damage caused by environmental toxins or sun exposure, so they can be used both as an exfoliant or mask, depending on your preference! 

This makes hibiscus powder ideal for all skin types, including sensitive dry/oily combination mature acne-prone etc.

Hibsicus skin care recipes

You can also use hibiscus powder in a facial mask! It will purify your skin while adding minerals needed by healthy skin cells. Try these recipes:

Hibiscus Face Mask  with Oatmeal (good for normal to dry skin) 

Mix one tablespoon of hibiscus powder with half a teaspoon of oatmeal. Add water until you get the right consistency to cover your face. Let it sit for 20-30 minutes before rinsing off!

Hibiscus Face Mask  with Milk (good for normal to oily skin) 

Combine two tablespoons of hibiscus powder, one tablespoon aloe vera gel and four tablespoons milk cream.

Apply this mixture on your face or any other part that needs some purification! Leave it on for at least 30 minutes. 

Rinse off in the morning with tepid water followed by cold water splash!

Hibiscus Tonic  

Combine two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon hibiscus powder and add water until you get the right consistency. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before applying to your face with circular motion!

Hibiscus scrub

For an exfoliating scrub, mix the powder with equal parts of milk or honey (or even yoghurt!), then gently massage into wet skin for a few minutes before rinsing off! 

This is also great if you want to add some oomph to a traditional face cleanser without adding extra chemicals since the hibiscus contains natural astringent properties that help tighten pores leaving the skin smooth, soft and free of blemishes! 

If you’re looking for something more gentle, use it dry by applying it directly onto clean damp/wet skin and gently massaging in small circles for a few minutes before rinsing off.

How to make Hibiscus infused oil

  • Take about 15 dried hibiscus flowers and grind them up into a powder.
  • Then add the hibiscus powder to a clean glass container that has an airtight lid.
  • Add enough olive oil or any other carrier oil on top so that all the powder are covered in oil.
  • If you are using a more significant amount of powder, you may need more than one cup of oil.
  • Put the lid on securely, then place in a dark place for 4 – 6 weeks, occasionally shaking throughout this time!
  • Afterwards, strain off the dry flower bits, making sure none remain. It could irritate when applied to skin & store in a cool dark place.

There are so many ways to enjoy the benefits of hibiscus powder. Which is your favourite? Let me know in the comment section below.

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