Peonies Secret Uses for Beauty and Health
These large flowers are beautiful in a bouquet, the richness of colours and the delicateness of petals make it a very decorative flower to have around the house. But did you know that peonies have amazing botanical, medical and cosmetic benefits ? It has been used for centuries in chinese medicine to aleviate menstrual cramps and to facilitate labour.
More recent studies in Japan (1982) even prove the strong anti inflammatory benefits of « paeniflorin » found in the roots. These same publications also show effectiveness on rheumatoid issues on animals.
Because of its fantastics anti-inflammatory properties, it is an extremely interesting plant to use in cosmetic formulas.
Peony Powder’s Benefits in Cosmetic :
1. Dry Shampoo :
Peony powder can be used to sooth irritated scalp and is especially recommended for itchy scalps and dandruffs. To make a dry shampoo, Peony powder can be mixed with Iris powder or Arrow-Root powder. A few drops of essential oils can also be added to complete the scalp treatment. Please check this post : Guide for DIY Hair Care with Essential Oils
2 Facial mask :
Use Peony Powder with clay, mix with water to obtain a creamy texture. Apply on your face and let it set until completely dry. The anti inflammatory benefit will sooth your skin and the anti-inflammatory action will have great anti aging benefit.
3 Peony infusion :
Peony powder can be infused in water and this infusion can then be used as a calming lotion or can be used in your cosmetic cream formulations.
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The Spoiled Bee was created in 2017 by a mother/daughter combo who are passionate about home made natural cosmetics. After numerous travels to all corners of the globe, they have jointly accumulated a wealth of knowledge and first hand experiences in a wide variety of natural cosmetic and beauty ingredients. From the well-kept beauty secrets of the Pacific Islands to ancient French beauty remedies.
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