Almonds, since time immemorial, have been part of grandma’s solutions to get rid of spectacles or to help improve memory to score higher in examinations. People – both old and young- have recognised the value of the intake of a handful of almonds on a daily basis. Most of us have been made to consume soaked almonds or almond milk throughout our childhood.
But did you know the many uses of almond other than these? Well, we’ll tell you:
Ground almonds mixed with coconut oil makes a great scrub. It cleans dirt and oils that your skin gathers due to exposure to pollution and helps replenish and nourish the skin. Almonds also have anti-aging properties that help in slowing down wrinkles and the process of aging.
Almonds are rich in manganese, Vitamin E, and biotin. Almonds can help resolve a lot of your hair issues. It’s good for treating hair fall and dry scalp.
Almond Butter can be used for skin as well as hair. Almond butter is a great conditioner for the hair. Apply it after a wash and let it sit for a few minutes before washing it away. It softens the hair and gives it a silky texture. Almond butter can also deeply moisturise the skin help in making it soft and supple.
Apart from being a lactose-free alternative to milk, almond milk is also a great moisturiser and cleanser. Almond milk hydrates the skin and fades away aging spots, acne scars, and other skin discolorations.
Almonds are also used to make kohl which is believed to have a cooling impact on the eyes. The kohl is made with the soot of burnt almonds combined with ghee. It gives a nice dark colour and is much better than store-bought eyeliners.
So, what will you use those almonds for?
(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)