Mornings and ‘Me Days’ : Marvelous Molasses

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Blackstrap Molasses comes from raw sugar cane production and canned sugar refining. so it’s fairly sweet, and tastes a bit like liquorice.

Here’s how I use it:

  • I drink it- a couple of table spoons in my morning warm water with some lemon sets me up for the day!
  • I put it on my face – with slightly cooked (using water) oats I mix together and make a pasty face mask. It’s very stick and quite thick so cover up and be careful!

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  • I eat it! Iโ€™m sure there are many meals you can add Molasses to, but i put it in my oats porridge. Not too much! Just about half a tbs. It’s so yummy! (and it looks like chocolate even though it’s not :p)
  • I use it as a hair mask- roughly once every two months. It keeps my hair soft and revives my curls. I apply after I’ve had a weave or extensions in, and after I’ve washed and conditioned.

It contains iron, calcium, copper, manganes, magnesium, selenium and B6

โ€œWith no fat and very few calories, molasses is a better alternative for contributing iron content in the body as compared to other fatty sources like red meat.โ€ (Earth Clinic, 2015)

So you can see how great it is, ESPECIALLY if you are

1.dairy free ๐Ÿ™‚

2.If you often feel tired and lethargic ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

3. If you want to build up your immune system. Who doesn’t?

FACE LIFT ANYONE?

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Molasses contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. I donโ€™t have acne but i find it leaves my skin feeling refreshed, hydrated and smooth after using it in a face mask. After a session of โ€˜beautification via Molassesโ€™ twice a weekย (if my skin feels poor)ย or three times a month by routine, iโ€™m always super happy with the results.

As I call it- laughing (hahahaha) Acid- or Lactic acid, is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA)

“AHAs are acids derived from foods, and, as it turns out a type of acid that’s safe to apply to our skin”ย (Trimarchi, 2012).

Lemons and Oranges contain this acid too, I would advise you dilute these if you want to apply them directly to your skin, it can burn after a while.

Where do I get Blackstrap Molasses from?

I don’t live too far from Wolverhampton Town Center – The Healing Place. I usually buy it from there. Alternatively, I’m pretty sure other health storesย sell it too!

ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย I donโ€™t really have anything negative to say about Marvelous Molasses, rather, try it out and see if it works for you.

All the best!

Dest x


extra reading

Clickย hereย for more health benefits of Molasses

Earth Clinic (2015) Blackstrap Molasses Natural Cures, Earth Clinic. Available at: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/molasses.html (Accessed: 25 March 2015).

Trimarchi, M. (2012) 5 Things to Know About Lactic Acid in Skin Care,HowStuffWorks.com. HowStuffWorks. Available at: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/information/health-factors/5-things-about-lactic-acid-skin-care.htm (Accessed: 25 March 2015)

Don’t forget to do your own research too!

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