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!
- I eat it! I’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
“With 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.” (Earth Clinic, 2015)
So you can see how great it is, ESPECIALLY if you are
1.dairy free 🙂
2.If you often feel tired and lethargic 😦
3. If you want to build up your immune system. Who doesn’t?
FACE LIFT ANYONE?
Molasses contains lactic acid, which helps in relieving the symptoms of acne. I don’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 ‘beautification via Molasses’ twice a week (if my skin feels poor) or three times a month by routine, i’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” (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 stores sell it too!
I don’t really have anything negative to say about Marvelous Molasses, rather, try it out and see if it works for you.
All the best!
Click here 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!