We love poppy seeds. Love, love, love poppy seeds. With a high content of vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids, and naturally occurring oleic and linoleic acids, they truly are one of nature's best kept secrets in skin care.
If you struggle with sensitive skin, allergies, or other conditions that have lead you to natural products, poppy seeds are a fantastic ingredient for healthy, gentle, non-toxic deep cleaning and exfoliating. Their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory characteristics, in addition to natural occurring linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid), help calm and soothe skin, perfect for those with eczema or acne.
And the best part, they're all natural, so you're not washing yourself with a synthetic material, or washing unnecessary plastic into the ecosystem.
Wanna incorporate poppy seeds into your existing beauty routine? Here's a few DIY recipes you can make at home with poppy seeds:
- DIY hair mask to stimulate growth and fight dandruff: soak 1 cup of poppy seeds in water or milk for 20-30 minutes; ground with mortar and pestle. Add 1 teaspoon coconut milk and 10-12 drops of organic lavender essential oil; mix well. Apply to hair for 45 minutes; rinse. The poppy seeds unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and minerals will contribute to healthier hair, and significantly reduce dandruff.
- DIY face paste to fight eczema and inflammation: soak 1/2 cup poppy seeds in water or milk for 20-30 minutes; ground with mortar and pestle. Add 1 teaspoon of lime juice and 1/2 tsp honey, mix to create a paste. Apply to face for 10-15 minutes and wash with dry cloth.
We've incorporated poppy seeds in our English Garden soap and continue to experiment with this ingredient for future products. Have a recipe with poppy seeds you'd like to see come to life? Please comment below or send us a note.