Fenugreek seeds are used to flavor various dishes across the world. Adding its seeds and leaves is an excellent way to elevate a dish and take it to another level. It might surprise you that in addition to being a common ingredient in cooking, fenugreek is beneficial for one’s skin and beauty. If you want to include natural ingredients in your skin and hair care routine, you’ve come to the right place.
In this guide, we will walk you through a list of home remedies featuring fenugreek, using other easy-to-find ingredients. Each method will tell you what the fenugreek does and how to use it.
Here are eight ways to use fenugreek in your at-home self-care routine:
To get glowing skin
To make your skin glow, soak a handful of fenugreek seeds in water for a few hours. Make a thick paste from the soaked seeds and apply it to your skin, then let the mask sit for a few hours. Wash it off with plain water. If you don’t want to go through the trouble of soaking the seeds and making a paste, you could also mix a tablespoon of fenugreek seed powder with milk to form a paste and use it as a face mask.
To use as a cleanser
If you have some leftover soaked seeds, make a paste and apply it to your face as a face mask. This cleanses your skin deeply. You can also use the water that the seeds were soaking in to cleanse your skin and remove the dirt, grime, and dust that clogs your pores.
To use as an exfoliator
Grind the seeds into a scrub, and apply it to your skin gently in a circular motion. This method removes dead skin and blackheads.
To use as a toner
You can reuse the water you soak seeds in as a toner. The water is rich with minerals and vitamins left behind by fenugreek, leaving behind a natural toner that you can apply to your skin before putting on moisturizer. Store this homemade toner in a clean spray bottle, and spray a generous amount onto a cotton ball. Dab it onto your face and let it sit for a minute, then apply your favorite moisturizer.
To use as a moisturizer
If your skin is dry and flaky and needs some moisturization, soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in hot water overnight. The following day, grind the seeds into a paste, mixing in a tablespoon each of yogurt and honey. Both honey and yogurt have good moisturizing properties that aid the skin significantly.
To reduce blemishes
If you want to reduce some blemishes on your face, crush soaked fenugreek seeds into a paste with some milk. Smear this paste all over your face and let it dry completely. Wash it off with plain water and apply a gentle moisturizer when you are done.
To combat dry hair
To get rid of dry hair, store fenugreek seeds in a bottle of coconut oil, then massage the mixture into your hair every week for best results. The moisturizing properties of coconut oil and fenugreek will work wonders for your dry hair.
For shiny hair
Combine half a cup of soaked seeds, half a cup of yogurt, and a tablespoon of lemon juice and water to make a thick paste. Massage this paste into your hair and let it sit for about 45 minutes before washing your hair with shampoo. Do this once a week, and your hair will get back its natural shine!
When it comes to using natural ingredients in a self-care routine, you don’t need to spend a ton of money at an organic store to buy things that work for you. Sometimes, you just need to take a look at your kitchen and pantry, and you will find an abundance of products that you can use every day.