Cinnamon for Health:
- For Cuts And Scrapes: Cinnamon may come in handy if you nick yourself shaving, although application of the powder can sting. Since it’s a natural antimicrobial, you can sprinkle it on clean scrapes and cuts in order to help heal.
- To Lower Cholesterol: Many nutritionists and doctors have advised that ingesting a gram of cinnamon a day has been shown to improve blood sugar control and lower cholesterol. It’s also said to help detox the body while boosting the immune system. In tradition Chinese and Ayruvedic medicine, cinnamon is used to combat colds and settle the stomach.
DIY Cinnamon Recipes for Your Hair
- Cinnamon Honey Mask: The same tingly sensation you get from the lip plumper actually can help boost hair growth. If you don’t have a sensitive scalp, try a cinnamon honey mask! Mix 2 Tbsp cinnamon, 2 Tbsp honey and ½ cup olive (or coconut, warmed) oil. Add 1 egg to thicken the mask, then apply to scalp either directly or by combing through wet hair. Let sit for 15 minutes and wash thoroughly.
- Hair Brightener: For a natural color boost, you can mix an equal amount of cinnamon powder with about a quarter-sized amount of conditioner, and apply to towel-dried hair evenly, combing through to prevent streaking. Pull back, tie up or put in a shower cap and leave on overnight. Rinse out thoroughly in the morning.