Have you ever thought to use bay leaves for your beauty treatments? Bay leaf is widely used in cooking due to its flavour. Bay leaves are extracted from plants which are found in Asian countries and are said to have different benefits for health also. Today, I’ll talk about the amazing benefits it can carries for your skin, hair and teeth.
Yes, bay leaves can be used to add extra shine to the hair. You need to take some bay leaves and boil them in water. Keep the water on high flame till you can smell the aroma of bay leaves. You can strain out bay leaves and allow the water to cool down. You can use this water as a conditioner after shampooing your hair.
Due to anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, you can use bay leaves to obtain a healthy scalp. This is especially recommended for people who suffer from an itchy scalp. You can powder some bay leaves and mix with some coconut or almond oil. Oiling scalp with this mixture can help to maintain the scalp healthy.
Dandruff Free Hair and Scalp
You can easily get rid of dandruff by applying the dried powder of bay leaves on scalp. Either you can use bay powder or you can crush some bay leaves and obtain a powder out of it. Mix it with some yoghurt and then apply on the scalp which helps to eradicate dandruff and yoghurt sooths the scalp too.
Due to its strong, pungent smell and antibacterial properties, using the bay leave brew regularly can help to treat ticks and lice. You can also use bay leaves powder over scalp directly and leave it for 2 hours so that all the ticks living on the scalp die out of suffocation.
Even Skin Tone
Bay leaves can help to make skin evenly toned and eradicate hyper pigmentation on skin. You may repeat the same process of extracting bay leaf water which is mentioned in the point one. Use this water as a toner which would keep skin healthy and evenly toned.
Blurred Acne Scars
Yes, this is one among the surprising benefits of bay leaves. You can use this water and apply on the acne with the help of a cotton ball and leave it overnight. You can also add some bay leaf powder to rose water and apply this paste over acne to get rid of them easily.
Fresh and Radiant Skin
Researches have shown that bay leaves can help to relieve stressed skin. While boiling water with bay leaves, you can inhale this steam to keep your skin look youthful and energetic. Further this water can be stored and used as a toner.
Just rubbing bay leaves on teeth can make them sparkling teeth. It helps to keep the gums in healthy condition too and also prevents cavities from being accumulated. You can also brush teeth with some bay leaf powder to maintain your teeth’s health.
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8 thoughts on “Beauty Benefits of Bay Leaves”
This is something! I had no idea about this especially the acne one is surprising. My scalp definitely needs a detox, guess, will try the method you have suggested. Thank you Rima. 🙂
I know only one use of bay leave, as a flavoring agent in my biriyani 😛
I knew most of the mentioned use of bay leaves here but never used practically .. I’ll def need to adopt this 🙂 Thanks Rima 🙂
You are absolutely right Rima. I have a toner from Khadi which contains Bay leaves along many other things. It is acting as a miracle. Within 3 days of using people around me noticed my acne marks are fading and i got a nice glow. I did not know it that time but after reading your article realised that the effect was due to the Tejpatta. Thanks for sharing the info dear 🙂
Glad you found the post useful. Yes, there are many products from khadi which uses the Tej patta.
hey can you tell me please if instead of bay leaves can wee use neem leaves or curry leaves ?
How long can i store it without refidgeration?