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What Rooibos Has to Offer Skin
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La tía Maruja
Hello, Lisa!! I love rooibos, I've recently bought another box of this "tea" mixed with cinamon and it's delicious! I didn't know about its antifungal properties, I can imagine a couple of uses... I'll give it a try. Kisses from Spain! :D
October 28, 2013 at 11:51 AM
Hello Tía Maruja! Thanks so much for your kind words. I love the rooibos tea with cinnamon and other spices as well. I recently also tried a version with pomegranate and that was excellent. I'd love to hear how you use rooibos for other things. Have a great week!
October 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM
I haven't tried it on my skin as you know how I feel about at-home infusions, but I love the stuff in the mornings! I have at least ten different kinds in my cupboard, but I think my favourites have to be blueberry muffin and orange. I'm off this morning to get a little more before I go into work! Great article, as usual!
October 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Hey there Susan! Thanks for your input! I've actually been considering trying a tincture with rooibos as well as a few infusion-based ideas. A tincture might make for a great addition to a skin tonic-- :)
October 28, 2013 at 5:20 PM
yum! i don't think i've had a rooibos tea that i haven't liked, but my favorite is an earl grey rooibos. (i think from rishi?) it's a more delicate, and caffeine-free, version of the breakfast classic.
October 28, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Here in South Africa we have a skincare range utilising rooibos called Annique, it's been going more than 40 years. The results on skin are very good.
Rooibos tea is also good for colicky babies. It's completely safe and helps to calm baby down, and also helps with stomach cramp and nappy rash. In teenagers it can help to control acne by applying it to the skin every night.
A lot of us were essentially raised on rooibos and even today I find it helps with nausea and makes an excellent bedtime drink.
October 29, 2013 at 8:41 AM
October 29, 2013 at 8:56 AM
Hi Alicyn - Oooh that sounds like a lovely breakfast tea! I don't know this brand, but am now going to be on the lookout for it.
HI Riana - thanks so much for your input, inspiration for other uses for rooibos and these links- I want to check them in detail but looking through the list of references to studies, I can't find a single one on topical application of rooibos. I will definitely be looking at this in more detail though. Thanks for the skin care line info - I will be checking this as well.
October 29, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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