Have you ever heard of using wheat germ in your diet or wheat germ oil on your skin?. I have always seen this natural ingredient in beauty products and wondered what made it so powerful.
Time to solve the mystery behind wheat germ and how it will benefit your skin.
Wheat germ is the essence of the wheat plant found at the core of the wheat berry. Its function is vital in providing nutrients for the wheat plant for germination.
There are 23 different nutrients including protein, B vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, iron and calcium. It makes sense that you can benefit from all these nutrients by including in your diet. Further to this, the oil makes it the perfect agent to moisturize and your skin.
The oil benefits
Wheat germ oil is readily absorbed by your skin, which makes it an effective moisturizer. All the nutrients mentioned above goes to work in healing, moisturizing and boosting your skin.
If you are looking for a rich source of vitamin E then look no further because wheat germ is loaded. Vitamin E is one of the most essential nutrients your skin needs to repair itself and fight off free radicals that cause aging. Further to this it creates a clear even skin tone and plays its vital role in collagen formation.
Using this nutrient dense oil on your skin needs some extra back up in the form of your favorite carrier oil. It has a rich aroma so it will be better if you add two teaspoons of wheat germ to half a cup of your carrier.
It will make the most amazing tissue oil if you can try variations with other essential oils.
Blend a combination of specific carrier and essential oils to target a problem area.
In your diet
This oil is so nutritious not only for your skin but for your overall health. It makes sense start adding to your meals daily. It is recommended to take 1 tablespoon a day to get that vitamin E boost you need. This will help you not only with your skin but will help protect your body from some diseases.
Try not to heat it as its more nutritious to use in the natural state. Drizzle over salads and veggies, even over your pasta and add to a yummy smoothie. It can also be included with a cooked meal at the end of the cook.
Popular “lab” creations
I was hunting for a winning recipe to try with wheat germ wonder oil and this is what I found. I’m sure you will love using this as much as I did and it made my skin softer, brighter and plumper:)
Honey & wheat germ facial mask
- 2 tablespoons of dark honey
- 2 tablespoons of wheat germ oil
Honey is a great anti oxidant and gives your skin a moisture boost. It helps to repair skin cells and heal your skin. Combining the dark honey with the wheat germ you apply it on your face and leave on for 20 min then wash off. You can store in refrigerator for a week and because its super hydrating use it every other day 🙂
Really easy to make and will definitely WOW your skin!
Did you know the darker the honey is the more potent it is in anti oxidants??
So much goodness from one source and can be used as a body oil or face mask and even drizzled over your food!
Easy to use on your skin and boasts a heavy fragrance so best to match up with suitable carrier and essential oils. Wheat germ is extracted from the protein part of the wheat plant so that also means the gluten part. If your are gluten sensitive please stay clear from wheat germ.
Remember to keep your wheat germ oil in the refrigerator and it will last for a year.
What do you think, will you be trying wheat germ to wow your skin?
Love your skin naturally !