Saffron is not only a wonderful spice well known for its subtle and delicate taste in cooking, but it is also one of the elements of a magic flower widely used in cosmetics, especially for skin and hair care.
The analyses of saffron show that it contains many antioxidants (crocin in particular), as well as various vitamins and minerals (iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin B9).
Thanks to its active antioxidants, saffron is a precious ally in the fight against free radicals, which are responsible for premature aging of cells, while promoting skin hydration. One of the other components of saffron, safranal has soothing properties, so it is also a friend of sensitive and atopic skin. The filaments are also an asset good mine by its richness in beta-carotene … for a natural glowy effect guaranteed!
So, would you like your skin to benefit from the nourishing and repairing qualities of saffron?
Here is the recipe for a saffron and aloe vera serum for a radiant and hydrated skin:
For 30ml of serum:
-Plant extract Organic aloe vera gel: 14g (14ml)
-Hydrolat of Damask rose 10g (10ml)
-Organic argan oil or sweet almond oil or borage oil 3,6g (4ml)
-5 saffron filaments or 2ml saffron extract
-Leucidal preservative 1g (22 drops)
- Grind the saffron into a powder in a mortar. (Skip this step if you use saffron extract)
- In a small bowl, pour the Damask rose hydrolate and the powdered saffron. Mix and let infuse for 15 minutes. (If you use saffron extract, mix it with the rose hydrosol).
- Add the aloe vera gel and the drops of vegetable oil. Mix with a stainless steel whisk until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. Then add the drops of natural preservative Leucidal and mix.
- Using a pipette, transfer the serum into a tinted glass vial.
Made under good hygienic conditions, you can keep this serum away from heat and light for 1 to 2 months.