Chia seeds were used extensively and highly valued by many South American tribes since centuries, and were considered the “food of the Gods” by the ancient Aztecs. They are extremely low in calories and very high in nutritional value, and add a nutty, earthy flavour to any dish.
But did you know that the benefits of chia seeds go far beyond them just being a great addition to your diet? Organic chia seeds contain several properties that help you maintain healthy, beautiful skin and hair. Let’s take a closer look at how chia seeds benefit your skin and hair, and how you can use them for that purpose.
Chia seeds for skin care
Organic chia seeds are a superfood that is a nutritional powerhouse, and is packed full of protein, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, vitamin B1, B2, B3. They are also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which fight ageing, soothe inflammation, reduce acne scars and keep your skin healthy and radiant.
Here’s how you can make your own chia face mask -
Mix two tablespoons of organic chia seeds with half a cup of coconut oil and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Apply the mask on your face and let it sit for about 10-12 minutes, after which you will notice the chia seeds forming a gelatinous layer. Then massage your face in a circular motion for a few minutes to gently exfoliate your skin, and wash it all off with lukewarm water.
This simple DIY chia seed mask removes dead cells, hydrates, soothes and moisturises your face, and will leave you with softer, healthier skin.
Chia seeds for hair care
Organic chia seeds are packed full of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus, and calcium, which makes them a powerful hair strengthener. They are made up of 23% protein, and are perfect for thickening and growing hair strands when infused in a mask. The infusion of chia seeds helps in silkening dry or rough curls, and also helps in healing split ends and broken strands. Chia seeds are also an excellent source of zinc, which plays an important role in the generation of new hair cells. They help maintain the oil production of your scalp, which prevents inflammation and dryness, while also giving your hair a lustrous shine.
Here’s how you can make your own chia hair mask -
Start by mixing four tablespoons of coconut oil, half a cup of honey, and a tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and chia seeds. Heat the mixture for 30 to 40 seconds so all the ingredients get mixed properly and infuse into each other. Apply this paste on the strands of your hair and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it off with lukewarm water, and you will immediately notice the difference it makes to your hair.As with any other ingredient that you consume internally or apply on your body, quality matters most. Discover the many benefits of chia seeds with our high-quality, organic white chia seeds and black chia seeds.