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Ginger Cleanser


While cooking cornish game hen with fresh ginger root, I wondered what to do with all the excess ginger. Ginger is so versatile that you can store it in the freezer for a year until you need to use it again!

OR you can put it on your face! 

In my interview with Lorraine Massey, I asked her what her favorite natural recipe was. She named one ingredient in her arsenal. Ginger! She suggested that you can use actual ginger root to remove makeup.

I grate the root into a bowl until I got about a tablespoon of pulp and juice. I used a cotton swab to wipe my face down. The ginger removed the makeup very efficiently, but the benefits don’t stop there.

Ginger has a warming effect on the skin. Oh, you’re gonna feel it. Your face will be spicy! That warming effect is like running around the block and sweating the toxins out. It also has a antiseptic quality that kill bacteria in the skin. If you’re eating ginger, it definitely settles your stomach. That’s why it’s in so many hot teas.

So put some on your face sometime! It’s a natural cleanser that will leave you feeling incredibly invigorated.


Author: Charish Halliburton

Writer and Editor for The Motley News

3 thoughts on “Ginger Cleanser

  1. I never knew that! I use ginger alllll the time, normally for tea and curry and soup dishes but I'm gonna have to give this a go, I've been looking for a natural makeup remover 😀 the witch hazel does ok but sometimes it doesn't get every bit off. thanks for the tip!


  2. I like this tip! For me it is one of those 'Who would have thought' moments. And I will try it for myself. The next time I am in the supermarket, will pick up a piece of ginger just so I can. I find I don't cook with it much, mainly for a nice cup of ginger tea.


  3. I recommend giving it a shot. You WILL be hot! I forgot to mention that splash of cold water afterwards will be a nice idea. @Retro, I know how you feel about the witch hazel, I hate to use it around my eyes, and I have to admit I didn't use the ginger around my eyes either. Be careful. @ Nat, ginger tea is awesome. I try to drink it after I've had a gut busting meal and feel a little “blah.”


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