Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is being used in India since ages for both cooking and in beauty recipes. Saffron is used for skin brightening and whitening by Indian Women for many decades. With regular use, Saffron is said to brighten skin, treat uneven skin tone, de-tans and reduces dark spots. To get these benefits, you need to know the right way to use this spice for ski brightening. Though, Saffron and milk are used as a face mask for years and we all know that, it’s not a vegan alternative. This post is about how you can use Saffron milk for skin brightening without using any animal based milk. Excited? So Let’s Get started. 🙂
How to make SAFFRON MILK for Skin Brightening [VEGAN]
Get ready with these supplies before you start with this ace mask recipe.
1. Almond Milk
2. Pure saffron Strands.
3. Small Bowl
Let me tell you that this recipe needs your time. I mean not the whole of it but waiting time. You can carry on with your other stuffs in the meantime though.
We will be using Pure Home Made Almond Milk for this recipe. So, this is a pre-requisite. I do not recommend those tetra-packed ones that are readily available in stores. Those are just mild solids mixed with flavors.
Preparing you own Almond Milk at your home is very simple. You will find a dozen of recipes on internet. Choose the one which you like and prepare it accordingly.
I like my Almond Milk to be simple.
I Soak a cup of Almonds in water for overnight. I then drain the water and put the almonds into a blender and add 3 cups water into it and blend it for 1 min until the almonds are well mashed and the milk is creamy and thick. You can add more water you if want your almond milk to be more light. Its your personal preference.
Store this Milk in the refrigerator (not freezer) and use it within 4-5 days.
You can use this milk in all the recipe like smoothies and shakes.. just like how you use normal milk.
Now coming to our Recipe of Saffron Milk…
1. Take Two teaspoons of Almond milk into a small bowl and add 1 strand of saffron in it. Actually Half of it is also more if your saffron is really pure. I bought mine from a local shop in Kashmir when I last visited it for a trip.
2. Now let the Saffron strand soak in the milk for about 3 hours. You will see that the color of the Milk has changed to Yellow-Orange mixed shade.
3. You can either apply this Milk to your face using just your fingers or else dip a thin face cloth into it and wrap it on to face for 10 minutes.
4. Wash your face with cold water and do not use any soap or face was while doing so.
You can apply this saffron milk not more then twice a week. Ensure that your are not using excess strands to soak it in the milk. Its just wasting your expensive spice.
How did you like this Vegan Alternative Saffron Milk for skin brightening? Are you gonna try it.