Saturday, February 27, 2010

Beer... more than just a drink

Beer isn't just for drinking. Some breweries offer beer bathes. Most of these can be found in the Czech Repulic, Germany and Austria. A soothing beer bath is created by adding active beer yeast, hops and dried crushed herbs to mineral water that is heated to about 93 degrees. After you soak 20-30 minutes they will wrap you in a blanket to allow the skin to soak all the benefits.

Beer Spa Bahenec located in Czech Republic is a great site to see what a beer bath is all about.

If you viewed the site above you already that each ingredient serves a purpose. The warm water allows your skin pores to open, the hops exfoliate the skin, and the active beer yeast contains B vitamins and saccharides. This can help acne and skin elasticity.

I don't recommend you to fill a bath full of beer and soak in it. Currently the US doesn't have any beer bathes available, but if your traveling abroad I would suggest you look into it. I know I will! I have found some other interesting recipes you can do at home!

"Easy to make Beer Mask"

1 Tbsp favorite beer
1 tsp. plain yogurt
1 tsp. olive oil
1 egg
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 tsp. almond extract

Mix all ingredients together. Wet face with warm water and apply mixture to face. Allow to dry for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Finish with cold water to close your pores. Enjoy!

"Beer Shampoo"

3/4 cup beer
1 cup Shampoo

Boil beer until reduced to 1/4 cup. Cool beer then mix with shampoo. Then use! This recipe can help repair damaged hair.

Hope you all enjoy!!!

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