Did you know? Wasabi is not only delicious on sushi, but is also healthy for your skin. Wasabi creates natural effects as an antimicrobial agent, anti-inflammatory and a skin purifier. Here is a simple recipe to achieve healthier looking skin.
Wasabi Massage Oil:
Combine ¼ cup vegetable oil and ¼ cup light sesame oil in a small saucepan. Heat on low for 2 to 3 minutes or until warm but NOT boiling or smoking. Immediately remove from heat and stir in ½ tsp wasabi paste. Be sure to use a wooden spoon as plastic can leach out chemicals. Cover and let cool for at least 1 hour. Add 5 drops of vitamin E oil.
Rub the oil on back, arms, chest and neck for moisture to create a glowing skin. The wasabi in the massage oil helps eliminate any bacteria from building up that may be caught under the skin.
Dawn Marie Needham is the School Director at the Vernon Campus. She is also a beauty consultant for the local newspaper.