Beetroot Lip Balm: Break open 2 capsules of powdered beetroot and place them in a mixing bowl. Heat 1tbsp beeswax and 1/2tsp cocoa butter until they melt and combine. Stir the liquid with the beet powder, then pour into a jar and allow to cool. Once it’s back to temperature, use the mix on your lips and cheek bones for that perfect stain and illusion of plumpness.

For centuries, beetroot has been used for a number of purposes, particularly for its beauty and health benefits. It’s said that the Greek goddess Aphrodite herself, used this humble ingredient as lipstick.

Beet The Skin Blues
Packed with antioxidants and free radicals, when consumed regularly, they purify your blood and give you naturally glowing skin. In fact, beetroots can help temper the appearance of acne, and the carotenoids present in them, can improve the quality of one’s hair.

The root increases the blood circulation in the scalp and nourishes the hair follicles, promoting hair growth. The silica content present in beetroots also help add a natural shine to one’s hair.

Do It With Beets
Try this little DIY lip plumper to get your fix:

  • Blend 2tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp honey, and 1 beetroot, and it’s done.
  • Remember to strain the juice for a thicker consistency. Empty it into a jar and refrigerate. This natural stain can hold form for up to four weeks. The rich fatty acids in olive oil will hydrate and moisturize your lips.

Beet The Weight
And not just for the sake of beautiful skin and hair, load up on beetroot to keep your weight in check, too. The soluble and insoluble fibers present in beets help fight fat. This low-fat, low-cal vegetable also helps prevent water retention and assists in flushing out toxins from the system.

So much so, that Science Says: Beet Juice Could Help Deal With Stress & BP, and must be included in your diet to boost immunity too.

So, if you’re looking for a superfood that has multiple beauty and health benefits, beetroots should be at the top of your list!

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.