The Many Uses of Vitamin C

As you probably know by now, I wanted to make this post similar to my first one in that it would be about a particular ingredient or item used in the kitchen that also has another completely different and dissimilar use.

It took me a while to think of one, but I got there in the end. So, today I want to discuss something called Vitamin C Serum. As you can tell, the serum itself contains vitamin c. Vitamin C is a nutrient that can be found in a wide variety of plants, fruits and vegetables. Famously, people usually associate vitamin c with oranges. Despite oranges being packed with the nutrient, there are in fact many other fruits and vegetables that have more vitamin c within them per gram.

vitamin c

Some of these include peppers, blackcurrants, kiwifruit, broccoli and even brussels sprouts. Despite this, my favourite food to cook with that does contain the nutrient is still oranges. It is generally considered that the vitamin plays an important part in keeping our immune system healthy and functioning properly. Other than being consumed, it can be used in a variety of different ways. One is as a serum that you administer to the skin on your arms and more importantly, your face.

I’m not sure exactly how it is supposed to work, but apparently doing this (applying the serum to your skin on a regular basis) more often than not will have some effect and in some cases can take years off your looks.

One day, I decided to put it to the test so I bought my very own bottle of the serum. I’m not incredibly old, but I do have some wrinkles forming on my face, especially my forehead, so I thought that the serum at least had a small job to do, especially as many of them are marketed as Vitamin C Serum for your face.

After two weeks of use I am actually very happy with the results. It looks as if my wrinkles are slowing fading, and I’ve received some nice compliments from close friends about my complexion, despite the fact that I haven’t told them what I’m doing. Looks like I’ll carry on using it for a while yet!

Many Important Items To Talk About

I quite enjoyed my last post where I talked about a particular item that can be used within cooking and for other things too. I think I might continue with this theme and do the same for my next post. I’m not quite sure what it will be about but I’m aiming to have it up at some point over the next few days.

The Secret Powers of Peppermint

The Candy Chef is here. Cooking really is my life, but there’s one particular field within the large realm of cookery that I really enjoy – cooking and making desserts.

I guess you could say that I have a sweet tooth, and personally I wouldn’t disagree with you! Today I want to discuss something that I’m constantly using within one my desserts and sweets, especially festive treats like candy cane, and that is something called peppermint extract. You make and extract it from the peppermint plant.

I buy a lot of this stuff and almost always have a decent amount of it stocked in my spice rack at any one time. Recently, I had the pleasure to learn from a friend that peppermint extract can also be used for many different things beyond cooking.

For instance, were you aware that the same extract is also a great skin supplement? I honestly had no idea. Now I don’t want you to immediately run to your kitchen, grab some peppermint extract and start applying it to your skin. This might not be the best thing to do. The smart thing to do would be to buy some peppermint oil that was specifically designed to be used on your skin.

oil made from peppermint

Luckily it’s not hard to find some products that contain a particular kind of peppermint oil that can satisfy all of its different uses. I purchased one in particular called mentha piperita peppermint oil. Apart from rubbing it into your skin, it is supposed to be great for aromatherapy.

You know how your sinuses feel after chewing peppermint gum for a short while. It’s a bit like that but much better. Some people buy things called oil diffusers that spray the oil around the house, but others sometime add it to boiling water, or put it into the bath.

Apparently it really helps to reduce headache pains, breathing problems like asthma, and sometimes even mental anxiety. How mad is that?

The Candy Chef

All Things Food! I have a deep passion for cooking and eating food. Now I want to share this passion with you. You can look forward to me posting about recipes and interesting products that are made from edible items.