I get asked this question a lot:
"Rose, what can I use the Kaffir Limes leaves & fruit for?"
You can use the fragrant kaffir leaves in the usual way, which is typically to use them in cooking. For me, kaffir lime leaves make the perfect Rendang and beautiful Tomyam soup.
But, did you know about these two unusual ways to use the kaffir lime leaves & fruit?
- The Kaffir Lime has also been traditionally used to control body odour and;
- Kaffir Lime helps to reduce the appearance of dandruff on the scalp
Here is how we traditionally prepare the kaffir lime leaves for an amazing aromatic bath. If you do this regularly you don’t need to use deodorant anymore!
How to prepare the bath
- 10-15 Kaffir Limes leaves - shred this by hand into a couple of litres of warm water, or you could shred the leaves straight into a bath
- 5-7 Kaffir Limes fruit - half them and squeeze the juice in the warm water with the leaves and add the skin to the bath too
- Add just a small handful amount of Epsom Salts
- Get in the bath and turn the tap on slowly to top up the bath
- Once you're in the bath, use the skin of the Kaffir Limes as a scrub and exfoliate the skin on the body and rub the armpit area
- Gently rub the Kaffir Lime fruit flesh on to the scalp area and massage in
- Leave for 5 minutes and rinse in the bath water
Or you can just simply soak yourself into the bath and let the aroma of Kaffir Limes to invigorate all your senses