Wasabi, known as Japanese horseradish, is a plant whose root is used as a spice. We know it as that pungent green thing which is a wonderful accompaniment to sushi . It is so pungent that can be compared with the strongest mustard from which numb tongue and unclogs the sinuses.  Here comes the surprise. It turns out that this particular plant has its benefits for the skin.

Wasabi is known for its antimicrobial properties and it is one of the most powerful natural antibacterial agents with a high concentration of potassium, calcium, vitamin C and phytochemicals. Appropriate use wasabi enhances antioxidant defenses and protects our skin from free radicals.

Practical advice!

Add wasabi to your massage oil, so your whole body will benefit of its antioxidant properties.

And another tip: do your homework wasabi massage oil.

Here’s the recipe:

80 ml ​​olive oil
80 ml light sesame oil
½ tsp wasabi paste
5 drops of vitamin E

Mix the olive oil and sesame oil. Heat them in a fireproof container at the stove, the mixture should not boil or smoke. Remove from the heat and add the wasabi paste. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to stir the mixture well. Sandwiching it, and let it cool for an hour. Add vitamin E, mix again and your homework oil is ready to use.