Molasses is a viscous by-product of refining sugarcane into sugar. It’s basically all the good natural mineral black stuff found the bottom of the barrel.
However, there are also some phenomenal skincare and environmental benefits that come from this miraculous sticky substance. There is scope to make bio-fuels from its byproducts.
For skin, the high content of anti-oxidants and naturally occurring lactic acid make it great for fighting acne, that's why it's the hero ingredient in both our Osé Gidi Black-soap and Oju Omi Mud cleanser. It also contains the essential mineral potassium, which is required for the proper functioning of cells.
Molasses has also been used for centuries in places like Jamaica (where it was historically produced) for its healing effects in the treatment of wounds and skin burns. It has a wonderful calming quality due to the wide range of essential minerals and vitamins which include: Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Copper, Iron, Sodium, Vitamin B-6, Thiamin and Riboflavin.
As well as getting your fix from our Osé Gidi Black-soap and Oju Omi Mud Cleanser, here’s some Vegan recipe ideas to incorporate this under the radar super-food into your diet: www.yummly.uk/recipes/blackstrap-molasses-vegan