Golden Water - My secret for healing headaches and having glowing skin from within, using 3 ingredients… turmeric, ginger, and lemon!
Turmeric is all the rage right now in various forms—lattes, pills, and face masks… turmeric is everywhere. Full-disclosure, when formulating the Clay Mask, I wanted to have turmeric in the mask, but its bright orange color is difficult to work with, leaving an unsatisfying color and can stain the skin so I opted not to include turmeric in the Clay Mask.
Since I’m half-Indian, turmeric has always been a part of my diet as it’s a staple in Indian food. After reading many articles on the benefits of turmeric, I decided to make my own simple and inexpensive recipe for Golden Water to get more turmeric in my body without eating more Indian food. Fresh turmeric is a root vegetable that looks similar to ginger.
Turmeric is full of anti-inflammatory properties that can help with sore muscles and headaches and can also reduce redness and inflammation. It’s been known as an anti-cancer food. A few years ago my mom had surgery on her spine and I made her drink turmeric water to help her body heal and reduce inflammation, and I’m convinced it is one of the things that helped her heal very quickly. Plus the lemon and ginger protects the body by strengthening the immune system.
As I started drinking my homemade Golden Water, I noticed my complexion was more calm and clear, and glowed without any makeup on... I loved this! Except for the occasional stress-related breakouts that I spot treat with the Clay Mask, this is my secret for a healthy natural glow. When I get a bad headache, I’ll drink some turmeric water and it takes the pain away.
Not going to lie, it is definitely a taste to get used to.
What you’ll need:
At least 2 pieces of fresh turmeric
1 small piece of fresh ginger
Half of a fresh lemon
2-3 cups of water
Cut the turmeric into small cubes so the orange is exposed, cut 1-2 slivers of ginger and put them into the pot. Squeeze the lemon into the pot and then throw the lemon in as well. Fill the pot about ⅔ full with water and put it on the stove on medium-low heat. I usually let it simmer until it has almost come to a boil. Then pour it into a teacup and enjoy!
*you may have to fish the pieces out of your cup that fall in when pouring unless you have a strainer or funnel, I’m not that fancy! ;)
I like to make the Golden Water at night to let it infuse overnight. I’ll typically leave it on the stove for a day or two and drink it twice a day.
If you make it, let me know how you like it!