The cornstarch gel, Gam
Corn starch gel : did you know that the acronym “Gam” stands for just that? Natural, fresh, nourishing, plumping and moisturizing .
Corn starch is found practically everywhere and hardly a package of cornstarch or corn powder exceeds the euro.
Then a spoon, a saucepan, a glass of water and five minutes of your time are enough to take advantage of a respectable natural product.
Here are some indications to prepare the Gam and to learn how to use this natural gel in the best way.
Gam recipe, corn starch gel
> 2 tablespoons of corn starch ;
> 200 ml of water.
Put the cornstarch in a saucepan, then pour the water at room temperature, taking care to mix with a spoon or a whisk to dissolve the lumps.
Turn on the heat, keeping it medium-low and continuing to stir .
Bring to the boil, stirring constantly : the liquid slowly thickens and becomes transparent.
After about 4/5 minutes the gel is ready.
You can use it as it is, alone, or add various types of gels: linseed , aloe vera , fenugreek or chia , super-nourishing.
Or you can still add essential oils or honey , depending on the uses that will be made of it.
It can be kept in an airtight container or in the refrigerator for a few days.
Given the extreme ease in preparing it, it is advisable to make it fresh at the moment whenever you need it.
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Cosmetic uses of cornstarch gel
Excellent product to be used in home made cosmetic preparations , such as moisturizing creams and masks , facial cleansing products and skin exfoliants .
Gam is also ideal for hair care.
In fact, it lends itself well as a base for packs or natural pre-shampoo masks , as an ingredient for natural dye (for example together with henna , indigo, turmeric or other herbs powders), to help in styling and styling , in especially for curly and frizzy hair .
Last but not least, the cornstarch gel has no smell , so you can think of enriching it with precious essential oils, such as those of lavender , rosemary or lemon .
Properties of Gam
A fantastic beauty ally, cornstarch gel is first of all emollient , that is, it softens and moisturizes skin and hair, and, secondly, it has excellent cleansing and refreshing properties .
Instead of water, you can also use natural herbal teas to dissolve starch , such as chamomile or black tea or rooibos which gives it a very inviting color and aroma, as well as bright reflections to natural hair.
Curiosity: in addition to the gam there are also rice starch gel , frumina gel and potato starch gel !