Fantastic Fall Figs!

The season for fresh figs is coming to a close.
I know, I’m sad too.
So I wanted to give it up to this marvelous little miracle that dates back to biblical times.
This sweet summer fruit enhances beauty from the inside out and the outside in.
In Chinese Medicine terms the Fig has cool and sweet properties and functions to clear heat and lubricate the lungs and intestines. Figs actually contain more fiber than almost any vegetable. The value of a healthy bowel can’t be underestimated when in comes to your complexion. They are also rich in calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, iron and magnesium. A high water content and essential fatty acids helps them to cleanse and clear the skin.

So these deliciously sweet seasonal fruits help you get the gorgeous glow you’ve been looking for while satisfying your sweet tooth.

What an amazing little marvel!

Eat them fresh
Add them to salad (excellent with bitter greens like arugula or dandelion)
Broil them with Bucheron (an aged goat cheese)
Slather them with almond butter (or whatever butter you like better – peanut, coconut, cashew, tahini, macadamia nut…)
Just promise me you’ll try some. You wont regret it, you have my word.

Figs also make such a perfect facial treatment all on their own. They gently exfoliate with their tiny oil-rich seeds while the active enzymes help peel away dead skin. With its combination of antioxidants, vitamins and humectant properties these fine fruits can’t be beat.
So lets all savor the last of their short season and celebrate the Fantastic Fig!

Fantastic Fresh Fig Facial
2-3 smashed or pureed figs
that’s really all you need, but you can boost it up with any of the following
1 tbl raw honey or olive oil if you want to get all Mediterranean like Sofia Lauren
1tsp Golden Path Alchemy Youth Herbal Mask
mix, apply, rinse, and examine your freshly exfoliated radiance!