In true Purely Primal Skincare fashion, we added a fun twist on a nourishing favorite to bring you… skin care gummies!
What makes these treats so healthy and great for the skin? You guessed it: gelatin. (And, of course, the lack of artificial colors and flavors in conventional gelatin treats.)
Our Purely Primal Skincare Guide isn’t just about what you put on your skin. It’s about healing your skin from the inside-out. This starts with superfoods, which includes gelatin derived from healthy, grass-fed cows.
The health benefits of gelatin from humanely raised animals are seemingly endless. Gelatin provides amino acids that are hard to find in our normal diets, and they’re crucial to gut and skin health.
These amino acids can help heal a damaged digestive system, improve hair, skin and nails, and strengthen connective tissue!
To make these gummies even more nourishing to the skin, we add antioxidant-rich Rooibos tea – one of the skincare superfoods we list in the guide.
Enjoy these skin care gummies, whether as a snack or as a yummy dessert!
Skin Care Gelatin Gummies
- 2 cups filtered water (or a mix of filtered water and fruit juice or fruit pureé yielding 3 cups) PLUS 1 cup ice-cold filtered water
- 3 bags/servings Rooibos-based tea or tea blend
- 6 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, cut into large chunks for easy removal or pureed to be left in the liquid
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 2 lemons). I use this lemon juicer
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional sweetener)
If you prefer more firm, Jello Jiggler-like gummies, use the recipe below. If you prefer lighter gummies, reduce amount of gelatin to 4.5 Tbs.
- Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan.
- Turn off heat, and add ginger & 3x tea bags to the saucepan (make sure the tea is in bags or a strainer for easy removal).
- Steep for at least 7 minutes.
- Remove the tea bags and ginger chunks (or leave the ginger if it’s well-pureed). Biting down on a chunk of ginger can be intense, so use your discretion!
- Put the ginger-infused tea back over medium-low heat, almost to boiling, while you complete step 6.
- Place the 1 cup of ice-cold water in a bowl wide enough for a whisk. Slowly pour the 6 Tbs. gelatin into the ice cold water, whisking all the time. You’ll end up with a gel-like consistency. (This step helps the gelatin dissolve completely when added to the hot water.)
- Pour the cold gelatin mixture into the hot tea, whisking constantly until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. Stir.
- Taste the liquid prior to pouring into the mold to assess the sweetness.
- Pour the liquid into a baking dish and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow it to set.
These skin healing gelatin treats are meant to be a nourishing indulgence, so make something that’s sweet enough for you to enjoy yet not so sweet that you’re overdoing it! Use your judgment. Just because you’re on a real food diet doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in something that’s sweet enough to give your taste buds a treat.
Thanks for reading!