Red wine has components that carries yeast factors which help with rising in foods and plumping of the skin when applied to it. You can use itfor both cold and hot dishes and even on dark hair to help enhance softness. Obviously one can go out and buy a bottle to use any of these tips, but why not use leftover red wine for these ideas? The quickest way to make use of left over red wine is to put it in the freezer inside ice trays. Pour red wine into ice trays and cover with a plastic wrap to keep the wine from freezer burn. Use these cubes for putting into drinks for flavor if you make a punch at a later date or even for cooking. Just pop them out as you need and into a recipe, dish or drink.
Run a full tub of water and add the left over red wine to the bath water. The yeast factor in the wine will help plump the skin temporarily as well as add softness to the skin. No need to worry about staining the skin or the scent of wine on the body, it will not since it is diluted with water. For added shine to dark hair, soak the hair with the wine for a rinse. Saturate the hair cover for a few minutes. Wash out and continue with your conditioner.
2012 Sharon L. West