Dragon’s Blood for a Khaleesi

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I know you’ve been waiting for it… You know her as Daenerys Stormborm of House Targaryen, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons. She’s one of the most ass-kicking women we’ve seen so far in Game of Thrones and I really can’t wait to see what’s in store for Dany and her dragons (no spoilers plz, I’m still reading A Clash of Kings). But the real question here is, how can mere mortals like us be more Khaleesi about our daily beauty routines? Read and learn, young dragon.

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Body

When you need an invigorating pick-me-up before setting your dragons on your enemies, let your servant run you a bath with a sparkly citrus and bergamot scented Lush Dragon’s Egg bath bomb. They’re not as pretty as the ones Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal crawled out of, but they explode with glitter which is cool.

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Face

This sounds kinda gimmicky but Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel is said to give you a “smoother, plumper more youthful looking complexion.” So I had to know… what is dragon’s blood anyway? Not as mythical as it implies, it’s a plant resin that can be used for various purposes including incense, dye, pharmaceuticals as well as cosmetics. Medicine Hunter has some more info on the anti-inflamatory and skin-healing properties of dragon’s blood, and this stuff allegedly repairs collagen which is awesome. Skin Physics also has a version that’s slightly less expensive. Don’t knock it ’til you try it, right?

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Dany has a pretty perfect pout to begin with, but even the Mother of Dragons could benefit from this Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter to moisturize her kisser. Have you ever seen a dragon fruit?! That’s something straight outta Qarth… Khaleesi bonus: all profits of this little pot go to charities including freeing the Unsullied BUAV against animal testing and People & Planet.

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Fragrance

If anyone would be appointed as Daenerys’ royal perfumer, it would be Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Members of the Alchemists’ Guild are the only ones who know how to make wildfire, and the alchemists at BPAL are the only ones who can create such otherworldly perfumes. Their Ars Draconis line has ten dragon scents, ranging from Dragon’s Blood to Dragon’s Milk (dragon’s blood resin and honeyed vanilla) and Dragon’s Bone (dragon’s blood resin with white sandalwood, dusty orris and crisp blondewood), perfect for the Mother of Dragons. If you’re not too hot on resin scents, try The King’s Daughterlilac musk, sandalwood, sweet pea, watermelon accord, pale woods, elemi, and oakmoss.

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Hair

If you happen to have Valyrian heritage and silvery blond hair like Dany (or fake it with bleach and/or magic), keep your platinum locks shiny and bright with violet shampoo. My mother, the OG beauty buff of my house, swears by Lush Daddy-O to bring out the silver in her hair. John Frieda also has a version to match the color of your Targaryen eyes.

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In honor of her late warlord husband – R.I.P. Khal Drogo 😦 – Dany wears her hair long and braided as below. Do as the Dothraki and don’t cut your hair to show you have yet to be defeated. Fonas chek!

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Daenerys Targaryen’s Hairstyle by Healthy Hair Plus©

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