Hi friends eyes are the most important feature that can make you look glamorous 👁👩🏻… When it comes to eye makeup, kajal or kohl is the most important product. But what is a commercial kajal, eye liner n mascara made up of??? 📢 Check this out to know the ingredients n the harm they might cause to your eyes!
I have already tried the almond khol and mascara, which I have been using from many months now, the mascara is just perfect but I wasn’t fully satisfied with the Kajal outcome, though the colour was perfect black it had some not so fine particles that would cause a little discomfort to the eye when applied. After lots of attempts I finally got the perfect Kajal done in a very authentic Indian Ayurvedic way!
What is required to prepare Khol powder:
- Earthen / bronze diya/deepam
- A cotton wick
- Lots of castor oil to burn the lamp
- Lots of almonds to burn
- A sheep edge knife or long needle to hold almond
- A copper plate
- 2 tumbles for support
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The aloe vera plant is about one or two feet tall with prickly and bitter leaves, which act as a defence to keep animals and insects from feeding on the plant. The leaves hold a gooey translucent gel, also extremely bitter, and known all over the world for it’s unbelievable healing properties. This translucent gel is made up of around 96% water, some organic and inorganic compounds, a type of protein which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids found in the body and lastly, vitamin A, B, C, E and beta carotene which gives it its nourishing and anti-ageing qualities. Aloe vera gel can be used in the winter 🌥 as well as in the summer ☀️ and by people of all skin types. Aloe vera is one plant that works wonders on skin, it treats the cells on the epithelial level of the skin which is why it’s ideal to remove tan, treat sunburn and stretch marks. Once you apply it to your skin, you’ll notice how soothing 😇 and cooling ❄️ it is! Aloe vera gel is even good for your hair, it contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair all smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth, prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair.
Other than this it has an amazing healing power. Aloe vera is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and has antioxidant properties that aid in healing. Ayurveda refers to aloe vera as the miracle ✨ herb that can be used to treat wounds, minor cuts, dry skin and severe burns.
When ever my LO 👦 or anyone at my home 🏡 gets hurt ( minor cuts / burns / wounds), nope I don’t use band aid / antiseptic, instead I get some aloe vera from my garden and apply the fresh gel to it, allow it to air dry and then leave it. It magically gets clotted & healed very quickly. After experiencing and practically seeing it’s healing power I’ve felt in love with this miraculous ✨ plant.
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I have tried another flavour and tint of lip balm, this time it’s strawberry 🍓!
- Grated Beeswax
- Raw & pure Cocoa butter
- Raw & pure Shea butter
- Coldpressed & virgin organic coconut oil
- Coldpressed organic sweet almond oil
- Coldpressed organic castor oil
- Organic ghee
- Dried strawberry 🍓 powder
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Despite the scorching sun ☀️ there is something I look forward to 😍 this season – what else could it be other than the sweet and juicy mangoes! No wonder it’s our <Indian 🇮🇳> national fruit… My love for mangoes made me experiment and so here comes the all-natural mango lip 👄 balm 😊.
But since I do not use preservatives, chemicals, artificial flavours and colours this was a challenge for me until I found the spray dried mango powder with shelf life of a year!
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Hello friends, this green mask is very effective in controlling acnes & fading acne scars! All you have to do is walk into your garden and pick a hand full of mint leaves & holy basil leaves 🍃and you can make it in a minute.
Holy Basil(Ocimum Sanctum) undoubtedly is one of the best medicinal herb. It has endless miraculous and medicinal values and has been worshiped and highly valued in India for thousands of years. It is antibiotic, disinfectant, antibacterial and antifungal in nature.
Mint(Mentha sachalinensis) juice is an excellent skin cleanser. It soothes skin, and helps to cure infections and itchiness. In addition to being a good way to reduce pimples, it can even relieve some of the symptoms of acne and is effective in fading scars too.
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Mascara is used to enhance, darken, thicken, lengthen and define the eyelashes. It is defelitely in my must-have-makeup-list! Eye 👁 makeup <kajal, mascara & eye shadow> being my favourite of all, I do like using them frequently! But since most of the commercial ones are made of harmful chemicals and I belive cosmetic products should make you feel and look beautiful without potentially harming you I have made my own kajal & mascara and it’s real good that am using it everyday!
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Hello friends! I hope you have already read my previous post – healing n soothing lavender foot soak. If not please do, as this post is a sequel…
A quick recap of the pamper your foot 👣routine to heal n soothe cracked feet is – weekly once / twice healing foot soak, followed by damp foot scrub, daily moisturising with healing foot cream before going to bed and by staying hydrated throught the day by drinking plenty of water 💦 should help heal the cracked feet inside-out!
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I don’t use sugar much on a daily basis for consumption instead opt for alternatives like organic jaggery, local n wild honey 🍯 and dates / date syrup. For occasional sweet treats if I have to use sugar – I opt for organic raw unpolished one like this. Guess everyone by now are aware of the fact that high sugar (a.k.a sweet white poison) intake is very bad for our body, read this to know details… but when used externally as a body scrub, it’s just wonderful!
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What’s a toner n why is it important to tone after cleansing?
- It refreshes skin.
- It shrinks pores.
- It gives your skin pH balance. Our skin is naturally acidic, normally with a pH balance of between five and six. After cleansing, due to the alkaline nature of soap, the pH balance of skin gets disturbed. When this happens your skin needs to work overtime to restore the balance, using a toner helps to restore this balance quickly.
- It adds a layer of protection. Toners can help close pores and tighten cell gaps after cleansing, thus reducing the penetration of impurities and environmental contaminants into the skin.
- It can prevent ingrown hairs.
- 1C organic witch hazel
- 3/4C sun ☀️ dried red rose 🌹 petals
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Synthetic fragrance Vs Natural fragrance:
Synthetic fragrance – They are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these synthetic chemicals. Cosmetic industry can put any chemical into a product’s “fragrance” without showing it on the ingredients list, most of which are linked to serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and sensitivities, dermatitis & respiratory distress. Read this n this to find out more…
Natural fragrance – Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence” of their source. They are derived from botanical ingredients that are harvested from the earth such as: flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees. They have tremendous healing properties…
Essential Oils contain very concentrated properties of the herb or plant they are derived from. And for this reason they are to be used in a diluted form to reap their benefits. Do read How to use & Word of caution specified at the end of the blog as it’s very important to know before using it in ur DIYs!
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