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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In Sanskrit language paramAnnaM literally means the supreme / ultimate / absolute (param) food (AnnaM) or the food fit for gods! And it truly is!
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My LO doesn’t drink milk nor does he eats banana 🍌… but he loves this banana milkshake! It tastes real good & is very simple to prepare … All it takes is 2 ingredients & 2 mins…
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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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Whole wheat 🌾 flour is rich in dietary fiber and manganese, and magnesium.
All-purpose flour / maida is wheat that has been processed into 60% extraction i.e 40% of the original wheat grain is removed, and only 60% is left. Unfortunately, the 40% that gets removed includes the bran and the germ of the wheat grain—it’s most nutrient-rich parts! Over half of the vitamin B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, and fiber are lost!
In addition to that they are further bleached using harmful chemicals that are hazardous to health. Check this n this articles to find out more details…
So friends when you have a choice, do opt for whole wheat 🌾 over all-purpose flour but if you have to use all-purpose flour do choose unbleached one!
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These exotic butters – shea, kokum n cocoa can be used as ingredients in skin care DIYs n if you wanna know why??? Do read their amazing benefits for the skin…
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I am trying to remember 🤔 if I’ve ever met anyone who doesn’t like ice cream 🍦… Guess I haven’t 🤷♀️. Well this is got to be favourite dessert among most of kids n adults… My favourite brand used to BR until I tasted this… I am not exaggerating friends, seriously – make n taste it for yourself! I am sharing the basic vanilla ice cream recipe, however using this as base recipe you can create endless flavours n variations!
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