DIY organic malted finger millet n yogurt smoothie 

I believe in having a completely healthy n nutrient packed breakfast. Probably because of the misleading advertisements these days many are in the notion that branded ready to eat cereals are healthy and are even giving them as breakfast to their kids… I am no exception until I came to know that the mainstream cereals are so heavily processed that they do not have natural nutrients, that’s why most of them are sprayed with vitamins, minerals, and sometimes fortified with protein. It’s the ultimate fake food. Read this to know more… I’ve never touched them again!

Instead choose an amazing “super cereal” that is full of proteins, minerals, is anti-microbial, has ani-cancer potential, controls diabetes, reduces bad cholesterol, prevents cardiovascular diseases and is anti-aging and lots more – finger millet / ragi. It’s truly a super cereal! Many traditional Indian dishes can be made with ragi like ragi siri(can be given as 1st food for infants 👶 ), ragi malt, ragi roti, ragi mudhe/ball etc will share the recipies soon…

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Homemade organic gulab jamun

Gulab jamun is a very familiar delicious Indian dessert, consisting of dumplings, traditionally made from solidified milk / khoya, mixed with flour and deep-fried in ghee to golden brown colour and then soaked in cardamom-scented sugar syrup. We often prepare this and is a favourite in the family. However this time I’ve also tried a twist by soaking them in höney 🍯 and it tasted real yum…

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Homemade organic khoya / kova / solidified milk

Khoya can be used in preparing many dishes and Indian desserts like palkova , gulab jamun, carrot halwa, beetroot halwa, coconut & kova burfi etc. Stay tuned for the recipes.. Khoya is nothing but solidified milk. It’s real simple but takes about an hour to prepare. It requires occasional stirring, so in order to save time, you can simultaneously prepare this while cooking other dishes…

Ingredients:

1 ltr organic whole milk

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DIY rose 🌹 n witch hazel toner

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1C organic witch hazel
  • 3/4C sun ☀️ dried red rose 🌹 petals

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Homemade organic jaggery, rice n dal pudding (paramAnnaM)

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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Homemade organic banana 🍌 milkshake 🥛

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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5 best Essential Oils for skin care DIYs

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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