Homemade soaked almond / badam powder

Almonds are just amazing in taste and are powerpacked with super nutrients like – biotin, vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B12, phosphorous, magnesium, molybdenum & fiber! My LO loves having variety of nuts & dry fruits for snacks daily. Thanks to the Ajfan dates & nuts store near by that I get them, all fresh n that too unpacked, I carry my tins n jars n they fill it up for me! All I have to do is place them in the shelf, isn’t that cool! <Well if u think ๐Ÿค” it’s kinda crazy learn more about  zerowastehome here.>

๐Ÿ“Œ Do you know? 

  • Many researches found that nut consumption is linked to a lower risk for heart disease. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. Care about your heart? Go Nuts ๐Ÿ˜‰!!
  • Almonds provide double-barrelled protection against diabetese and cardiovascular disease.
  • Almond’s healthy fats may help you lose weight.
  • Almonds help prevent gallstones.

Read this article to find almond nutrition facts in detail.

Ingredients: 

  • 1C Almonds
  • 1/4C organic sugar
  • Few strands of saffron
  • Few cardamoms

How to make?

  • Soak the almonds overnight in bowl of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ.

  • Drain the water and peal the almonds.

  • On a very low flame dry roast them until they turn a light brown, like this ๐Ÿ‘‡ <optionally you can half the almonds to fasten the roasting>

  • Add saffron & cardamom to the mixer.

  • Add sugar to it and blend to a fine powder and keep it aside.
  • Add almonds to the mixer and blend low in short intervals to attain a course powder. <*over blending will release oils from the almond and it would turn into a paste instead, plz note!>
  • Finally add the above prepared sugar powder and blend it once. Voila!  homemade almond / badam powder is ready! 

  • This s soo rich in nutrients, taste & flavour too. It can be used in preparing hot/cold badam milk ๐Ÿฅ› and can be added to prepare several desserts like badam kova, badam kheer, badam kulfi <recipes to come up soon> etc. 

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DIY Strawberry ๐Ÿ“ Splash all-natural lip balm

I have tried another flavour and tint of lip balm, this time it’s strawberry ๐Ÿ“!

Ingredients:

  • 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 ๐Ÿ“ powder

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DIY all-natural mango lip balmย 

Despite the scorching sun โ˜€๏ธ there is something I look forward to ๐Ÿ˜ this season – what else could it be other than the sweet and juicy mangoes! No wonder it’s our <Indian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ> national fruit… My love for mangoes made me experiment and so here comes the all-natural mango lip ๐Ÿ‘„ balm ๐Ÿ˜Š.

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! 

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Spray dried mango powder 

How to prepare?

  • Follow my all-natural super-moisturising tinted lip balm recipe and instead of vanilla pod n alkanet root powder add a tsp of the spray dried mango powder. This will give a light mango fragrance & a golden yellow tint to the mixture.
  • Then as usual filter using a metal mesh into the mini glass jar.

However if you are not in a DIY mode, I do sell a very limited of these on my facebook buy sell group – eco friendly ma. Interested folks do join the group!
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All-natural Organic Almond Mascara

Mascara is used to enhance, darken, thicken, lengthen and define the eyelashes. It is defelitely in my must-have-makeup-list! Eye ๐Ÿ‘ 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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DIY all-natural kohl / kajal with almonds

Eyes are the most important feature that can make you look glamorous ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป… ย 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??? ๐Ÿ“ข Check thisย out to know the ingredients n the harm they might cause to your eyes!

A safer all-natural khol can easily be prepared with just two ingredients …

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