For some men, growing a beard is not easy and for others, it comes so fast that it is a challenge to keep up with it. But for those that sport the beard, taking good care of it is important; in fact, most beards need daily care or they go from a sexy look to a scruffy and unkempt look. You need to wash, trim and condition it to help keep it well-groomed. So, yes, beard maintenance is crucial if you plan to wear one.
I’ve done this specially for my beardy cousins (they grow it for style) & my hubby (being very occupied with his r&d shaves weekly once n so has a little beard on weekdays 😉)! I’ve come to know through them that there are few problems they face with the beard –
- Since beard hair is typically quite coarse, men often experience itchiness and even in-grown hairs on the delicate facial skin underneath.
- A full beard also makes it difficult to access the skin so common skin problems like dryness, acne or inflammation can be compounded.
Why Beard Oil?
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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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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Yes I did watch the recent Disney blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” but this post has nothing to do with the movie, except for the dialogue that I would quote from it 😉.
This post is specially targeted for all the teen girls & young women out there. Let’s discuss on – What is beauty? What is body shaming & racism shaming n how to psychologically overcome them?
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Hello friends! This post was being long due ever since I posted the DIY all-natural hair serum to manage frizzy hair. Every time I go for a hair cut I get irritated with all the crazy recommendations done by the so called hair experts 😜 in the saloon. It’s their full time job to do so, please don’t blindly believe them and the misleading advertisements! Between are you aware that people working in saloons are prone to adverse health effects due to over exposure and contact with harmful chemicals, read this for yourself. Before using any products do check for the ingredients and check for their safety. Know the harmful chemicals to be avoided in shampoos and conditioners here & here. What if I say that u can diy a pre-wash conditioner in your very own kitchen in 5 mins! Yep it’s real simple, works great 👍 and is 💯% bio-degradable!!
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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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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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