DIY all-natural organic almond n castor oil kajal / khol / eye liner

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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Homemade egg 🥚 biriyani 

Biriyani is an rice dish with veggies/egg/meat, made with highly seasoned spices and is a favourite dish for many food lovers in India 🇮🇳! The word Biryani is derived from the Persian word Birian, which means ‘fried before cooking’ and Birinj, the Persian word for rice. So it could have originated in Persia, and  brought to India by the Mughals.

There are many varieties of biriyani – however this egg biriyani tasted real good and I wanted to share the recipe with you guys…

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Homemade lotus seed / phool makhana curry

Phool makhana / lotus seeds / fox nuts are the seeds of the plant Eurayle ferox. These seeds are popped before they are brought to the market to be sold and hence they are called phool makhana. It is an amazing source of calcium, protein, fiber & antioxidants and has wonderful health benefits, check this article to know the nutrition facts.

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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 🤔 it’s kinda crazy learn more about  zerowastehome here.>

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Homemade watermelon 🍉 popsicle / ice lolly

The most thirst-quenching & juicy fruit of all is definitely watermelon 🍉 since it has an extremely high water content, approximately 92% and has a sweet and delicious taste too… It is particularly refreshing on a hot summer ☀️ day, and is the ultimate summer fruit!

Watermelon is a good source of vitamin C and contains decent amounts of potassium, copper, vitamin B5 and vitamin A (from beta-carotene). It is a good source of two powerful & beneficial plant compounds, the amino acid citrulline and the antioxidant lycopene, that have been linked to lower blood pressure, improved metabolic health and decreased muscle soreness after exercise. For more nutrition details read this article.

We <family of 3 👪> consume half a small watermelon 🍉 everyday – I like eating them as is, my hubby likes the juice with breakfast & my LO loves having these popsicles!

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Homemade rice pancake with coconut milk / appam 

Appam is a traditional Kerala 🏝 breakfast dish – it is a type of pancake 🥞 made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is crispy on one side and soft as cotton on the other n tastes yum. This is one of my favourite breakfast and a must try dish for those who haven’t tasted it yet. Get set 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳 n started!

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Strawberry 🍓 Splash all-natural lip balm

I have tried another flavour and tint of lip balm, this time it’s strawberry 🍓!

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 🍓 powder

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