Tuesday, 30 September 2014


There are some method by which you can control hairfall.Here are the few ways listed below:

To prevent hair loss dry, powder and mix together bay and neem leaves and 25 gms of tulsi leaves.Add 5 teaspoons of this mixture to 50ml water and apply to scalp once a week.

Here is another one method.Dry ,powder and mix together lemon peels, rose and hibiscus petals,curry leaves and shikakai powder.Mix a tablespoon of this mixture with egg white and use as a conditoner to arrest falling of hair.

Rub amla ,neem and fresh coconut milk to scalp.

The other method is to boil a handful of curry leaves in 100 ml coconut oil. and massage this oil into scalp, twice a week. This prevents loss of hair.


 How to control split end?Mention here are few recipes which you can follow :

To control splits end and treat rough and coarse hair, warn a combination of castor ,mustard and olive oil and massage into the scalp for 20 mintues.steam with hot towel after 2 hours.

There is another method to get rid of splits end in the hair.Mix together 1 tablespoon of almond oil, i teaspoon of honey,1 egg yolk and smear all over the scalp.Leave it on for 30 minutes. Wash off with luke warm water.

Monday, 29 September 2014


 There are some ways which you can lighten your complexion:

Grate and squeeze out the juice from a tender cucumber.To this add an equal quantity of milk and use over darkened patches of the skin. This serves as an excellent whitening tonic.

To get rid of unwanted tan, mix together equal quantities of olive oil and vinegar.Apply on the effected area ,15 minutes before bath.

Mashed peaches applied on the face brighten and deep cleanse a dull complexion.

 Applying a paste of sandalwood and rosepetals on the face everyday will make skin soft and glowing.wash off after 10 mintutes.



If you have always loved sipping on that cup of chai, here's more reason to love tea, which is rich in antioxidants - it can help you get gorgeous. Here are some of the ways tea benefits you...

1. Is a great moisturiser: Dry skin? Just spray cold, green tea on the face. This is a great refresher and removes impurities. It also gives a nice glow to the skin.

2. Busts under eye puffiness: Don't throw out the used teabag. A quick and easy home remedy is to put the used bag in the fridge to cool it and then place it under the eyes. Tea has caffeine, which aids in shrinking blood vessels under the eyes and thus reduces puffiness and dark circles.

3. Gives a sheen and bounce to hair: Want a great mane? Rinse out your hair using black tea or green tea. While black tea can reduce breakage, green tea is said to stimulate hair growth. Just pour the cooled tea on hair and leave it on for ten minutes. Shampoo and condition your hair after that.

4. Eliminates foot odour: Suffering from smelly feet? Don't just use a deo on them; instead soak your feet in a solution that made of boiled black tea. Tea is anti-bacterial and stops the 'foot sweat' thus reducing the smell. It also closes the pores of the feet.

5. Soothes the skin post shaving: Do your legs turn red and itchy after a shave? Press a cool, black tea bag on the affected area, it calms the skin. 

Sunday, 28 September 2014


Oranges are rich in vitamin C, zinc and anti-oxidants.

Orange juice - ¼ cup
Multani mitti (Fuller's Earth) - 1 ½ tsp
Honey - ¾ tsp 

In a bowl, mix the orange juice with the multani matti. Add the honey to it. Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.


A banana facial mixed with honey and orange juice works for all skin types. Banana contains essential nutrients like magnesium, potassium, zinc, iodine, iron etc that are considered beneficial for skin. These nutrients are used to battle dead cells and wrinkles. Banana peels are also used to heal acne. It has been hailed as a natural solution for treating psoriasis, a skin condition that cause rough and scaly patches of skin and skin inflammation. 

Facial mask: Ingredients
Banana - 1
Honey - 1 tbsp

Mash a ripe banana in a bowl with about one tablespoon of honey. Spread it over the face and leave it on for about 10 minutes. Rinse off.

Saturday, 27 September 2014


There are times when you can't find the time to visit the salon to get your waxing done. When that happens, it's better to get waxed at home instead of shaving.
Step 1
Take a saucepan and heat some sugar in it. Keep stirring until it starts melting. Let the sugar caramelise.

Mix in a few drops of honey and lemon into the mixture. Keep stirring until the mixture becomes really hot.
While stirring, you need to make sure that the wax has good consistency .

Step 3
If you think that the mixture is too thick, add a little water to it and keep mixing.

Step 4
Once the mixture is ready , take it off the stove and keep it at room temperature for about an hour and allow it to cool down.

Step 5
Once the wax has been cooled, take a tin container and refrigerate it.

Benefits of using homemade wax
- Compared to the ones that are available in the market, a homemade wax has several benefits. Here are a few.
- Since the wax is made using natural ingredients, it makes your skin soft and glow.
- You are not likely to develop any skin rash or infections by using homemade wax.
- It will remove the hair as well as will also moisturise your skin.
- Homemade wax lessens the production of hair, so the next time you wax, you will realise that the hair growth has considerably reduced.
- It will exfoliate your skin and also open the pores of your skin to allow the dirt to get out.

How to take care of your skin after waxing
- Always apply a moisturiser after you are done waxing.
- You can also wet the skin us ing a damp cloth so that it stays nourished and does not dry out immediately .
- Avoid going out in the sun too much after waxing. In case you have to, always wear a sunscreen.
- Avoid taking warm or hot wa ter showers after you've waxed. This will strip you off the essential oils.
- Before you go to bed at night, apply a nourishing lotion on the area so that your skin stays moisturised.
- If the area starts itching or turns red, apply talcum pow der to reduce it.
- You can also try applying a cube of ice on the affected area to reduce the redness.


Mint leaves(pudina leaves) makes for a wonderful face pack.

  • Ground Pudhina/ Mint leaves
  • Honey
Method :
  • Grind some pudina leaves, add in a dash of honey and let it be on your pretty face until it dries.
  • Wash off.
  • It might tingle on pimples but that is okay, they are very close to meeting their end.

Friday, 26 September 2014


Multani Mitti is a type of clay similar to Fullers earth. The clay is used for oily skin to lift off the bacteria and dirt off the skin with minimum loss to natural moisture in the skin. As the clay dries out, it reduces the inflammation.

Skin type - Oily

1. Multani Mitti powder : 1 Tablespoon
2. Yogurt: 1 Tablespoon.
3. Sandalwood powder: 1 teaspoon (Optional)

Mix well, let the mixture rest for about 20 minutes so the clay is fully wet and worked. Apply the mask to your face. Wait for 15 minutes or longer till clay is dry. Wash off with Luke warm water.
Notes: If you have acne, add 1 teaspoon of Neem powder


This paste is made of ground Moong beans, yogurt, mustard powder and lemon juice to help cleans dandruff off the scalp


1. Moong Dal Powder (Ground Mung Beans): 3 Tablespoon

2. Plain yogurt: 1 Cup

3. Mustard Powder: 1 Tablespoon

4. Lemon Juice: 2 teaspoons

Process and Store

Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste to the consistency of a batter. Let it rest at room temperature for 20 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.


1. Stir the batter. Take out 2 to 3 Tablespoons of batter. Apply the batter to the scalp. Work the batter in to the scalp with the tips of your fingers.

2. Wait 30 minutes. Work the batter again with your fingers into the scalp.
3. Wash off with Luke warm water.

Thursday, 25 September 2014


Face glow masks are also called face radiance masks. Dry orange and lemon peels in sun. Grind the peels in a food processor

Dry ingredients

1. Orange peel powder: 1 teaspoon
2. Lemon peel powder: 1 teaspoon
3. Turmeric powder: 1/8 teaspoon (pinch)
4. Besan (Chickpea floor): 2 teaspoons  May be substituted with equal amount of instant oatmeal

Wet Ingredients

1. Fresh Tomato juice:  1 Tablespoon
2. Rosewater : 2 teaspoons
3. Almond oil: ¼ teaspoon
4. Honey: ½ teaspoon (Optional for dry skin)


1. Mix dry ingredients.
2. Add almond oil to dry mix. Mix well.
3. Add remaining wet ingredients to form a paste.
Store in refrigerator


1. Soak a wash cloth in ¼ cup water.
2. Put wet wash cloth in microwave oven for 30 seconds. You should notice the steam.
3. Cover face with hot wash cloth for 5 minutes.
4. Apply the face mask. Leave it on for 20 minutes.
5. Wash and rinse with cold water.


The shell of the Reetha nuts contain Saponin that makes a natural lathering agent. Add Neem oil only if you need 'medicated' soap.

1. Reetha Nuts: 2 Cups
Lathering agent

2. Water: 6 cups

3. Honey: 1 Tablespoon
Exfoliate and moisturizer

4. Rose water: 2 teaspoons (Optional)
Aroma, anti-inflammatory

5. Neem Oil: 2 teaspoons (Optional)

1. Crack open Reetha nuts. Discard the nuts. You need the shells.
2. Add water and Reetha shells in a large pot. Bring it to a boil.
3. Turn down heat and simmer for about 40 minutes to an hour.
4. Remove the shells. Let it come to room temperature
5. Add Rose water, honey, and Neem oil. Transfer to bottles with lids. Store in the refrigerator.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014


Women need to battle facial hair constantly. So to get rid of facial hair many opt for methods like bleaching, waxing or shaving but that still can't provide a permanent cure. Here are a few home remedies that can help fight unwanted hair growth.

Besides being good for one's complexion turmeric has antibacterial effects. It also helps to curb hair growth. Turmeric is also good for many other skin problems and wounds.

For the mask
Make a fluid paste by soaking turmeric powder in water, apply to the facial area where you have excess hair and leave on for a few minutes. After it dries, use a cloth dipped in warm water to wipe away the turmeric and the hair, too.
Gram flour
Since our grand-mothers time we know that gram flour (Besan) is used for face packs. Women in many parts of India regularly used a face pack made by mixing gram flour with turmeric. This is believed to have the ability to remove the excess hair on the face, particularly around the mouth and chin. It also helps in getting a smooth and flawless skin.

For the mask
Mix equal amounts of gram flour and turmeric with a little water to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the face, leave on until it dries totally and then with a cloth dipped in warm water rub off this face mask.

Eggs have various benefits for the skin and hair.

For the mask
Take the egg white of one egg add half a tablespoon of corn flour add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Make a smooth paste and apply this to the portion of your face that has unwanted hair. Once dried just pull it off firmly and the hair will get pulled out, too. It's painful but the results are amazing. 


Using chemical and ammonia based liquid hair dye is dangerous for scalp and hair health.
Even power based hair dyes have chemicals which can harm your eyes and effect eyesight.
With these products, you will lose hair quicker than normal.
Using henna based powder hair dye will make hair dull and color will lose soon.
Frequent re-coloring will make hair look more duller.

So, here is a natural method to make long lasting hair dye using peel of layer over garlic.
Ingredients needed to make Natural  Hair Dye :
  • Garlic (large quantity)
  • Olive Oil (
  • Cotton Cloth
PROCEDURE to make natural hair dye :
1. Take garlic peel(outer skin like layer) in large quantity because on making ash it will come to small quantity.
2. Roast the garlic peel on a pan till it becomes black ash.
3. Filter the ash to get fine powder with a cotton cloth.
4. Add olive oil to this ash and stir it to make it just like hair dye paste.
5. Preserve it for 7 days(do not store in refrigerator) in glass bottle in darkness.
6. After 7 days apply it to hair in the same way as hair die. Preferably apply it at evening times and have head bath next morning.
7. For still better results don’t do head bath the next day instead keep it like that for 2 to 3 days and then have a bath.
This hair color will give natural look to hair and will last for long period and also keeps hair healthy because of oilve oil mixture.
Also add biotin, zinc, iron, iodine and protein supplements to your diet to keep hair healthy and in natural color.

For Curly Hair naturally : Follow steps 1,2,3,4 above and apply the paste after 30 minutes to hair roots on scalp.
Leave this paste on scalp for 1 hour and then wash your hair.
This application will make your hair curly from roots. For more curly hair, repeat this process every 15 days for couple of months.

Monday, 22 September 2014


Methi Shikakai Shampoo
Methi seeds(Fenugreek) – 250 grams
Shikakai (Acacia concinna – refer wikipedia for plant’s botanical name and picture – 1 kilogram
Dried orange/lemon peels – handful

Crush all the ingredients to a fine powder and store. Use this powder shampoo to wash your hair as you would do with others. However, remember to soak this powder in ½ cup of boiling water 2 hours before using it on your hair.

Reetha Shikakai shampoo.
Take some dry soap nuts(reetha) and soak them in water overnight.
Mash them in the morning and strain the soapy solution.
Add a tsp of shikakai powder and wash your hair.

Amla Shikakai shampoo
For healthy hair use herbal shampoos with the following ingredients: 100 grams of Reetha seeds, 100 grams of Amla Powder, 100 grams of dried shikakai powder, 20 grams of Aloe Vera juice and 3 glasses of hot water. Soak the rita seed in warm water and squeeze out the juice . Add to this amla powder,shikakai powder and aloe vera juice and use as regular shampoo.

Khus-khus Shikakai shampoo
1) Shikakai 1 kg
2) Bengal gram (chana dal) ¼ kg
3) full green gram (moong) ¼ kg
4) poppy seeds (khus-khus) ¼ kg
5) fenugreek (methi seeds) 100 gms
6) horse gram 100gms
Method: Make sure the ‘Shikakai’ is dry or else dry it in the sun. Take all the ingredients to a mill and get them ground. Store in an airtight container when cool.

Take 2½ tablespoons for 1 wash of long hair, 1½ tablespoons for shoulder length hair or 1½ teaspoons for very short hair and mix it with enough water to make a thick liquid of shampoo constituency.
Apply on wet scalp and hair and rub all over nicely. After 2 minutes rinse properly with lots of water and make sure no lumps are left on the hair or scalp.

Chamomile Fields Shampoo
The Ingredients:
* 4 bags of Chamomile tea (or 1 handful of fresh Chamomile flowers)
* 4 tablespoons pure soap flakes
* 1 1/2 tablespoons glycerin*

Let the tea bags steep in 1 1/2 cups of boiled water for 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags and with the remaining liquid add the soap flakes. Let stand until the soap softens. Stir in glycerin until mixture is well blended. Pour into a bottle. Keep in a dark, cool place.
A transparent sweet liquid, a by-product of soapmaking. Glycerin is used in many cosmetic products. It acts as a humectant, which means it retains moisture. You can purchase it at most drug stores or health food stores.

Relaxant, great bedtime drink, slows down central nervous system.

Storage- Most recipes require refrigeration since they don’t contain preservatives. Shelf Life is approximately 1 week.

Sunday, 21 September 2014


Due to their professional commitments, working going-to-be brides hardly get time to prepare themselves for their wedding. Consequently they have to face a lot of hindrances on their grand day. Well if you are also working and going to tie the knot soon then don’t take a chance because you are going to be the center of attraction on your big day. Ideally you need to start your pre bridal beauty treatments before four to six months of your marriage.

Beauty expert Shahnaz Husain says,“For a home-based pre-bridal routine, specialized skin care should ideally begin at least four to six weeks in advance.” To facilitate you, here we bring you the tips for pre-bridal preparation, have a look: 

Pre Bridal Body Pack: Popularly called as Ubtan, it is a homemade bridal recipe. It brings glow on bridal’s face and body. You can prepare it by mixing wheat bran, yoghurt or cream of milk, gram flour and a pinch of turmeric. Before applying it, massage your body with sesame oil. Now apply ubtan on your body leave it for half an hour then take bath.   

Hot oil treatment for shiny locks: To get shiny locks on your grand day, treat your hair with hot oil. Apply hot almond oil to your hair. Now dip a towel in hot water( squeeze the excess water) and wrap it around your head like a turban, leave it for minutes then repeat the process three to four times.

Follow these tips and look like a gorgeous fairy on your grand day!

Saturday, 20 September 2014


Did you ever watch Popeye as a child and see how much he loved spinach? And how it made him really strong? Well spinach IS good for your body – and it’s also great for your skin! It is packed with antioxidants and minerals including protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Niacin, Phosphorus, Thiamin, Potassium, and Magnesium, just to name a few. Read along to learn some other amazing information on Spinach!

1. UV Ray Protection Spinach contains Vitamin B which protects the skin from dangerous UV rays that cause sun damage, skin cancer, and premature aging of the skin.

2. Vegetable of Youth Studies have shown that eating spinach regularly will keep you looking younger longer! It slows down age-related degeneration and stops premature aging of the skin.
3. Clear Complexion  Rich in Vitamin K and Folate, spinach helps to give you clear skin, minimizing acne, bruising on the skin, and dark circles.
4. Keep it Raw The best way to consume spinach is by eating it raw, as opposed to cooking it. Cooking the spinach can kill some very valuable nutrients in the vegetable and that is never good. Add spinach to a salad, on a sandwich, on sliced tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and basil, on top of entrees, blended into a smoothie, etc.
5. The Most Beneficial Way to Enjoy Spinach In a smoothie. Why you ask? Well, apparently simply chewing the leafy green vegetable does not allow us to break down the vegetable well enough. The spinach’s cell walls need to be broken down completely for so the vital/essential enzymes can be released and absorbed into the body appropriately. The best way to accomplish this is by blending it in a blender and enjoying it in a smoothie.
6. Glowing Skin Spinach will add a beautiful glow to your skin! Thanks to all the amazing antioxidants and nutrients in spinach, it will even out  your complexion and leave your skin looking radiant.
A Delicious Smoothie Recipe
1 cup of clean water
1 cup of ice cubes
2 cups of organic spinach
6 organic strawberries (no stems)
2 stalks organic celery
Freshly-squeezed juice from an organic lemon
1 ripe medium-sized banana
Blend the water and spinach then add in the other ingredients slowly until well blended in the blender. Feel free to add in almond butter, peanut butter, or whatever else you like for added benefits. Enjoy a smoothie every morning and your body and skin will thank you for it!

Thursday, 18 September 2014



Wipe skin with the following several times a day — a diluted mix of 2 tsp powdered camphor and 100ml of rose water. Store in a bottle in the refrigerator. To reduce surface oiliness use this several times a day.
Apply the following pack daily:
• 2 tsp Fuller's earth
• 1 tsp camphor powder
• 1 tsp sandalwood powder
• 1 tsp mint powder
Mix all the above with cold water and apply on face and neck for five minutes and wash off with cold water for squeaky clean skin in no time at all.


Wipe skin with cotton pad dipped in a mixture of rose water and cold milk. Apply the following cleansing pack:
•1 tsp milk powder
• 1 tsp almond powder
• 1 tsp China clay powder
Mix the above ingredients with full cream milk to form a smooth paste and apply on face and neck. Wash off scrubbing gently in a rotating motion.


Wipe the face with cold rose water. Apply the following natural pack on the T-zone:
• 1 tsp Fuller's earth
• a pinch of camphor powder
Mix the above with water and apply. Smear milk powder mixed with rose water on the rest of the areas. Leave this on for five minutes and wash off. Apart from this, try and drink at least 10 glasses of water daily. You'll not only be flushing out the toxins, but also achieving a clearer complexion.


Follow the regimen of the dos and don't for a good looking skin:


1) Clean your make up brushes weekly.
2)Always wash off your make up before going to bed.
3)Moisturize your skin before applying foundation.
4)Update your make up every six months to avoid using makeup after the expiry date.
5)For a clearer,brighter complexion,exercise regularly so that your skin get more oxygen.
6)Eat a healthy diet and drink six to eight glasses of water every day.
7)Make sure to use a concealer which is lighter than your natural skin colour.
8)Always select a foundation that matches your complexion.
9)Always make sure you apply lots of sun block when going out in the sun.


1)Don't ever sleep with makeup on.
2)Don't smoke it has a tendency to age your skin prematurrely.
3)Don't stick with the same makeup look you had five years ago and dont be afraid to try out new looks.
4)Don't pile lots of concealer on a swollen pimple.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014


A majority of people look for methods which can help them remove the tan. The most common and easiest way is to apply a sunscreen with high SPF to your skin while going out. It is effective to some level. But the high chemical content can possibly lead to skin allergies. As a natural alternative, there are a few effective home remedies you can use to remove skin tan. Here are a few effective ones.

1. Tomato 

Applying a sliced tomato on the skin directly is one of the easiest and safest method to remove the tan. Tomatoes are readily available at home. Take them out from the refrigerator cut it into two slices and rub it directly to your skin. Do it for 5 minutes then leave it as it is for sometime. As it dries up, wash it with cold water. It gives a cooling effect to the skin and the skin feels fresh and rejuvenated. It doesn’t require much effort and is safe to use for all type of skin. You can try the same thing with cucumber and it’s juice. It also gives beneficial results.

2. Lemon juice

Make a paste of two teaspoon of milk powder, half teaspoon honey, a few drops of lemon juice, and half a teaspoon of almond oil. Lemon is famous for it’s bleaching properties. Apply this paste on your tanned skin and allow it to dry for 15 minutes. Wash it with cold water after it completely dries up. This pack helps in recovering the shine and removing tan. Applying baby oil on your skin before a bath also gives good results against tanning.

3. Oatmeal and curd 

Make a paste of two teaspoon of oatmeal with half teaspoon curd and one teaspoon tomato juice. Apply this pack on your skin. Keep it for 20 minutes or till the time it gets dry. Then wash it away with water. If you are in a hurry then you apply curd and tomato juice using a slice of tomato or your finger tips. Leave it for 5 minutes and then wash off. Both curd and tomato are good cleanser. Adding Epsom salt to your bathing water and regular use of it also helps in fading the tan.

4. Orange peel 

Take some dried powdered of orange peel and mix it with two teaspoon of gram flour. Add a teaspoon of curd in it and few drops of coconut oil. Make a fine paste and apply it as a mask on all over your skin. Allow it to dry. Wash it off after 10 minutes. It helps in reducing the tan as well as blemishes and scars on the face. Orange peel can be made at home very easily. Take orange peel and allow it to dry completely in direct sunlight. When it dries up completely then powder them in a grinder. This powder can be preserved for later use.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Multani mitti or Fuller's earth is a natural substance which is commonly called as 'Betonite'. Multani mitti has the ability to remove impurities without causing any side effects to the skin. The history of this wonder beauty ingredient dates back to the Roman times, where it was used as a cleaning agent. Multani mitti is now a popular beauty ingredient which is widely used to treat various kinds of skin problems like acne, pimples, blemishes etc. Apart from the skin, Multani mitti has wondrous effects on hair as well. A Multani mitti hair pack is effective in getting rid of split ends. Being a mild cleansing agent, it does not cause any damage to your hair. Multani mitti effectively absorbs oil from the scalp, preventing the occurrence of dandruff. It also helps in facilitating blood circulation in the hair follicles; making your roots healthy. So, a regular application of Multani mitti hair pack will make your hair look radiant and beautiful.

Here are a few ways in which you can use Multani mitti for hair care. So, get ready to make your hair beautiful and shiny, the natural way!
 For Split Ends
 Oil your hair overnight. In the morning, dip the towel in hot water and squeeze it completely. Keep it on for 10 minutes and then remove the towel. Now mix Multani mitti with curd in equal proportions depending on the length of your hair. Apply this paste on your hair starting from the end of your hair till the scalp. Leave it on for 10 minutes till it dries. Rinse it off with cold water. Use this hair pack once in a week to get rid of split ends.

  For Dry Hair
 Mix four tablespoons of Multani mitti, half a cup of yogurt, juice of half a lemon and two teaspoons of honey together. Apply this pack on your hair and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off using a mild shampoo.
 For Oily Hair
 Soak Multani mitti in a bowl of water for at least 3-4 hours before applying it on your hair. Before applying the pack (about 30 minutes prior), add a tablespoon of reetha powder and apply it to your hair. Keep this pack on for 5-10 minutes. Then wash it off with cold water.
 For Straight Hair
 Do you wish to make your hair naturally straight? If yes, mix one cup of Multani mitti with five teaspoons of rice flour and one egg white. Apply this pack to your hair. Using a wide comb, gently start combing your hair downwards 2-3 times before applying this pack. Keep combing your hair while applying this pack. Allow the pack to dry completely. Then wash it off with water. Shampoo and then condition your hair as usual. This will make your hair straight and silky.