February 21, 2016

DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth


 

DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth

Benefits of Aloe Vera Gel :
Aloe is famous for its inherent quality of getting totally absorbed by the skin and crossing all the layers of the skin. The aloe vera gel is a natural purifier and assists healing of the skin , which is why it has been used  from time immemorial as a natural antiseptic . It soothes dermatitis, skin rashes and allergies of the skin as well as itchy conditions of the scalp as it calms the cells down .
Aloevera also promotes cell growth of the hair follicles and thus helps in hair growth . It also balances the ph of the scalp

Benefits of Cucumber :
The natural skin lightening properties of cucumber helps reduce dark circles under the eyes. Cucumber has several antioxidants which help in anti ageing as they counter free radicals responsible for ageing. It contains ascorbic acid that helps decrease the presence of bags and puffiness around the eyes and silica which strengthens the connective tissue and leaves the skin feeling silky smooth. Of course cucumber is also well known for its cooling properties and an eye pack of chilled cucumber slice feels like heaven on tired eyes.

DIY Aloe Vera Cucumber Gel As a Facepack :
DIY Aloe vera Cucumber gel- Glowing skin & for hair growth

You will need:
1 tbsp of aloe vera gel
1 tbsp of cucumber pulp – roughly chopped (remove seeds)
1 tbsp of boiled normal water

1. Blend all the ingredients in a mixer or with an electrical blender till you get a smooth paste .
2. Apply on a cleaned face and keep for half an hour .
3. Wash it off with warm water and pat dry

This rejuvenating aloevera cucumber gel can be an instant facepack before a party , for that fresh glowing look

As a Hair pack for an Itchy Scalp &for promoting hair growth:
You will need:
2 tbsp of aloe vera gel
2 tbsp of cucumber pulp – roughly chopped (remove seeds)
2 tbsp of olive oil

1. Blend all the ingredients in a mixer or with an electrical blender till you get a smooth paste .
2. Apply on the scalp and keep for half an hour .
3. Wash it off with warm water and a herbal shampoo.

Get free from that itchy irritating scalp with this soothing aloevera cucumber gel hair pack and get smooth silky hair as well !! For more info visit http://www.prakritiherbals.in/.

October 23, 2015

DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for glowing skin !!


                                        DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!
The humble Marigold (calendula officinalis) flowers or (genda phool as it is called in Hindi ) are not only considered auspicious and a part of every pooja but are actually natural healing agents as they have awesome benefits for the skin, due to their high anti oxidant content carotenoids and antimicrobial properties
Marigolds contain numerous antioxidant carotenoids like lutein and zeaxanthin, often paired together, and lycopene that not only give the petals their bright orange and yellow colors but protect us and the skin from damage due to free radicals and environmental pollution .

DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!Medicinal Uses of the Marigold Flower:

  • In aroma therapy
  • For skin treatments
  • To  reduce cracking of  heels
  • To reduce dryness of palms
  • To make natural yellow dyes for cosmetics& foods
  • As  mosquito repellents
  • Wound healing
  • AcneMarigold turmeric lemon facepack for glowing skin:DIY Marigold Turmeric Lemon Facepack for Glowing Skin !!
    Take the petals of 2-3 marigold flowers and crush them with some raw milk. Then add a pinch of turmeric powder ,a tsp of lemon juice and crushed oatmeal or maida to form a paste . Apply on the face for 30 mins and wash off with warm water for soft glowing skin -The antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the marigold flower, lemon& turmeric also help reduce dark spots& marks.
October 16, 2015

Stop Premature Greying of Hair and Hairfall Naturally with Curry Leaves!


Stop Premature Greying of Hair and Hairfall Naturally with Curry Leaves!
Premature greying of hair is the bane of every youngster today ….well look no further than your kitchen for the  solution!! Age old recipes which have used the humble curry leaf to nourish the hair and prevent greying – any wonder that our grand moms still have such black silky hair while we are all ready to pull out what is left of ours!!;)

Hair loss & premature greying can occur due to stress, improper diet, lack of proteins and even improper combing techniques. Curry leaves are a rich source of beta-carotene and proteins, which can reduce hair loss and increase hair growth. They also contain amino acids and antioxidants which strengthen the hair follicles and moisturize the scalp. Curry leaves also help remove the dead hair follicles, which can be the reason behind dandruff.Curry leaves are a rich source of vitamin B, which help restore hair color by nourishing and strengthening the roots. So, Stop Premature Greying of Hair and Hairfall Naturally with Curry Leaves with pure natural curry leaf extracts.

  • Darkens hair and reduces greying : Adding curry leaves to one’s regular diet has proven to be beneficial in treating premature graying of hair, as the curry leaves add strength and vitality to hair and darkens it.
  • Nourishes hair: Curry leaves can also be boiled in coconut oil and applied regularly for healthy hair.Add curry leaves to your dietary intake- they are fabulous for hair and  general nutrition
  • Nourishes from inside out: Boil curry leaves in water, squeeze a lime and add sugar to it. Drink daily for about a week. This will increase hair growth, and make your hair shiny. It’s also great for digestion!
  •  Repairs  damaged hair:Curry leaves are very effective since it assists in the scalp restoration process, helping the hair follicles breathe and making them stronger. You can apply the paste directly on your scalp which helps repair the roots. Once your roots are strong, the hair will also grow faster!
    So do reach out for the humble curry leaf &see the magic it does for you !!
March 10, 2015

Offer for Women’s week- Celebrate the Woman in You!!


Offer for Women's week- Celebrate the Woman in You!!

Celebrate the woman in you!!
Happy women’s week to all you spirited, gutsy, inspiring,nurturing, beautiful inside out women out there!!
In your honour we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all our natural skin care &hair care products this week on all orders placed on Facebook or directly with us at info@prakritiherbals.in from 8th March to 15th March.

Contact us for free consultations at 080-26486359 so that we can suggest customized products for your specific concerns.Order online at https://www.facebook.com/prakritiherbals/app_211901345516363 or email us at info@prakritiherbals.in

Pamper yourself – coz you totally deserve it !!

March 7, 2015

PRAKRITI HERBALS CRUELTY FREE NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOW PETA CERTIFIED!!


PRAKRITI HERBALS CRUELTY FREE NATURAL PRODUCTS ARE NOW PETA CERTIFIED!!Calling all animal lovers &lovers of humanity too- Have you checked for the bunny logo on your cosmetics which certifies it as cruelty free??
So proud that the Prakriti Herbals skincare& haircare natural products have been certified by PETA as cruelty free natural products which are not tested on animals !! We are now authorised to use the PETA bunny logo on all our product labels!We have never ever tested on animals &never ever will- why on earth should we test products for humans on innocent animals??

Check out the details of our range of the Prakriti Herbal natural skincare& haircare products which ae also available on Flipkart & Amazon here

 

Prakriti Herbals

 

 

Did you know that tear-less shampoos are tested on the eyes of innocent rabbits and they get severely damaged due to these inhuman tests!!

 

 

Rich Moisturising Jojoba Olive Body Lotion With Vit E

 

Are you aware that household products &synthetic cosmetics are tested on beagles after which their voice boxes are removed   or they are killed off…check more details here about Sasha a beagle who was rescued from an animal laboratory but sadly has now lost her voice due to this  inhuman treatment!!

 

Herbal Amla Brahmi Hibiscus Shampoo

 

Recognize any of these multinational brands that you may even find around you at home – they all test on animals !!

An investigation by CHOICE has uncovered that The Body Shop, which has built its brand on being a cruelty-free company, has entered the Chinese market and is selling products in duty-free shops in Beijing and Shanghai airports.
The Chinese government, in accordance with their law, can take cosmetics off the shelves at random and conduct animal testing. CHOICE believes that, because of this, The Body Shop can no longer guarantee that its products are cruelty-free.

Isn’t it time we stopped these inhuman practices of  animal testing immediately!! Do your bit by refusing to use any cosmetic or household product that has  been tested on animals…
The change begins from home !!

September 11, 2014

Bouncy Silky Hair This Monsoon Naturally!!


Bouncy Silky Hair This Monsoon Naturally!!

The heavenly rains  not only bring with them lots of  fun n frolic , but also loads of humidity which truly messes with our tresses,don’t they!!
I’m sure you all have noticed how the all encompassing humidity  totally  frizzes up our hair  which tends to become so limp even after being shampooed and have less shine body&bounce.
Tips  to keep hair bouncy& healthy this monsoon!!

1. Give your hair a pampering hot oil massage  before shampooing and wash off with a mild shampoo.
2. Do not tie hair when wet
3. Avoid using chemical treatments or blow drying your hair too much.
4. Comb you hair when semi dry or completely dry with a wide tooth comb
5. Nourish your hair from inside out with  a diet rich in protein, vitamin E and C  & drink lots of water .
In the monsoons, hydrate your hair with  herbal  rinses which can be made at home with simple kitchen ingredients

TEA & LEMON RINSE :Tea and lemon

Tea and lemon rinses can work wonders on your hair during the monsoons, not only adding body & lustre but also cleansing it beautifully giving you shiny ,squeaky clean  hair .
Boil tea leaves in enough water. Strain , cool the liquid , add lemon juice and use it as a rinse after your shampoo.
Soak fenugreek seeds in water overnight and add Lemon juice – Use as a last rinse. Fenugreek – Lemon rinse helps reduce oiliness and maintains normal pH balance reducing dandruff and giving you shiny bouncy hair .
So throw out your  worries & have a fun filled  monsoon this year -naturally !!

August 19, 2014

Freedom from lice naturally with teatree oil


 

tea tree oil image

 

Why let your kid’s beautiful childhood be affected by the pesky & embarrassing problem called LICE???

kid with liceAnyone can get it but it is fairly common in school going kids because of the close proximity with each other which allow the lice to get transmitted easily.Head lice are parasitic wingless insects which live on the scalp of your head and thrive on your blood.They also lay eggs which are called nits , and which grow into adult lice when their growth cycle is over. Hence it takes a long time to get rid of these pests as they recur frequently.

 

 

 

Well moms, not to despair!!There is a natural way to  to beat this  irritating problem of lice&nits .

Tea tree oil treatment:  teatree oil
Apply a mixture of 3 tbsp of olive oil with 1 tbsp of teatree oil. Rub into scalp and leave for 30mins.Wash with normal shampoo. Then rub in vinegar into the scalp to loosen the nits.Wait for 10 mins and wash off with hot water. Comb your hair using a fine lice comb to remove the lice and nits. Repeat every week to get rid of this irritating menace .
Another easy alternative is to mix 10-15 drops of teatree oil in your shampoo and use it regularly.

Warning: Do  remember that Tea tree oil is toxic when taken by mouth so keep it out of reach of children. However it  is widely used in low concentrations in cosmetics and skin washes.

Tea tree oil which is an essential oil from the leaves of  Melaleuca Alternifolia has been claimed to be useful for treating a wide variety of medical conditions  including lice, dandruff, acne etc.So make the most of this natural wonder to get rid of the pesky lice forever!!

August 17, 2014

Brighten up your skin this monsoon naturally!!


 

Portrait of woman enjoying the rainKeep the monsoon blues away with natural skincare tips!!

 

cucumber and rose water

For starters always wash your face several times with plain water to get over the sweating normally associated with humidity. Use  fruit based or strawberry based  facewash twice a day to reduce excess oiliness .Freshen up the skin even more with a natural toner like chilled rose water or cucumber juice. Wipe your face with cotton balls dipped in either one of these refreshing toners –  they will not only freshen up your skin , but also close the pores and reduce excessive oiliness.

 

Goes without saying that oily heavy creams are a no-no in this sultry weather. Use light aloevera gel or rose water based moisturisers to hydrate the skin naturally without making them oily.People with oily skin  must be noticing how the skin gets even more oilier &duller in humid weather, and get more outbreaks of clogged pores and blackheads. Regular scrubbing twice and deep pore cleansing twice a week helps unclog the pores  and reduce oiliness & acne.

An orange almond honey facepack to brighten up your skin:orange-peel-opt

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons orange peel powder
1 teaspoon of ground almond powder
1 teaspoon organic honey
1 teaspoon thick plain yoghurt


Apply it in circular motions on the face and rub gently on the skin, in circular motion.
Then, rinse off with plain water.
Orange peels are a powerhouse of antioxidants like VIT C which protects skin from free radical damage. It also helps keep  acne at bay and makes the skin glow.It also contains mineral nutrients like calcium , magnesium and potassium which are necessary for healthy soft skin.
orange peel powder

Make Orange Peel Powder At Home:

Keep aside orange peels from the orange fruits that you eat, remove the white fibous parts on the inside of the peel and wash them in warm distilled water.Spread the orange peels on  a tray and dry them in the sun  for a day or two.Now crush and powder your peels into a fine powder using a food processor or blender, without adding any water.Store it in an air tight jar.

More tips here

 

papaya 2

 

Facepack for very  oily skin: If your skin is very oily, mix  a pack with papaya pulp,multani mitti and rose water . Apply on the face for 15 mins and wash off once it dries. Papaya has papain which helps exfoliate and reduce the pore sizes and multani mitti helps close the pores.

 

 

With a little bit of care, you can look your best & make the most of the lovely romantic rains this monsoon!!:)

April 20, 2014

Glow with a yummlicious Mango Carrot fruity dessert


mango grape fruit salad

MANGO CARROT FRUITY DESSERT – Original Recipe &pic  courtesy Nayana Shetty

This yummy but healthy dessert is bursting with antioxidants and vitamins from carrot, mangoes and grapes to make your skin glow for sure &cool you down too in this sweltering summer!! The beauty of this dessert is that the components can even be enjoyed separately like the mango custard, and the carrot kheer &together they make for a  mindblowing combination !!
Filled with the goodness of beta carotene which is a powerful anti oxidant and Vitamin C,both potent anti aging agents-as well as the enzymes which do wonders for the skin-Mangoes &carrots are truly God’s gift to us!!!
Check out the benefits of mango and some DIY mangolicious facials here 


STEP 1:

Quick and Easy Mango Custard Recipe

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons custard powder 1/2 cup milk 1 large ripe mango, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 1/2 cups) 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lime juice

Method :
In a small bowl, mix the 2 tablespoons Custard Powder into the 1/2 cup of milk, stirring well until custard is completely dissolved; set aside.Place the mango chunks into a blender with 3/4 cup of milk. Puree for approximately 2 minutes. Pour the mango puree into a 1 1/2 quart saucepan and place on the stove on low heat. When the puree becomes warm, add the sugar and stir in well.Stir in the lime juice and then stir in the prepared Custard Powder mixture. Bring the mixture just to a near boil, stirring constantly, to completely dissolve the sugar. Stirring continually, bring the mixture back to a boil until it thickens. Allow to boil for approximately 30 to 60 seconds, still stirring constantly, and then remove the pan from the stove. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Place the custard in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours to firm up.


STEP 2:
CARROT KHEER
Ingredients:
Milk– one and half cups sugar–as required grated carrot—1/2 cup Butter—little Dry grapes–few Roasted cashew-nuts—
Method :
Take a pan and add little butter or ghee ,fry grated carrots,grind with milk(keep 1tbsp fried carrot for decorating) Boil milk,let it  thicken ,add ground paste and cook for some time.Add roasted  cashew nuts and dry grapes, switch off the gas. Once it  is at  room temperature ,store in the fridge.

Put together  the final  mango carrot fruity dessert by mixing  the  mango custard, carrot keer,chopped mangoes,banana, chikoos,and grapes,vanilla essence  and serving it  chilled.
Enjoy this yummlicious dessert while you beta the heat- do try it & let us know how much you loved it🙂😉

 

February 22, 2014

Reduce sun tan & pigmentation with a DIY papaya honey yoghurt facemask


papaya collage

HOW PAPAYA WORKS ITS MAGIC :Being a good source of Vitamin A and Papain, Papaya-the fruit of the angels as it was rightly called by Columbus  helps in removing dead skin cells while breaking down the inactive proteinsPapain exfoliates by breaking down surface dead skin cells and makes  it easier to remove them,revealing fresh skin&the moisture  underneath and reducing dryness as well. The papain also helps to break down the skin on top of the blemish,hence it is also used to treat pigmentation and blackheads by removing any blockage and helping to break down the dead cells inside the pore.When you remove dead tissue during exfoliation,you make your pores seem smaller as the keratinized skin around the edges of your pores is removed and makes them less visible.
Even the daily  application of mashed  ripe papaya pulp mixed with aloevera pulp on spots &blemishes  can help in removing the dark spots.
Lemon n Honey also helps in  reducing  Hyperpigmentation and suntan drastically.
The papaya honey yoghurt face mask when used weekly will reduce suntan, pigmentation and even  out the skin tone giving you a  glowing complexion.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup  of  mashed ripe papaya pulp
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of honey
  • 1/4 cup of yogurt

Method:

  • Blend  all the above ingredients well to avoid any lumps .Then apply a very thick layer on the face for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water & pat dry.This mask not only  brightens the skin, but it also helps reduce dark spots, pigmentation and acne.
    Do remember to use this facemask in the evening or at night as lemon is photo sensitive when exposed to sunlight.
    For more DIY papaya face masks check here
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