Have you ever wondered why the women of yore had much better hair and skin than we do today??Did you ever hear of our elders using or needing chemical hair conditioners,sunscreens,astringents,toners,peel off masks,anti aging creams or worrying about acne,falling hair,dandruff,frizz and premature greying???Not likely at all!!!
Well,it’s time we shared their secret with you…..They actually had a secret valuable friend to help them out;)Guess who!!!!…She was none other than Mother Nature-“Prakriti“…..Truly Nature has proven herself not only to be an ace cosmeticologist,but also a healing doctor and an expert chemist . From the ancient times,natural ingredients in plants that were used for skin and hair care had amazing curative,protective and preventive properties and being natural were harmfree and totally free of any side effects.The ancient natural skin and haircare recipes which are integral parts of our Indian herbal heritage have been handed down for generations &have truly stood the test of time .
Applying turmeric to a young bride-to-be is an essential part of traditional Indian weddings even today,and has its roots in the natural beautifying and antiseptic properties of Turmeric.There are countless myriad examples of natural cleansers like lemon and shikakai,moisturisers like aloevera,astringents like lemon,humectants like honey,sunscreens like sandalwood and aloevera,haircolourants like henna,nourishers like almond,jojoba and wheatgerm oil,exfoliators like papaya and walnut,and antiseptics like neem and tulsi……and these are just a few of the countless gifts of nature available to us.
Products created from natural ingredients available at home have essential vitamins, minerals, nutrients and healing properties that work with your body to heal and protect the skin naturally.………So why look elsewhere when we can make simple beauty remedies from ingredients found in our kitchen or home gardens ??
Just remember these basic rules for home made beauty care :
Use simple at home recipes with fresh ingredients .
Use clean equipment and containers.
Make small batches of the product that you would use each day.
Do a patch test before trying out any home made beauty recipes to avoid any side effects.
Nature’s treasure trove of natural cosmetics is truly endless which is precisely the reason we thought it was about time we unveiled all the bounties Mother Nature has had in store for us…………………….:)