Archive for August, 2014

August 19, 2014

Freedom from lice naturally with teatree oil


 

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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

 

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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!!:)