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March 5, 2018

Useful Tips for Holi 2018

Useful Tips for Holi 2018

Holi Hai!” The moment we hear this, the only thing we imagine is the multiple types of colors floating in the air. Well, Holi is one of the biggest festivals in India and it goes on for 3 to 4 days where everybody expresses their love and joy by applying colors to each other. In the earlier days, the color called “Gulal” was made by crushing marigold flowers and rose petals which was very soothing and healthy. But, as the world changed, we have now landed up with artificial colors mixed with harsh chemicals. Such colors tend to damage the hair and skin as well as health.
Well here are some useful Tips to make your Holi celebrations joyful and not painful:

herbal Holi colors

  1. Always prepare your own herbal Holi colors by using flowers, leaves, edible components like turmeric powder, fruits like pomegranate, beverages like tea, coffee powder etc.
  2. Try playing with water colors as the water particles will keep your skin and hair hydrated in sunlight, though it is mixed with colors.
  3. Choose full sleeved clothes so that the harmful chemicals mixed in Holi colours won’t reach your skin directly.
  4. Apply lots of oils like coconut, almond, mustard or amla oil on the entire body and hair before and after Holi celebration.
  5. Wear a bandana or scarf on your hair so that it will cover maximum area of the hair thereby protecting it from artificial colors.
  6. Also apply thick nail paint on your nails as the strong grease and chemical colors can affect them for days.
  7. Once the Holi celebrations are over, have a quick and thorough shower with Luke warm water in order to take off the maximum color from your body. Once it gets dry, it becomes very difficult to get rid of colors from your skin and hair.

Hair Care After Holi:

Apply oil to your hair and shampoo your hair with a mild herbal shampoo. Try to remove the excess color from the hair and scalp. Apply a lot of conditioner regularly for at least 4 to 5 hair washes after Holi. Make hair oil your best friend as it will help your hair to overcome the damage done by harmful colors in Holi celebration. The application of homemade hair mask made of honey, curd, Aloe Vera, etc. will help you retain the original health of your hair quickly.

Skin Care After Holi:

It is very hard to keep yourself away from colors during Holi. That means, how much ever you try, there is a huge chance of skin damage and roughness due to harmful chemicals mixed with the colors. Never mind, you can still get back your healthy skin. Make sure you do not rub your face or other parts of your body vigorously in order to get rid of colors. This may lead to skin rashes and burning sensations. Instead, apply an herbal cleansing cream or Gram Flour (Besan) gently on your skin. Do not use harsh soap or shower gel as it may further damage your skin. Massage your body with natural oil on a daily basis before your bath & apply body lotions after your bath as it will moisturize the rough skin and heal the skin. Herbal beauty pack or “uptans” are the best remedy for the face as it will not only remove the colors but also nourish the skin and make it glow naturally.

December 21, 2017

Natural Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin








Today the entire world is turning towards Ayurveda and people have finally realised the advantages of natural remedies over the chemical modernised ones.  Hence most ladies today have switched to natural contents in terms of skin health. Well, in homemade skin care recipes, the ingredients added have a very special aspect that helps retaining the skin health naturally and give a young-looking complexion.

Here are some of the handpicked natural tips for healthy glowing skin.

Green tea

A natural extract of green tea used since decades, that contains EGCG (antioxidants) which helps in boosting the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin. This results in delivering the key nutrients that keep your complexion healthy and glowing.


This tropical fruit is widely used by Indians as well as in other parts of the world for preparing sweets, dishes, scrubs, and so on. Walnut contains a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which is very important for vegans or those who do not intake fish. It helps in maintaining the Ph balance of the skin and gives the complexion a natural and healthy appearance.


Ripe pumpkin is one of the top sources of beta-carotene which gets metabolised into vitamin A after entering the human body. It is very essential for producing new skin cells which in turn helps keep the skin smooth and wrinkle-free.

Dark chocolate

Dark chocolate is basically rich in cocoa flavanols, and contains antioxidant properties that help improve blood circulation in the body cells thereby keeping your skin healthy and acne free.

Nature has given us tremendous beauty enhancement herbs and plant extracts. All we need to do is use them wisely to keep our skin healthy and glowing.

September 12, 2017

5 Organic Foods to Control Baldness and Hair Fall

5 organic foods to control baldness and hair fallhair growth mechanism








Normal hair fall is natural as the new hair will grow in place of old hair and the cycle continues naturally . But, when the hair fall volume becomes double or more than 100 strands a day or you find bald spots on your scalp , then there is a serious problem with your hair growth mechanism. Don’t panic as there is still hope for you to have thick and long hair by changing your daily diet plan

There are a few  organic foods which if taken regularly can be the best natural boosters for hair growth / regrowth.

1: Beetroot:


Beetroot is rich in Vitamin B and C, calcium, potassium and enough protein. These essential nutrients  promote new hair growth along with nourishment to the root. Take beetroot as a food, salad or juice on a daily basis to get effective results in no time at all. You can also combine  beetroot with carrot juice, alfalfa juice, lettuce juice and spinach juice.

2: Coconut milk:

coconut milk

Coconut milk is another gift of nature to prevent excess  hair loss as it contains essential fat and protein extracts.

To make coconut milk at home, follow the given steps:

  • Take a fresh coconut and grate it
  • Take water in a pan and add the grated coconut
  • Grind it together in a mixie or blender
  • Strain the liquid into a clean container

Now, take the strained fluid and then apply on the scalp mildly massage the scalp with it .Leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off with a mild herbal shampoo

3: Licorice Root:

Licorice Root

Licorice Root is also used as a natural treatment against hair loss and baldness. It acts as a strong anti-dandruff agent as it eliminates scalp irritation, dandruff flakes, and opens the pores for regrowth of hair.

  • Mix ¼ tsp of saffron and 1 tsp of round Licorice with 1 cup of milk in a blender
  • Now, apply the mixture on the bald area and scalp before going to bed
  • Wash your hair next morning with a mild shampoo
  • Repeat the process 1-2 times a week for best results

4: Aloevera:


The essential enzymes present in aloe vera help promote hair growth actively . Its nourishing property helps hair growth and it also maintains the PH balance of the scalp and hair. Regular use of Aloe Vera will reduce  dandruff and treat scalp issues like inflammation, itchiness, etc.

5: Flaxseeds:


Flax-seeds have abundant amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid which help in reducing hair fall control and improving hair growth. You can take flax-seeds regularly by mixing it with water or combining it with soup, salad and other meals.

August 23, 2017

Top Beauty Hacks

Refreshing Beauty Hack

After cleansing your face, lightly rub an ice cube, wrapped in cloth over your face to help keep the skin cool and oil free during summer. This also helps in reducing production of sebum and sweat.


Cat Eye Beauty Hack

Worried about how to get the perfect cat eye? Use a credit card to make a full proof line while applying the liner or eye pencil. It will give you a stunning cat eye look with utmost perfection.

Lip Balm Beauty Hack

For dry lipped women, apply lip balm to your lips before starting your makeup. By the time you apply lipstick as a final touch, it will have time to work its magic, leaving your lips soft and pumped up.

No-Makeup Makeup Hack:

Darken light eyelashes using a liquid eyeliner for a no-makeup look. Just hold the eyeliner vertically and color your lashes starting from the base of the eyelashes towards the ends.

Broken Eye Shadows Hack:

Do not throw away your broken eye shadows. Instead, turn them into lip-gloss. Crush the broken eye shadow pieces into powder and then mix it with petroleum Jelly. It will give you any color lip-gloss you want.

Nail Art Beauty Hack:

The best way to hide flaky or chipped nail polish is to paste some sparkling glitter on it. It looks pretty and lasts for much longer.

August 1, 2017

Natural Home Remedies to Keep Baldness Away!!

baldnessBaldness – the most common and unsolved problem faced by today’s generation. Not only men and women but even youngsters are becoming the victim of this issue. Now, the question is, why is baldness becoming such a serious issue day by day??

One of the major Causes of Baldness is the clogging of hair follicles which can be caused due to various factors such as:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Heredity
  • Lack of iron and proteins / Quick weight loss
  • Over dose of vitamin A
  • Scalp infection
  • Drugs intake
  • Stress / tension / Trauma
  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Using harsh hair cosmetics
  • Thyroid &hormonal disorders
  • Short or long-term illness
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Ageing


Natural Home Remedies To Keep Baldness Away

How to stop hair loss?  Every victim of hair loss faces this question once they realize they have severe hair loss.
Next, many people visit a doctor or go for surgeries. But, these hair surgeries/treatment is very expensive and even risky. Hence, try some simple homemade hair remedies which are easy to prepare and have no side effects. Here are some of the natural remedies to prevent baldness.

  1. Castor Oil

Castor oil is used as one of the natural cures for baldness as it helps regrowth of the hair and prevents further hair fall. All you need to do is- apply some castor oil on the balding area and massage gently. This will help in nourishing your scalp and boost new hair growth.

  1. Aloe Vera Gel

Aloe Vera is the most effective home remedy for treating baldness. Aloe Vera gel helps in regrowth of hair naturally. Just put some Aloe Vera gel on the scalp and massage it gently. The enzymes present in Aloe Vera are helpful in opening the clogged hair follicles which in turn promote new hair growth.

  1. Curry Leaf

Curry Leaf, one of the most commonly used food ingredients in Indian cuisine is also used as a natural remedy for treating baldness. Simply boil a handful of curry leaves in coconut oil, strain the oil, cool and apply on your head. Gently massage your scalp and wash it off after 1-2 hours. Curry leaves stimulate hair follicles which ultimately helps in hair growth.

June 13, 2017

Treatment of Dandruff with Fenugreek

Treatment of Dandruff with Fenugreek

Fenugreek commonly known as Methi is used as a spice in our Indian kitchens but do you know that the same Fenugreek seed is also extremely effective for your hair? This article is specially posted to tell you about the Treatment of Dandruff with Fenugreek – An Iconic Remedy. The methi seed is considered to be an ancient hair treatment ingredient as it has many rich nutrients and minerals including magnesium, sodium, and potassium. Fenugreek is a natural aid that treats most of the scalp and hair problems including scratchy irritating dandruff.

Other Advantages of Fenugreek Seed:

Fenugreek seeds are extremely beneficial in treating most scalp and hair disorders:

  • Cures dandruff
  • Prevents hair fall
  • Delays greying of hair
  • Smoothes rough hair
  • Supplies enough protein to the hair
  • Nourishes broken or damaged hair, and many other problems of the scalp

Advantages of Fenugreek Seed

Regular use of fenugreek seeds on hair helps in growing thicker and shinier hair with no scalp problems. This natural seed extract is also helpful in preventing split ends.

Treatment of Dandruff with Fenugreek:

  • The nicotinic acid and proteins of the fenugreek seed treats dandruff and its causes effectively
  • The lecithin content in fenugreek helps hydrate the hair and strengthen its root.

Guidelines to Use Fenugreek for Treatment of Dandruff:

  • Firstly, soak the Fenugreek seeds in water overnight
  • After that, grind the soaked seeds and make a paste out of it
  • Mix the paste with either coconut oil, olive oil, vinegar or curd to make a mask
  • Apply gently on the scalp and hair completely and keep for 30 minutes (Max)
  • Wash off with a herbal shampoo

Note: The mucilage of the soaked Fenugreek seeds gives a conditioning effect to the hair. Finally, keep the hair healthy, strong & beautiful with our simple homemade recipes tips and for the busy bees check out the ready to use natural skincare and haircare products of Prakriti Herbals.

May 8, 2017

Simple Tips to Control Hair Fall

Simple Tips to Control Hair Fall

Hair Fall.. Hair Fall.. Hair fall! Half of today’s generation is suffering from this issue and most of them are left with no proper solution to prevent it. Well, hair fall is not only a hereditary problem but it can occur due to improper diet, hormonal and health issues, iron Zinc and vitamin D deficiency,pollution , etc .You just need to take a good care of it and your problem is solved. Now the question is – How?? So, here are some Simple tips to control hair fall naturally.

 Coconut milk for hair fall control

Take a bowl full of fresh coconut milk and apply it to your scalp with the help of a hair dye brush. Then cover your head with a towel and leave it on for about 20 minutes. After that, just remove the towel and wash off your hair with cold water. Rinse off with mild shampoo.

Coconut milk is a natural moisturiser which nourishes your hair with extra care leaving it strong and hydrated.

 Say no to hair fall with hibiscus

Heat 12 to 15 Hibiscus flowers in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Strain the solution and collect the oil. Apply this oil to the scalp and hair, leave overnight and wash in the morning.

Say no to hair fall

Another age-old remedy is to use the hibiscus leaves and flowers

To use the hibiscus leaves, grind them into a fine paste and apply the paste to the scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 min to 1 hr. Rinse off with warm water.

Banana Hair Mask

Mash ripe banana properly & mix it with egg yolk. Now, apply the banana mask onto your scalp and leave it for at least 30 to 40 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with a mild shampoo and cold water.

Banana hair mask is rich in potassium, vitamins, antioxidants that helps in hair fall control.

Brahmi oil for hair

Get ½ cup of Brahmi juice, 1 cup of unrefined sesame oil and mix them thoroughly. Now, take 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds along with 1 tsp of dried amla and grind it to make a fine paste. Now mix it with the oil and apply on your scalp as well as hair.

Use of Brahmi herbal oil makes the scalp healthy and hence supports hair growth. It gives complete protection against hair fall by strengthening the hair roots. Brahmi oil also acts as a conditioner that softens your hair making it smooth and silky.

Use these simple hair-fall tips and you will get rid of hair fall problems without any doubt. Just remember, these recipes are organic and results are a little slower at the beginning. But have a little patience and you will be benefited with the magic of true nature.

March 31, 2017

5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan

5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan

It’s Summer time! Explore the bright sunny day with lots of fun which you missed out in Winter. But wait! What if the skin gets sunburnt and tanned? Well, you need not worry about that as there are a number of homemade recipes which will help in removing the skin tan naturally.

These are the 5 Effective Homemade Remedies for Removing Suntan in Summer.

 1. Lemon Juice

  • Slice the lemon into medium thick pieces and rub it on your tanned skin.
  • Leave it on for 2 to 3 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Do this once or twice daily to see effective results.

2. Lemon Juice, Cucumber, And Rose Water

  • Mix juice of half a Lemon, paste of Cucumber slices, and enough amount of Rose Water to make a thick paste
  • Apply this mixture to the tanned sunburnt skin area and massage gently.
  • Keep the paste for 10 to 12 minutes before wash.

You can apply this pack every day for instant results.

3: Aloe Vera, Masoor Dal & Tomato Pack

  • Make a fine scrub by mixing red lentil powder (masoor dal) with ample tomato and aloe vera juice.
  • Apply the paste on your face and scrub gently. let it stay for half an hour before you wash it off with cold water.

Use this pack on alternate days for at least a week or two to see a visible difference.

4: Honey and Papaya Pack

  • Mash a fully ripe papaya and add sufficient honey to it.
  • Blend the ingredients properly to make a fine papaya pack.
  • Now, apply it on your face completely and keep it for half an hour.
  • Finally, wash off with lukewarm water for best results.

Apply this at least twice or thrice a week.

5: Sandalwood pack

  • Add rose water to the sandalwood powder and blend to get a smooth paste.
  • Apply the paste on the tanned face or skin areas.
  • Keep it on until it dries up completely and then rinses it using water.

Do this every alternate night before going to bed.

So, hope you find the recipes for 5 Effective Homemade remedies for removing suntan valuable in fighting sunburn. Stay tan free and enjoy this summer season 2017 to the fullest

March 11, 2017

7 Natural Ways of Making Natural Colors This Holi

Holi, the festival of colors is one of the much-loved festivals in India. Like every festival, Holi is also celebrated with lots of love, joy, and fun which people show by showering colorful powders(Gulal) and rang on each other.
However, the colors which we buy from the retail stores may have various chemical ingredients which are harmful to our skin and hair. When we have been gifted with pure and natural color alternatives by mother earth, why not make the best of it and prepare our natural safe Holi colors this time:

Red: Mix ample amount of red sandalwood powder with refined wheat flour. Sandalwood is a magical gift for skincare and even adds an aroma in your Holi colors. Wheat flour is equally safe to use as it is a basic edible ingredient used in every Indian kitchen.

Yellow: Who knows the beauty of turmeric better than us? You can mix turmeric powder and gram flour to make a bright yellow powder for Holi which will also improve your skin tone.

Orange: Dried and crushed forest (Tesu) flowers can be used for preparing orange powder. Tesu flowers are used in various ayurvedic medicines, hence, it is beneficial to our body in all ways.

Green: Finely crushed and powdered fenugreek (methi) / mint (pudina) leaves can be the best ingredient for preparing green color. Fenugreek has been found to do wonders in haircare and mint keeps your scalp and skin cool in the hot summer.

Pink: Grated beetroot or Pomegranate seeds can be soaked in water to get a bright pink color. Pomegranate and beetroot have so many natural compounds which beautify –It will not only give you a pinkish color but will also keep your skin healthy throughout Holi.

Brown: This Holi, instead of drinking tea or coffee, just shower it on your friends. Boil tea leaves or coffee in water and cool them to prepare a rich brown liquid as a Holi special.

Purple: It’s so simple! Grind Black grapes or jambul (jamun) and dilute with ample water to get a natural purple liquid to play with at Holi this year.

Hope these natural color extracts will help you enjoy an eco-friendly Holi this year body and soul. Happy Holi!!

February 16, 2017

8 Ways to Use Rosewater to Beautify Your Skin

8 ways to use Rose water to beautify your skin

Rosewater – A mild pure extract of rose petals has been found to be used widely in every Indian household and at auspicious occasions. But why??  It’s because Rose water is certainly a versatile magic potion that goes with every beauty and skincare or hair care recipe. It works well with all type of skin texture and is a cherished beauty secret. Here are the 10 most effective benefits of Rosewater:

  1. Maintains pH balance:

Rosewater imbibes the purest form of herbal properties that helps to maintain the skin’s pH balance and hence controls the excess oil on the skin surface. It’s mild and soothing aroma keeps you fresh throughout the day.

  1. Reduces Acne and Irritation:

Rose water is very rich in anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the red patches and skin irritation, heal the acne, exfoliates the dry skin and makes your skin healthy. Moreover, it acts as a deep cleanser that helps in removing oil and dirt accumulated in the clogged skin pores.

  1. Revitalize the Skin:

Pure distilled rose water hydrates, revitalizes and moisturizes the skin to the core thereby giving it a glowing tone.

  1. Healing Agent:

Rose water contains strong anti-bacterial properties which help in healing the scars, cuts, and wounds. The best part is, it totally reduces the scars and does not leave any marks behind.

  1. Regenerate Skin Tissues:

The antioxidant assets of rose water help strengthen the skin cells and regenerate the skin tissues giving you a younger look and fresher feel.Application of Rose water

  1. Skin Toner:

Application of Rosewater as a toner is the best way to clean the pores and tone up the skin. Using rose water on the skin after steaming will tighten the capillaries and hence reduces the red patches.

  1. Enhance the Quality of Hair:

The beneficial herbal properties of rose water enhance the quality and volume of hair. It is also used to treat mild scalp issues including dandruff.

  1. Anti-Aging Formula:

Distilled rose water has always been used as an anti-aging formula, thereby keeping the fine lines and skin wrinkles at bay.
So, make the most of this beauty secret which has been used by renowned beauties like Cleopatra!!