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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.

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 


Quick and Easy Mango Custard Recipe

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.

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 🙂 😉


October 23, 2013

Spread the joy of giving this Diwali!!

DIWALI BONANZA!! Support a cause and spread the joy of giving this Diwali!!

Diwali haircare gift box

Diwali_Prakriti_skin care offer


Festive discounts of 10% on our attractive natural skincare & hair care gift boxes with beautiful diyas made by mentally challenged children from an NGO- Sandesh India. Personal messages can be added to these beautiful gift boxes which will be gift wrapped, and home delivered , with free shipping anywhere in India.

Our natural skincare & hair care products are suitable for all hair types, free from harmful chemicals and not tested on animals.
MRP – Rs 600( Incl taxes)
Discounted Special Price till 2nd Nov – Rs 540 (incl of taxes). Order online at or email us to place your Diwali orders.
Wishing you all a happy& prosperous Diwali!!

June 27, 2013

Support “Speak For Sasha” – A Cause against Cruelty to Animals


Come & Support the  “Speak for Sasha” Event  in Namma Bengaluru
Sasha is  a 4 year old beagle rescued from a testing laboratory. Her vocal cords were cut to prevent her from screaming in pain when
being experimented on. She was one of 102 beagles rescued from a laboratory which experimented on animals. She was adopted by Chintana Gopinath who has now spearheaded the cause against cruelty to animals by launching the movement” Speak for Sasha”
to spread awareness and ensure that this inhuman behaviour and cruelty  has to stop!!
As a part of this movement, The Speak For Sasha Event will be held in Namma Bengaluru on the 29th of  June .
It will showcase brands that do not test on animals , or use harmful chemicals and proudly wear the Made in India Tag.
At Prakriti Herbals we are proud to be  a brand which has never tested on animals and never will!!!
Our natural products,which are free from harmful chemicals and naturally reduce hair loss, dandruff , frizziness ,acne, pigmentation, dark circles,eczema and other skin and hair problems will be showcased as part of the “Speak For Sasha” event.
We would like to further support the event by giving a  10% discount on our cruelty free natural skincare and hair care products to all
the guests who attend the event .
So do show your support & attend the event ,and  spread awareness about the campaign against cruelty to animals.

speak for sasha poster

More details at  Speak for Sasha and Prakriti Herbals 

May 2, 2012



Luscious strawberries are not only a  perfect snack by themselves or in salads but are also a great ingredient to use in face masks, since they’re bursting with vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids(AHA) which help exfoliate the skin.So we ran a contest to discover new unique ways of enjoying the yummy strawberries…..Enjoy them when you can…..:)
Entry From Akshata Bhandiwad:
Yummy entry from Akshata Bhandiwad:Strawberry yoghurt mousse pie

Makes just 1 pie:
For the crust
Digestive biscuits crushed -10
Powdered sugar- 2 tsps
Melted butter-3 tsps

For the filling
Fresh cream- 1/3 cup
China grass- 5 gms, cut in pieces , tightly packed
Thick curds-1/2 cup
Strawberry crushed- 4 tsps
Castor sugar-1/2 cup

To garnish
Strawberrys -4
Fresh cream-1/4 cup

For the crust
Mix biscuits, sugar and butter, press this mixture into a evenly bottom tin n put it to chill

Now for the filling
Whip the creams keep it refrigerated. Add china grass to 3/4 cup of water n hear in a low flame till it dissolves, then strain it n keep it warm. In a bowl mix together the yoghurt , strawberries and sugar. Add china grass to this n mix well, now add fresh cream

Pour the filling over the set crust, chill till it firms n serve garnished with strawberries n whipped cream

Enjoy!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 and do let us know how they turned out as well

March 27, 2012

Review: Prakriti Herbals revitalising fruit pack

March 1, 2012

Couldn’t agree more with that…all we need to do is to surrender to nature and she will solve all our problems:)

February 29, 2012

Studio Brow

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow loves to send out wholesome energy and vibe to our guests and friends who visit our locations.

We thought we would share how folks can balance the body and mind using an ancient Eastern wellness belief based on seven energy centers that govern all bodily organs and work together as one system yet independently, according to the web site,

A person can collect energy from several different levels of vibrations,  including color, that are utilized in various parts of the body.

Throughout the body, people have main energy centers, which are connected to major organs or glands that govern other body parts. Each of these main energy centers are referred to as chakra – chakra is a Sanskrit word which means wheel.

A chakra is a wheel-like spinning vortex that whirls in a circular motion forming a vacuum in the center that draws in…

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February 21, 2012

Apple cider vinegar drives dandruff, hair loss and acne away……

Apple cider vinegar(ACV) is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider which  reduces itching of the scalp and dandruff by destroying the bacteria and/or fungi that clog hair follicles. The fermentation provides alcoholic apple cider that is combined with oxygen to produce acetic acid. The pH of ACV (apple cider vinegar) is very beneficial for treating dry and frizzy hair esp due to hard water , hairloss and dandruff,as well as for reducing acne and blemishes….Apple cider vinegar is  an extremely rich source of minerals (particularly potassium), vitamins, enzymes and amino acids.It is cleansing, gives the hair more body and luster,reduces hair-loss,and removes deposits of minerals from hard water and residue of shampoos,styling products.

1. For itchy scalp and dandruff: Apply  undiluted apple cider vinegar to the scalp with a cottonball. You could  add 5-6 drops of rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) to the  apple cider vinegar. Rosemary increases peripheral circulation, stimulates circulation and metabolism of skin layers and is commonly used to treat dandruff and other scalp disorders as well as hair loss and baldness.Wrap the head with a towel or a showercap for an hour.Wash the hair with a natural, herbal shampoo that is suitable for your hair type. Finish with an apple cider vinegar rinse to flush out soap residue leaving the hair soft and lustrous .

2. ACV rinse to remove deposits of minerals from hard water and residue styling products. Method of use:Mix 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar in 1 ltr of softened or distilled water and use as a final rinse after shampooing and conditioning.You could either spray it as a final rinse,or pour it over your hair bending over a sink.This removes all the build up of deposits and residues of styling products as well.Towel dry,and your hair will be softer and shinier .Do not rinse with the regular hard water after this rinse as it can cause redeposits of the minerals.

3. Reduces Acne and Clears blemishes :Apply diluted ACV (5 tbsp in a glass of water) with a cottonball to reduce acne and blemishes.Wash off after 15 minutes.

4. ACV used internally to reduce heartburn,gout,and for weight loss:
An energizing drink to clear your skin :2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar,A squeeze of lime1 tbsp of honey,8 oz. of mineral water…..It is a natural remedy for heartburn,gout,helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes; gives a smoother texture and complexion, helps with joint pain and stiffness, helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them, helps reduce levels of glucose,reduces sugar cravings and lose weight.Ideally should be had before food as it serves as a natural  appetite suppressant as well..It is generally believed that the nutrients, enzymes, and organic acids in apple cider vinegar causes weight reduction by acting as an appetite suppressant, by increasing your body’s metabolic rate, reducing water retention, and by helping you maintain a feeling of well being.

A blend of baking soda and vinegar has also been reported to do  wonders for your hair.Check it out here

Truly  like the proverbial apple,Apple cider vinegar too helps  keep the  doctor away!!! 🙂