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September 12, 2018

Beauty care tips while traveling


Beauty  care tips while traveling

Does your skin feel tired & dull and hair feels dry & frizzy when you complete a long journey?

Practice good habits while traveling to reach your destination refreshed and glowing!

Here are some useful &easy beauty tips for you to follow when you travel.

  1. Air travel tips

1.Air travel tips

Air travel tips

  • Even if it is a short flight we end up with visibly dull dry skin-drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated.
  • When you take a long flight, take off the makeup as soon as you start the journey. Carry wet type makeup removing wipes.
  • You can spritz mist sprays like rose water all over the face. This will hydrate the skin and form a protective barrier against the dry air in the cabin.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages on the flight
  • Carry a small moisturizer(30 ml) with you and reapply on the flight.
  • For Haircare: Apply a small drop of your favorite hair oil in the palm of your hand and apply to the midshafts and ends. The air in planes is extremely dry and hair oil will provide moisture throughout the flight.

 

  1. When traveling to dry climates.

  • If you are traveling to any dry areas like Rajasthan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even Egypt – your skin and hair need utmost attention.
  • Traveling here can affect the skin and hair due to factors like humidity, dryness in the air, harsh Sunlight in these regions.

 

When travelling to dry climates.

When traveling to dry climates.

 

  • Carry small bottles of gel-based cleansers or spritz toners, micellar based cosmetics, as it is travel-friendly.
  • Lighter moisturizers can be used. Avoid thick, heavy creams.
  • Try using natural products with aloe vera which moisturizes and helps to maintain a glow.
  • Just as you would with your skin you need to put protection on your hair. Either with a hat, headscarf or some UV protecting spray, you’ll want to make sure it doesn’t overheat and burn.

 

  1. Tips to brave colder climates.

If you’re zipping off to the Himalayas or vacationing in cold hilly areas there are some precautions that need to be taken. Surprisingly, the same factors that cause the skin to dry out in desert regions cause the skin to dry in cold regions.

Tips to brave colder climates.

Tips to brave colder climates.

– You might be tempted to take bath in hot water but you should use lukewarm water. Hot water dries the skin and strips natural oils from the surface of the skin.

– For winter skin care, add a rich hydrating serum before applying the moisturizer or night cream.

– Use lip balm rich in oils and moisturizing eye cream for the under eye region.

– Apply aloe vera gel several times a day for 24 hours moisturizing.

– Make sure you pack a small bottle of your preferred dry shampoo for hair care, which smoothens your hair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 30, 2018

Green Tea to freshen up your breath and lighten up your teeth


Have you ever experienced that disgusting smell sometimes when someone speaks to you?

I felt it today morning when I met one of my friends and they wished me “Good Morning”.

Seriously, it was a bad Morning…imagine what if you had bad breath & didn’t even know it or know what to do about it?

Green tea is the solution to this irritating problem. Green tea freshens up our breath and also helps in lightening the teeth.

  • Certain components in green tea destroy the cell membranes of the plaque bacteria which are also responsible for bad breath.
  • Bad breath is caused by the same bacteria that also causes dental decay so your teeth will thank you as much as your friends. Green tea contains odor-neutralizing compounds called catechins, which act on mouth odor the same way antiperspirants do on body odor.
  • For maximum effect, soak two green tea bags in warm water for five minutes, then gargle the tea around your mouth for 30 seconds.

Just Feel the freshness now !!

Green Tea

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 


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 🙂 😉

 

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


Sasha

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

CONTEST WINNER OF THE STRAWBERRY HEALTHY ORIGINAL RECIPE CONTEST!!!


CONTEST WINNER OF THE STRAWBERRY  ORIGINAL RECIPE CONTEST:STRAWBERRY YOGHURT MOUSSE PIE BY AKSHATA BHANDIWAD!!!

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

Further,
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, Chakraenergy.com.

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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