Friday, February 13, 2015

FACE TONER NORMAL SKIN / METHOD 1
















INGREDIENTS

Cucumber juice     3 tbsp
Honey                      1/2 tsp  



Benefits of ingredients on skin

Cucumber Juice

Cucumber's high water content revitalizes the skin and keep it moist.It treats open pores,lightens the skin and improves the complexion. Its rich in antioxidants, which combat skin-damaging free radicals.

Honey
Honey has anti-aging and moisturizing properties.Honey is a humectant that is it has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and hence keeps the skin moist.

PROCEDURE

Grate a piece of cucumber and squeeze the juice. 
Mix the ingredients well and refrigerate. 
Apply on washed face with a cotton pad.
Leave for 20 mins and wash.
A larger quantity of this mixture can be made by pureeing cucumber, passing it through a fine sieve and adding appropriate quantity of honey. Keep this refrigerated and use within 2-3 days.




Thursday, February 12, 2015

SPLIT ENDS HAIR MASK METHOD 1




INGREDIENTS
Banana        1
Milk             4 tbsp
Egg               1
Honey           4 tbsp







Benefits of ingredients on hair


Banana

Banana contains minerals like potassium , zinc, manganese ,iron as well as vitamins A, B, C and E.These help in softening the hair and protects the hair’s natural elasticity by increasing the moisture content of the hair.

Milk
Contains vital nutrients and vitamins like vitamin A, D, B6, B12, biotin, calcium, and protein
Adds body and moisture to the hair, makes hair resilient, and gives hair incredible shine and gloss. 


Egg
The protein in eggs helps repair damaged hair and strengthens it. It prevents hair from becoming brittle and the hair loss arising from it. It helps in making the hair smooth and glossy. 

Honey
Acts as a natural softener and hence is a good conditioner to smoothen the hair.  It is also a natural antioxidant, and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, keeping the scalp healthy.



PROCEDURE

PurĂ©e the banana ,preferably in a blender to avoid lumps getting stuck in the hair. Whisk the egg till creamy. Mix all ingredients well. 
Gently apply the mixture on scalp and hair, from root to tips.Thoroughly saturate the head.
Leave for 30 mins.Rinse off with wash with mild shampoo.
Repeat once a week.



HAIR DYE-SAGE INFUSION METHOD 1








INGREDIENTS
Sage fresh or dried    ½ cup
Water                        2 cups  









Benefits of ingredients on hair

Sage
Sage is ideal to darken grey hair or deepen on brunette or black hair. It also stimulates hair growth and reduces dandruff. It also imparts shine and luster.

PROCEDURE

Bring water to a boil. Add the sage and let it simmer on medium heat for 2 minutes.
Let it steep for at least one hour or longer,until the preferred darkness is reached.The stronger the infusion the better the color.
Strain the sage infusion, discarding the leaves and let to cool.
Rinse hair with this infusion, and leave it for 20 to 25 minutes.Hair should be dry when applying the rinse for the best results.
Rinse hair with water. 
Repeat the process often (possibly every other day for a few weeks) to see a gradual darkening of hair.
Keep any leftover sage infusion in the fridge, and use within 2-3 days.







Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OILY SCALP AND HAIR METHOD 1



INGREDIENTS
Lemons     2
Water        2 cups









Benefits of ingredients on hair

Lemon Juice
Lemons remove excess oil without stripping too much of the natural oils.It also removes buildup from regular use of hair products. When done regularly it not only keeps the scalp and hair clean but also makes the hair soft and shiny. Lemon juice should never be used directly on hair or skin and should always be diluted.


PROCEDURE
Mix juice of 2 lemons with the water .
After shampooing the hair, apply some mixture to the scalp and massage gently. Leave for 5 mins and rinse hair with remaining mixture. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Repeat 2-3 times a week or as required.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

DANDRUFF TREATMENT METHOD 1

INGREDIENTS
Ginger Juice           2 Tbsp           
Sesame Oil            2 Tbsp
Lemon Juice           1Tbsp










Benefits of ingredients on hair


Ginger Juice

Ginger has rich antioxidants  and has anti-inflammatory properties, which is ideal for treating dandruff.It stimulates blood flow to the scalp which triggers hair follicles and encourages hair growth.

Seasame Oil
Sesame oil is rich in Vitamin E, B complex and minerals which strengthens and nourishes the hair .It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and helps eliminates flakiness and dryness of the scalp.

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice helps restore the pH balance of the scalp, which reduces dryness and dandruff.

PROCEDURE
Grate ginger and squeeze the juice out. Mix all ingredients well. 
Apply the mixture on scalp,and gently massage to improve blood circulation.This mixture leaves a warm sensation on the scalp.

Leave for 30 mins. Rinse off with wash with mild shampoo.Repeat three times a week. 







Monday, February 09, 2015

HAIR MASK FOR DRY AND DULL HAIR / METHOD 1







INGREDIENTS
Egg                        1 
Avocado Oil            2 tbsp
Honey                     2 tbsp













Benefits of ingredients on hair
Egg
The protein in eggs helps repair damaged hair and strengthens it. It prevents hair from becoming brittle and the hair loss arising from it. It helps in making the hair smooth and glossy. 

Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is very high in monounsaturated fatty acids and has high levels of antioxidants like vitamin E. It is well absorbed into the scalp and hair shafts which inturn moisturize,strengthen and adds elasticity to hair..

Honey
Acts as a natural softener and hence is a good conditioner to smoothen the hair.  It is also a natural antioxidant, and has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, keeping the scalp healthy.

PROCEDURE
Whisk the egg till creamy. Mix all ingredients well. 
Gently apply the mixture on scalp and hair, from root to tips.Thoroughly saturate the head.
Leave for 30 mins.Rinse off with wash with mild shampoo.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

BODY SCRUB / METHOD 1



INGREDIENTS
Pineapple juice       4 Tbsp
Sugar                    1 Cup
Coconut Oil            3 Tbsp           
Honey                    1 Tbsp 










Benefits of ingredients on skin-

Pineapple Juice
Pineapple juice contains enzymes which helps in the removal of dead skin cells.It reduces wrinkles and firms the skin by stimulating collagen production.

Sugar
Sugar contains glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid which help condition and moisturize the skin.Its 
 It gently exfoliates the dead skin cells and smoothens and softens the skin.

Coconut Oil
Coconut oil consists of saturated fats which act as a great skin moisturizer.It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties which helps healing damaged skin cells. It also contains Vitamin E which has skin smoothing properties and hence helps in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.It retains moisture content of the skin, and keeps it supple.

Honey

Honey has anti-aging and moisturizing properties.Honey is a humectant that is it has the ability to absorb and retain moisture and hence keeps the skin moist.

PROCEDURE
Mix all the ingredients.
Wet the face or body with lukewarm water
Take some of this mixture and massage gently with fingers into skin using circular motionsDo not apply too much pressure while applying mixture, as sugar crystals may cause abrasions.  
Remember to massage elbows, knees, ankles and avoid area close to the eyes.
Once done, wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel.