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Hair oil – Bramhi and castor oil

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My Sunday special 🙂

Hair care oil

1 portion castor oil

2 portion of olive oil

3 portion of coconut oil

Mix them well and warm it.

Empty the contents of one capsule of brahmi ( himalaya’s brahmi capsule) . One capsule for total of 200ml of the oil mixture. Leave the oil with contents in a air tight glass bottle in the sun.

Massage the scalp with the oil (work it upwards from the neck to top of your head)

Steam with a hot towel, wait for fifteen minutes.

Wash it off with shampoo. (Twice a week)

Castor oil in hair care ­-

Castor oil is filled with some excellent vital nutrients such as vitamin E, minerals and proteins, which are required for healthy hair. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Ricinoleic acid that is present in castor oil helps to protect your hair and stimulates circulation of nutrient rich blood to your scalp. Natural omega-9 and 6 acids present in this oil helps to lock the moisture in your hair and scalp. So, it is a great conditioner for your hair.

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Bramhi in hair care –

Bramhi plant consists of many useful chemical compounds which include alkaloids like Brahmine, Herpestine etc., flavonoids, saponins. Thus prevents Alopecia , Alopecia is the medical term for consistent and extreme hair fall, which, if left untreated might result in temporary or permanent baldness.

Love

Babita Jaishankar

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Skin lightening mask and scrub- Tamarind and turmeric

Sunday is a good time to spend time on your selves (I say this to my clients too).  This is my second blog in the series skin lightening mask and scrub oats and banana

Tamarind as skin care –

Tamarind is a powerhouse of antioxidants, vitamin C, flavanoids, and vitamin  A, which help fight against the formation of free radicals  ( the main ingredients in any age-defying product) . Tamarind when applied on skin soothes irritation and inflammation. It lightens the skin and reduces dark spots and pigmentation ( along with few drops of lemon it also acts as instant bleaching agent ) . Tamarind contains natural fruit acids which help to remove impurities and dead cells giving a polished skin. It also contains AHA (alpha- hydroxy acids) which acts as an exfoliater. This body scrub along with turmeric is ideal for oily and acne prone skin due the antimicrobial properties of tamarind. But avoid the contact with eyes and skin and do not apply after shaving or waxing as it may irritate your skin.

Read more about it here.

Tamarind turmeric mask/scrub –

The raw ingredients – tamarind , turmeric and crystal sugar.

Warning –  Turmeric stains the skin and clothes yellow .

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Tamarind and can be little harsh on the facial skin if used directly, so boil it in water and use the pulp.

 

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Use the pulp and mix it with turmeric and water ( or curd can be used too )

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To use it as a body scrub add crystal sugar to the mix .

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Have a wonderful Sunday.

Love

Babita Jaishankar

 

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