Organic beauty

5 Khus Infused Products For The Season

KhusBelieve it or not but khus a.k.a. Indian vetiver is soothing not just as a sherbet. The aromatic plant has a number of other benefits like healing, nourishing and cooling the skin. And god knows we need that right now! Here are 5 vetiver-rich products to smear on this season.

 

  1. L’Occitane Vetyver Eau de Toilette

This fragrance for men is a breath of fresh summer air in a bottle. The concoction is infused with woody and sultry accords of vetiver enhanced by the oh-so sensual cedar wood and nutmeg.33767_B1.tif

 

  1. Kama Ayurveda Natural Khus Soap

Fortified with the natural goodness of vetiver, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, this natural khus soap is the perfect remedy for summer-stricken skin. The oils restore the skin’s pH balance while the khus keeps the skin supple and toned.41EbHJhP0NL._SY355_

 

  1. Fabindia Khus & Aloe Vera Body Wash

With a soothing blend of vetiver and aloe vera, this organic body wash keeps the skin soft and cool whilst letting it be well hydrated.fabindia khus

 

  1. Forest Essentials Body Mist

Spray on the cooling virtuousness of vetiver this summer. The potion, which is a fragrant blend of sandal wood and khus, softens and hydrates the skin, leaving behind a pleasant tranquil aroma.forest khus

 

  1. Ananda Grounding Body Oil

Pamper yourself with the fusion of pure essential oils of Sandalwood, Rose and vetiver. The calming blend of oils, rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals, nourishes your skin deeply while providing a sense of calm.grounding_body_oil_1

 

Now keep calm and trust vetiver.

5 Benefits Of Feeding Your Skin Some Ginger

gingerYou may relate the root to an all-round throat relief, but ginger is way more than just that. It has a number of properties to qualify as a beauty agent as well. And the best part? The ingredient is one that is almost at all times sitting at the bottom of your vegetable basket. So no running around digging up plants for this one! Here are 5 reasons why you skin should be getting more of ginger.

 

  1. Clears Acne

Ginger is an effective antiseptic and rich in cleansing properties as well, which make it your knight in shining armor if your skin in acne-prone. Make a face mask using ginger, lemon and honey and use regularly for flawless unblemished skin.ACNE-ROSACEA

 

  1. Anti-Ageing

The anti-oxidant rich plant root helps in increasing blood circulation and cutting down on toxins, in turn keeping dull skin and fine lines at bay. Mix together some ginger, glycerin and honey and apply over your face and neck. The pack not only keeps your skin younger but also moisturizes it for a fresher face.worried-about-wrinkles

 

  1. Tones Skin

The root’s antioxidant and toning properties can help give you a lighter and more radiant complexion. Apply the ginger, honey and lemon face mask for about 30 minutes before rinsing off with cool water to reveal softer and brighter skin.skin-brightening-face-packs

 

  1. Treats Scars

A sliver of ginger is all you need to ward off hypo-pigmented scars, which occur when the skin loses its pigmentation. These scars are usually white or lighter than the actual skin color. Simply dab a sliver of ginger on the scar everyday to see visible results within a fortnight.ginger-hypopigmented-scars-1

 

  1. Soothes Burnt Skin

Ginger juice acts as an excellent soothing agent for burnt skin. Applying the extract eases the pain while healing burnt skin to its normal state in about 6-12 weeks. Even a fresh ginger slice can do the trick by simply rubbing it on the affected area 2-3 times daily.ginger_zps023496d1

 

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5 Ways To Make The Best Of Lemon

diy envy box lemonLemons are the most common food in every household. But did you know that this yellow ball of citrus is as good a beauty ingredient as any? Turns out there is more to it than just being vodka shot redeemer. Here are 5 ways in which you can up your beauty game with lemons.

 

  1. Anti-Aging Mask

Lemon mixed with green tea and a dash of turmeric powder can turn back your skin’s clock. The lime juice tightens large pores, fights free radicals that cause premature aging and boosts cell regeneration. Green tea on the other hand is rich in antioxidants and keeps wrinkles at bay while the turmeric protects the skin from inflammation and aging.

 

  1. Lemon Water

Enriched with ample amounts of Vitamin C, antioxidants and antibacterial properties, lemon makes for a great body cleanser and immunity booster. Guzzling down lemon infused water not only keeps your insides healthy but also reflects on the outside.

 

  1. Deodorant

Remember that floating slice of lemon in your finger bowl? Yeah, there’s a reason for it. The antibacterial properties of the fruit drives away foul odor and is also a great natural way to brighten your underarms.

 

  1. Tan Removal

Mix together one tablespoon each of fresh lemon juice and tomato juice and a teaspoon of honey (organic honey gives best results). Apply the mask for 20 minutes before washing off with cold water. On regular usage the concoction rids your skin of sun tan, black head and unwanted acne scars.

 

  1. Hair Repair

Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin B, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Calcium and a whole list of other names from the periodic table that make it ideal for hair care and repair. Applying a mix of lime juice and water to your roots before shower can fight dandruff while simply applying lime juice can rid your hair of excess oils. Other benefits of this wondrous fruit include longer and thicker hair, healing split ends, soothing an itchy scalp and reducing hair loss.lemon

 

Now you know what to do when life gives you lemons!

7 Organic Hacks To Get Rid Of That Stubborn Acne

ACNE FEATUREWhat’s your first reaction when you see a sore red spot on your face that holds the potential to take all of people’s attention away from the rest of you? Pop it, right? Here’s a fact, that’s the worst option. Quick but horrible. Not only is it utterly painful and messy, it can ruin your skin in the long run.

So instead of popping try out these few simply tricks to shoo away that pimple and keep acne at bay.

 

  1. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera shoots down three problems with just one fire. The plant gel in addition to reducing redness and inflammation also cools down your skin and reduces oiliness. Look for a good gel in the market or simply scrape some off a plant, mix it with a little water and apply.Aloe Vera

 

  1. Honey & Cinnamon

A tad sticky, yes but it works wonders. Infact the stickiness comes in handy as it takes away with all the oil and dirt from your skin. Apply a mask made of two tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.

 

  1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is rich in anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties making it ideal for acne removal and treatment. Just apply the oil over the affected area using a Q-tip or wool ball.tea tree

 

  1. Basil

Grab some fresh basil leaves – even a bottle of dried basil will do – and soak it in 2-3 tablespoons of warm water. Apply the paste on your face for about 10 minutes, 4-5 times a week and you’ll see a marked difference!basil

 

  1. Lemon & Honey

Lemon and honey are the Batman & Robin of acne treatment. Stir in a tablespoon of honey with a tablespoon of lemon juice and apply on affected area and over acne marks. Do this for 5-6 times a week and there will be visible reduction in your acne woes. Although be careful and refrain from applying over aggravated pimples as it may result in a burning sensation.

 

  1. Cucumber & Lemon

Cool as a cucumber is for a reason such a famous metaphor. The vegetable turns down the redness and heals cools the inflamed area. Make a paste of grated cucumber and three teaspoons of lemon juice. Apply it to your skin and rinse off with cool water after 10-15 minutes.

 

  1. Mint

Goes without saying that mint is an excellent cooling agent. The leaves not only calm down the skin but also work as an astringent. A paste made of overnight soaked mint leaves will combat the angry redness of the pimple and reduce its size as well. If used regularly, this ayurvedic treatment rids your skin of stubborn acne marks as well.mint

Other natural treatments include easily accessible ingredients like garlic, cloves, raw papaya, neem, nutmeg and lots more. There’s nothing Mama Nature cannot solve! 🙂

 

 

5 Wellness Products To Douse Your Skin With Honey

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Honey. The word instantly swirls in this sweet and viscous golden liquid into our mind and vision. Did you know that this naturally obtained substance is the only ingredient that can survive sans preservatives for over 3000 years? Says a lot of its natural prowess, doesn’t it?

In the beauty, health and wellness sphere, honey is an excellent sleep aid, it can cure cough, alleviate allergies, brighten complexion, battle acne and the list goes on. Here are 5 skin care products rich in honey that you need to add to your vanity kit.

 

  1. Innisfree Canola Honey Hand Butter

It’s good to not have your hand look like you lift stones for a living. Innisfree’s hand butter enriched with Jeju Canola Honey will nourish your palms, leaving them moisturized.4685_l_1024x1024

 

  1. The Body Shop Honeymania™ Body Scrub

Body Shop’s exfoliating honey body scrub contains honey made from the nectar of thousands of wildflowers that wipes your skin clean of dead skin and unclogs pores to give you flawless softer skin.body shop honey

 

  1. Forest Essentials Facial Treatment Masque Madhulika Nourishing Honey Lep

This honey lep (or masque) from Forest Essentials is derived from ancient Ayurvedic learnings. The blend consists of fermented raw sugar cane, fresh orange juice, organic Honey, herbs and oils to give your skin a glow like never before.forest ess honey

 

  1. Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter

This fragrant body butter from the house of Kiehl’s restores protects and softens your skin with 24-hour hydration. The blend absorbs quickly for 24-hour hydration leaving behind a soft scent.CremedeCorps_SoyMilkHoney_WhippedBodyButter.png

 

  1. L’Occitane

Turn your bath into a tête-à-tête with Mother Nature with this foaming gel concocted with honey extracts and shea butter. The wash cleanses your body leaving the skin soft and nourished.l'occitane honey

 

Honey, is that you?

5 Amazing Benefits Of Treating Your Skin With Turmeric

ayurveda ingredients turmericTurmeric or haldi is a multi-tasking Ayurvedic Indian spice. It is widely used for culinary purposes across the Indian sub-continent as well as in innumerable ways to nurture the skin and hair. The ingredient is rich in a number of antioxidants and hence makes for an excellent skincare component.

Here are 5 major benefits of using this wonder spice on your skin.

 

  1. Skin Firming

Turmeric promotes cell regeneration and growth, keeping the skin’s elasticity intact. This property also prevents the skin from sagging and wrinkling.

Kama Ayurveds Muscle Tone Firming Treatment Oilkama ayurveda turmeric firming oil

 

  1. Anti-Bacterial Agent

Turmeric works wonders on cuts and burns on the skin and speeds up the healing process. The spice can either be applied externally as a thick paste made with honey, or can be ingested as a tablet or mixed with milk. Apart, from its healing properties, haldi also heals skin disorders like eczema, acne, etc.

Pure Earth Turmeric & Saffron Face & Body Barpure earth turmeric face body bar

 

  1. Reduces Pigmentation

This Ayurvedic element is great at evening out the skin’s complexion. Not only does regular use polish the skin and brighten it, regular usage also rids your skin of tan and improves skin texture.

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  1. Anti-Aging

Owing to its high anti-oxidant contents, turmeric reverses your skin’s clock as well. The spice reduces wrinkles and brings back the youthful radiance of your skin, leaving it healthy and young.

Suganda Turmeric Sandalwood Soapsuganda turmeric

 

  1. Controls Oily Skin

Haldi is a boon for people with oily skin. Masks made with sandalwood, turmeric and orange zest visibly reduces the face’s oiliness and softens up rough patches.

Pure Earth Turmeric Exfoliating Face Sandpure earth turmeric face sand

SkinYoga Fresh Orange Body Scrubskinyoga turmeric

 

5 Ayurvedic Face Packs With Love From India

 

FACE MASKS FEATThe Indian subcontinent is known for a number of things spicy, erotic (ahem) and healthy. Ayurveda (or life knowledge) is one that falls in the last category, which has taken the health and beauty industry by storm. And for good reason. It boasts of beauty and health secrets with all things natural, and who doesn’t love a wholesome dose of that?

Here are five organic face packs that you can concoct at home for flawlessly healthy and glowing skin.

  1. Pumpkin & Fig Face Pack

 

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What:

2 figs

2 pumpkin slices

1 tsp almond oil

How:

Make a smooth paste of all the ingredients and apply it evenly on clean skin and rinse off after 10-15 minutes. Don’t cringe, because the fig and pumpkin mix is going to leave your skin hydrated, cleansed and bright like never before.

  1. Sandalwood Mask

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What:

2 tbsp sandalwood powder

2-3 tsp rose water (or water)

How:

Make a smooth paste of the sandalwood powder and rose water and spread it evenly over your face. Let it stay until dry, about 10 minutes, and wash off with cold water. The treatment will leave you with a visible glow.

  1. Rice Scrub

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What:

1 tbsp fine rice

1 tbsp sandalwood powder

½ tbsp. raw milk

1 tbsp besan (gram flour)

2-3 tsp rose water

½ tbsp. conch shell powder (optional)

How:

Mix all the ingredients well and apply it over washed skin. The au naturale scrub cleanses the pores while hydrating and brightening the skin. The added conch shell powder acts as a wonderful weapon against acne. For best results, use the scrub atleast once a week.

  1. Honey & Lemon Mask

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What:

1 tbsp organic honey

1 tsp lime juice

How:

Wash your face clean and apply the mix on your face (avoiding areas around the eyes). Rinse off with cold water after 10-15 minutes. This natural – and tad sticky – pack is an excellent antioxidant and moisturizes your skin for a lighter face and clean pores.

  1. Marigold Face Pack

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What:

A handful of marigold flowers (genda)

2-3 tbsp raw milk

1 tbsp organic honey

How:

Making a pack out of decoration may sound a tad off, but it works. Mix the flower petals with the honey and milk and make a paste (it’s okay to have bits of petals). Apply this paste to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes before you wash it with lukewarm water. Apart from a mesmerizing aroma, the pack also has amazing antibacterial and antiseptic properties that battle away stubborn acne.

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