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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beauty Aids From The Kitchen Garden-II

              Hi Ladies, continuing my post on beauty aids from the kitchen garden, here I have some more beauty recipes for you all.

                Avocado (Aaroo):- It is rich and nourishing with high vitamin contents. It is widely used in making herbal cosmetics and can be used to soothe and smoothen dry skin. Mash a ripe avocado and add a few drops of lemon juice and the white of an egg. Mix well and apply on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15-20 mins and wash off with tepid water. The skin will absorb all the vitamins and oils and will benefit very much.

                 Lemon:- Lemon is known to be a bleaching agent and a natural astringent too. It is not good for dry, sensitive and parched skin types but is very good for oily and blemished skins. A mixture of honey and lemon juice is used to lighten dark spots on the body especially on the elbows and knees. Add milk and lemon juice to oatmeal powder to make a mask. Apply on face and neck for 15 mins and wash off. It will cleanse and liven your skin color. Using lemon juice on your hair helps prevents dandruff.

                Potato:- Thin slices of potato can be used for rejuvenating tired eyes and also reduces dark circles. Potatoes also lighten blemishes on the face.

                Marigold:- The orange marigold is a very prolific garden plant. A disinfectant herb, it has a very effective result in beauty treatments. Marigolds are known for their healing properties. You can prepare Marigold skin tonic at home very easily. Mix about 2 tbspn of dried Marigold flowers or 3 handfuls of fresh ones to 2-2 1/2 cups of boiling water. Cool and add 2 tbspn of Witch Hazel, bottle it. It is specially very useful for greasy and spotty skin.

               Rose:- You can prepare Deluxe-rose water yourself, which you will find very pure and clean. Take 2 handfuls of dark, scented rose petals and put them into a wide topped bottle. Now add about 1 liter of water and 200 gms of sugar into the bottle. Keep this mixture for 2-3 hours, shake in between. Then strain and store it in a cool place. This is a very precious homemade skin tonic.
                
                Hope you all benefit from the above recipes and leave your precious comments. Thanks :)

10 comments:

indianmakeupways said...

I did not know abt potato doing lightening to the face. great tips as usual

anamika said...

Wont this rose water be sticky as it has sugar in it?

Beautydiva said...

@Anju- potato helps reduce undereye dark circles and dark spots on the face as well. It works well.

Beautydiva said...

@Anamika- yes dear its a little bit on the sticky side.

SHOPPINGinBENGALURU said...

great tips.... now have to stop being lazy and do them :-))

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beautydiva said...

Thanks.... Try them out once and lemme know :)

Rentu said...

dint know marigold was good for oily skin, next on my todo list :) thanks dear

beautydiva said...

@Rentu- paste made out of the petals can be used as a pack with combination of an array of ingredients, benefits oily as well as combo skin types :)

Sharon said...

how does the sugar in rose water help?preservative??

Beautydiva said...

@Sharon- yes its used as preservative in this recipe like food recipes :P

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