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DIY Oil For Hair Growth And All Kind Of Hair Problems

Hair oils are known for their nourishing and conditioning properties. They have been used for hair growth since ages. I know the market is filled up with a variety of hair oils to fulfill your needs. But, making it at home gives a sense of relief about the purity of ingredients you are using in your hair oil. In this article, we will learn about easy to make home-made hair oil.

Ingredients:

  • 2 handful of curry leaves.
  • 2 handful of hibiscus leaves.
  • 5 fresh amla or 100 grams of amla powder.
  • 2 spoonful of fenugreek seeds.
  • 1.5 liter of water.
  • 200 ml of carrier oil (coconut/olive/almond oil). Whatever suits you best.

Preparation Time:

30 minutes

Processing Time:

1.5 hrs

Method:

  1. Firstly, collect all the hibiscus and curry leaves in a pot. Then add water to it.
  2. If you are using fresh amla, grate them and then add it to the pot.
  3. Allow this mixture to boil until it reduces to half of its quantity. Set aside this concoction to cool down.
  4. Once the mixture has properly cooled down. Strain it using cheesecloth and collect in a bowl.
  5. Now, put carrier oil in the pan. And then, add hibiscus and curry leaves concoction to it.
  6. If you are using amla powder to make this hair oil. Put amla powder and fenugreek seeds to the pan.
  7. Let this mixture to boil until all the water evaporates. Now, you will be left only with the oil infused with the herbs.
  8. Strain the oil by removing all the herbs from it.
  9. Massage your scalp with this oil and leave this oil in your hair to work overnight. Then, wash them next morning with a mild shampoo.

Why This Hair Oil Works?

This hair oil is full of essential fatty acids, amino acids, Vitamin C and antioxidants. All of which help in treating all the hair problems and boosts hair growth.

DIY Rose Oil: Recipe To Make It At Home

DIY Rose Oil: Recipe To Make It At Home

Everyone gets crazy for roses because of its undoubtedly pleasant fragrance. But, whenever used topically it also provides ultimate benefits to our skin.

I like to use roses in my beauty regime through multiple ways. Today, I want to share an amazing DIY recipe to make rose oil at home. It helps to keep my skin healthy, clear, flawless and reverses the ageing process. Let’s get started.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of dried rose petals.
  • 2 tsp of Vitamin E oil or 5 Vitamin E capsules.

Things you will need:

  • A big jar for preparation.
  • A small glass or plastic bottle to store prepared mixture.

Recipe:

Preparation of rose oil

  1. Pluck 15-20 organic roses from your garden and dry them in shade. If you dry rose petals in direct sunlight, it will burn them. The procedure of drying rose petals will take 4-5 days.
  2. After the rose petals are completely dried. Crush them with your hands or with the help of a blender.
  3. Put 1 cup of dried rose petals in a jar of 200 ml.
  4. Then add coconut oil into the jar. I used coconut oil as a carrier oil because it gets easily absorbed by the skin.
  5. Make sure that the jar is filled 3/4th with roses and 1/4th with coconut oil. You can increase or decrease the amount but keep the ratio same.
  6. Leave the jar in direct sunlight during daytime and at a cold, dark place during night-time. And mix the ingredients of the jar at least 2 times a day.
  7. Repeat this simple procedure up to 2 weeks at a minimum and up to 4 weeks at a maximum (if you want to intensify this oil).
  8. When the oil is ready, strain it by discarding the roses. But don’t throw them. You can use the discarded roses in your homemade face packs.
  9. Add Vitamin E oil to the prepared oil. Vitamin E oil will help your skin to slow down the ageing process.
  10. The prepared rose oil will be deep red in colour. I kept the mixture for 4 weeks to intensify it.

How to use rose oil:

  • For normal to dry skin – Use the required amount of rose oil at night-time all over your face & neck.
  • For oily to combination skin – Whenever you apply moisturiser at night-time, mix 3-4 drops of rose oil into it and apply it onto your face and neck.
DIY: 2 Methods To Make Rose Water At Home

DIY: 2 Recipes To Make Rose Water At Home

Rose water is a very basic product which everyone uses in their skincare regime. No wonder, it is a magic potion for our skin.

Whether you have dry, sensitive, oily or combination skin; rose water will enhance your beauty in many different ways. Women are using this secret weapon as a beauty product from ages.

Although, rose water is not that much expensive to buy but you get very little amount of it. Drugstore bought rose water also contains preservatives. So, I always like to make a fresh batch of it without any preservatives.

The homemade rose water smells so amazing and I can swear by this. The shelf life of this homemade rose water is only 2-3 days but you can store it in your refrigerator up to 6 months.

Ingredients:

  • 250 ml of filtered water.
  • 8-10 fresh and organic rose flowers.

Things you will need:

  • A saucepan or frying pan.
  • A jar.
  • A serving spoon (for stirring).
  • A spray bottle or a normal bottle for storage.

 Recipe No. 1:

  1. Collect 8-10 fresh rose flowers from your garden. Make sure they are organic and free from any kind of preservative.
  2. Separate rose petals from the flowers and wash them with clean water. Place them in the saucepan.
  3. Now pour water over the petals, well enough to cover them. I always like to use filtered water in my DIY recipes just to keep my skin safe from any kind of chemical.
  4. Put the saucepan on the gas flame and keep the flame on simmer.
  5. After 4-5 minutes, roses will start to loose their colour and all the colour is getting transferred to the water.
  6. Initially, the water may seem of purple colour. You don’t need to worry about it.
  7. The moment water starts to show some colour. Off the gas flame and allow this mixture to cool down covering with a lid.
  8. After 30-45 minutes, you will notice that the mixture has changed its colour from purple to reddish brown.
  9. When the mixture is at room mixture. Strain this mixture while discarding the rose petals.
  10. Your homemade rose water is ready to use.

Recipe No. 2:

  1. Just after washing the rose petals with clean water. Collect them in a jar and fill it with 250 ml of filtered water.
  2. Keep this jar in direct sunlight during daytime. While at night, keep it in a dark place.
  3. Next morning, strain the mixture and discard the rose petals.
  4. Your homemade rose water is ready to use on the face.

DIY Natural Tinted Lip Balm Recipe

Lip balms are everyone’s favourite. They moisturise our lips and make them soft within an instant. I have a bunch of these either in cute little tubes or in small jars lying on my work desk, dressing table, bed and in drawers.

Some of them are tinted while remaining are plain just having some flavour in them. Most of the times I try to make them at home. And I swear the method of making lip balms is so easy that anyone can follow this process without any fuss.

The recipe I am going to share with all of you needs ingredients which you can easily find in your kitchen. You will love yourself for trying out this recipe at the end. So, without wasting any minute let’s get into the process.

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoon vaseline or coconut oil (whatever is easily available)
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1-2 pinch of organic food colouring
  • 5-10 drops of vanilla essence (for flavouring)
  • Edible glitter (optional)

Things you will need:

  • A bowl (for mixing)
  • A spoon (for stirring)
  • An old tube or a small jar (for storage)

Procedure:

  1. Collect either vaseline or coconut oil in a container and melt it using a microwave. Just keep in mind one thing that the coconut oil you are using for this recipe must be edible. Both vaseline and coconut oil have moisturising properties to make our lips soft and smooth. If you want to add both to your lip balm, use 50:50 composition of these ingredients.
  2.  Add beeswax to the container and melt it too. Stir well all the ingredients with the help of a spoon. Beeswax is added to this mixture just to make your lip balm hard. Without adding beeswax, your lip balm will spill if you carry it in your handbag.
  3. Now add organic red food colour to this mixture to give your lip balm a nice tint. You can also use beetroot powder for red coloured lip balm. Add a pinch of yellow colour into it to have orange coloured lip balm. If you like to have brown coloured lip balm, add cocoa powder to it. Play with food colours to give your lip balm a sweet tint.
  4. Adding few drops of vanilla essence will give this lip balm a fresh and pleasing flavour.
  5. Pour the entire mixture into an old tube or a small jar. Refrigerate the tubes or jars for few minutes. Your lip balm is ready to use.

Few tips:

  • If you notice that your lip balm is still not hard enough after being made. Depot the tube again in the container and add a half teaspoon of beeswax to it. Melt the mixture and mix it well. Pour the mixture again in the tube and refrigerate it.
  • If you can’t find beeswax in stores. Add a small piece of your favourite lipstick to this lip balm mixture. Lipstick already contains beeswax which will harden up your lip balm. But keep one thing in mind, you don’t need to add food colour to the mixture if you are using lipstick.
  • Don’t add eyeshadow or blush pigments for the purpose of tint. Not all eyeshadow or blush pigments are safe to be used on lips.

DIY Under-eye Cream For Dark Circles and Fine Lines

If you want to age gracefully, having a good skincare regime is a must. A skincare regime means following a strict schedule to take care of each part of your body.

We usually include our face, neck, hands and the rest of our body in our skincare regime and overlook the under-eye area. The area around our eye experiences sagginess, dark circles and fine lines because of this neglection.

There are a lot of options available at the drugstore in the form of creams and serums to combat this issue. But, all of them contain fillers and preservatives which I am not comfortable to use around the most gentle area.

I am glad to share my 3-ingredient recipe to help you with the issue. I had dark circles around my eyes but they were not much visible from a distance. As soon as I noticed my eyes being racoon-like, I started using this cream and saw a visible difference within a month.

I am using this cream since then, to keep my eyes away from showing any signs of premature ageing.

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon each of extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil.

Instructions to make:

  • Heat up extra virgin coconut oil in the microwave at medium temperature (if the oil is hard at room temperature). Extra virgin coconut oil is the purest form of coconut oil.
  • Make sure not to overheat or boil it. Allow it to cool for some time.
  • Mix it up with olive oil and sweet almond oil.
  • Pour the mixture into an old container to preserve this cream for a longer time.
  • Refrigerate the mixture to have cream like consistency.
  • This batch of cream will last you more than a month even after regular usage.

Directions to use:

Wash your face with a mild cleanser. Gently pat dry. Lightly dab your ring finger in the container to get the required amount (this much amount is adequate for both of your eyes). Now firmly apply this cream around your under-eye area by gently massaging using your ring finger.

Best time to use this cream:

Our body regenerate cells at night. That is why night-time is the best time to use any skincare product. Also, our face doesn’t have to fight with any kind of dust, pollution particles and sun’s harmful rays at night.

Benefits:

  • Coconut oil, olive oil and sweet almond oil, all these ingredients are rich in Vitamin E to cure premature ageing around eyes.
  • All these ingredients are rich in antioxidants which help in fading under-eye dark circles.
  • The cream moisturises under-eye area to vanish the visible appearance of fine lines.
  • It is also packed with other essential vitamins to nourish under-eye area at the same time.
  • It helps in boosting collagen around your eyes.

Quick tips:

  1. Always use your ring finger to apply any makeup or skin care product around your eyes. Ring finger imposes very less pressure on our under-eye area in comparison with rest of the fingers.
  2. Usage of a facewash or any cleanser around your eyes is a big no-no. Facewash and cleansers deplete the layer of natural oil around our eyes making it dry and more prone to wrinkles and fine lines.
  3. Invest your money in a good quality eye makeup remover for your eye makeup. Dab a little amount of eye makeup remover on a cotton pad. Put this cotton pad on your eyelid for a minute. Make sure that your eyelid is completely covered with this cotton pad. Gently swipe the pad off your eye.
  4. You can also use this eye cream for removing your eye makeup. Gently apply this cream on your eye and massage with your ring finger. Massaging breaks out your mascara and eyeliner off the eye. Put a cotton pad on your eyelid soaked in lukewarm water and gently wipe the pad off your eye.

6 DIY Coconut Oil Hair Masks To Unleash Gorgeous Looking Hair

Having hair problems?

Believe me, we all have hair related problems to some extent. But it is not the sun or weather or humidity, that damage our  hair. It is our casual and neglecting behavior that make our hair related problems worse to handle.

But, Don’t worry. Because it is not the time just to sit and let worry handle your mood swings. Now is the time you need to show some extra gentle care towards your hair to combat any hair-related issue.

Today, I have amazing coconut oil hair mask recipes for my lovely readers out there. All of these hair masks are one of a kind that will surely make you show off your gorgeous looking hair in front of your friends.

As you know, coconut oil is one of the best in treating hair issues. Coconut oil penetrates through hair shaft and combat hair related problems from the inside.

So, say goodbye to dull, dry and brittle hair and hello to lovely looking hair.

Coconut oil + Banana + Yogurt (for extra smooth and shiny hair)

Ingredients: 1 Banana, half bowl of plain yogurt and 2 tbsp. of coconut oil.

  • Blend 1 banana with the help of a blender and mix it well with plain yogurt and coconut oil.
  • Leave this mixture on your hair for about 30-45 minutes.
  • Wash your hair afterward with a regular shampoo.

Coconut oil + Lemon + Camphor (for dandruff-free hair)

Ingredients: 4 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice and 2-3 pinches of camphor.

  • Mix all the ingredients into a bowl.
  • Apply this mixture on your hair carefully. So that, it won’t drip on your face and clothes.
  • Leave it for 1 hour on your hair.
  • Wash with a regular shampoo.

Coconut oil + Coconut milk (for shiny hair)

Ingredients: 4 tbsp. of coconut oil and 4 tbsp. coconut milk.

  • Mix both ingredients in a bowl.
  • Whip the mixture for some time. So that, both the ingredients blend well easily with one another.
  • Leave it for 1 hour on your hair.
  • Wash off with a regular shampoo.

Coconut oil + Aloe vera gel (for long healthy hair)

Ingredients: 1 leaf from aloe vera plant and 4-5 tbsp. of coconut oil.

  • Squeeze out the gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Blend the gel with the help of blender (optional).
  • Put coconut oil into the gel.
  • Your hair mask is ready to apply on hair.
  • Leave the mixture on your hair for about 45-60 mins.
  • Wash off with a regular shampoo.

Coconut oil + Honey + Apple cider vinegar (for dandruff-free moisturized hair)

Ingredients: 4 tbsp. of coconut oil, 1 tbsp. of honey and 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar.

  • Mix all ingredients into a bowl.
  • Your easy-to-make hair mask recipe is ready to use.
  • Apply it on your hair carefully.
  • Leave it on your hair for about 30-45 mins.
  • At the end, wash off with a regular shampoo.

Coconut oil + Honey (for damage repair)

Ingredients: 4 tbsp. coconut oil and 2 tbsp. honey.

  • Mix both ingredients in a bowl.
  • The mixture may drip onto your clothes. So, apply it carefully.
  • Leave it on your hair for about 1 hour.
  • Wash your hair with regular shampoo.

Quick tip: If you are using these hair masks in winters. Then you need to wash your hair with lukewarm water because coconut oil doesn’t get out of hair easily with cold water.

Easy DIY Natural Toners

Toning must be an essential part of our skincare routine. A toner not only minimises the visual appearance of pores but also balances the ph level of our skin, cleanse leftover makeup and remove excess oil from face.

All the drugstore toners available in the market contains alcohol which leaves our skin dry and dehydrated. The drugstore toners also cost a huge amount. Then why it is the need to buy them when you can make safe and effective toners right from your kitchen ingredients.

A toner does not need to be applied only with a cotton ball, it can also be spritzed on your face and neck. Today I have collected 5 easy DIY toner recipes which you can include in your skincare routine without any doubt.

Green tea + Vit. E (for oily/acne prone/normal/combination skin)

Boil 1 bag of green tea in 1 cup of hot water. Allow the mixture to cool down and add 2 capsules of Vitamin E per 100 ml of solution. Refrigerate the mixture after every usage.

Green tea is an amazing ingredient when it comes to combat the issue of excess oil secretion. Being high in antioxidants, green tea also has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which are good for oily skin type. Green tea is good for improving skin complexion and fighting acne while Vitamin E  is best for delaying age signs and adding balanced hydration to oily and acne prone skin.

Rose water + Geranium essential oil (for dry/sensitive skin)

Mix 5-10 drops of geranium essential oil with 100 ml of rose water. Your rose water toner is ready to use. If you don’t have geranium essential oil, rose water can solely fulfill the purpose of toning dry/sensitive skin. Instead of geranium essential oil, you can also add 1 small leveled teaspoon of any facial oil to rose water.

If you are not a fan of drugstore rose water, then you can make the same at home without any fuss. For this, you need to boil petals of 10 roses with 2-3 cups of water. After 10 minutes, the color of rose petals will fade away. Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool. You need to keep this mixture in the refrigerator for regular usage.

Rose water has been used for ages to have a clear, flawless skin while geranium essential oil adds hydration to dry/ sensitive skin.

Hibiscus + Vit. C (for all skin types)

Boil 10-15 hibiscus flower petals in 2 cups of water for 7-8 minutes. The color of petals will fade away after some time. Allow the mixture to cool after removing it from heat. Add 1 teaspoon of Vitamin C powder to the 100 ml of mixture. You can also substitute Vitamin C powder with 2 Vitamin C tablets which are easily available in the market. Refrigerate the recipe after every use.

Vitamin C is used for clearing blemishes, acne scars and uneven skin tone. Hibiscus flower is called a natural botox. It is helpful in boosting collagen, evens out skin tone, delay aging effects and balances hydration in our skin.

Rose water + Camphor (for oily/combination/normal skin)

Mix 1-2 pinch of camphor with 100 ml of rose water. Your toner is ready to use.

Camphor is a miracle substance to control excess oil secretion when combined with rose water. It gives a cooling effect when applied on the skin. Camphor is not advised to apply on broken skin. Use this toner with a cotton ball avoiding your eyes.

Cucumber juice + Vit. E (for all skin types)

Squeeze out juice from cucumber using a juicer. A grater can also be used to extract juice from a cucumber. Mix 100 ml of cucumber juice with 2 capsules of Vitamin E. An easy-to-make toner is ready to use.

Cucumber makes our skin healthy and glowing by rejuvenating skin cells, evens out skin tone, reduces blemishes and acne scars. Cucumber and Vitamin E mixed together makes a great toner for all skin types.