It is said that the water from draining cooked rice can be used to wash your face, because some of the nutrients it contains help resolve the oil balance of the skin.
Also, some believe water that’s used to wash the rice is good for the skin… Wash the rice until the water turns milky and then drain it out. Wash again, and use the second water to wash your face. It makes skin smoother, and rice is a daily food in India.
Sandalwood in powder or paste form…You mix this with any liquid—water, milk, yogurt, or rose water—for a quick cooling mask. It clears out and closes pores and soothes inflamed skin.
Turmeric…It not only has amazing healing properties, but it’s a great beauty product. I’ve discovered this DIY ( do it yourself) turmeric face mask: Mix channa flour, turmeric, honey, and milk to make a paste; apply it in a thin layer to your face; let dry for 20 minutes and rinse in the shower.
An ancient Ayurvedic ritual dating back over 3,000 years, is ‘oil pulling’, it involves placing a tablespoon of extra virgin organic cold pressed oil coconut oil or sesame or olive oil is fine too..into your mouth and then swishing it around for up to 20 minutes, minimum 5 minutes (pulling it between your teeth), before spitting it out. Whatever you do, do not swallow the oil as you will ingest the toxins you are trying to pull out. Afterwards requires brushing your teeth with an all-natural fluoride-free toothpaste, and rinsing your mouth out.
Removing toxins from the body that would otherwise make it into the bloodstream means the skin has a chance to shine. Rashes and skin issues often reduce dramatically, or even clear up completely, with oil pulling.
I did some research and found other possible benefits of oil pulling for oral health include:
Overall strengthening of the teeth and gums and jaws
Prevention of diseases of the gums and mouth, such as cavities and gingivitis
Prevention for bad breath
Potential holistic remedy for bleeding gums
Prevention of dryness of the lips, mouth and throat
Possible holistic treatment for TMJ and general soreness in the jaw area
And the benefits Beyond the Mouth?
Ancient Ayurvedic health practitioners believed that oil pulling could reduce more than just diseases of the mouth and throat. Today, many holistic practitioners tout its use for a variety of health concerns.
Other possible benefits of oil pulling for overall health include:
Migraine headache relief
Correcting hormone imbalances
Reducing inflammation of arthritis
May help with gastro-enteritis
Aids in the reduction of eczema
May reduce symptoms of bronchitis
Helps support normal kidney function
May help reduce sinus congestion
Some people report improved vision
Helps reduce insomnia
Reduced hangover after alcohol consumption
Aids in reducing pain
Reduces the symptoms of allergies
Helps detoxify the body of harmful metals and organisms
Your hair is a vital beauty asset, requiring constant loving care. And with a little nurturing, lush, glossy hair will be all yours.
Conditioner is a must for hair with problems and coarse hair. Its not a cleansing product, it conditions hair not the scalp so donot use it directly on the scalp area. Run conditioner through your hair from base to tip , comb through it with a wide tooth comb and leave it on for 3 to 4 mins. Rinse off toroughly with luke warm water and wind up with a splash of cold water.
Pick up a shampoo and conditioner meant for your hair type. If your hair is treated with a chemical treatment pick up a shampoo and conditioner meant for treated hair, like wise if your hair is curly or rough use the product specifically meant for your hair texture. Then there are people who would only like to use natural products…try these home remedies. Mix 1 egg, 2 tbs castor oil, 1 tsp vinegar and 1 tsp glycerine. Beat until frothy and massage lightly into your hair. Wrap your head in a hot towel, steam, then wash off. This conditioner makes hair thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.
Honey Conditioner: Beat 1-2 eggs (depending on the length of the hair), 1 tsp honey and 2 tsp olive oil. Massage gently into the scalp. Steam, and shampoo after an hour.
Alcohol Conditioner: Beat 1-2 eggs with 2 tsp brandy. Massage into your scalp. Leave for 10-15 mins. Rinse well. The egg nourishes your hair and brandy stimulates hair growth.
Remember egg stinks … So I d suggest using just the egg white.