Eye Magic

Like any girl I too suffer from vanity , and when your parents are hunting for a groom for you ( the hunt can be quite literal at time – but that’s for another entry) , they expect you to take care of yourself… After all the guys don’t want an intelligent nerd as wife…so out come the old home remedies…

Decided to share some related to eye care with you here…Enjoy…

  • For thick lashes – If you have thin eye lashes then use equal proportion of glycerin and castor oil regularly. This will make your eyelashes grow thicker. (You can try for eyebrows too )
  • For puffy eyes – Massage a drop of castor oil on to them ( helps with under eye wrinkles too) or use cucumber slices or use cotton pads dipped in unboiled milk.
  • For dark circles – Take a Vitamin E capsule and carefully pierce it with a pin or needle. Dab a bit of the oil on your fingertip and pat it into the skin under your eyes or Take a used tea bag (black, green or white), after it has cooled, and apply it to the skin under your eyes or take equal amounts of almond oill & honey and apply it each night before going to bed ( helps with under eye wrinkles too) or apply a paste of lemon juice, tomato puree, orange lentil flour (masoor dal ) and turmeric powder on under eye dark circles. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it off or Prepare a paste of pineapple juice and turmeric ,apply it on the under eye area.
  • For crows feet – An effective remedy is an anti-hemmeroids aka piles cream or use papatya pulp or use egg white
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Baking Soda

 TEETH

1> Tooth Paste: Mix 3 parts Baking Soda with 1 part salt. Add 3 teaspoons of glycerin to form paste. Just before using add little water & use like normal paste.

 2> Tooth Whitener: Once a week, mash a ripe strawberry and add a tsp of baking soda to it. Apply the paste on your teeth and brush after 15 minutes. This will keep your teeth naturally white. Baking soda will remove all stains from tea, coffee and tobacco.

3> Mouth Wash: Add 2 teaspoons Baking Soda to 250 ml of water. Gargle in mouth swirling through teeth. Spit don’t swallow.

4> Toothbrush: Soak tooth brush in a mixture of water and baking soda, overnight for a hygienic, teeth friendly toothbrush.

HAIR

1> Clarifying Shampoo: Add a teaspoon of baking soda to shampoo bottle to remove buildup and to improve manageability

2> Clean brushes and combs: To remove natural build up of oil and hair product residue, soak combs and brushes in a solution of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in a small tub or basin of warm water. Rinse thoroughly and allow them to dry before use

3> Dry shampoo: Mix 1 part baking soda, 1 part baby powder. Apply the mixture to the roots of your hair and comb through. This mixture will absorb excess oils and freshen up your hair. (For a fragrant touch add 3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the mix)

4> Chlorine-damage: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda with 50ml warm water. Apply to hair & rinse off.

FACE

1>Exfoliate1: Scrub your way to a brighter skin by scrubbing the face gently using a paste of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water. Wash with cold water.

2> Exfoliate2: Mix baking soda with oatmeal in your blender, add water to make paste, scrub face gently & rinse with cold water.

3>Exfoliate3: Mix some baking soda with facial cleanser. Use circular motions to apply gently then rinse as usual for visibly soft skin.

4> Aftershave Rinse: Make a solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda in 1 cup water for a soothing aftershave rinse.

5> Acne Mask: Combine baking Soda with just enough purified water to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on acne prone areas for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water. Moisturize with oil free moisturizer. Repeat daily for 1 week, then on every 3rd day.

OTHER USES

1> Soothing Bath: Add ½ cup of baking soda to your bath water for smooth, refreshed skin.

2> Smooth Feet: Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a tub of warm water. Soak your feet for desired amount of time. Then, create a paste of baking soda and water and gently scrub your feet with it.

3> Bath Oil: To create bath oil, you will need 4 tablespoons of baking soda, ½ cup of honey, ½ cup milk, 16 tablespoons of sea or cooking salt, and ½ cup of baby oil. In a large bowl, mix the baking soda, honey, milk, and salt; stir well. Massage with mixture and bathe as usual.

4> Soft knees & elbows: To smooth rough skin elbows & knees make a paste of baking soda and water and rub on skin. Rinse away with warm water.

5> Soften cuticles: Apply a paste baking soda to your cuticles, leave for 5 minutes

6> Odor remover: Remove fish, onion, or garlic odor from hands with a solution of 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water or liquid soap. Rub mixture in your hands, and rinse off

7> Antacid: Take 1/2 teaspoon baking soda in 1/2 glass of water to relieve acid indigestion or heartburn.

8> Deodorant: Apply some baking soda like the talcum powder, after bath to avoid smelly armpits, without clogging the pores.

Hope this series has been of use , check again for summer skin care routine, tips, recipes and remedies.