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Two Homemade Beauty Tips for Vegetarians and Animal Lovers
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Two Homemade Beauty Tips for Vegetarians and Animal Lovers

People are concerned with looks. However, most chemical-based beauty products available in stores likely contain animal fats or have been tested on animals. Many people still use them, thinking that we cannot help but engage in their use. Yes, we can! Our body does not need chemicals to be fair or clean. It turns out, herbs are where it's at.

Home facials are wonderful. My time-tested home facial always works great. I just mix a drop of lemon juice, a spoon of gram flour, a pinch of turmeric, and a spoon of almond milk. Rub this paste onto the face and wash it after five minutes (leaving it longer will have the opposite effect, since turmeric is so strong). Another option is to mix together a mashed banana and honey, and rub the combination onto the face and neck. These facials can be performed once a week. If you are not too sensitive to turmeric, you can rub oil on the body and then smear on turmeric before washing it away. This will cleanse the body. Since turmeric is an effective antiseptic, it will also ward away skin infections.

Herbal instant shampoos can be made by crushing hibiscus flower petals. The juice should be strained though. The leaves of the rose plant can also be used. The plant Tragia Involucrata, which we locally call 'Choriyanam', is another very healing plant, the leaves of which are used for removing dandruff. The leaves are crushed and the juice is applied on the scalp. It should be remembered that the plant is very ‘scratchy’ to handle, and we should use gloves to pick the leaves and crush them. The juice acts on the scalp and removes the dandruff. The hair should be washed thoroughly. This treatment is also effective for head lice.

I hope these tips help you. I am providing a link for the herb for dandruff cure.



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  1. Daniel Garcia
    Daniel Garcia
    Voted! I am amazed at how much nature has to offer us when it comes to taking care of our skin. I am not familiar with "Choriyanam" though, is this from Malaysia or India?
    1. deepam
      It is a wild plant found in our state in Kerala, India. Thanks for the visit sir


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