Golden Rules To Stay Fit
- Eat simple, natural and
wholesome food in the form of whole wheat bread, brown rice, honey, fresh fruits
- Use eggs sparingly, and only when known to be perfectly
- Give preference to vegetable fat and ghee against animal fat.
- Use fresh fruit or fruit juices freely.
- Eat bran or food containing
roughage or cellulose to encourage colon activity.
For Smooth Body Skin
Mix together 1 tablespoon each of finely ground orange peel and
ground almonds.This is slightly abrasive and very cleansing.Take roughly 1 teaspoon
in the palm of your hand, mix with a little water and the paste to scrub the skin,
- Sugar Scrub
Soap the face
well, adding a small handful of sugar to the lather.Massage this in for a couple
of minutes, then rinse off with warm warter.This scrub is very useful for a spotty
and sluggish looking skin.
How to fight Dandruff
- Hot Oil Therapy
Massage hot oil into the scalp at bedtime. Next morning, an hour before bath,
rub lemon juice mixed with cosmetic vinegar (mix 1:2 ratio) into the scalp. Now
give the hair a good wash with egg shampoo, one of the oldest beauty recipes.
Eggs are full of proteins. Beat up one or two eggs with cup of water and thoroughly
massage this into your hair and leave it on for about 5-10 min. Rinse off thoroughly
and do not use hot water. Alternatively, beat one egg in acup of water and mix
it to 1-2 tablespoons of shampoo. As a last rinse, use the juice of 1 lemon in
a cup of hot water. Continue this treatment once a week for 3 months.
- Stroking the Hair
Give your hair a hundred
strokes every night with a brush or a comb. Since the root of each hair is the
sebaceous gland that ooze oil to keep the hair soft and gleaming. press the bristle
of the brush against the scalp to exercise and squeeze the tiny oil reservoirs.
The oil sac naturally start distributing the natural scalp oil to each hair strand.
Take the hair strand from the root of the hair to the very end of the hair so
that the oil is carried to each individual hair tip. Hair could be brushed or
combed gently and lightly when wet as there is a danger of its being stretched
- Hair Nourishing Recipe
Boil 5 teaspoons of dried used tea leaves in lime water and use it as the
last rinse after shampoo, giving the hair a shine.
Mix 2 tablespoons of cosmetic vinegar and 6 tablespoons
of hot water. Dip with cotton-wool into the scalp, parting the hair with a comb.
It should preferably be used at bedtime. Tie a scarf over the hair to avoid staining
the pillow. Next morning, wash the hair with shampoo. After the hair is thoroughly
cleansed, pour over as a last rinse a mixture of 3 tablespoons of cosmetic vinegar
and one cup of hot water. This should be done twice a week for three months.
- Apple Juice Tonic
Mix together 1 tablespoon
of pure apple juice and 3 tablespoons warm water and massage into the scalp, three
times a week. This recipe helps to fight dandruff.
- Ouick Hair Conditioner
Mix together 1 egg, 2 tablespoons castor oil, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 1 teaspoon
glycerine. Beat constantly and massage into the scalp. Wrap your head in a hot
towel and steam the hair, then wash off. This conditiioner will make your hair
look thicker, shiny, soft and manageable.
Beat up an egg and mix 1 teaspoon honey and 2 teaspoons
coconut or olive oil. Massage it well into the scalp. Steam the hair and then
shampoo. This leaves the hair easy to manage and looking lovely.
Beat up an egg and 2 tablespoons of brandy. Massage into
the scalp. Leave for 10 minutes and rinse off. The egg nourishes and the brandy
- Gypsy Conditioner
Steep a medium sized onion. Cut into slices in half a cup of rum. Leave for 24
hours. Remove the onions and use the remaining liquid for massaging scalp. This
is an effective liquid for those afflicted with dandruff and losing hair.
Treatment for Patchy Baldness
- Grind 2-3 cloves of garlic, grind
together with a pinch of colloyrium and apply to the hairless patch. In case of
irritation, smear butter over the patch.
- Dissolve a few grains of
potassium permanganate in a few drops of water, and apply to the bald patches
few times a day. Continue for a minimym of 3 weeks.
- Grind leaves
of Caper Berry (Karer) into paste and apply these on the the bald patches.
- Wash the bald patch with the juice of Amla. Make a small cut with razor or
a scalpel so that a little blood flows out and rub finely powdered Salmiac mixed
with butter on it.
- Put in a copper vessel some curdled milk(dahi).
The vessel should be without tin coating. Now mix to it stave made of Neam wood.
With repeated churnings the curdled milk turns green. It should be applied to
the hairless patches for a few days.
Remedies to deal with pre-mature Greying of Hair
- Rinse hair
with rosemary, sage or walnut leaves and shell.
- Rinse hair with saffron,
ginger root, marigold or red oak bark. Use red henna to dye the the hair.
- Another paste recommended for the pre-mature greying of hair is to grind
2 parts Amla, 2 parts Harad and 3 parts mandur into fine powder. A spoonful of
powder should be wetted with water. The paste may be kept in an iron vessel overnight
and applied to the hair next morning. When the paste is dry, oil should be applied
to the hair, then the paste should be washed off thoroughly with cold water.
- Grind to a paste equal quantity of old Mandur, Amla and Japa (Hibiscus Rosa-Sinensis)
flowers. The paste should be applied on the head. When dry, the hair should be
washed with water, in which Amla has to soaked overnight.
Caring for the Skin
face with soap at least twice a day.
- Cleanse skin thoroughly before going
to bed at night.
- Wash face and bathe with cold water at least twice a
- Avoid using soap as
far as possible.
- Wash the face once a day.
- Rose Water
It is one of
the oldest skin freshners discovered by an Arabian dermatologist in the 10th century.
In order to make rose water at home, mix rose essence in pure water and shake
thoroughly.Two tablespoons essence of roses is sufficient for 4litres purified
- Gypsy Rose Water
Put 2 handfuls
of dark, scented rose petals into a jar or a wide-topped bottle containing 1 litre
of water and 200gms of sugar. Keep the mixture for two hours, sahke thoroughly,
then strain and store in a cool place.
- Flower & Herb Tonic
Flower and herb water
of all kinds make deliciously scented, highly effective skin tonics.Mix two tablespoons
of dried herbs or flowers to a pint of boiling water and cover the pan to prevent
steam from being lost.Strain and bottle.
Marigolds are known for their healing properties. Mix 2
dried or 3 fresh marigold flowers to a pint of water and keep for 10-12 hours.Now
mix to it two tablespoons of witch hazel. It is especially for greasy, spotty
- Cucumber Tonic
Wash and liquidise
half peeled cucumber. Put the juice in a saucepan, bring it to boil and simmer
it for five minutes.Cool and strain it, then add one tablespoon of witch-hazel
to every two tablespoons of cooked cucumber juice.Store the juice in a refrigerator.Mint
can also be used in it. Add four tablespoons mint in the cucumber tonic.
- For Normal Skins
Mix 2 tablespoons of gram flour and 4 tablespoons of milk in a clean container.
Apply all over the face and neck leaving area along the eyes and lips.Leave for
10min. and then wash off.
- For Oily skins
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon rosewater.Apply
all over the face,leave for 5min. and wash off.
Mix 1 tablespoon milk powder with 1 teaspoon gram flour and
2 tablespoons rose water. Leave it on for 15-20min. then wash.
very dry skin
Mix together the yolk of an egg, a teaspoon of almond
oil, a teaspoon of milk cream and apply for10-15min. then wash off.
Grind 10 almonds to a paste and mix to a teaspoon of curd.Use
this pack to remove tan and soften the skin.
- For Dull Skin
Mix Fuller's earth, brewer's
yeast and rose water in such quantity so as to form 2 tablespoons paste.Apply
for 15min. This mask nourishes the skin.
Rub a piece of sandalwood on a clean stone using a little
rose water or cucumber juice.Apply the paste thus formed.This pack gives a tingling
fresh feeling also.
- For Blemished skin
Add cucumber juice to any of these powers such as gram flour, kaolin, Fuller's
earth and milk powder to form a paste. This will also tighten the skin pores.
: Relaxation of eyes & lightening the darkened area around eyes
:Grate 1/2 cucumber, strain it and keep it in refrigerator to cool. Mix
it to an equal quantity of rose water.Take a piece of cotton wool dipped in the
lotion and place it on your eyes at least twice a day.
:Reducing puffiness of eyes.
cotton-wool in the solution of witch-hazel and use as eye pads.
:Dispersion of lines along the eyes.
apricot and coconut oils help lubricarting the delicate skin around the eyes.
Gentle and frequent massage will help.
:Eradicating dark shadows.
the juice of freshly crushed mint leaves.
: Removal of flaky swelling, puffiness and irritation.
: A drop of perfectly fresh castor oil smeared along the eyelids will do
- Purpose :Reducing swelling
1 : Strain the juice of grated potato and saturate cotton wool pads with
it or lay the grated vegetable on the eye between the muslin. Slices of raw potato
will soothe swollen eyelids and reduce swelling.
2 :Add 1 tablespoon marigold petals in 125ml of boiling water. Strain the
liquid, then simmer 1 peeled and finely chopped apple in it. When it is soft,
drain the apple, allow it to cool and when of a comfortable temperature lay it
between the 2 layers of gauze. Place on the eyes and leave for 10 min.