JoJoba /ho hou ba/

Review + Benefits + Uses

Jojoba Oil also known as Green Gold, is one amongst my favorites wishlist, as its really light and suits all skin types. It is indeed a blessing because of its richness in vitamins & minerals. Its enriched with Vitamin- E , B- Complex,zinc, copper, selenium, chromium & iodine.

I’ve always been fascinated with oils and have been trying out all sorts of varieties, so I recently ordered this 100% Pure Jojoba Oil by @satthwa from Amazon. I received the product on time, well packed & sealed, in a 50 ML bottle with a Screw-on Cap & an Easy-to-Pour-Flip-Cap along with it. It’s a great oil with good qualities at such an affordable price. It applies easily with significant moisture retention and high nourishing properties. It absorbs deeply and reasonably quickly into the skin. It is non-sticky, odorless and my skin felt wonderfully hydrated & soft. It lasts up to 8 hours after applying it.

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How To Make Apple Sauce at Home

Hi Friends,

Let’s make some Apple Sauce today.

We all love apples  Red, Green, Golden, Kashmiri, and so many more varieties.

Today I’m gonna let you in on a treat for your taste buds and your skin as well…

 

Ingredients

4 Apples

3/4 Cup Water

1/4 Cup White Sugar

1/2 Tsp Cinnamon Powder

Procedure

  • Deseed, Peel & Finely Chop all the apples.
  • In a saucepan,  mix remaining ingredients well and add the apples to it.
  • Cover & Cook this on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  • Apples will become soft, turn off flame and allow to cool.
  • Transfer contents to a blender and blend till you get smooth saucy consistency.
  • Store In fridge
  • Enjoy delicious and slightly spiced Apple Sauce with your favorite dessert.
Apple Sauce

Apple Sauce

Find out how you can use this Apple sauce to make a DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel .

DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel

What is it?

Apples contain fruit acids that are called Alpha Hydroxy Acids(AHA). These acids exhibit natural ability to excellently exfoliate cells, accelerate cell renewal, stimulate cell metabolism, synthesis of collagen, elastin and other components, change acidity of the skin, influence process of skin keratinization.

Why does it work?

When used in higher concentration levels above 20%, These acids are able to act not only on the upper layer of the skin, but also penetrate into its deeper layer. It is one of the main anti-aging methods to prolong the youth of our skin, stimulate the removal of epidermis and helps get rid of dead cells.

Multiple application of fruit acids enhances exfoliation of dead layers of skin which means that it can eliminate some skin defects such as redness, roughness, acne and spots due to acne. Fruit acids are able to induce swelling of skin cells & inter-cellular substance, thus increasing its elasticity and reducing visible wrinkles.

How to Use It?

Either you can use fresh cut slices of the fruit and rub it directly on your skin and rinse or you could try out this easy DIY Natural Skin Peel. I tried it and liked it very much.

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DIY Natural Apple Skin Peel

Ingredients

2 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Tsp Apple Sauce

(for Apple Sauce Recipe Click Here)

Procedure

Mix Apple Cider Vinegar and sauce.

Apply to cleansed face using a brush or spread with clean hands.

You can use it all over your body as well.

Keep it for 10 to 15 minutes and sponge/rinse off with clean cloth & water.

Apply moisturizer.

Use sunscreen later if you plan to step out into the sun.

 

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What does Amla do for Hair?

Hey friends, Welcome back to my blog.

I know I’ve been pretty irregular during the past couple of weeks. Forgive me for I was taking care of my pet Golden ‘Alvin’, who hasn’t been doing well (he’s six) ever since he got invaded by the dreaded 4-letter vermin. Its not so much an easy task having a golden retriever in your household. Well now he’s so much better and now I am back where my much needed blog needs attention.2017-07-29-19-52-37-986

This might bring certain fond memories for quite a lot of us Indians. Remember Dabur Amla Hair Oil! Most of you would recognize it from your childhood when you would have seen your granny, mom or elder sisters using it for their hair or massaging yours on the weekends. Even my husband & his family have used it for many years. The Indian Gooseberry is the most commonly utilized fruit in the households of India because of its extensive health, beauty, skin & hair care benefits and medicinal properties for long years. This Superfruit is now easily available across the globe thanks to eCommerce and global shipping.

You guessed it right, this time I am going to tell you about the benefits of the Indian Gooseberry (Amla) for Hair. Amla is among the richest sources of Natural Vitamin C in the world. It is a perfect example of an highly potent and nutritious edible fruit rich in Phenols & Tannins. It contains essential fatty acids, which strengthen hair follicles. It contains a plethora of antioxidants such as Ellagic, Emblicanin, Gallic, Phyllantine and Quercetin acid. Amla also contains a high concentration of minerals, amino acids, as well as strong immune boosting properties. As an antioxidant, it is more than fifteen times powerful than a Pomegranate or double of that of an Acai berry. This indigenous fruit has extensive adaptability to grow in diverse climatic and soil conditions. The fruit exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties and is highly acidic and astringent as well.

Did you know that deficiency of Vitamin C, which is found abundantly in Amla, is one of the most common reason for hair problems. This fruit is also one of the most easiest and powerful solution to most of the hair problems. With this fruit you need not worry about how to avail its benefits. Today, I’m going to let you in on how Amla is useful for your hair care. Amla is not just used for general hair care but also as an amazing restorative with curing properties. You can avail various benefits from Amla in form of powder, juice, fruit preserve, as a single ingredient or mix/pack combined with couple of locally & home available products. The application depends on what form of Amla you can lay your hands on.

 “The words of elders are like the gooseberry: bitter at first, then sweet” – Indian Proverb by anonymous

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Cleansing & Polishing Body Bath Powder

Ingredients

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Body Bath Powder by Iknoor

1/4th Cup Whole Green Gram

1/4th Cup Split Red Lentil

1/4th Cup Gram Flour

1/4th Cup Rice

2 Tbsp Licorice Powder

2 Tbsp Red Sandalwood Powder

1 Tsp Walnut Powder

 

How To Prepare Body Bath Powder

Take Whole Green Gram, Split Red Lentil, Split Bengal Gram, Rice & grind them all into a fine powder. Mix them well with Licorice, Red Sandalwood, Walnut Powder & Gram Flour

Your Cleansing & Polishing Body Bath Powder is ready.

Store the powder in an air-tight jar.

Take care to keep it dry.

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Spinach Macaroni with Cheese

Today I’m presenting you all with an opportunity that shows you all how to make healthy recipe that’s simply just yummy and that too pretty easy to prepare. Now I’ve used a little cheese to add to the flavor and to keep my self from splurging too much, but then what’s a macaroni dish without cheese !! 🙂

Prep Time: 15- 20 Minutes

Bake Time: 20 Minutes

Servings: Serves 3

Spinach Macaroni with Cheese

Ingredients:

Macaroni                                2 Cups

Cheese (your choice)            2 Cubes, 25gms each

Whole Wheat Flour              1 Tbsp

Milk                                          1 Cup

Honey Mustard Dressing     2 Tbsp

Olive Oil                                   1 Tbsp

Garlic                                        10 Cloves, Finely chopped

Spinach                                     1 Cup, Finely chopped

Black Pepper                            To Taste  IMG_20170731_231358

Chilli Flakes                             To Taste

Salt                                             To Taste

Oregano                                    To Taste

Basil                                           To Taste

Procedure

  • Boil water in a pan and add a few drops of Oil and salt to it, add macaroni and cook till its done. Strain with running water and keep aside.
  • Heat remaining oil in a pan, add garlic cloves, saute for a few seconds, add wheat flour, saute just for five seconds and add milk to it. Keep on stirring, add 1 Cheese Cube, Honey Mustard Dressing, Black Pepper, Salt, Chilli Flakes, Oregano & Basil.
  • Cook the sauce till it thickens. Keep a little spinach aside for garnish and add remaining spinach to the sauce, cook for about two minutes. You can add more milk  to adjust consistency according your choice.
  • Turn off the flame. Grease the baking dish & mix Macaroni with sauce, Garnish with some chopped spinach & grated Cheese cube (the remaining 2ndCube) .
  • Bake at 225°C for 20 minutes.  Serve hot and enjoy!!

10 Steps To Look Younger

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The secret of the youth has been searched for since long time ago. Many researchers have experimented to find ways to slow down the aging process. Quite a few findings have been implemented by new age, organic cosmetics & food products but the most important thing for us to do is to be consistent in implementing & maintaining healthy lifestyle and eating habits.

We can’t stop the natural change, but we can still look younger if we work hard to slow down the aging process.

So Today, I’m going to let you in on 10 Steps to Make You Look Younger. These are very basic but often forgotten or brushed aside in today’s stressful world.

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