Premature graying of hair has become a very common problem in the contemporary era, people lead a workaholic and stressful life with busy schedules which makes taking out time for personal care a luxury. The nutrition part in daily diet is almost neglected and all these may lead to grey hair. However there might be other reasons also like deficiency of vitamin B-12 or problem of Thyroid.
The silvers or salt and pepper whatever you call it can also occur due to excessive use of electric hair dyers, harsh chemicals present in some hair care products.
Best 3 Homemade hair dye for grey hair recipes
The Triphala Hair Dye for natural black hair color
What you need
Ink-nut (Terminalia chebula / harad/ Haritaki)
India Gooseberry (Amla)
Black Earth (Kali mitti)
Sugar cane juice
How To :
To make your homemade hair dye, first you need to grind all the ingredients except the sugarcane juice.
Sterilize a glass jar .
Mix the ground powder in sugar cane juice.
Place the lid and leave for one month.
After one month the dye is ready to color and cover your grey hair.
Apply this paste at night on the hair and wash off in the morning.
This hair dye pack will give a natural black color to the grey hair
Liquorice (Mulethi/ Mulhati) and Indian Goosberry (Amla) Treatment
Take one part Amla Juice, one Part clarified butter and one-fourth part Liquorice.
Take all of them in a heavy bottom pan and simmer until the water (liquid) dries up and thick clarified butter is left.
Let it cool and then store it in cool and dry place.
This remedy is very safe to use as a hair dye and does not have any side effects on the skin.
The Homemade Recipe for Henna and Amla Hair Dye
If you are searching for a recipe for homemade hand cream your search ends here. Our hands go through a lot throughout the day. They are exposed to various mediums and thus they lose moisture and start chapping.
Nothing can do better than an enriching and moisturizing homemade hand cream to keep them healthy and beautiful.
What it takes to make the best homemade hand cream at home
While making the homemade hand lotion you need to keep a few things in mind.
Do not make it too greasy.
Keep it moist enough. Extremely dry hand lotion won’t be absorbed by the skin properly wherein our motive is to make a hand cream at home that seeps into the skin and provides deep nourishment.
Beeswax is the wax taken from the honeycomb and is used in many lotion, creams and even in soap making. As water and oil cannot be combined together an emulsifier is used and beeswax solves the purpose.
The basic formula for making homemade cream or lotion is supposed to be
Emulsion + Main ingredient + Fragrance
This recipe for homemade hand cream is very simple and was shared by a beauty expert in a television show, it is without using beeswax, good for those who do not want to use beeswax in their lotions and creams. If you are ok with using beeswax in your hand cream try our Aloe Vera gel hand lotion recipe
Homemade Oatmeal Hand Lotion without Beeswax
Supplies you will need for making this easy homemade hand cream
Powdered Oatmeal 1 tsp
1 tsp of Sweet Almond Oil
1/2 cup Coco butter
1/2 cup Shea butter
Grape Seed Essential Oil 3-4 drops
Juice of half a lemon
in a double boiler, melt Shea Butter and Coco Butter, once melted take it off the heat. Combine the lemon juice and Almond oil with hand held whisk, keep whisking in a continuous fashion and stop when both the ingredients have mixed well and when you have attained a lump-less smooth paste.
Now blend the above mixture with powdered Oatmeal using a hand held electric blender or manual blender which ever is available at your convenience and comfort, I personally prefer blending the lotion manually using a spatula.
Gradually add Grape Seed Essential oil or any other essential oil of your choice drop by drop.
Your all natural homemade hand cream is ready to be used.
Wash your hands clean and dry, apply it on your hands
Oatmeal is known for its several benefits for skin. You will get all the richness of the ingredients used in making this homemade hand lotion. Anr essential tip would be to grinding your oatmeal as fine as possible, if the oatmeal is grainy the lotion will end up having a scrub like texture.
The reason that I shared this recipe of hand cream without beeswax is that, the vegans may not be comfortable using beeswax in their product as it is an animal derived product. In homemade lip balm recipes, beeswax is replaced with petroleum jelly but I am not sure if that trick works with hand lotion too.
You can substitute the Grape Seed essential oil with any of your favorite essential oil, the reason I added Grape Seed oil in this recipe is its anti ageing and moisturizing property. This lotion turns out little dry and using Grapeseed oil will make it a little more moisturizing.
All Natural Homemade Hair Conditioner Recipes for Treating your Tresses
2. Natural Honey Conditioner For Hair
Boil 1 tsp of tea (any brand) in water, let it cool (in room temperature). Rinse your hair with this after you shampoo your hair. Let it stay, no need to rinse it again. This homemade hair conditioner will leave your hair smooth, silky and shiny.
Henna Tresses Conditioner for Shine and Nourishment
After Shampoo Conditioner
The homemade after shampoo conditioners are basically used as final rinse.
Apple cider Vinegar Rinse for Oily hair : Dilute apple cider vinegar in water and use it to rinse your hair after shampoo. Vinegar removes any soap residues left on the scalp. It also gives volume to flat oily hair. Remember to dilute the vinegar before rinsing. No matter how much hurry you are in but never use concentrated vinegar on your scalp, this will cause more damage to the hair. Alternatively vinegar can be replaced by juice of fresh lemon to derive same results
Green Teal Rinse :
Boil Green Tea in water and use this water to rinse your hair after shampoo. Green tea contains caffeine and it is said that the caffeine penetrates into the scalp and makes the roots strong and stimulates hair growth
Natural Conditioners for Dry and Frizzy Hair
Effects of Dryness on Hair
Dryness in hair causes the outer layer of the scalp which are called cuticles, flake off (peel away) from the central shaft.
How does a conditioner helps the dry hair
Conditioner acts as a glue and sticks the cuticle back to the central shaft
Conditioner provides lubrication to the hair
Prevents static electricity which results in avoiding frizzy hair.
Also Read : tea rinse for hair
Mayonnaise Hair Conditioner for extremely dry hair
The ingredients used to make mayo are coincidentally good doers for hair. The egg and olive oil in the mayo makes it the best homemade hair conditioner for dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair.
Take mayo in your hand and spread it length wise by gently combing the hair. By combing we ensure that the conditioner is evenly applied on the hair. Now cover the hair with a plastic cap. Let is sit for 20 mins then rinse it off. Remember this is not an after wash hair conditioner so you will need to shampoo your hair after rinsing off the mayo hair conditioner.
To take this conditioner one step further you can add equal part of mashed avocado to the mayonnaise.
Milk and Banana Conditioner for Unmanageable hair
Blend 1 cup of milk with 1 medium sized banana. Add 1tsp of olive oil and mix all the ingredients to make a paste. Now dampen your hair with warm water. Apply this conditioner following the technique mentioned in mayo hair conditioner.
The Avocado Hair Conditioner for Strong and Long Tresses
Cut an avocado and remove the seed. Scoop out the flesh and mash it nicely. Apply this avocado mash on the scalp by massaging it. Cover your head with a shower-cap to aid penetration. Keep it for one hour then shampoo your hair with a non alkaline shampoo. Complete this by using an after wash conditioner prepared by mixing 2 tsp of lemon juice to a quart of water. Use this as a last rinse then pat dry your hair.
How to apply homemade hair conditioners
Traditionally hair conditioner must be applied in wet hair after shampoo i.e washing your hair clean with a shampoo. It is not necessary to condition your hair after each hair wash but it is better to do so as hair conditioners gives your hair soft, silky and shiny look. For regular quick hair conditioning, apply your hair conditioner to washed hair and let is remain for 3-5 mins and then rinse it of with water.
The other way to condition your hair is deep conditioning. Apply your store bought or homemade deep hair conditioner to washed wet hair. After application you will now want the conditioner to sit on your hair for sometime so that it goes deep and nourish your hair. Take a shower cap and wear it such that your entire head is covered so that the conditioner does not dry up quickly. Incase you do not have a shower cap you can cover your hair with warm towel also.
Now sit and relax for 1-2 hrs and then rinse your hair.
Try these DIY Conditioners and share your experience in the comments section.
Homemade body Scrub can be a delight for your pocket and your skin as well. Body scrub is something we spend a lot for and if we can get something which is economical at the same time effective also, there can be nothing more that you can wish for. Let me share you a fact about body scrubs, did you know that salt and sugar fors the best base for a body scrub. These are the ingredients which are easily and sufficiently found in any kitchen. And these ingredients makes the most effective body scrubs. Then why to go for chemical based expensive body scrubs available in the market.
How To Make Homemade body scrub
The formula for making your own body scrub is very simple, it takes only three ingredients to whip up your all natural, chemical free body scrub. First being the exfoliant that will have slightly coarse or grainy texture, second comes the medium that will give fluidity to the scrub and aide in the application. The best medium is a carrier oil like sweet Almond oil and finally you can add fragrance, the best choice for this is Essential Oil.
Homemade Body Scrub Recipe Composition Basics
1. Choose your exfoliant
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- Sea Salt
- Kosher salt
Ratio – 2 parts
2. Beauty Oil ( can be called carrier oil)
- Apricot Oil
- Olive Oil
- Avocado oil
Ratio – 1 part
3. Add essential oil for fragrance to the body scrub
Essential oils are highly potent oils derived from natural sources likes flowers, leaves seeds etc. They are therapeutic and can help in fighting various skin problems like dryness, oiliness, acne etc. They are the best ingredients to add scent to your scrub. Always avoid using fragrance oils as they are synthetic and they do not go well will the idea of making “chemical free” and “all natural” body scrub.
- Rosehip oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Peppermint Oil
- Grape fruit oil
- Vanilla Essential oil or any other essential oil of choice.
1. Sea Salt Body Scrub Recipe
How to make
- Sea Salt 1cup
- Grape seed, Hazelnut oil or almond oil 1/2 cup
- Essential oils – Juniper oil – 10 drops and Grape fruit oil – 1 drop
2. Sugar Body Scrub Recipe
3. Gram Flour Body Scrub Recipe
4. Homemade Brown Sugar Body Exfoliator Recipe
Moisten your skin and then massage gently with this natural body scrub.This is a very simple and easy homemade brown sugar body scrub.
Also see: Homemade hand cream
5. Homemade Exfoliating Oatmeal Body Scrub Recipe
The grainy texture of oatmeal makes is a superb skin exfoliator, oat is packed with the properties which are a true blessing for the skin. Oatmeal body scrub not only exfoliates the the skin but it also absorbs all the impurities from the skin, will open the pores and go deep, it also hydrates the skin leaving it smooth and soft.
Take 2 tbsp of rolled oats. Grind it into a powder.
1 tbsp of baking soda
Grape seed oil or jojoba oil.
Dried Lavender petals for fragrance you can use any other fragrance also.
Mix all these ingredients to form a thick paste. Store it in an air tight jar.
Rub your oatmeal body scrub softly on the body and then gently rinse with water. Pat dry with towel and experience a smooth and moisturized skin.
Homemade Face Exfoliator Recipe for Clean and Clear Skin
Homemade scrubs for exfoliating the face are the best way to exfoliate your skin without exposing it to the chemicals. Facial scrubs gently removes the dead cells from the surface of the skin they also remove dirt and impurities settled on the skin due to pollution. There many facial scrubs available in the market, among all facial scrubs apricot scrub is most popular. Apricot facial scrub is easily available in shops as well as they can be bought online also.
The best and economical option that is safe and side effect free is homemade facial scrub here are a few video tutorials of making homemade facial exfoliator.
Home Made Lemon and Sugar Facial Scrub.
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How to Make Homemade Facial Scrubs : How to Make Homemade Sugar Scrubs
Sugar is the best ingredient to make a facial exfoliator at home. There are variety of sugar scrub recipes that can be used to make both body scrub as well as facial scrub.Here is how you can make a quick and simple homemade sugar scrub.
The Classic Sugar Exfoliator for face
To make your homemade sugar scrub take your jar and fill it all the way up with sugar (for this recipe use granulated sugar).
Allow the oil to seep in and then pour in again. Do this till your sugar is completely soaked in the oil. Now its the time to add in your Vitamin E.
Vitamin E has several different uses out which one is for beautifying your skin. It make your skin soft and smooth and thus it is used in various beauty products as a main ingredient. For this sugar exfoliator recipe you can use a Vitamin E capsule directly as the recipe already has oil in it just prick the capsule and squeez out the content straight into your jar, don’t hesitate to use Vtiamin E oil if you have it handy.
Finally add in your lemon essential oil, just a few drops. Give it all a good stir and your are ready to try out your homemade facial exfoliator. Close the jar and store in cool and dry place (away from sunlight).
How To Apply:
Apply this scrub twice in a week. Using it more often will leave your pores clogged as it has oil in it. Twice in a week shall be a good frequency to keep your skin clean and exfoliated
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