Thursday, October 16, 2008

Honey & Beauty

Honey contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc? Along with its multiple vitamin content, honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. And why stop there? Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin and baby care products–and it contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals.


Honey Cleansing Scrub
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.

Firming Face Mask
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Smoothing Skin Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.

Skin Softening Bath
Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.

Hair Shine
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Blondes may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal

sweet honey of a bath formula

Herbalists have praised honey as a beauty aid for centuries with very good reason. It is a terrific humectant–meaning it helps our skin to retain moisture, making it softer and smoother, and rejuvenating our appearance.

When we invite the golden sweetness of honey into our tub, it becomes a skin-nourishing treat for body and soul. Let the bees show you the way to smoother, fresher-looking skin:

2 tablespoons honey
1 cup hot water
2 drops lavender essential oil (optional)

1. Dissolve the honey in the hot water, then add essential oil and stir to mix.

2. Pour mixture into bathwater and soak for 10 to 15 minutes


Every morning, on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast, and again at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water.

If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.

Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high calorie diet


Take three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it the next morning with warm water. If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.


Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before a bath and keep it for approximately 15 minutes, and then wash the hair.
It is very effective even if it is kept for 5 minutes as well.


People of South America:
The first thing in the morning they gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water. so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.


Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey, and apply on the aching tooth. This may be done 3 times a day (daily) till such time, that the tooth has stopped aching.


Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon of luke warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days.
This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses

Sunday, October 5, 2008


  • Full Body Ubtan Formula (for general beauty massage)

    4 tablespoons chickpea flower
    2 tablespoons mustard or almond oil
    1 teaspoon tumeric powder
    1 teaspoon fenugreek powder
    1 teaspoon wheat-germ oil
    1/4 teaspoon rose oil.

  • Facial Ubtan Formula (for general facial ubtan) :
    1 tablespoon almond paste
    1 tablespoon cashew paste
    1 1/2 teaspoons pistachio paste
    1 tablespoon malai (skin of boiled milk)
    1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
    1 tablespoon rose water
    1/4 cup red lentil paste
    chickpea flower (to thicken)
    Mix apply, let it dry, rub off and have a lukewarm water bath
  • 2 tblspn of besan
    1/2 tblspn of turmeric
    1 tblspn of sandalwood powder
    mix all dis wid milk!
    u cn use it at d time of bath or as a face wash or even as a face pack
    iz simple

  • This ubtan can be used for cooling the body. Very good for skin with acne/blachead/whitehead. A bride to be can use this treatment everyday starting 30 days prior to her marriage

    3 teaspoon chickpea fluor
    1/4 spoon turmeric powder
    2 teaspoon sandalwood powder
    1 teaspoon neem powder
    2 teaspoon ground cucumber

    Rub the mixture onto face with gentle circular motion for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with warm water
  • This ubtan can be applied to body to make it soft.

    1 cup gram fluor
    1/2 turmeric powder
    2 teaspoon mustard powder
    2 teaspoon crushes fresh coriander leaves
    3 teaspoon rose water
    Make a paste of this with 1 cup yogurt. Work into wet skin rigorously for 10 minutes and then wash off

  • Ubtan for stimulating lymph

    This ubtan help increase lymph flow. Increased lymph flow removes harmful substances from the tissues and helps heal breakouts(acne)

    3 teaspoon mung dal
    1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
    1 teaspoon dried orange peel
    1 teaspoon neem powder
    Grind the above mixture and make a paste. Rub the paste onto face with small vigorous circular motion.

    Note that the motion here is a little rigorous. do this for 10 minutes and then wash off with warm water

  • Ubtan for moistrurising

    Ubtan is an age old ayurvedic beauty mixture used by brides to be for getting a healthy glowing skin. Ubtan paste draws heat from the body and stimulates lymph flow. Its also a very good exfoliant. They help is releasing toxins from the body cauing the skin to show a healthy glow.

    Any ubtan should be massaged onto the face/body in gentle circular motions for 10 -15 minutes then washed off with lukewarm water.

    Here is a ubtan recipe for deep moisturizing the skin. Very good for dry skin.

    5-6 blanched almonds with skin removed
    1/2 cup cream
    2 tsp sesame oil
    1 teaspoon tulsi powder

    soak almonds in the cream overnight. In a food processor, combine the almonds with the cream, the sesame oil and tulsi powder.

    Rub onto your face with gentle circular motion for 10-15 minutes.Rinse off with cool water


    Baisan 125gm
    Atta 125gm
    Haldi powder 12gm
    Sandal powder 12gm
    keenu kay jhilkon ka powder 50 to 60gm

    Mix them all and preserve it in a bottle. Use this ubtan daily by making paste either with water or with milk. You will see the excellent result just in two weeks.

  • Ingredients:

    Haldi or Ubtan powder Ready made from market. 4tbl sp
    baby oil 5-7 drops
    rose water 1tbl sp
    lime juice some drops
    cucumber juice 1 tbl sp
    milk for making paste.




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