I miss my long daily showers, long relaxing ones. Being a mom of a little girl,it is difficult to even think about it. So I had to cut short my showers. But I still manage to make my showers special by using relaxing, fragrant body washes. I love my body washes so so much. Now who doesn’t!

Have you thought of making a body wash all by yourself? At the comfort of your home? Do you wish to? Don’t worry it is easy, easier than you could think of. You just need a few items to make your own body wash at home. A body wash which not only cleanse but moisturizes your body too. And you will forget your normal body wash or soap when you experience the rich, bubbly lather of this amazingly fragrant body wash.

So lets get started. Oh my god! I’m excited!!

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The honey lavender body wash

Two best things about this body wash is that, one it is very very easy to make, and two our body wash uses ingredients which are great for your skin.

Lets check out the ingredient list.

You need

1/3 cup liquid castile soap ( I used argan oil variant you can use pure). Buy Here

1/3 cup sweet almond oil. (you can use olive oil or grape seed oil) Buy Here

1/3 cup honey. (Use raw honey if possible, but you can use any) Buy Here

40 drops of lavender oil.Buy Here

How to make the body wash

Measure out all the ingredients and mix them up in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Next pour this into a bottle of your choice pump-top or squeeze top.  You have your very own body wash.

The method

Use it like you would normally use any other body washes. Pump out the body wash onto a bath pouf or natural sponge and lather on. You can use this directly on your skin. Don’t forget to shake  well before each use. This stays in good condition for as long as one year.

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Now that you know how to make the body wash lets get into details of  the ingredients used.

Liquid castile soap

Castile soap is a vegetable oil based soap made from pure olive oil or coconut oil. This is used to ensure that our body wash has enough lather which is so gentle to your skin.

Sweet almond oil

The purpose of adding oil is to make our body wash moisturizing unlike most of the store bought ones which dries out our skin. The benefit of adding sweet almond oil is that it is effective in lightening stretch marks and also reduces signs of aging.


Honey helps in the treatment and prevention of acne and helps in improving complexion. It is great for slowing down aging. Honey is added in our body wash to moisturize. It also helps in retaining elasticity of  our skin. Honey also thickens the body wash and promotes lather.

Lavender oil

Lavender oil is great for treating acne and eczema. The purpose of adding lavender oil in our body wash is to give a pleasant smell to our body wash. Moreover, lavender oil is great for all skin types and is very gentle to the skin.

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So make your own body wash and feel the difference.

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Hello beautiful people. I am here with another great pack. This time it is a skin lightening face pack and its name itself is so refreshing, mandarin and tomato face pack.

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Mandarin for skin

Do you include mandarin oranges in your diet. If you don’t, then its time to think about it because these type of oranges has so many health benefits like preventing cancer, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, proper functioning of a healthy immune system etc.And yeah, it also aids in weight-loss.

Now that was just a piece of information, lets come back to our topic. Mandarin oranges has so many skin benefits too. Mandarins are a very good source of vitamin C and E, which are beneficial in  giving a healthy glow to the skin. It also helps in improving complexion. Mandarins are very effective in fighting signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines.

The first ingredient of our skin-lightening face pack as you know by now is mandarin, the second is tomato.

Tomato for skin

We have been using tomatoes in our diet and on skin for decades now. This is because tomatoes have great health and beauty benefits. We will just peep into some of its skin benefits . Tomatoes are great for treating open pores, curing acne, reducing excess oil secretion and treating signs of aging. It is a natural bleaching agent too.

Olive oil 

Olive oil is our third and final ingredient. Olive oil is a very good source of vitamin E which is great for your skin in many ways. Olive oil moisturizes your skin, has anti-aging properties and improves overall health of your skin. Let me share something with you, olive oil is one of my favorite moisturizer and make up remover (and probably the best).

How to make our face pack

I have already mentioned the three ingredients you need for this face pack. To summarize you need:

2 tbsp tomato juice

1 tbsp orange juice

1/2 tbsp olive oil.

You can adjust the ingredients as per your needs and skin type. Once you have the juices and oil, mix them. Apply this immediately on your face and neck. Keep it for 15 minutes then wash it off.

The mandarin-tomato pack helps in skin-lightening and  tightening of pores. It is very effective in lightening blemishes and gives glow to dull skin. This is a cleansing pack which unclogs your pores and cleanses your face.

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Mandarin and tomato for lips

One bonus point of this pack is that you can use it on your lips too. When used on lips, the pack exfoliates your lips and helps in treating pigmentation to some extent. Isn’t it awesome?


Blend the three ingredients well and use it immediately. Keeping it for long time prior to applying, may cause the separation of oil from the juices. If by any chance it gets separated blend again and then use.

Have you ever thought that the cute cute oranges and the lovely red tomatoes will become a life-saver? This unique blend of ingredients is sure to show great results on your skin. So try this and enhance the beauty of your skin. Good luck and stay beautiful!

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Oh my dear coffee, I love you so much!!!

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Don’t we all love our daily dose of coffee? Coffee is just enough to kick start an otherwise lazy day. And the aroma of coffee, oh my God!! But did you know the best friend of yours ( I meant coffee here) has great benefits on skin too. Yes, seriously. Yaay!

Oh so coffee-ish

The first thing which attracts me to coffee is its smell. So I don’t mind smelling like a coffee bean all day. In fact I would love to -Oh so refreshing! That’s the reason why I could not resist myself from trying out this great smelling body scrub. All the other benefits come as bonuses (That’s my case).

Why use coffee

Coffee has the power to dehydrate fatty cells which results in reducing the appearance of cellulite.Coffee is rich in anti-oxidants, hence it has great anti-inflammatory properties. Caffeine in coffee draws out excess moisture from the skin. Therefore you are left with smoother and firmer skin. Coffee fights free radicals which are causing pre-mature aging of your skin. So coffee reduces the appearance of fine line, wrinkles and sun spots. Coffee tightens the skin and repairs damage caused by ultraviolet rays. Coffee also helps to reduce under eye dark circles. Coffee is a good exfoliant too. Coffee is also easily absorbed into the skin.

So now you know why caffeine is used in so many skin creams? Now hoping that you are impressed by all these as I am, lets move on to the ingredient list.


1 cup ground coffee

1 cup coconut milk

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp cinnamon (cinnamon is optional. If you choose to use it, use only small amount)

Normally in coffee scrubs one use coconut oil but I am using coconut milk instead. The reason being , coconut milk makes a more luxurious scrub than the coconut oil one.

How to make our scrub

Combine coffee, coconut milk and cinnamon. Mix it well. Then add sugar and mix it. And there you have it!

I used brown sugar but you can use the white refined one also. No problem. But sticking to organic is always the best option.

If you don’t know how to make coconut milk it is easy. Add water(preferably warm) to coconut and blend it it a blender. Now strain the juice and done. But don’t worry you can use the powdered packet also. Still preparing from fresh coconut gets my vote.

The technique of applying

Applying is similar to exfoliating your body with any other body scrub with the only difference of concentrating more on the areas with cellulite. What I mean to say is massage this body scrub in a circular motion gently onto your skin, taking more time on our worst enemy- the cellulite.

The best part of using coffee scrub is that you can use the scrub for your face too. With all the above mentioned qualities of coffee you do not want to hunt for another scrub for your face. Plus, coconut milk also has moisturizing and anti-aging properties. Not yet convinced ? then our 3rd ingredient, cinnamon helps in curing blemishes, acne, pimples and fine lines. Now that’s awesome.

For face

You can add honey (optional) to the scrub and use it on face. The scrub can be used as a face mask too Apply this onto your face, keeping it for 20 minutes. Then rinse it off by gently massaging in upward circular strokes.


You can store it in a container or prepare fresh whenever you need. For reducing cellulite use it everyday until you start seeing results. When using everyday, you don’t have to scrub the entire body just massage on the cellulite.

Try the coffee- coconut milk scrub to get soft smooth and cellulite free body. You also have the advantage of having the divine smell of coffee on your body all day. Try it you will love the experience.


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Sometimes what our skin needs is just exfoliation. But we are so busy with our lives we skip exfoliating. Even worse is when some people really do not think exfoliating is necessary. There are some others who believe exfoliating will damage your skin (What? seriously? Its true!). And some are just lazy. Whatever your reason is, DO NOT SKIP EXFOLIATION.  The reason we exfoliate is to remove dead skin cells and keep those white heads and black heads at bay. Being said that, don’t exfoliate too vigorously (now that will surely and definitely damage your skin). Gently massaging with a good scrub will surely do the job.

So I am going to introduce you to one of my favorite scrubs, which is made with natural ingredients and has so many good qualities to enhance your skin’s health. A healthy skin means a beautiful you!

Green tea-cucumber DIY facial scrub

(Only the name is a little bit long, the ingredient list is short, don’t worry.) This is a great scrub which requires only three ingredients but gives tons of benefits to your skin. Sounds great? Then lets find out what to use.

Get the ingredients

Search and find out the following from your kitchen:

  1. 2 tbsp Green tea
  2. 1/2 Cucumber
  3. 2-3 tbsp Sugar

The process

In a blender, blend together the green tea and cucumber to form a paste. Add sugar to the paste. And there you have our green tea-cucumber scrub. Massage this scrub to your skin (and dust out all the dead skin cells). Then wash it off with cold water.

Remember: If you have dry skin add honey to your scrub.

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Benefits of using this scrub

  • Exfoliates and unclogs pores to give clean glowing skin.
  • Reduces tanning and improves skin complexion.
  • Controls oil secretion and acne.
  • Fights anti-aging signs.

Try it and let me know how your skin felt. Take care.


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Everybody knows how important a right skincare routine is. Even if your someone who does not have the time to pamper your skin with face masks, there is no excuse for skipping the CTM. For those of you who do not know what CTM is, it stands for Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing. I cant tell you how important a right CTM is for your skin.

But you don’t always have to use fancy products for your skincare. You can use very natural method with natural items which are already present in your kitchen. Now this is going to save you some bucks too (yaaay!). Here is one such natural skin care (CTM) routine out of many. So lets get started.

the kitchen search

Get these from your kitchen (some of you might have never visited this place. so step inside now)

  1. 1 cucumber.
  2. 1 cup coconut milk.(you can use whole milk also)
  3. Half lemon.
  4. Avocado.
  5. The H2O.

and the process….



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Take the cucumber peel it. Blend this with 1cup coconut milk and you have your very own cleanser. Now wet your face with warm water and massage it onto your face. Rinse off with cold water. Hello clean face!



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Take juice from half a lemon. Pour this into a bottle and add half cup water to it. Shake! Shake! And that is your toner. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and wipe on your face. Done!


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Cleansing done! Toning done! Next is moisturizing. Take Avocado and rub this wonderful fruit all over your face. Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

And that’s it. A very simple method with very easily available items. Now do not waste your time trying to figure out which products to buy, which brands to buy and so many other confusions. Just take a visit to your kitchen and just do it.Finally, once again I am reminding you, do not skip your cleansing, toning , moisturizing routine. It is so important.




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Today I am going to introduce you to a very soothing anti-acne face mask. If you have problematic skin you should definitely give it a shot. The reasons why you should use this mask is given below:

why use this mask

  • The green tea-mint soothing face mask cleanses and tightens the skin giving you fresh and oil-free skin tone.
  • Treats skin irritations.
  • Fights aging signs.
  • Improves complexion.
  • Great for acne treatment and prevention.
  • Great for under eye circles and puffiness.
  • Keeps skin spotless.

Impressed? Now read on to find out more about this mask.

you just need three ingredients


green tea


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  • Improves skin complexion.
  • Reduces puffy eyes as well as dark circles.
  • Fights aging skin.
  • Treats acne and pimples.
  • Shrinks open pores.
  • Flushes out toxins from the skin, heals blemishes and soothes the complexion.
  • Protects against sun damage.

mint leaves


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  • Treats even the stubborn acne.
  • Prevents wrinkles.
  • Removes black heads.
  • Treats pimples and keep skin spotless.
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties hence help heal skin irritations.
  • Reduces dark circles and puffiness of eyes.
  • Gives oil-free skin.


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  • Great for acne.
  • Full of anti-oxidants hence it is great for slowing down aging.
  • It is extremely moisturizing and soothing so gives glow to the skin.

the process of making green tea-mint soothing face mask

Combine all our ingredients in a blender,blend till it forms a smooth paste. You can add water if necessary. Apply evenly on your face and neck . Keep this mask on for 20-25 minutes before washing it with warm water.Do this once a week for best results.


I used the gun powder green tea from Twinings. If you are using that variant of green tea then soak it in hot water before  blending all the three ingredients. My first attempt was a failure because I used the green tea directly for blending and it wouldn’t blend. So keep that in mind. But if your using the normal variant or green tea bags, you can add it without soaking, no problem.


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Try this extremely refreshing face mask. Stay beautiful.

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Had a late night party? Or spent a lot of time in front of  your laptop? Or you just could not miss that game? Whatever be the reason for not sleeping the previous night ,the next day you wake up with tired, dull skin and not to mention, those puffy eyes. Sometimes the weather sometimes aging,there are endless reasons for that dull skin of yours. Need a very effective solution for your dull skin? I am about to tell you one easy home remedy for your problems and to get brighter,glowing and clear skin.



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  1. 1/2 CUP MILK.

the method

Add milk and strawberries in a blender, blend well. Pour this in an ice tray and freeze it. As simple as that. You get almost 8 ice cubes. Now what you do is take out a single strawberry milk ice cube and massage your face in circular motions starting with with your cheeks. Continue massaging until the ice cube dissolves completely. Let it sit there for about 10-20 minutes then wash it off. I normally do it each night after washing my face using a cleanser. Follow this with a moisturizer and night cream I advice you to do the same. You will wake up with soft, glowing and radiant skin.

But you can do it whenever you like. You can do it in the morning to treat your puffy eyes. This shows instant results. Your skin becomes brighter, smoother and softer. You get a glowing skin instantly.

NOTE: If your skeptical about using ice cube directly on your face wrap it in a clean wash cloth or tissue paper and then use it.You can use it under your eyes also but be gentle.

benefits of using this pack.

  • Improves complexion.
  • Excellent cleanser.
  • Lightens blemishes and acne scars and also prevents acne.
  • Gives radiant, glowing skin.
  • Moisturizes the skin.
  • Treats puffy eyes,dark circles and also soothes the eyes.
  • Minimizes pores.
  • Tones the skin.
  • It reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Fights oily skin as well as nourishes and revitalizes your skin.
  • Reduces dark spots.
  • It also helps in treating pigmentation.
  • Soothes skin irritations.
  • Removes dead skin cells for soft smooth skin.
  • Treats sun burns.

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So what are you waiting for try this out for soft, glowing ,blemish-free skin. It is also good bye for dark-circles and puffy eyes. Let me know yow you feel.



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Have you heard of the Listerine-Apple cider vinegar foot soak? Do you wish to know if it works or not? Read further to find out my thoughts about it

We all wish for that baby-soft feet. But the skin on our feet is naturally dry (than the rest of the body). This is because the skin on our feet has no oil glands. The hundreds of sweat glands in our feet are helping to keep our it moisturized. Many of our daily habits dries out our feet even more and causes other problems like cracked heels.

reasons for dry feet

  • Hot showers
  • Weather
  • Aging
  • Skin ailments
  • Low humidity
  • Sun-exposure
  • Non-moisturizing soaps

Listerine-ACV foot soak


  • 1cup Listerine (any kind)
  • 1cup Apple cider vinegar.
  • 2cups of warm water.

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In a tub (large enough to cover up your feet) combine the three ingredients. Soak your feet for 10-20 minutes.You can add more warm water if it cools down to normal temperature (to keep your feet warm) Wipe off your feet with a towel or wash cloth to remove dead skin cells.

does this really work

Listerine contains Thymol which has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. Hence it helps in killing germs.

Apple cider vinegar helps in softening the skin. It is also useful in treating calluses, athletes foot etc to some extent.

So what the Listerine-ACV foot soak basically does is cleans,softens and also exfoliates slightly.


This foot soak alone is not enough to cure cracked heels. This just helps in the process. You have to exfoliate later using a towel or pumice stone. Follow this with your moisturizer. Never skip moisturizing. You can check out my post about moisturizing to get super soft feet and hands HERE.

Now this will help in making your feet soft,moisturized and clean. It is also one of the best methods to treat cracked heels. Do this once in a week for soft beautiful feet.


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Have you ever wished for a magic potion to control ageing of your skin- to vanish those fine lines and wrinkles ? Have you been trying out various anti-aging creams but nothing worked ? Here is a very simple anti-aging face mask which is effective in treating all signs of aging like wrinkles,age spots, sagging skin, fine lines. This mask is not just an anti-aging one. This mask is more like the ultimate mask for all your skin concerns.



  • 2 tbsp COCONUT MILK
  • 2 DATES

benefits of coconut-date face mask

  • This mask helps in treating and preventing signs of aging like wrinkles,sagging skin, undesirable lines and age spots.
  • Prevents dehydration and moisturizes skin.
  • helps in treating and preventing acne and acne scars.
  • Treats various skin ailments like eczema, dermatitis etc
  • This mask can not only be used as a face mask but  for the entire body (for moisturizing and treating signs of aging for hands feet etc) and also for treating stretch marks.

how to prepare coconut milk

Take about 2 tbsp of coconut and 2-3 tbsp of distilled water and blend it in a blender. Strain the milk. Do not use too much water because we want our coconut milk to be thick. You can use coconut milk powder also.

how to make the face mask

Soak dates in coconut milk for one hour, then using a blender blend it. Add rose water to the prepared mixture.Add rose water drop by drop because adding more rose water will make the mask runny. Now apply this on your face and neck and leave it for 30 minutes. Wash it off with luke warm water.

coconut milk- benefits for skin

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  • Due to its copper and vitamin C content coconut milk improves elasticity of skin thus prevents wrinkles,fine lines,sagging skin and age spots.
  • Coconut milk is great for moisturizing dry skin.
  • It helps in treating sunburns
  • Help treat dry and irritated skin
  • Soothes various skin ailments like eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.

dates- benefits for skin

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  • The nutrients in dates prevents wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Dates are loaded with vitamin C so helps in soothing and hydrating the skin. It also improves skin elasticity and retains moisture.
  • It is helpful in regenerating and rejuvenating ageing skin
  • Helps in clearing out stretch marks, acne scars and various other skin disorders since it is high in vitamin B.
  • Dates has anti-microbial properties.
  • Helps in healing cuts and scars

rose water skin benefits

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  • Rose water helps to revitalize aging skin and keeps fine lines and wrinkles at bay and hence decelerates aging.
  • Rose water helps in hydrating, revitalizing and moisturizing the skin.
  • Anti-oxidants in rose water helps to strengthen skin cells and regenerate skin cells thus preventing signs of aging.
  • It also helps in healing scars, cuts and wounds.
  • Helps to maintain skin PH level and controls excess oil.
  • It has astringent properties hence helps in cleaning pores and also tone the  skin.

This was my anti-aging face mask.Try this super easy mask for your various skin issues and let me know the results.

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If you check out the ingredient list of the semi-liquid thing called shampoo. that we stack on our hair during the process of washing it, you will probably find tons of chemicals and maybe a very few natural ingredients. Now that includes the herbal ones too. Even baby shampoos contain a lot of chemicals; sad but true. Are these shampoos really helping, in cleansing yes;  but what about all the damages these shampoos are causing.

Its high time now, lets ditch these chemical laden liquids which comes in beautiful bottles, and instead opt for natural stuff. I mean the real natural ones, not the ones claiming to be natural. In this process you can save some money too and the best part is these natural ones are great for your hair. So lets swap our shampoos with these natural ones( close enough).


Here is a list of few such natural shampoos which works best. You can always adjust the quantity based on your hair length and needs. Store them in an old shampoo bottles.

1. Baking soda shampoo (no poo)


  1. Baking soda
  2. Water

Mix them in the ratio of 1:3 and your done.

2. Aloe vera honey cleansing shampoo (little bit foam )


  1. 1/2 cups Aloe vera gel
  2. 4 tbsp honey
  3. 3-4 drops olive oil (for dry, frizzy hair)

Blend all the three ingredients in a blender and you have it!


3. Indian hibiscus shampoo(again little bit)


  1. 2 Hibiscus flower
  2. 3 tbsp Indian gooseberry powder.
  3. 2 tbsp honey.
  4. 2 tbsp lemon juice.

Blend all ingredients in a blender and its done.

Now if you do not prefer the no poo ones there are options for you too.

4. Coconut milk shampoo


  1. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup liquid castille soap( get it from HERE)
  3. 25 drops of any essential oil of your choice.

Combine all the ingredients and viola!

5. Grapeseed oil shampoo


  1. 1/2 cup grapeseed oil (get it HERE)
  2. 1/4 cup liquid castille soap (get it HERE)
  3. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  4. 3 tbsp apple juice
  5. 1/4 cup distilled water.

Combine all this in a blender and your shampoo is ready.

So that was my tried and tested best home made natural shampoos which works great for your hair. Try them out and say bye bye to your store bought ones.  Forget all your hair concerns.

NOTE:Remember to keep these natural shampoos for a slightly longer time for best results.

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