Healthy DIY

Dairy, Gluten Free Challenge

Dairy and Gluten-Free Challenge: Why Do It and How?

“The problem is not with dairy or gluten. The problem is with the deteriorating quality of dairy and wheat-based products and our weak gut. If you have constant gut issues, eliminate them, and notice how your symptoms improve.” If you have acne, gut problems, PCOD, hormonal imbalance, bloating, flatulence, belly fat, and brain fog, you may...

DIY Stretch Marks Cream

DIY: Stretch Marks Cream

When it comes to stretch marks, there isn’t much we can do to prevent them, but keeping the skin soft and moisturised with the right kind of products can help.   Ingredients:  ½ cup virgin coconut oil ¼ cup cocoa butter /shea butter 2 tsp Vitamin E oil 1 tbsp jojoba oil 1 tbsp rosehip oil ...

Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade Lip balm

Ingredients:  2 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp castor oil 1 tbsp shea butter 1 tbsp organic raw honey 1/4 tsp beetroot powder 10 to 12 drops of essential oils (lemon/orange/lavender)   Method: Melt the coconut oil ,castor oil and shea butter using the double boiler method (place the bowl inside the pot partially filled with water...

morning breathing exercise

The Magic in Morning Breathing Exercises

Breath or prana is our primary life force, without which life would simply cease to exist. However, we often take it for granted. Morning Breathing Exercises (MBEs) are a practice and technique that involve breathing exercises in the morning before you begin your day. Why do we prefer morning? Because, it is a particular...

DIY – Herbal Hair Oil Mix

Ingredients:  500 ml coconut oil (unrefined, unperfumed) 2 tbsp neem leaves (dried) 2 tbsp curry leaves (dried) 1 tbsp amla pieces (dried) or dried amla powder 2 tsp kalonji/nigella seeds/ onion seeds ½ tbsp fenugreek seeds 2 tbsp castor oil   Method: In an iron wok, take coconut oil, dried amla, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, neem...

D.I.Y Scrubs and Masks

D.I.Y Scrubs and Masks – Monsoon Special

As seasons change, our skin and hair quality also keep changing in response to the weather. In winters, our skin tends to get dry whereas in summer it remains moist. Similarly, many people experience hair fall and breakouts during monsoons. Here are some natural, simple and inexpensive remedies that can help look after your skin,...

Ragi Chocolate Sheera

Ragi Chocolate Sheera

  Ingredients:    Ragi/Finger millet rawa 3 tbsp Sattu 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened raw cacao powder 1 tbsp Ghee 1 tbsp Water 1/4 cup Vanilla extract 1 tsp Jaggery powder 1 tbsp   Procedure: Take ghee in a pan and heat it. Add ragi rawa, sattu and cacao powder. Sauté till its aromatic. Add water and cook till it's...

Poha Chiwda

Poha Chiwda (Traditional Indian Snack)

Ingredients: Poha/Beaten rice- 2 cups (preferably thin and roasted) Jeera/Cumin 1tsp Rai/Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp Urad dal 1/4 tsp Chana Dal 1/4 tsp Bengal gram roasted 2 tbsp Peanuts 1/2 cup Chilli powder 1tsp Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp Curry leaves 1 - 2 sprigs Chaat masala 1 tsp Immunity boosting powder 1 tsp (recipe) Pink...

acne

Acne – Smoothening the Bumpy Ride

Every teenager’s worst nightmare is to have that little bump on his/ her otherwise clear skin. It’s such a stressing factor that they try all sorts of creams, cosmetics, face washes, gels and what not to keep the bump away but what most of them not do, is to look for the root cause...

vaginal hygiene

DIY Washes for Vaginal Health and Hygiene

Are feminine hygiene washes safe ? Using soaps, shampoos, vaginal douching solutions, herbal balls, sprays to clean the vagina alters the pH and allows an environment for bacteria to thrive. Altering the pH leads to more UTI, yeast growth and discharge. Vaginal Discharge in small amounts is normal. It's after all the built-in intelligence of...

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No Bake Bites

Dates bites   Ingredients: Roasted and powdered oats groats plus roasted poha powder - 1 cup Sattu -1 tbsp (roasted) Dates - ½ cup Peanut butter - ½ cup (homemade) Walnuts - 2 to 3 tbsp Almonds - 2 to 3 tbsp Watermelon seeds - 2 tbsp Chia seeds - 1 tbsp Cold pressed coconut...

One Pot Immunity Soup

One-Pot Immunity Boosting Soup

One pot Immunity boosting soup is made with red lentils, sweet potatoes and chickpeas for a filling meal! Ingredients: 1 tablespoon coconut oil /A2 cow ghee 1 yellow onion, diced 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 1 teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon Luke's immunity powder  1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 large sweet...