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By Sharada Dwivedi, Shalini Devi Holkar

A countrywide bestseller in India, Almond Eyes, Lotus toes is the fictitious memoir of a sensible Indian princess, who recollects the methods the ladies of the Indian court docket chanced on friendship, religion, and love via their good looks traditions. We trip together with her as she recounts a life of comforting rituals, tantalizing textures, shades, and fragrances, beautiful jewels and adornments, and various health and beauty secrets and techniques gone through generations of girls via notice of mouth.In Almond Eyes, Lotus ft, Sharada Dwivedi, a local of India, and Shalini Devi Holkar, an Indian princess by way of marriage, draw at the oral histories of privileged Indian ladies to trap and revive their many amazing and clever good looks traditions. the result's a wealthy cultural tapestry, full of historic treatments, recipes, and tonics used to melt epidermis, silken hair, enhance the physique, and raise the spirit like no store-bought items can. also, the publication deals a word list of crops, vegetation, spices, and grains and straightforward domestic treatments for girls in all phases of existence — from puberty to being pregnant to menopause — including:

• Almond-Saffron for detoxing and exfoliation
• Papaya-Mint-Tea for pimples and pimples
• Cream & Honey for dry pores and skin and wrinkles
• Cress & Rosewater for post-natal strength
• Tulsi Kadha (Basil Tea) for coughs or morning sickness

Replete with lovely images and illustrations from a bygone period, Almond Eyes, Lotus toes is a treasure trove of typical beauty and health customs that would satisfaction the senses of contemporary girls far and wide.

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Coconut oil can be a great soothing treatment for skin, especially if it is already irritated by sunburn, bug bites, or allergic reactions. In fact, coconut oil has antimicrobial components in it that can heal the skin if it is damaged. There are, however, some forms of coconut oil that are not refined and could contain dust or other irritants. Dermatologists and nutritionists recommend that a high quality refined coconut oil be used on the skin. Additionally, for topical treatments a coconut oil extracted using the wet method may be your best bet, as the risk of contamination with skin irritants is significantly lower.

There is a lot of information that implies that coconut oil can actually protect the body from heart related disease and illness. Coconut oil is comprised of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which actually increase the presence of HDL cholesterol in the body. HDL is known as the “good cholesterol” that helps clear the arteries and protect the heart against disease and stroke. Most studies of cholesterol levels include a combination of the good and bad cholesterol also referred to as HDL/LDL. Grouping them together gives the wrong impression that cholesterol and saturated fat are dangerous for the heart.

You can even create your own deodorant using the coconut oil. One excellent recipe for deodorant is as follows: Coconut Oil Deodorant Recipe Ingredients: 15 drops of essential oils � cup of beeswax that has been grated 2 Tbs. of baking soda that is free from aluminum 15 drops of tea tree oil 2 Tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot 1 Tbsp. Shea butter 2 Tbsp. coconut oil Directions: � Start by melting the coconut oil with the beeswax at low heat with the occasional stir. � Once the coconut oil and beeswax mixture starts to melt, add the Shea butter until everything is melted together and completely liquid.

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