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.