Veg Beauty Recipes


Cosmetics and Toiletries – made at home!

Aftershave: After shaving, rub a piece of wet alum/potassium alum on the skin.


Face Lightener and Toner:

1. Grated raw potato left on face for 5 minutes.
2. Tomato pulp left on face for 15 minutes and washed off with cold water.
3. Mashed papaya with a few drops of rosewater left on face for 20 minutes.


1. Change shampoo. Apply pure, unscented coconut oil (see hair oil recipe below) onto the scalp for ten days regularly. Keep on overnight or longer before shampooing. Continue applying at least once a week till hair stops falling.
2. It is said that Lavender essential oil relaxes the mind and speeds up hair growth.
3. Oil from the bhringraj leaf is considered good for hair according to Ayurveda.

Shampoo/Hair Cleansers:
1. Soak overnight in 1 litre of water, 1 cup dry reetha, shikakai and amla. Simmer till it reduces to half the quantity. Cool, strain and refrigerate. (Sufficient for 3 to 4 shampoos.)
2. Steep for 1 hour, 1 cup marigold flowers in 3 cups hot water. Strain, cool and use to rinse hair.
3. Make 5 or 6 cups of black tea. Strain and cool. Add the juice of 1 lemon. Use the entire liquid to rinse hair.


Page last updated on 02/07/20