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4 Home Remedies Passed Down By Indian Grandmas That Work Like Magic

4 Home Remedies Passed Down By Indian Grandmas That Work Like Magic

Growing up in India, you are bound to have used several home remedies passed down from your grandparents. It’s this cycle that gives us, South Asians our characteristic beauty of thick luscious locks and healthy, glowing skin. So, if you aren’t into OTC buys, then these age-old Ayurvedic home remedies are what you need to try. From hair concerns to skin issues, these nuskhes have got your back.

Skincare Done Right With Natural Ingredients


Turmeric For Glowing Skin

Haldi rituals are still performed as a part of weddings and for good reason. This powerful natural ingredient holds tons of benefits for the skin. Yes, it does leave back a slightly yellow tinge but that only aids in boosting a natural golden glow. Turmeric has antibacterial and brightening properties which help in improving skin texture, regularising oil production, and controlling acne amongst other benefits. To use it, simply mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a tablespoon of milk cream, and pink saffron to form a paste. Use this on your face and body to achieve glowing skin. Let the paste dry up and wash it off with water for best results.

Neem For Acne

These leaves are true saviours because they actually tackle acne and acne-causing bacteria like magic. Neem-infused bath water is also used to soothe diseases like chickenpox or measles thanks to its soothing and antibacterial properties. If your acne care products are slow to heal a terrible breakout, you can always make a paste of neem leaves by grinding them with rose water and applying it as a face pack. 20 minutes with this pack will make your skin feel refreshed and clean with any inflammation soothed and reduced.

Hair Goals With Home Remedies


Lemon & Curd For Dandruff

Dandruff is always unwelcome but excessive use of anti-dandruff shampoos can do more harm than good when dealing with this scalp condition. This home remedy using lemon and curd is as good as an at-home hair spa for banishing dandruff and caring for your scalp. Mix half a cup of curd with 5 teaspoons of fenugreek powder and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply this paste on your scalp with a brush and then cover your head with a shower cap. Leave it on for 40 minutes and then rinse your hair with shampoo and conditioner as usual.

Coconut Oil For Healthy Hair

Even if you despised oiling your hair in school, coconut oil is still a noteworthy haircare ingredient that has miraculous benefits for your mane. And you don’t have to wear it all day. Coconut oil is supposed to be massaged onto your scalp and applied on your length only for an hour before a hair wash. Doing this will nourish your scalp and strengthen the roots while coating your hair strands in order to protect them from getting dry while shampooing. If used once a week or even once a month, you will find that your hair looks voluminous and bouncy come rain or shine.

OTC Buys Inspired By Home Remedies

If you are looking for products that are formulated with these natural home remedies at heart, you are going to love these picks.

Hair Haul

Invest in an organic coconut oil formula like this one to treat your mane with some TLC. It even comes with a comb applicator that helps disperse the oil evenly making the whole process hassle-free.

Haldi Glow

This mask hones the power of turmeric and sandalwood powder to clear up your skin and give it a natural glow.

Dandruff Defyer

Formulated with natural ingredients, this hair spa will get rid of dandruff in no time. It needs to be massaged on a wet scalp and then left for ten minutes to work its magic, Rinse it off with water.


For a through cleanse that takes care of acne from head to toe, opt for this neem based soap that is oh so refreshing.

Which of these home remedies do you swear by? They are simple and effective and boost the efficacy of your regular beauty routine.

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10 Mar 2022

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