Friday, September 25, 2009

Indian Store Haul: Masks, Hair Treatments, and more!

Visit your local Indian store and you will discover a treasure trove of ancient Indian secrets to good skin and hair. I just bought enough supplies from my local Asia Grocers to make 2 homemade masks, a weekly hair conditioning treatment, and a daily supplement to combat acne and brighten my complexion. And the whole haul costed me $11.95. I kid you not.

All of these products are known to be very effective as they are all based on Ayurveda, an ancient Indian text on medicine.

Below are photos of all the stuff I bought. This is to help you navigate through the store. Be on the lookout in the days to come for recipes and explanations of how these products work.

1. Laxmi ground chickpea flour, or besan (pronounced bay-sun) $2.99 
2. Dabur Vatika enriched coconut oil $2.99
3. Dabur rose water $1.99
4. Lemon peel powder $1.99
5. Triphala Churna $1.99

I'm super stoked about sharing all these recipes with you guys in the days to come, so definitely tune in for that!


illy said...

Thx for sharing! i'll def wait for the recipes. but do u think i can use them along with my acne treatment, knowing that i have a sensitive skin?
thank u!! n keep ur posts coming, am getting addicted :)

Ashwini said...

Hi illysam, thanks for your comment. So glad to hear you're getting addicted, that made my day! I have very acne prone skin, and these products have helped my sensitive skin quite a lot. Just to be safe, you may want to only put the masks on the problem areas of your face and moisturize afterwards with something gentle like J&J Baby Lotion.

illy said...

thank u so much for the tips, knowing dat u have a sensitive skin, i can try the remedies gradually!
PS: u r really pretty!

Ashwini said...

Aw thanks for the PS, that's so sweet!

beautyparler said...

I've used the Vatika before but its started changing consistency so not sure if it went bad. But I also don't think I was using it properly.

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