Squeezed out, lemon can be used to rub the hands, nails, and fingers. Rub till peel and hands turn dry. Wash after 15 minutes. Best done leisurely, while relaxing as in watching TV, etc.

Dry almond skins in sun till brittle. Powder, mix with gram flour, turmeric and store. Add curds and honey to a Tablespoonful of mixture and use to rub skin clean while bathing. Making and excellent cleaning agent for the Body and face.

Dip fingers in warm olive oil every alternate day for 7-8 minutes. Remove and rub the oil that stays over till the hands absorb it. Reuse the same oil cup to keep fingers and hands soft and free from winter dryness.
Make a smooth paste of fresh tender green gram (1 tsp.), curds (2 tsp.), turmeric (2-3 pinches) spread smoothly over face. Wash after 15-20 minutes for that fresh cool feeling.

To get bushy eye brows, apply hair conditioner to eye brows at night everyday and leave overnight washoff in the morning. The nutrients in the conditioner work wonders. By Shatish Patel

Inner peel of bananas can be rubber over skin, and washed off After 15 minutes, for that fresh, cool, glowing feeling.


Cover face with fresh clean peels of cucumber, potato, etc. (soaked in a little rosewater), relax For 15 minutes, remove peels and wash off with tap water. Pat dry with soft towel. Gives you a great fresh and rejuvenated feeling. You will almost feel your pores breathing back.

Let mehndi stay on hands for 8-9 hours (or overnight) after applying. Dab with cotton wool soaked in very sweet sugar water, every hour, till you take off the mehndi.

To make mehndi come out brighter, rub a little sesame oil on palms before applying, and dab a swab of cotton soaked in mustard oil after applying. This way the mehndi will not fall off soon after drying up.

Apply petroleum jelly all along the hairline, face and neck before applying dye to hair. This will avoid staining of the skin with dye that tends to run down

Sun dry lemon peels till brittle. Powder and use for scrubbing the face clean.

To get rid of dandruff apply the following mixture of once or twice a week. Keep for 20-25 minutes before washing off with a mild soap or shampoo. Warm together, 1 tbsp. curds, 2 tsp. oil and 1 tsp. lemon juice.


To avoid fingernails getting grimy and gritty during messy work, apply some petroleum jelly or vaseline generously all over the hands.