A Traveller's Diary




 The best solution to scrub your back-

  • Take a cup of green gram and grind it well. To this, add 2 tsp each of sandalwood paste, tulsi paste and marigold paste. Then add 1 tsp of wild turmeric powder. Mix well and apply the paste on your back like a mask. Rinse once it is dry. You will see the acne, spots, blemishes vanish with regular use.
  •  Make a pack with grated cucumber+ few drops of lime juice and glycerine. Apply it before you take a bath. Rinse after it dries.
Fight Pigmentation-
  •  A tonic made by mixing 1/4 cup of each watermelon, carrot and orange juice. It really works!
  • Add 1/4 cup each of oatmeal powder, papaya paste and cucmber juice. Mix well and apply.
  • Use honey with lime juice for 15 min on dark patches to lighten them.
  • Cucumber juice with lime juice.
  • Corriander with lime juice.
Supple Skin-

  • Yogurt and honey to make a semisolid paste and massaging onto skin gives suppleness to skin.
  • Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin and mash  in a bowl. Slather the mixture all over the body for 20 min.

    Treat the fungal infection

  • A bucket with 1/4 warm water+ 1/2 cup coarse salt+ 10 drops lime/orange juice. Bathe with this to shun it away.
Foot lotion-
  •  3 tbsp rose water+ 2 tbsp lime juice+ 1 tsp glycerine.
  •  Massaging til oil to feet before bath results in soft, smooth skin.
  • Before wearing shoes, apply lotion with glycolic acid to prevent tanning.
  • Callus: use vaseline on the site overnight and calluses will soften.
Sexy legs-
 Mix baby oil with your regular lotion and then apply.
Nail care-
  •  Rub olive oil onto your nails.
  • You may also rub lime juice.
  • Dip your nails in mustard oil for 5 min.
  •  1 tablet camphor+ 1 tsp cooking oil. Warm them and apply daily.
  • Dip fingers dipped in lukewarm water with a little vinegar or soap for approximately 20 min. This helps the nail stains if any to fade.
  • Ingrown toe nail : Slip a small piece of cotton or dental floss to lift the offending edge of the nail up from the skin. Soak your toe and change the piece of cotton each day until the nail grows out and can be trimmed.
Luscious Lips-
  •  Put on almond oil overnight.
  • Malai is useful too.
  • Coriander leaf juice to be applied on the lips.
  • Butter+ sugar+ rose petals.
  • Cream+ vaseline+ cinnamon oil+ sugar. Scrub it on the lips to remove dead skin and a pinky soft lips underneath.
Smell Fresh-
  •  Rub lime juice in armpits to cure sweaty problem.
Soft Hands-
  •  Moisturize with lactic acid and urea containing creams available at pharmacy.
  •  Grab a tablet of evening primrose oil/flax seed oil/ omega 3 fatty acid once a day.
  • Rub olive oil.
  • Coconut oil+ sugar+ lime juice. Rub and brush off excess sugar. leave overnight. (If it feels sticky, wear soft cotton socks to cover hands).
  • HAND- SOME -   Mash a few spoonfuls of cold cream, 2 drops of tea tree oil, a few drops of lavender oil, a spoonful of olive oil and a banana together. Slather the cream all over hands and cuticles. Then slip your hands into a pair of rubber gloves. Sit to watch TV for half an hour as the cream penetrates. When you uncover you will find your hands much smoother.                     
Whiten your smile-
  •  Rub bay leaves twice a week on the teeth.
  • Boil guava leaves for 15 min. Cool. Use it as a mouth wash.
Ayurveda for Beauty-
  • Calmness and Alertness: Massage centre of occiput. (ADHIPATI)
  • Blood circulation to Face: Massage middle of chin. (HANU)
  • Memory booster: Massage temples between ear and eyebrow. (SANKHA)
  • Reduce Tension and increase Glow:  Massage between eyebrows in clockwise direction. (STHAPANI)
  • Bathe with 1 cup milk/ milk powder or fresh rose petals+ marigold petals+ fragrant jasmine flowers to rejuvenate one self.
Dark Circles-
  • Juice of potato and cucumber.
  •  1 tsp oatmeal with buttermilk is useful.
  • Mix sandalwood paste and rose water. Apply it on scars/blemishes and leave on overnight.
Natural Bleach-
  • Peel off skin of badam ( almonds) and mix it with milk. Make a paste and leave overnight.
  • Eat 5 almonds which are soaked overnight in water with a glass of warm milk for beautiful skin.
  • Drink 1 lime juice with 1 tsp of honey for glowing skin.
Body Lotion-
  •  In the absence of proper skin moisturiser, use hair conditionerr as a substitute on the body while still in shower.
Open Pores-
  •  Enlarged pores on the face can be treated with a paste of sandalwood (chandan) powder and gram (masoor dal). Keep it on overnight and wash it off with cold water.
  • Apply ice on face for 10-15 min to tighten your pores.



  • Cut a tomato in half and rub onto skin. Leave on for 15 min and wash. This will reduce open pores. The treatment is excellent  for oily skin.
  •  Rose water that has been cooled in fridge.
  •  Rose water mixed with an appropriate astringent.
  • Oatmeal powder+ egg white to be used twice a week.
  •  Multani mitti+ rose water+ lime juice.


Tame your eyebrows-
  • Hydrate your brows with eye cream.
  •  Use toothbrush with a li’l hair spray to tame brows.


  • Comb petroleum jelly lightly through tips of lashes. 
  • Powder for thicker lashes : Dip a clean mascara wand in loose powder, tap off the excess and run through your lashes. Coat your lashes with one or two more layers of mascara after this and voila, you have your long beautiful lashes.
  • Aloe vera is a wonderful home remedy for thicker lashes. If you want to nourish your eye lashes and make them grow longer and stronger.
Dark Elbows and Knees-
  •  Take half a lemon and rub it daily on your elbows and knees. Wash off the area and then apply sesame oil and massage gently. This will lighten the skin
  • Rub a sliced grapefruit cut in half, dipped in honey and then in some salt or sugar to the exposed areas like heels, knee, elbow for a softer smoother skin.

Beautiful Body
  •  Thick paste of ajwain paste to be applied on body.