Tulsi

Hair and scalp treatment: Mix equal amounts of tulsi and neem powders into a paste and apply it to the scalp. Cover your head with clingwrap and leave it on for 30 minutes, rinse well and wash with a mild shampoo.  This can help to eliminate dandruff and itchiness and keeps the scalp clean.

Hair loss treatment: Mix equal amounts of tulsi and amla powder into a paste with cool water and leave it overnight.  Add a little coconut oil and apply the mixture to your scalp. Cover your head with clingwrap and leave it on for 30 minutes, rinse well and wash with a mild shampoo. This helps to prevent hair loss and prevent premature greying of the hair.

Face pack for pimples and skin blemishes: Mix one egg white with enough tulsi powder to make a paste. Rub the mixture gently on the face, particularly on affected areas. Wash off after 20 minutes.  The egg white will tighten the pores and the tulsi will disinfect the skin and prevent infections.

Anti-ageing face pack: Make a paste with tulsi powder, some honey, coconut oil and a few drops of milk. Apply to the face and neck and leave it on for about 30 minutes. Wash off with cool water.  For best results do this treatment twice a week.

Complexion smoothing and toning face pack: Mix equal amounts of tulsi powder with chickpea flour and enough water to make a paste. Apply to the skin of the face and neck. Leave for 30 minutes, rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Use once a week.

Toothpaste: Mix tulsi powder with coconut oil into a paste. Used as a toothpaste, it may help to maintain the health of the gums and to counteract bad breath, pyorrhoea and other dental problems. This tooth paste can also be rubbed on the gums to inhibit gum inflammation.

For all herbal treatments, whether for the skin or the hair, regular use is necessary. In some cases you will need to use the herb/s for at least 2 months for best results.

Have fun experimenting!

Please note: for external use only.

Any unused powder can be resealed and stored in a cool, dry place.