Tulsi, or Basil, or Ocimum basilicum, has been widely used in Ayurveda for different medicinal purposes and is a commonly grown herb at every Indian household. Tulsi is widely worshipped in Hindu tradition and is offered to the gods. This herb is loaded with a host of benefits and is also humble and inexpensive. Tulsi benefits your immune system by fighting several bacteria and infections in the body. It also heals many hair and skin disorders and makes them glowing and strong—just a few leaves of which can be consumed raw, or in organic Tulsi leaf powder form. Regular use of Tulsi can help you in resolving a host of lifestyle and health-related issues.
So, make the right choice. Include Tulsi in your skincare regimen today. And if you still have doubts, do go through our small compilation on the benefits of Tulsi below:
1. Brighten your skin tone with Tulsi
Your skin can perform wonderfully if you apply a Tulsi pack on your skin. Organic Tulsi leaf powder can clear your skin from the pores and brightens your skin tone.
Make your own DIY Skin Brightening Face Mask—Such kinds of masks get easily made with just a few basic ingredients you might already have in your kitchen. For example, in this instance, take a few drops of milk and mix it with some organic Tulsi leaf powder to make a smooth, thick paste. Apply the paste evenly all over your pre-cleaned face and neck area. Leave the mask for 15 mins, let it dry and scrub it off. Use twice a week for best results.
2. Get rid of dandruff with Tulsi
Very few people know about the hair benefits of Tulsi. Tulsi, when applied onto the scalp, can help you to get rid of a very common hair problem, which is also one of the most embarrassing—dandruff.
Make your own DIY Anti-Dandruff Hair Mask—Take some organic Tulsi leaf powder, add half a cup of organic amla fruit powder and a little bit of water. Stir well to make a smooth, thick paste. Apply the paste all over your scalp and let it rest for about 30 minutes. Rinse it off with normal water. Use twice a week for best results.
3. Get rid of acne with Tulsi
If your skin is very prone to acne you can get a soft, supple, blemish-free skin by including Tulsi in your skincare regimen. The unique antifungal and antibacterial properties of Tulsi powder can powerfully help you to keep acne breakouts at bay.
Make your own DIY Anti-Acne Face Mask—Just look around and you will find every ingredient in your kitchen to make this mask. Mix organic Tulsi leaf powder and organic neem leaf powder in equal amounts with some water to make a smooth, thick paste. Squeeze a few drops of lemon into the paste and your mask is ready. Apply this paste over your acne. Let it dry, then rinse it off with water and pat dry.
4. Get rid of itchy scalp with Tulsi
Your scalp can get itchy and dry because of bacterial build-ups that are so common these days. The simplest solution is organic Tulsi leaf powder.
Make your own DIY Anti-Bacterial Hair Mask—Take 3 to 4 teaspoons of organic Tulsi leaf powder and mix it in half a cup of organic Sesame Oil. Heat the mix on low flame. Add a few seeds of methi (fenugreek) into it while it’s heating. Take the mix out of the flame after a couple of minutes. Strain the liquid and start applying it to your scalp. Apply once a week for best results.
5. Tone up your skin with Tulsi
Most generic toners available in the market come with an alcohol base. A natural toner can, however, work just as effectively to make your skin soft, supple and beautifully elastic. Better still, if you make it in your own kitchen.
Make your own DIY Skin Toning Face Mask—To get the immense benefits of Tulsi for opening your pores and to tone up your skin add some organic Tulsi leaf powder to some boiling water. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then take the mix out of the flame. Let it cool, then add some organic rose water to it in equal amounts. Put the mix in a spray bottle and spray it on your pre-cleaned face every morning and night. No need to wash after. Make fresh water every 5 days.
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