Basil which is also known as Tulsi is one of the famous herb in India and widely used for its medical properties. Its contains purifying and antiseptic properties as a results it used as one of the ingredient in the cosmetic companies in the production of skin ointments. Intake of basil leaves, drinking the juice, or adding its paste to a face pack helps to cure-all the skin, hair and health related issues.
Basil/Tulsi for glowing skin :
Basil has purifying properties as the results intake of basil leaves or drinking its juice purifies the bloods and results in glowing skin and removal of blemishes. DIY basil tea recipe >>
Basil face mask for acne and pimples :
The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties present in basil prevents breakouts on acne prone skin. Prepare a paste of Basil and mix it well with pinch of lemon juice. Apply this mixture on your face and rinse it off with lukewarm water once it turns dry. If you have a dry skin add honey to the paste as it’s a natural moisturizer. Basil kills the skin cells bacteria that lead to acne and lightens pimple marks.
Basil or Tulsi Skin Toner :
Basil works wonder to the skin as it is rich in healing properties. You can use the Basil as a toner to get instant glow. Boil Basil leaves, once it cools down squeeze few drops of lemon to it and apply all over your face with a cotton ball. Rinse it off after 20 min with a lukewarm water.
Basil for Hair:
Due excess pollution and dust we tend to lose the natural shine from our hair and to gain the healthy hair we end up using the costly hair products which again turn our hair worst. Herbs like Basil is filled with natural properties that helps to regain the shine and protects from the hair damage. Listed below some Basil benefits towards hair care.
Shiny Hair Mask:
Take some Basil leaves and grind it to make a paste. Apply this paste on the hair scalp and leave it for 30min before bath. For better results you can also prepare a paste of tulsi, hibiscus with pinch of lemon and apply it on the hair. This paste of herbs results in lustrous shiny and healthy hair.
Basil Hot oil treatment:
Hot Oil treatment one of the famous treatment used in Kerala for the relaxation and also to get rid of stress. So no more spending on hair spa at parlous do it yourself and for your family members free of cost. Take Basil leaves and boil this leaves with a coconut oil/Almond oil/Olive oil, let it cool down for sometime. Now dip the cotton bowl into the oil and apply it to the each section of hair and give a gentle massage for about 15min. After 30 min take a shower(total duration 15min +30min). This helps in reducing stress, stops hair fall and also helps in growth of new hair.