Basil Remedies for Skin & Hair

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Basil leaves & basil oil can be used in many easy home remedies. You will be amazed to know the kind of benefits that basil offers with day-to-day use. Here are some tips to keep your skin and hair shining and healthy.

Basil anti-pimple remedy

Ingredients

  • 5 basil leave
  • 5 neem leaves
  • 5 drops of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Honey

Application

  • Grind the basil and neem leaves together to form a paste.basil_face_pack
  • Add lemon juice and honey to this paste and mix well.
  • Apply this mixture as a face pack and leave on for 25-30 minutes.
  • Wash with normal water pat dry with a clean towel.

The combination of basil and neem is very effective in fighting acne problems. Lemon works as an astringent while honey moisturizes dry skin.

Homemade basil astringent & toner

Basil oil contains antiseptic properties and the ability to neutralize toxins. Basil oil is an excellent cure for acne and skin infections.

Take about 6 to 10 basil leaves in a mug and crush them to release the juice. Add a cup of boiling water and allow it to stand for about 15 minutes. A grassy green-coloured tea will be formed which you can distil after filtering the dried leaf pieces using a kitchen strainer.

Take a cotton swab and apply this mixture on to your skin working upwards and then apply moisturizer.

You can store this mixture for up to 10 days.

This remedy helps tone your skin and prevent acne and pimples.

Basil oil for your hair and scalp

Massaging basil oil helps moisturize the scalp and hair follicles. In addition, it stimulates blood circulation. Basil contains magnesium and eugenol which further improve blood flow to scalp.

Heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil and add two teaspoons of basil oil to it. Apply this oil mixture to the scalp and massage gently in circular motions for healthy & strong hair.

Basil for dandruff

Basil oil has healing abilities and can be used to treat dandruff problems.

Take equal quantities of basil and amla and grind to make a paste. Alternatively, if you cannot find fresh leaves, you can also mix pre-powdered basil and amla in equal quantities and add water to form a paste.

Apply this paste to the scalp and hair. Leave on for about 20 minutes and then wash thoroughly.

Repeated use can help reduce dandruff.

Basil to treat itching

Basil is effective in controlling bacterial and fungal infections and can be used to remedy itching of the scalp.

Ingredients

  • basil_hair_remedies4 basil leaves or 1 tbsp basil powder
  • ½ cup of Coconut oil
  • 8-10 fenugreek (methi) seeds

Application

  • If using basil leaves, grind them to form a powder.
  • Add coconut oil to basil powder.
  • Heat this mixture.
  • Add fenugreek (methi) seeds to the hot oil and wait till the seeds pop.
  • Now, allow the oil to cool and strain the mixture and store the green-coloured oil.

You can now apply this oil to your scalp at night and before you take a shower and see that your itching is controlled.

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