In our whatsapp group, we generally insist on oil bath as we all know that benefits of the same. You can see the benefits of oil massage for babies in this link. For an oil bath one of the best hair washing powder is shikakai powder and Green Gram Powder (Payatha Maavu) – Ubtan For Babies. I found out that many parents do not have option other than buying shikakai power available from market. That is when I decided to help the bigger community with this homemade product which is natural and does not have any chemicals.
Our Ancient Indian practice uses Shikakai powder for washing our hair. I am one of the parent of this group who believes that there should be some scientific reason behind our ancient practice. This Ancient Shikakai powder acts as a natural astringent for hair enhancing its binding properties. It clears dandruff and cleans the dirt accumulated on the scalp. Being a natural conditioner for hair, shikakai strengthens hair roots and promotes luxuriant growth. This homemade Shikakai powder has certain vital properties that act as coolants for the scalp.
At our home we have been using this homemade shikakai powder for generations. Generally during summer we prepare this SHIKAKAI POWDER which includes ingredients that will enhance the growth and health of hair. I had learnt the art of making this shikakai powder from my grandmother and have been preparing this at home.
I generally try to restrict myself from buying these kind of items outside. But nowadays most of us do not have time to do all these things because it is a long process and time consuming. As this is not a business , I will collect orders and make as per the demand. This is a product has to be prepared only during summer , so I may not have extra stock. In case you need it later , you can always let me know as I can get it ready during the month of October which is the next possible time to get this prepared.
Normal Shikakai Powder available in the market consists only of 3 to 4 ingredients like Shikakai, Soap nut or Methi or dried amla but at home we make this ancient shikakai powder with 14 ingredients which i have listed below with its benefits
|Ancient Shikkakai Powder|
|1||Shikakai||Hair growth, Treating Dandruff, Scalp related disease,Keeps the hair healthy and lusturous|
|2||Methi seeds||Treats dandruff and Helps in regrowth of hair,Reverses baldness, prevents premature greying, Body coolent|
|3||Green gram||Reduce hair breakage,Removes dandruff,Gives dark colour n shine to hair|
|4||Lemon skin||Improves dull hair,Hair smells fresh n clean|
|5||Dried amla / Nellimulli||Conditions hair leaving it Soft n luscious,Prevents greying|
|6||Rice||Helps to detanle n manage hair, improves hair elasticity,strenghtens hair roots|
|7||Hibiscus flower||Improves texture,Stimulates blood circutaion in scalp,Strenghthens root n hair|
|9||Boondhi Kottai/ Soap nut||To get Soapy nature,cleans scalp,adds shine,anti fungal agent|
|10||Neem leaves / Veppilai||Prevents hairloss,enhances growth,kills head lice,anti bacterial|
|11||Curry leaves||Repairs damaged roots,Reduces hair fall,stops hair thinning,treats premature greying, strengthens hair follicules|
|12||Dried Rose petal||Tightens scalp,Gives a good smell in hair|
|13||Dried Maruthani leaves||Treats dry brittle hair, colours n conditions hair|
|14||Vettiver||Very fragrant n cooling,treats lice n relieves stress|
You can keep this product for more than 6 months if maintained properly. Make sure you take little for the usage and store the rest in an air tight container. See to that the powder is kept away from any moisture.
Cost is Rs. 440/ Half KG. If anyone is interested you can place your order by clicking on the above button. For more information please mail @firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 7760292062/9884554149.
Natural Lathering Shikakai Powder
As per feedback from many of you, here is another version of shikakai powder which produces lather and makes it easy to wash the oily hair. Wanted to have an All Natural Lathering Shikakai Powder which can substitute the use of shampoos and was working on it for quite sometime and here it is for you! !
This combination of natural products will be –
- Easy to wash
- Produce lather in order to remove the oil and clean the scalp
- Helps to have healthy, smooth and shiny hair
- Naturally conditions the hair
This all natural product which consists of shikakai, amla, methi, reetha and arappu powder is sun dried and grinded in shikakai grinding machine . This frothing shikakai powder can be used just like a shampoo. We need to mix the powder with water and make it thin, to a pouring consistency, like a shampoo. This can be used separately or can be mixed with the ancient shikakai powder in equal amount to get the benefits of other herbs.
Please refer the below link for easy way of washing hair with shikakai powder
You can keep this product for more upto 6 months if maintained properly. Make sure you take little for the usage and store the rest in an airtight container. See to that the powder is kept away from any moisture.
Cost of this Natural Lathering Shikakai powder is is Rs. 365/ Half KG. If anyone is interested you can place your order at below link. For more detail email @email@example.com or call me at 7760292062/9884554149.
We are part of Greenhands, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.