Crystals and it’s maintenance

Enhance your healing & spiritual practice with natural crystals

Crystals are said to “have a stable and unchanging energy pattern, each with a unique frequency and energy field, or resonance”

Judy Hall-“The little book of crystals”

Crystals have existed on earth for millions of years. Crystals work with human energy field to absorb, focus and direct those energies at right path. The crystal healing technique has been in practice in many Asian and Egyptian countries for centuries.  

Crystals can strongly connect to your energy and intuition. Every crystal have their own specific energies with respect to their shape, size and type. Some keeps you more grounded and helps you find your inner purposes while some will help you to be more creative. For example, Rose quartz is known as “stone of love”- it opens up the individual for forgiveness and trust. Citrine removes all the negative traits in one’s life and gives more clarity in thinking.

How to cleanse crystals at home?

Cleansing the crystals regularly is the only way to restore them to its natural state. Several people could have touched it before those crystals reaches our hand, therefore its essential to remove their energetic fingerprints from the crystals before we set our intention. Also its recommended to cleanse and re-energize our crystals periodically(say yearly once) to discard any build up of negativity. Here are some of the convenient and effective ways to cleanse your healing crystals :

  • Moonlight– Keep your crystals in moonlight on Full moon day or Rohini nakshatra day. You can also keep the crystals in a bowl of flowers for a night on full moon day ,discard the flowers next day and take the stone.
  • Frankiscence: The fumes of frankincense helps to cleanse the crystals.
  • Lightning: Exposure of crystals to lightning on rainy days
  • Buddhist singing bowl: The vibrations from this buddha bowl will also help to cleanse the crystals
  • Salt water/sea water: Immerse the crystal in salt water or you can cleanse them in sea water on the new moon(amavasya)/full moon(pournami) day.
  • Natural water: Crystals can be cleansed easily with running water or soaking them in natural water. However this method is not recommended for soft stones or stones with Sulphur content.

Its always recommended to check the properties of the crystals before choosing the right cleansing method.

Intention setting with Crystals

Every crystals naturally possess certain qualities but its important to let our crystals know in which area we want them to help us with. Every goals begins with an intention and crystals will act as an wonderful tool in setting the right path for us to manifest those goals. There are 2 simple methods to set your intention :

  1. Write your intention in a piece of paper and place it under the crystal
  2. Hold the crystal in you hand, clear your mind of any negativity. With a conscious mind, set your intention

Few examples of setting intentions are “My mind, body and soul are healthy”, “I intend to forgive others and myself”, “I intend to find meaning in my work” etc

We at HLP.World is proud to launch some exclusive variety of crystals in our store

https://www.hlp.world/store/product-category/spiritual-wellness/crystal/– click this link to purchase the crystals of your choice available in different sizes and shapes.

All these stones are cleansed before it reaches your hand. Intention is not Set. You can set your own intention as per your need. In case, if you need to set intention please leave a comment at the Remark note of the shipping. It will be done FREE of cost. But the waiting time is 1 to 3 Moon cycles.

Ethiopian Opal

Ethiopian opal available in different sizes and shapes @hlp.world/store

Ethiopian opal has a unique soul holograph that connect past, present and future.

  • Used for balancing and activating Base and Sacral chakras.
  • Opal can pick your thoughts and emotions and magnify them, & send back to you.
  • Used by creative people.
  • Easily stimulates flashes of intuition and insight.
  • Primarily used for spiritual practice or healing, where they can strengthen their psychic vision.

Madagascar Bumblebee Jasper

A must have self esteem stone. This stone will

  • Give you various alternatives perspective of yourself and people around you.
  • Help you cleanse your nervous system and enhance your sleep cycles.
  • Bring clarity in mind.

Labradorite

Labradorite available in different sizes and shapes @ HLP Store

Madagascar’s Labradorite is the dreamer’s stone, and its spiritual meaning centers around that.

  • It is your portal to access higher realms of wisdom, connect with the divine, and uncover parts of your subconscious genetic makeup.
  • This is also called Good luck stone, helps you to manifest and protect you in any kind of misfortune.
  • Best Stone to shield from Saturn’s Effect on us.
  • Connect the 3D reality to the 5D astral world.
  • Understand the journey of the soul, and psychic intuition.
  • Cleanse the aura and bad habits
  • It helps you to remove the harmful energies brought by other people we meet daily.
  • Good for Low BP, hormonal imbalance and pelvic pain.
  • Treats eye disorder
  • Helps you from menstrual cramps
  • It will make you see the influence that people have on you.
  • Can you use it as an ornament, make sure the stone touches the skin.

Brazilian Rose Quartz Grade AA

Rose Quartz is also known as Love stone procured from Brazil with AA grade quality

  • Opens Heart Chakra
  • Heals emotional wounds.
  • Remove blocks of Love and peace.
  • Glowing skin / Anti-aging
  • Increase Self Love unconditionally
  • Must have stone during Pregnancy, Delivery, and post Delivery.
  • Regains relationship bond and restores trust.
  • Excellent for anger management
  • Stabilizes sleep.

Afghanistan Lapis Lazuli

  • Lapis Lazuli is known for increasing the strength of intuition.
  • It inspires people to have more hope in their life.
  • A must have stone for those who have initiated to do telepathy healing, which works as a wonder!
  • It represents Throat chakra.

Peruvian Pyrite

Also known as ‘Fool’s Gold’. The name Pyrite is derived from the Greek word “pyr” which means Fire.

  • An excellent meditation crystal when you are concerned about financial wellbeing, abundance, creating new opportunities etc.
  • It is associated with both the 2nd and 3rd Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, and the Solar Plexus Chakra.
  • It is used for emotional healing related to fears/worry. Fears/Worry may bring physical issues related to stomach. So, pyrite can be used when the stomach area of your body is imbalanced, removing fear and focusing our energy on the desired intentions.
  • A must have in your cash box (which is another must in every home)/pooja room/wallet/handbag.
  • It compliments with Jade and can be kept with jade plant at home.
  • A good stone to keep on work desk, office space.
  • Best for people who are born in July–August.

Polish(Poland) Chrysoprase

Also known as Golden Leek/ sacred stone of Greek angel -Aphrodite/Australian jade.

  • Known for improving emotional quality such as kindness, forgiveness, empathy and self-growth, self-Love, depression, and anxiety.
  • A beautiful stone that works with Rose quartz and heals the heart chakra.
  • Brings in a lot of abundance in life, various new opportunities in work and for the people who looks for new adventure in life.
  • Best to be kept in bedroom.
  • A must have stone for healers, it can also be used for treating, 3rd eye, heart, and solar plexus chakra.
  • Plays a major role in inner child healing.
  • Strengthens eyesight and promote peaceful sleep.
  • Best for the people who are in sun sign Libra and people who are born in the month of May and June.

Brazilian Blood Stone

Also known as Sun stone or Christ’s stone or Mothering stone.

  • Must have for people born on, Jan 1 – 5, Mar 31 – April 4, June 6 – 10, Sep 3 – 12, Oct 19-23, Dec 27-31.
  • Improves immunity, purify the blood, spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, and intestines, neutralizing and eliminating toxins from the body.
  • Purest of blood, speaks of life and birth, vitality, and strength, passion, and courage.
  • Must have stone for aggressive children and teens.

Do check out the store page for more info on benefits of BloodStone.

Madagascar Ocean Jasper

Also known as Atlantis stone or sea jasper.

  • Must have for people born on Jan 1 – 5, Feb 5-14, Mar – 31 April 4, April 21- 25, June 1- 10, Sep 3 – 12, Sep 29 -oct 8, oct 19-23, Nov 8-12, Dec 17-21, dec 27-31
  • This stone will make you absorb all the vitamins and minerals you eat daily.
  • Ocean Jasper is a marvelous stone for cultivating patience and coping with change and encourages giving service to others.
  • It activates Sushma nadi for mediation.
  • It also helps you heal with thyroid, eczema, and skin disorder.

Please visit the product page for more info.

To purchase the crystals online please visit hlp.world/store

Frequently Asked Questions

Any specific metals to be used while wearing crystals as ornaments?
Silver, gold, copper or brass can be used to make crystal ornaments

Can anyone choose crystals based on their intentions? Or does it have to be chosen as per the star signs like diamonds?
Unlike gemstones, crystals are safer and anyone can use it

How frequently should a crystal be cleansed?
Cleansing the crystal yearly once should be fine

Can we keep the crystals in pooja shelf?
Yes, it can be kept in pooja shelf

Will there be any side effects in crystal healing?
There is no side effects, but its better to avoid too many people touching it as many energetic fingerprints might not serve the purpose

Home-Made Balasiddha Oil – 500ml

My dear parents and well wishers, sorry for keeping you awaited for long time. My six months angel kept me occupied. So here is my Balasiddha oil, total nourishing herbal oil for babies and adults as well for overall health benefits.

Ayurveda defines health as a threshold structure of Mind, Body & Soul. The brilliance of ayurveda lies in treating the root cause of disease instead of its symptoms. The ayurveda is knowledge of life and this honored remedial method assists in providing the consciousness about life and health in every individual.  Let’s look at the ingredients of Balasiddha oil.

Ingredients

Bala ,Vacha, Neem/Tulsi, Aswagandha, Hadjod, Turmeric, Black Urad Dal, Devadaru, Manjistha, Sariba.

Devadaru(Cedrus Deodara)
It is derived from sanskrit word Devadaru meaning the ‘The Wood Of Gods’. In mythology, this is called a holy tree. This serves as an excellent detoxifier standing unique with extensive healing benefits from Acne to Ulcers. Its divine cure of numerous health benefits from Dandruff, Insomnia, Bronchitis, Cold, Caugh and Cancerous Tumors. It is also a stress buster. This herb has several neurological benefits due its calming and elevating anti depressant qualities.

Bala(Country Mallow)
This is used to increase the strength of the body, bones, muscles and joints nourishing the overall body. This herb is associated with ancient Hindu goddess of beauty and grace ‘Parvaty’. Bala is to traditionally maintain vitality. This is highly beneficial in Muscular Dystrophy and muscle weakness due to Diabetic. Epics say that Bala makes the body as strong as vajra. In Mahabharata, the Mythological story of war says that Duryodhana forgets to apply Bala oil on his upper thigh and so lost his war.

Hadjod(Cissus Quadrangularis)
This herb represents the shape of bones and joins. It is also called Vajravalli as makes the body as strong as diamond. It heals the infected wounds. Treats obesity and also a body building supplement. It is a green leafy vegetarian dish also used for making pickles.

Aswagandha(Withamia Somnifera)
It is also known as Indian Ginseng. The name Aswagandha comes from Sanskrit, The combination of Aswa – The Horses, Gandha – That means Smell. This gives strength and vitality of horse power. It is the best herb that is used to recover from prolonged illness, Calms down the mind elevating the mood. It is vatha pacifying that helps in retaining natural glow, suppleness of skin. The anti oxidant combats the growth of radicals causing ageing wrinkles, dark spots, dullness etc. Massaging with this oil cures impotency in Men. It is better used as an adaptogen to cope up stress, rejuvenates nervous system. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it’s beneficial for treating osteoporosis, pain in rheumatoid arthritis. It can normalize the immune suppressing effects of chemotherapy forming new blood vessels due to its antigenic properties. It increases the estrogen levels in body maintaining skin youthful by balancing natural skin oils. It also controls hair fall, Prematured growing of hair, prevents hair breakage and is a good skin tone.

Vacha (Bach/Acoruscalamus or Vasambu In Tamil)
Whatever you call it, its one of the herb considered very highly in Ayurveda and in Home Remedies. It is also called child herb as it is used in several health ailments in children. Its oil used to enhance memory, Intellectual power of a person. Musicians and Meditators use this herb or oil for concentration and also preferred in aroma therapy. Interestingly Vacha is a herb of saints and sages. It is highly beneficial in epilepsy and insanity. It enhances cognitive abilities. Vacha mixed with other herbs like Neem as in Balasiddha oil is excellent in treating Visceral diseases. It is best in addressing Piles. It possesses carmative properties.

Sariba (Anantha Mula, Sarasapilla, Sugandhipala)
Once can experience the healing power by yourself of this amazing herb. It is coolant and is blood purifier. This is mostly beneficial in Auto-Immune Disorders, Chronic Skin Disorders, Ecoderama, Dysyentry, Jaundice etc. Gives lusturous hair growth with shine.

Manjishta (Radixrubiaceae)
The main function of it works in circulatory system and on skin. Its red roots point to its affinity for the blood. Manjishta acts primarily as blood cleanser and purifier. The presence of quinone rubiadin demonstrates anti oxidant activity that protects against damage in free radicles. Manjistha displays ability of reducing heat and congestion with in blood flow impacting wide range of chronic inflammation disorders. It also breaks down the accumalation obstructing the blood flow ssuch as Tumours and Lumps. This oil is excellent during menstrual imbalances and cramps. Its coolant and as balancing effect on both phsical and emotional level indicating in case of Epislepsy, Autism , ADHD and other Neurological Disordders.

Neem and Tulasi
Neem and Tulasi are significantly important in India since ancient times. Vedas mention their outstanding roles in maintaining helath and curing various body disoorders. These are found in various traditional medicines. Tulsi is also known as Queen Of Herbs and one cannot summarize its efficacy in short. It is Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal and Anti-Inflammatory in preventing and curing various health problems. It is high in alkaloids. Neem is indigineous tree in India. It is considered Tree of 21 Century refering it to divine Tree and panacia of all diseases. It is the life giving and leading eliments in Ayurveda. Due to its high Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal and Anti-Histamice, it is the herb that treats all diseases from roots . The best remedy for any insect bites, immune builder against chicken pox and additionally it cures Hepatitis B virus as per recent study.

Turmeric
Among the Medicinal plants, few possess a white spectrum of qualities as Turmeric. The latin name for Turmeric is ‘Circumalonga’ which comes from arabic name for the plant ‘Kirkum’. It comes from Ginger family and in sanskrit its called ‘Haridra’ and ‘Kanchani’ (The Golden Goddess). Theactive properties curcumin in turmeric are best called productive properties as it is rich in Anti-Oxidants, Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Fungal. It plays an affluent roll on the body and skin that fights with anti bodies. The curcumin regulates certain growth factors signalling molecules in the tumour that ultimately arrests the growth of tumour cells. It treats well all skin disorders, body aches, virals and flues an is anti-allergitic. Lactating mothers who experience pain in breasts due to mastitis can apply this oil followed by hot fumentation gives great relief .It is best in cosmetic industry for curing acne and pimples. Removal of facial hair and skin lightening, stretch marks etc. It is good source Vitamin B6 and Vitamin – C

Black urad / Vigna mungo
Its rich in vitamin B ,protein and iron majorly. Its exfolicator useful in skin rejuvenating & nourishing properties. In ancient india urad dal was used as cosmetic purpose. It removes skin tan and improves complexion . Eliminates dead skin. Blackgram when mixed with sesame oil highly beneficial in rheumatic inflammation, knee pain if applied and massaged externally . Its considered effective in combating prostrate and pancreatic cancer . It’s a rich remedy for diseases like facial or partial body paralysys . As long lustrous hair is womens beauty , a hair pack of urad dal nourishes turning it into silky and shine. It strengthens the body energy levels increasing life span .It increases milk secretion in lactating mothers. Best pulse as crowned by ayurveda in treating erectile dysfunction and due to its aphrodisiac properties it increases sperm count and motility in men .

Preparation

Choosing the quality of herbs comes with expertise to serve the healing purpose of the oil. Weigh each herb 70 to 80 gms and hand pound them. Later sieve it into fine powder to ensure it doesn’t prick the body. Take 2 lts of cold pressed gingelly / cocunut oil add herbal powder into a kadai along with oil and start boiling until the whole ingredients turn black. Keep it aside. Let the whole concotion settle down and store in hygenic container. show it to sun for continuous 3 days to absorb the suns rays to enhance its healing energy. This oil goes for a family of four members for regular oil bath.

Usage

One can either apply ubtan on skin and for a bath and later apply this oil all over the body so as to make skin supple .this is best to address dry skin either in adults and babies .

Alternatively mix ubtan with this oil and use it as a scrub to polish the skin. please avoid any soaps for shiny glossy and smooth skin

The third method of using for babies and adults if time permitts on daily basis or weekends massage with this oil leaving for 20 minutes for better absorption standing under morning sun rays wld be effective cleansing the 7 layers of skin and scrub with ubtan if oily skin

At request of many parents, while I make for my children, I also make extra to share it the requested parents.

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PRECAUTION

Pregnant ladies can avoid this oil till third trisemister .Best to use post delivery to cleaning and purifiying the whole system ..a perfect detoxification strengthening the body and its muscles shaping up the abdomin .

Author: Lakshmi Bharadwaj

Lakshmi Bharadwaj, known as OJAS in whatsapp group, is a home-maker and mother of three lovely kids. She comes with a rich tradition that follows home-remedies, which makes her a passionate towards ancient knowledge in Ayurveda naturopathy and herbs. She is one of the sincere and senior member of swarnaprashana watsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. She is a small startup entrepreneur made it a step ahead in collaborating O&S HERBALS with BALAMRIT and MILKMASLA which stood to her expectations with her efforts. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.

Milk Masala Mix.

Let me start with “Mathru Devo Bhava”

“MOTHER” – Nothing can substitute a Mother’s love. A Mother’s love and hug can cure anything in this world. She is above all gods. Nature and Mother are no different.
Yes, let me share my experience, my friends, how my mother always gave a warm welcome to seasonal changes confronting the flu and infections and so on. The aromatic Indian spices as it is own place above heaven. I still remember those fog winters and cloudy rains in monsoons when my mom used to get me aromatic steamy cup of milk in the mornings! There is definitely a warm wrap in it.

Wondering what could be the treasure of her authentic flavor, I peeped into my mom’s kitchen. There she is with all her recipe pounded and boiled in milk. Now the mesmerizing magic is revealed.

Elaichi, Cinnamon, Black Pepper etc. are pounded well and boiled in rich creamy milk to bring out the flavor of all the spices. Later added Jaggerey or honey for its sweetness. Dry fruits like Badam, Cashew etc. can be added as a final touch for the nourishment. The main theme of this mix is to build up the immunity in a natural way to confront the natural seasonal changes which spreads lot of infections like cough, cold and virus etc. These spices mix can be added to beverages like Tea, Coffee etc.

These days hear a lot about readily available milk mix in market that are adulterated which hardly gives nourishment and Ojas to the human body. Keeping in view of mal nutritional kids which results in many health ailments, I have always considered mixing of dry fruits and a blend of spice mix along with proteins like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Fox Nuts etc. in a daily dose of milk.

As today’s school kids rush to school at early hours with no time for Break Fast, This Milk mix would serve the purpose of filling the stomach with a good Nutritional diet.
This Milk mix is not only for immunity, it is helpful in menstrual cramps, Post Menstrual syndromes, Diahoerrea, Worms, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome along with Multi-Vitamin Deficiency, Insomnia, and Appetizers etc.

Ingredients for Milk Mix Includes Spices & Herbs

  • Cinnamon
  • Elaichi
  • Sont
  • Blackpepper
  • Vacha
  • Nutmug
  • Cloves
  • Mulethi
  • Ashwagandha
  • Lemongrass
  • Tulsi
  • Brahmi
  • Turmeric

All the above are mixed in a proportion as per the requirement.

For e.g.: To treat cough, we should include more quantity of certain spices. Similarly for treating Insomnia and stress some of the other spices are considered more in quantity.

Ingredients for Dry fruit Milk Mix

  • Desi Badam
  • Cashew Nut
    Dry Coconut
  • Dates
  • Pista
  • Walnut
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Fox Nut Seeds

All the above are mixed in a proportion as per the requirement catering to the need of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency. Seeds like Pumpkin, Sesame, Sunflower and Foxnut are rich in protein helping in building up muscles.

Winter knocking the doors already and this is the best time to start with these milk mixes to keep the body warm as well as nurturing.

One can also merge both dry fruits n spice mix for a unique taste. I am already sipping my steamy cup of milk sharing this recipe. Have you?

Usage:

  • If one is Lactose intolerant they can have this masala mix boiled in water adding honey.
  • Sprinkle on bowel of fruits along with nuts
  • It can be also dabbed on salads and sprouts
  • Dry fruit mix with proteins can be added to porridge to enhance the taste.
  • It’s a strenuous process of pounding grinding and filtering . To make 250 gms 25 to 30 gms goes wasted . As per requirement herbs are added or removed …ex: if a person complaints of wheezing so n so herbs are added accordingly. The person who prepares this starts the whole process with utmost faith of passing on healing energy to the curer.
  • The purpose of Milk Masala is to show how siddhas lived immortal with high potential positive energy using few herbs spices available in nature. For them food itself is medicine

Is it it far more revitalizing nutritional than market available substantial ready-made milk supplement????  If not we who will bring back the lost healthy treasures of Siddhas?
Think !!! It can be you you or who all reading this article! !!!

if you liked it do place the order to initiate change . If you liked it spread it to your contacts ..as doing good doesn’t cost ☺

Singing off
Lakshmi /Ojas

I’m glad to share this ancient hoion involves me-remedy that has been passed on to me by our forefathers. Do share your feedback after using this. If you need any assistance do feel free to reach me at [email protected] | +91 77740 34453.

We are part of HLP STORE , a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Lakshmi Bharadwaj

Lakshmi Bharadwaj, known as OJAS in whatsapp group, is a home-maker and mother of three lovely kids. She comes with a rich tradition that follows home-remedies, which makes her a passionate towards ancient knowledge in Ayurveda naturopathy and herbs. She is one of the sincere and senior member of swarnaprashana watsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. She is a small startup entrepreneur made it a step ahead in collaborating O&S HERBALS with BALAMRIT and MILKMASLA which stood to her expectations with her efforts. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.

My experience with Balamrit.

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At our holistic parenting WhatsApp group there is one topic that is constantly bothering our fellow parents is to improve immunity. I could think nothing more than Balamrit that saved by child. It is a nice memory I could recall. It’s was my 9 months of motherhood journey to welcome my second baby Ojas. I nurtured myself well with all the nutrients, vitamins and so on, till 7 the month, but God has his own plans. Scanning report showed fetus isn’t receiving enough blood circulation through mother. Despite repeated scans I’am helpless. I was suggested to go for emergency C-section, Don’t know why I did, but I just denied. I took it as a challenge to wait till 9 month to let baby fight with his immune system. Finally the day approached when the baby has to enter the world. My happiness reams no boundaries glancing at my Angel.

Two days later, his blood reports showed low platelets for which the pediatric suggested all possible tests. Only option I was given was Bone marrow. I was totally disturbed at the sight of my baby in ICU. Paediatric explained its due to mother’s womb a virus entered the baby which was the reason for his low platelets. Requested the Hospital staff to discharge my baby though Doctors denied thinking it would be risky. I was sure our family home-remedies have deeper meaning. I prepared balamrit, a herbal mix we used to give for new born usually prepared by granny at home, I gave it to my new born daily and followed regular oil bath, kept the house clean and always played various Vedic chants at home all the time with sincere prayer. Touch wood as days passed by and routine check-ups showed drastic increase in his platelets and health. The first one year was immense struggle for a mother saving a baby. Now he’s 2 yrs. When I look back now down the line with my happy and healthy toddler the only one thing I should mention is “thanks to balamrit” for being with me in my journey.My purpose of sharing this amazing real life experience is to create awareness and introduced Balamrit to all the new mothers and get benefited of our ancient knowledge.

Balamrit is a traditional mixture of certain herbs (Almond, Dry Dates, Nutmeg, Myrica Nagi, Gum Arabic, Terminalia chebula, Terminalia Belirica, Indiancscrew tree, Long pepper, Sweetflag, Licorice, Turmeric, Dryginger, Ashwagandha, Indian Atees, Embilia and Conessi Bark) which are used and given for 3 years to child to improve his immunity. They are very effective and individual herbs in it tend to cover major disorders of the child from stomach ache, teething, decentry to fevers to flatulence and so on. We used to take some breast milk [first six months] or water [after six months]. Rub each of this herbs once or twice. Once all herbs are rubbed, mix the blend with a drop of honey.

I start with spiritual prayers to pass on the healing energy. It is a time consuming process along with lot of strenuous efforts, the preparation involves choosing of right herbs along with their proportion consistency of mixing, hand pounding, grinding and finally filtering the waste out to make the smooth powder, nearly 25 gms get wasted in125 gms. The whole ultimate strenuous procedure is to help the child or infant swallow it smoothly without any difficulty.

At request of many parents, while I make for my children, I also make extra to share it the requested parents.

Market available ready-made ones may not have shell life for longer duration and not sure of if whole ingredients are used in its preparation. When we make it at home the cost is cheaper by 25% when compared with market.

I’m glad to share this ancient remedy that has been passed on to me by our forefathers. Do share your feedback after using this. If you need any assistance do feel free to reach me at [email protected] |  +91 77740 34453.

We are part of HLP.World/store, a community driven shopping project, that revives Indian indigenous traditional organic food. A project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Lakshmi Bharadwaj

Lakshmi Bharadwaj, known as OJAS in whatsapp group, is a home-maker and mother of three lovely kids. She comes with a rich tradition that follows home-remedies, which makes her a passionate towards ancient knowledge in Ayurveda naturopathy and herbs. She is one of the sincere and senior member of swarnaprashana watsapp parenting community. She has been constantly guiding new parents and with her continuous selfless efforts on various social and educative platforms. She is a small startup entrepreneur made it a step ahead in collaborating O&S HERBALS with BALAMRIT and MILKMASLA which stood to her expectations with her efforts. In 2015, She was the Parent of the month for her exceptional guidance in home-remedies to many parents in our whatsapp community.

Shikakai Powder – For the Health of Hair

Dear Friends,

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.

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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
S.No Ingrediants Use
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
8 Hibiscus leaves
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.

 If anyone is interested you can place your order by clicking on the above button. For more information please mail @[email protected] 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

http://swarnaprashana.org/how-to-wash-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.
 If anyone is interested you can place your order at below link. For more detail email @[email protected] or call me at 7760292062/9884554149.

We are part of HLP STORE, a project initiated exclusive by parents for parents at whatsapp holistic group.

Author: Sri Nandhini Hari

I’m Sri Nandhini Hari, a B.Com & M.B.A finance post graduate and have worked in American Express Bank as an Asst. Manager and later with CTS as Financial Analyst. I have a passion towards our own tradition and culture and this has triggered me to share the natural and homemade products to a bigger community for the benefit of all.