As Brahmans, sitting round the brimful vessel, talk at the Soma-rite of Atiratra,
So, Frogs, ye gather round the pool to honour this day of all the year, the first of Rain-time.
-Verse from rig veda
Monsoon is enjoyed by everyone in different ways. For children it means jumping over puddles, sailing their paper boats and for adults it means sipping a hot cup of tea and relishing favourite books. In ancient times, the Mughals celebrated monsoons with ‘raag malhar’ and birds singing in melody. ‘Raag malhar’ was sung by Tansen as he played his iconic tanpura.
Ayurveda and Health
Ayurveda is known to have multiple benefits for the skin and overall well being. It is time to discover these and immerse yourself in the ocean of purity and calmness. In the contemporary world, western culture is also immersing themselves in Ayurveda and following ancient texts and scriptures . As we are faced with the challenges that come with the fast paced modern world, the search for a balanced and holistic way of living leads us to ancient Ayurvedic principles.
Skin woes are inevitable in the monsoon season as it brings increased humidity. DIYs can be instrumental in helping us combat these, especially considering the present lockdown.
DIYs For Different Skin Types
For Dry Skin
Mix 1 tsp of flaxseed gel , 1 tbsp rose water, and 2 drops of honey . Wet a cotton swab in this mixture and dab on a dry face. This will lighten marks and hydrate the skin without clogging pores. After washing off, apply OHRIA’s Rose & Honey Gel for a light veil of hydration that seals in moisture.
For Normal Skin
Mix 2 tbsp of cucumber juice and 2 tbsp coconut water . Apply on your face using a cotton pad, dabbing gently. Keep it on for 30 minutes and then wash.
Repeat this thrice a week for best results.
For Oily Skin
The added humidity tends to leave the skin oily and more acne-prone. This makes it important to regularly use masks to get rid of this excess sebum.
Mix 1tsp neem powder or crushed fresh mint leaves and curd and apply to the face. The Lodhra Vacha Face Masque by OHRIA is a blend that balances sebum production and reduces breakouts. Blend it with cucumber juice and apply every other day. Another must have for the monsoon season is the Neem & Tulsi Hydrating Gel, which helps control acne and leaves the skin looking healthier.
We all face issues like dandruff, oily scalp, hair fall, itchy scalp, frizzy hair, dryness during the monsoon season. With the right products and care, these can be effectively countered.
Remedy for Hair Problems
As per Ayurvedic principles, this is the best time for nourishing and hydrating the hair. For wholesome benefit and care, we suggest the Anti Hair Fall Ritual Kit. It curbs hair fall, while strengthening the hair and stimulating new growth.These products are formulated with rare Ayurvedic botanicals including Brahmi, Bhringraj, Amla, Methi dana that nourish and strengthen the hair.
Ohria’s Banyan Hair tonic helps combat monsoon-related issues other than hair fall. The Aerial roots of the banyan and a powerful concoction of herb extracts nourish the scalp, curb hair fall, stimulate hair growth, prevent dryness and flakiness of the scalp, and delay greying.
To maximise penetration, use the Kansa head massage wand after application of oil. Or on a dry scalp to stimulate new growth Kansa Head Massage Wand with Marma point simulation on the head also improves blood circulation, relieves tension, opens energy blocks, removes toxins, curbs hair fall and enhances hair health.
DIY For Hair Concern
Extract the juice from two medium sized onions and mix it with Japa Pushpa Thailam to curb hair fall . Apply this on the scalp and let it rest for 25 minutes. Wash with organic cleanser and water.
Avoid sulphate & silicone based shampoos on the scalp as they tend to irritate the scalp and accelerate hair fall.
Alternatively, use hibiscus flowers and leaves for washing . Soak these in lukewarm water for half an hour and gently squeeze with hands to get a slimy water .This will ensure volume and shine. Let it sit for 45 minutes and wash with a chemical free, organic cleanser, only if the need be.
Ohria’s natural and organic Neem and Triphala cleanser shampoo can help fight hair fall, itchy scalp and flaky skin. Apart from this, it also helps to get rid of excess oil and make the hair more lustrous.
No remedy is perfect; it has to go through trial and error and be tailored to your specific skin type.
These DIYs are tried and tested by us, combine these with the products based on ancient wisdom to combat all monsoon woes and glow with healthy skin & lustrous hair this rainy season.