Indian Traditions in Beauty and Health
I was reading an issue of Eye Candy magazine today and I came across this little article that caught my attention. It was about a book which shares homemade recipes and remedies of the Indian culture for beauty and health. I was reading some of the remedies they were giving as examples and I found it rather interesting. As a matter of fact I went to Amazon.com right away to look it up and find out more info about it. Here is the description straight from Amazon.com:
"Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet is a luscious full–color volume that shares the home recipes and remedies of Indian health and beauty–through the voice of an Indian princess sharing secrets with her granddaughter.
A national bestseller in India, this extraordinary book draws on the lives of real figures in royal Indian history, and the ways in which the women of the Indian court found friendship, faith, and love through their beauty traditions. Similar to Like Water for Chocolate, this is both a historical tale and a rich cultural tapestry, filled with ancient remedies, recipes, and tonics used to soften skin, silken hair, and enrich the body like no store–bought product can. Additionally, the book includes health care remedies for women in all stages of life–from puberty to pregnancy to menopause.
In the pages of Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, readers will discover how to:
•Use almond and saffron to exfoliate the face and body
•Clear troubled skin with papaya and mint
•Create the perfect hair tonic using lemons and coconut oil
•Find fragrances that act as natural aphrodisiacs
•Ease pregnancy through a sandalwood sherbet
Using art and photos from throughout the history of India, this book offers an incredible glimpse into the secrets of timeless beauty. Packed with masks, scrubs, and potions that can be made at home, it is at once a beauty book and a soulful, ancient story of Indian life."
So go pick up a copy!