Women’s Beauty & Home Tips

“A beautiful face attracts more attention than rich ornaments.

And it is more valuable to show what is inside a person’s soul!”

Simple & Easy Beauty and Home tips for women

by TRS Iyengar

A pure and natural way to get your look smarter, shining face; and your home look that will reflect your inner feelings and beauty. These tips are just for every home & women which is cost effective and can be availed from your day to day handlings. This also avoid chemical mixed beauty items that are mostly sold at high prices and if it is a branded one, then needless to say it would pinch your purse too! Oh, does Srivaishnava recommend these sort of outer beauty? Yes, they did in those olden days, using only all natural combinations, to prove they are more beautiful than they are born! And more so, I need to take care of present day generation and give them a sort of value that were once cherished and practiced in those golden yester years! These tips are a mixture from Old & New generation additions and is given by an experienced Srivaishnava Lady. Just for the sake of privacy, she intend not to publicize her name. No doubt, I did play a little by adding a few more tips of modern time, that’s with my own experience 🙂 . Simple, easy and with easily available items are the special highlights of these tips and sure there is no side effects or damages because of mostly all the ingredients are of natural one. After you try these, you may send in your comments or leave your comments and criticism in the Guest-book.  

***Little about Apple cider vinegar

It has a tonic action, that promotes blood circulation in the small capillaries that irrigate the skin.

It is antiseptic, preventing viruses, bacteria & trigger infection.

It dissolves excessive fatty deposits at the surface of the skin.

It is essential to use cider vinegar.

For face:-

1/2  Cored Apple

2tbsp  Honey

1/2 tsp sage

How to.. Pulse ingredients in a blender /processor, keep in the refrigerator for 10 min.

Clean the face and apply, pat the cream on face, until the mixture feels sticky, and very sticky. this brings you the blood to the surface of the skin, and making it glow.

Rinse with warm water.

TO REDUCE WRINKLES & Inflammation :-

Grate unripe apple, apply to skin.

Allow the pulp to remain on skin for 10-20 min. Rinse.

Moisturizing honey mask:- 2tbsp honey, 2tbsp milk/cream

Make a fine paste & apply smoothly on the face, remain for 10 min. ,rinse.

**To remove the blotches. The lemon works as a bleaching agent:

Lemon juice                  1/2sqeezed      

Leave over night for best results, Or if you need immediately, apply for 12-15 minutes, and spray warm water on your face to rinse.

*1 apple & 1tbsp honey-combine in a blender/processor, make a fine smoothly paste (drain), apply to face and remain for 15 min, rinse!


1-very ripe tomato

5 oz whole milk

Bottled/spring water.

Process the tomato in blender, strain & discard the pulp.

Mix equal amount of milk, store o=in the refrigerator for 10 min.

apply to the face with cotton pad ,once/twice a day. Leave for 10 min.

Rinse with bottled water, pat dry.

Shell life:-6-7 hours.


**At least apply once a week with apple cider vinegar, after taking head bath for shining & leafy hair.

**For good blood circulation to the roots of the hair. try this..

Apply massage) coconut oil at least twice a week.

The root hairs get humidity in the hair.

**For shiny hair.. 

1tsp honey

1 fresh lemon juice

1/4 warm water

After finishing shampooing, simply pour through hair, let it dry!

Note:-No need to rinse!! 

**Henna,lemonjuice(11/2tbsp),thick curd/beat well apply for 40min.Shapooing after that.

**2tbsp-honey, henna, ripe & crushed banana.

Make a fine paste and coat to the hair top to bottom, to get silky & life hair), allow to sit for 40 minutes, shampooing later.

**Beat 1 cup of curd/yogurt, add henna, 1/2 lemon juice, tea/coffee decoction. Mix well and allow to keep overnight.

Apply to the hair on the next day, cover with a plastic cover and let it work for 35-40 min. Shampoo it & rinse well.

Do it once a month.

**1-Banana, 1/4cupHoney, Henna3 tbsp:- Mix them together to a smooth paste and apply to the hair, let it dry. leave it for 20-25 min. Rinse well.

**To have smooth hair edges, massage oil for 20-30 minutes at least once a week. It gives life to the hair.

** Apply the juice of beetroot to the hair, wait for ten minutes and rinse with warm water.!

**Buttermilk is a good face mask to get excellent result.

**to get rid of dandruff apply the mixture of buttermilk (thin curd) and fenugreek powder.

Make it into smooth paste and apply, allow to stay for 1 hour then rinse it well.

**Those who want to be “fat” , eat more bananas.

To avoid wrinkles rub the slice of potato to the face, keep for 15 min. and rinse with warm water.

**The another way for the wrinkles. After removing the juice from lemon slices, dry them totally in the sun, powder it, add green gram powder (mungdal), milk.

Make a smooth paste, and apply to the face, keep it for 1 hour. Rinse with warm water.

**Apply radish juice, curd mixture to the face

let it work for 20min. rinse it with warm water.

Try this treatment for 15 days and see the results! It removes the scratches, spots left from the pimples).

t**For the shiny skin & remembrance powder:- cinnamon powder,½tsp honey, mix and take into the stomach before you sleep (nights).

**For the pimple problem:-Pinch cinnamon powder & 4drops of lemon juice, mix into paste and apply to the face evenly. Use this method for 2 weeks.

**Make a paste with carrots & 1/4th tomato, apply to the face, allow to dry, rinse it. You can get soft skin.

**For dark rings around eyes, wrinkles on face, ends of lips & downside nose:- Apply olive oil and give a massage for 15 min.  It can reduce the problem.

**apply almond paste, honey mixture (paste) to the face, let it work out for 15 minutes. Rinse it out.

**To get relief with the headache (even severe):- Dip the cotton in the beetroot juice and keep it in the ears.

 For fatty & bulgy skin under eyes:- Keep the tea bags in the refrigerator for few minutes, and place them on eyes (close them), take rest for 10 min.

**For silky hair:- Mix  after cleaning rice (do not throw them) water and gram flour (besan) to the hair, allow to work for few minutes and wash clearly. 

**To get thick &black hair:-soak fenugreek seeds in water, and paste them (remove water).

Mix in mehandi and coconut oil. Apply to the hair. Let it work for 5-6hours(apply night and wash with shampoo on the next day.

**For severe headaches (migraine) use pineapple + lemon juice with ice cubes.

**For shiny skin: Paste a Ripe tomato, apply to face, let it work for 10 min. Wash with plain water.

**Rub “keeraikai”  (green cucumber)” to the face and stay for 10 min,rinse it out.

**Cucumber             1/2 peeled

Yogurt                 1tbsp

Mix well and apply to the face, leave about 20 minutes, wipe with a damp cloth.

**Mash avacodo(1/2) and apply on the face, let it sit for 18 minutes, wipe with a damp napkin.

**Honey        1tbsp

Ground almonds  2tbsp

Pressed lemon    1/2tsp

Rub gently on face. Rinse with warm water.

**Banana(1/2), sour cream (2tbsp), honey (1tbsp), apply for 15 min, and wipe off with a damp cloth.

**A good combination for the dry skin, milk (2tsp), Honey (2tbsp), apply and stay it for 10 min/wipe it.

**Mix 1/2 grated apple, 5 tbsp honey, make a face mask to sit for 10-12 min. Wash with cold water.

**Avocado is a fantastic moisturizer by nature. Mash its flesh into a creamy texture, massage to the face, neck. Leave it for 12 min, and rinse it off.

**Apply rosewater, glycerin and lemon juice to the face with cotton, stay for 15 min and rinse.

**1cup yogurt, lemon juice (tsp), apply and stay for 10 min. Rinse with warm water.

**Water melon is a good mask for face, specially it needs in summertime.

watermelon bit, tomato slice, paste it apply as pack to face, after 15 minutes, clean it.

**paste of tamarind also helps. Try this. Apply to the face as mask, clean after 15 min.

Tamarind is antiseptic, has astringent nature).

Apply the combination of ripe banana & honey paste to the face as mask, rinse after 15 min.

**Orange yogurt mask

1 tsp yogurt
Juice of ¼ of an orange
Mix them well and smooth onto face. Leave on for five minutes and rinse. The mask adds a glow and gets rid of tiredness.

**Banana wrinkle remover

Mash ¼ banana until smooth. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold. Gently pat dry. use this regularly to get rid of wrinkles.

**Milk & tomato cleanser

1 ripe tomato
1 cup milk
Puree the tomato. Strain and discard the pulp. Add the tomato juice to milk. Bottle and refrigerate. Apply to the face and neck, using cotton pads, once or twice a day. Leave on for 10 minutes, rinse with water and pat dry. This cleanses the skin and suits those with oily and combination skin types.

**Cucumber astringent

Coarsely chop ½ a cucumber, peeled, and place in a blender. Blend until smooth. Apply to face and allow to stay on for 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat face dry.

**Lemon skin wash

1 cup lemon juice
Cinnamon or rose petals 2 tablespoons
olive oil ¼ cup milk Water Mix ingredients well and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. You can also use it for a bath wash. It rejuvenates the skin and makes it soft and glowing.

Everyone knows how good fruits are for the skin, but before you go and mash the next banana or peach on your face, figure out what fruit suits your skin.

**For normal skin:
Use avocado, banana, cantaloupe, grape, peach, nectarine.

**For dry skin:
Try apple, avocado, banana, carrot, pear, melon or nectarine.
For oily skin:
Pear, strawberry or tomato.

**For greasy& oily skin:-

Try with tomato paste (juice), apply to the face and allow to dry it. Wash with warm water.

**For tired face (skin):-

Boil 1 liter water and add 100gms cabbage, boil well. Use that water to clean the face.

**For strong & cleaned nails:-

In a wide bowl add lemon juice & warm water.

Dip your hands (nails should be completely in the water) for 12-15min.Remove & slightly press with a smooth towel. Apply hand cream if you want.

For mature skin:
Choose apple, avocado, grape or lemon.

You can get silky smooth skin.

**This is a good face mask my family women used;  Boil oats meal to soft paste, apply with honey pack.  Clean with warm water.

**To remove the scratches and shiny skin rub with the potato slices to the face.

**To stay long standing make-up, before you apply the moisturize cream, rub the whole face with a ice cube!

**To help the joint pains:-after removing the orange, Clementon and lemons do not throw them. Squeeze them on the joints (knees etc) and give massage OR rub them directly. It is natural one without any side effects.

**Get fruity to peel off wrinkles

**Healthy skin is aided by a good intake of fruit and vegetables.

In fact recent research even proved that pomegranate is a promising agent against skin cancer. 

**After all the secret to great skin is not make-up but a good dose of fruit.

Common Salt – Some Easy Home tips.

Common Salt – Methods for different usages.

Boiling Water – Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time. (It does not make the water boil faster.)

Washing greens & spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary.

Preventing sugaring – A little salt added to cake icings prevents them from sugaring.

Crisping salads – Salting salads immediately before serving will keep them crisp.

Improving boiled potatoes – Boiled potatoes will be given a fine, mealy texture by sprinkling with salt after draining, then returning them to the pan and shaking them back and forth quickly to get rid of the excess moisture.

Cleaning greasy pans – The greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you put a little salt in it and wipe with paper.

Cleaning stained cups – Rubbing with salt will remove stubborn tea or coffee stains from cups.

Cleaning ovens – Salt and cinnamon take the “burned food” odor away from ovens and stove burners. Sprinkle spills while oven and burners are still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth.

Cleaning refrigerators – Salt and soda water will clean and sweeten the inside of your refrigerator. It won’t scratch enamel either.
Extinguishing grease fires – Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove or in the oven will smother flames. Never use water; it will only spatter the burning grease.

Improving coffee – A pinch of salt in coffee will enhance the flavor and remove the bitterness of over-cooked coffee.

Cleaning tarnished silverware – Rub tarnish with salt before washing.
Cleaning copper pans – Remove stains on copper pans by salting area and scouring with a cloth soaked in vinegar.

Cleaning coffee pots – Remove bitterness from percolators and other coffee pots by filling with water, adding four tablespoons of salt and percolating or boiling as usual.

Removing onion odors from hands – Rub fingers with salt moistened with vinegar.

“Sweetening” containers – Salt can “sweeten” and deodorize thermos bottles and jugs, decanters and other closed containers.
Cleaning sink drains – Pour a strong salt brine down the kitchen sink drain regularly to eliminate odors and keep grease from building up.
Brightening cutting boards – After washing them with soap and

water, rub bread and cutting boards with a damp cloth dipped in salt; the boards will be lighter and brighter.

Fixing oversalted soups – If soup has been oversalted, cut up a raw potato or two and drop into the soup. The potato will absorb the salt.
Preventing food from sticking – Rub a pancake griddle with a small bag of salt to prevent sticking and smoking. Sprinkle a little salt in the skillet before frying fish to prevent the fish from sticking. Sprinkle salt on washed skillets, waffle iron plates or griddles, heat in a warm oven, dust off salt; when they are next used, foods will not stick.

Preventing mold – To prevent mold on cheese, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating.

Whipping cream – By adding a pinch of salt, cream will whip better.
Keeping milk fresh – Adding a pinch of salt to milk will keep it fresh longer.

Setting gelatin – To set gelatin salads and desserts quickly, place over ice that has been sprinkled with salt.

Cleaning brass – Mix equal parts of salt, flour and vinegar to make a paste, rub the paste on the brass item, leave on for an hour or so, then clean with a soft cloth or brush and buff with a dry cloth.

Cleaning wicker – To prevent yellowing, scrub wicker furniture with a stiff brush moistened with warm saltwater and allow to dry in the sun.

Cleaning grease spots on rugs – Some grease spots can be removed with a solution of one part salt and four parts alcohol and rubbing hard but carefully to avoid damage to the nap.

Extending broom life – New brooms will wear longer if soaked in hot saltwater before they are first used.

Removing rings from tables – White rings left on tables from wet or hot dishes or glasses can be removed by rubbing a thin paste of salad oil and salt on the spot with your fingers, letting it stand an hour or two, then wiping it off.

Restoring sponges – Give sponges new life by soaking them in cold saltwater after they are washed.

Settling suds – If a washing machine bubbles over from too many suds, sprinkle salt on the suds to reduce them.

Brightening colors – Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the colors. Brighten faded rugs and carpets by rubbing them briskly with a cloth that has been dipped in a strong saltwater solution and wrung out.

Removing perspiration stains – Add four tablespoons of salt to one quart of hot water and sponge the fabric with the solution until stains disappear.

Brightening yellowed cottons or linens – Boil the yellowed items for one hour in a salt and baking soda solution

Removing blood stains – Soak the stained clothing or other cloth item in cold saltwater, then launder in warm, soapy water and boil after the wash. (Use only on cotton, linen or other natural fibers that can take high heat.)

Removing mildew or rust stains – Moisten stained spots with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, then spread the item in the sun for bleaching; and finally, rinse and dry.

Color-matching nylons – Good nylons that don’t have a match can be made the same color by boiling them a few minutes in a pan of lightly salted water.

Fixing sticking iron – Sprinkle a little salt on a piece of paper and run the hot iron over it to remove rough, sticky spots.

Common Salt – For Health & Beauty!

Gargling – Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for use as a gargle for sore throats.

Cleaning teeth – Mix one part salt to two parts baking soda after pulverizing the salt in a blender or rolling it on a kitchen board with a tumbler before mixing. It whitens teeth, helps remove plaque and it is healthy for the gums.

Washing mouth – Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda as a mouth wash that sweetens the breath.

Bathing eyes – Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a pint of water and use the solution to bathe tired eyes.

Reducing eye puffiness – Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water and apply pads soaked in the solution on the puffy areas.
Relieving tired feet – Soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added. Rinse in cool water.

Relieving bee stings – If stung, immediately wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain.

Treating mosquito and chigger bites – Soak in saltwater, then apply a mixture of lard and salt.

Treating poison ivy – Soaking the exposed part in hot saltwater helps hasten the end to poison ivy irritation.

Relieving fatigue – Soak relaxed for at least ten minutes in a tub of water into which several handfuls of salt has been placed.

Removing dry skin – After bathing and while still wet give yourself a massage with dry salt. It removes dead skin particles and aids the circulation.
Applying facial – For a stimulating facial, mix equal parts of salt and olive oil and gently massage the face and throat with long upward and inward strokes. Remove mixture after five minutes and wash face.
Removing tattoos -CAUTION- This is a medical procedure that can be done only by a physician. It is called salabrasion and requires several treatments by rubbing salt on the tattoo. Healing is required between treatments, but there is virtually no scarring.

Common Salt – For other General usage

Extinguishing grease fires – Keep a box of salt handy at your stove and oven and if a grease fire flares up, cover the flames with salt. Do not use water on grease fires; it will splatter the burning grease. Also a handful of salt thrown on flames from meat dripping in barbecue grills will reduce the flames and deaden the smoke without cooling the coals as water does.

Drip-proofing candles – Soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well. When burned they will not drip.
Removing soot – Occasionally throw a handful of salt on the flames in your fireplace; it will help loosen soot from the chimney and salt makes a bright yellow flame.

Cleaning fish tanks – Rub the inside of fish tanks with salt to remove hard water deposits, then rinse well before returning the fish to the tank. Use only plain, not iodized, salt.

Invigorating goldfish – Occasionally add one teaspoon of salt to a quart of fresh water at room temperature and put your goldfish in for about 15 minutes. Then return them to their tank. The salt swim makes them healthier.

Cleaning flower vases – To remove deposits caused by flowers and water, rub with salt; if you cannot reach the deposits to rub them, put a strong salt solution in the vase and shake, then wash the vase with soap and water.

Keeping cut flowers fresh – A dash of salt added to the water in a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer.

Holding artificial flowers – Artificial flowers can be held in an artistic arrangement by pouring salt into the container, adding a little cold water and then arranging the flowers. The salt will solidify as it dries and hold the flowers in place.

Keeping patios weed-free – If weeds or unwanted grass come up between patio bricks or blocks, carefully spread salt between the bricks and blocks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.

Killing poison ivy – Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer.

Keeping windows frost-free – Rub the inside of windows with a sponge dipped in a saltwater solution and rub dry; the windows will not frost up in sub-freezing weather. Rubbing a small cloth bag containing salt that has been moistened on your car’s windshield will keep snow and ice from collecting.

Deicing sidewalks and driveways – Lightly sprinkling rock salt on walks and driveways will keep snow and ice from bonding to the pavement and allow for easy removal. Don’t overdo it; use the salt wisely, to avoid damage to grass and ornamentals.

Deodorizing shoes – Sprinkling a little salt in canvas shoes occasionally will take up the moisture and help remove odors.


A great fruit with having vitamins those are useful to the healthy body. It is a cheap fruit, available for every standard. Gives more energy to the body. Gives activity to the brain. There is no cholesterol or fiber in banana fruit. Have more quantities of vitamin B and vitamin C. Salt percentage is low, so no way to Blood Pressure!

For shining brown leather shoes:- Rub often with banana peel, see the difference.

To remove the dirt & stains on the fridge:- Rub with toothpaste first, clean with soap water later.

To get bathroom tiles shining:-

Soak banana peel in a ½ bucket of water, over night. Next day remove them, and use the water to clean the tiles and see the result!

TRS Iyengar

Born on Makara Uthiradam star, native of Mukkur and brought up in Ladavaram village near Arcot and now well settled in Mumbai for over five decades. Presently, at 70, trying to run this website without any commercial expectations or profit motive, just for the sake of our future generations to understand about Sanatana Dharma & Srivaishnavam sampradayam.Within my limited knowledge that I put it here, what I learnt from the world.

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