Haldi, Chandan Or Tulsi: These Brands Are Bringing Back #DadiMa's Nuskes

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    When it comes to skincare, no expensive cream or skincare trend beats our dadi's or nani's magical nuske aka secret recipes that leaves your skin glowing, fresh and naturally soft. In fact, most of us have the sweetest memories of visiting our grandmom's home during vacation and it was literally a week of self-care and pampering sessions.

    Now, if your granny is too busy checking her friend's post on Facebook, or hunting for her serial on the tablet you gifted her (haha!), we've rounded up a bunch of homegrown brands who've curated products inspired by our grandmom's traditional and ancient recipes.        

    Ancient Living

    Ancient Living

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    As the name suggests, this beauty brand is all about bringing back ancient and old-age traditional recipes when it comes to self-care and at-home beauty routine. Their collection is inspired by Ayurveda and plant-based formulations thus be rest assured it's all chemical-free and 100% organic. 

    What To Cart: Handmade soap, foot massage oil, anti-pimple face pack, natural hair protein pack.  

    Ubtan Story

    Ubtan Story

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    This brand was kickstarted by a granddaughter who was inspired by her Amma's traditional and natural recipes, Ubtan Story offers an array of lip balms, body butter, natural shampoos and more.  

    What To Cart: Nail butter, detox mask, ageless facial oil, mint shampoo bar.  

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    Body Cafe

    Body Cafe

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    Inspired by old-age Ayurvedic traditions and techniques, The Body Cafe makes organic and all-natural bath and body products using ingredients like natural turmeric, charcoal, honey and more. And they've also got a bunch of collection for men including beard oil, bread cream, after shave gel and more.  

    What To Cart: Lily Of Water body butter, activated charcoal scrub, tea tree pore minimising toner.   

    The Nature Route

    With Love, From South! 

    As the name suggests, this organic beauty brand believes in a 100% natural route when it comes to curating skincare and beauty products. With at least 90% of their ingredients being sourced directly from the farms, you can be assured that all the products are made from organic ingredients. The idea of this brand is not just bringing back our ancestor's traditional recipes but also making earth-friendly and sustainable products - from sourcing ingredients to packaging. 

    What To Cart: Kanakadhara hair oil, hibiscus face powder, traditional hair cleanser. 

    Swatcha

    Swatcha

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    A Chennai-based organic and natural beauty brand, Swatcha offers an array of homemade bath and beauty products. It was started as a passion project to experiment with India's old-age traditional techniques and formulate the same to manufacture an array of soaps, body butters and more. 

    What To Cart: Filter kaapi coffee scrub soap, orange zest soap, extra virgin coconut oil.   

    Maa's Secret

    Maa's Secret

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    This one stays true to its name. The brand, Maa's Secret, was started by a daughter with an idea to share her mother's secret hair oil recipe with more people like her who could use this magical recipe to cure their damaged her. Currently, they're offering two types of hair oils and handmade soaps. 

    What To Cart: Bloom oil (mixture of coconut oil, almond oil, tulsi, neem and more), Velvet oil, Moringa face soap. 

    Shuddhi

    Shuddhi

    Available on LBB

    Started in 2019, Shuddhi unveils the age-old heirloom recipes and uses them to manufacture an array of bath and beauty products including hair oils, lip balms, body lotion, body wash and more. 

    What To Cart: Curry leaves hair oil, lemon lip balm, lavender luxurious body oil.    

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    If you're looking for more options, we've curated a list of top organic beauty brands as well!