This is a natural kajal (kohl) preparation, which works as a coolant for eyes and also protects eyes from harsh sunlight. Replace the commercial kajal with this all natural homemade alternative. It’s easy to prepare. You can safely use it for your newborn babies.
- Dried cow dung cakes / गाय का उपले / ఆవు పేడతో చేసిన పిడకలు [Buy Online at Amazon India / US]
- Cow ghee / Ghai ke ghee (गाय के घी) / Aavu neyyi (ఆవు నెయ్యి) [Buy Online at Amazon India / US / Canada / UK]
- Castor / Ricinus communis / Arandi (अरंडी) / Aamudam (ఆముదం) oil [Buy Online at Amazon India / US / UK]
Burn the cow dung cake and obtain burned piece, which looks a bit whitish with spongy appearance. Mix equal quantities of cow ghee and castor oil. Dip the burned dung cake cake in this and light it. Put a copper plate on top of the flame to collect the soot. Collect the soot in a glass bottle, add few drops ghee and make a thick creamy paste of it. Also, you can directly sprinkle ghee onto the plate, rub it well and collect the oily black paste directly. You can also add pinch of finely powdered edible camphor for a good smell and other added benefits.
Use this instead of commercial kajal.
Watch the below video for instructions in Telugu: