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August 2019 - Video Blog Newsletter Summary

August 2019 - Video Blog Newsletter Summary

 

August 2019 

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This August I continued with Plastic Free July. 

Participated and attended a DIY beauty workshop. 

Wrote a food blog for Zero Waste Week 2019 -

How to make Masoor (red split lentils)and Moong (yellow lentils) ki Daal, this recipe was lovingly cooked by my late mother

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano.

 

 

Plastic Free July 2019 a continuation

August 2019 

This month I continued with Plastic Free July and invested in a bamboo toothbrush, an organic loofah, organic laundry softener and soap nuts

 

Bamboo Toothbrush

 Bamboo Toothbrush and box - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Organic Loofah

Organic Loofah - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Organic Laundry Softener

Organic Laundry Softener - Zero Waste Week 2019 with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Soap Nuts 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with SAbeena Ahmed

 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Continuation of Plastic Free July 2019- August review with Sabeena Ahmed

Soap Nuts

 

Soap nuts are Organic Laundry Detergent

They are 100% Natural and Biodegradable

Instructions: Use 5-7 soap berries for a full load of washing.

Place the bag and berries directly in the washing machine with all your laundry.

Soap berries can be re-used 5-6 times and then disposed preferably in a  composter.

Soap berres do not produce much foam.

Use warm water for washing clothes or soak the bag with berries before placing in the washing machine.

To read my blog about Plastic Free July 2019 please click here.

 

DIY Beauty Workshop

Fair Trade Ethical Living

Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

 

On a scorching hot and dusty afternoon, I  headed to the Retold Boutique in Umm Suqueim for a a Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani Co founder of Sustainability Tribe.

Amruta talked about the environmental impacts, green washing and toxic chemicals and then held a DIY workshop where 5 participants including myself paid a fee of 75 AED to make a face mask, pack and scrub.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe and Sabeena Ahmed

Toxins in Personal Care Products

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural Beauty Talk and DIY Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe and Sabeena Ahmed

Environmental impacts of chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products

 

Natural Beauty Workshop with Amruta Kshemkalyani of Sustainability Tribe

Stay Away from green washed products slide

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Beauty - Natural Beauty DIY Workshop participants with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Natural Beauty DIY Workshop participants

 

It was surprising to learn that my mothers besan and tumeric cleanser and multani mitti face pack was part of the DIY beauty workshop.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living -  Gallery

How to Make Your Own Cleanser,

Face Pack and Scrub

 

How to Make Your Own Cleanser

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural DIY Beauty Workshop, with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Mixing bowl and Resuable bottles

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Ingredients

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

 Gram Flour and Tumeric Cleanser

 

Ingredients For All Skin Types:

Gram Flour (Besan) Turmeric Powder, Milk, Honey, Yogurt,

Lemon Juice and Rosewater.

 

Application For My Skin Type which is Acne Prone Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the yoghurt to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

Results: TBA

Recommendation: TBA

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

Fair trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop 

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop

 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop with Sabeena Ahmed and Amruta Kshemkalyani

Gram Flour (Besan) and Tumeric cleanser, Natural DIY Beauty Workshop

 

Application For Dry Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add mik (honey if you wish) to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For Oily Skin:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the yoghurt and lemon juice to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water

 

Application For All Skin Types:

Mix 2 tsp of the Gram Flour and a pinch of Tumeric together.

Add the rosewater to the mixture into a medium textured paste

Apply: for 5-15 minutes. Wash with luke warm water 

To read more and make your own natural beauty products click here.

 

 

How to make Masoor (red split lentils)

and Moong (yellow lentils) ki Daal

Recipe: Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

Serves 4

 

 Helen Barlow Scott and Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai, UAE

As requested by my Creative Director Helen Barlow Scott

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to cook Masoor (Red Split Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Daal) ki Daal by Sabeena Ahmed, Recipe loving cooked by my late mother Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

This daal recipe was lovingly cooked my my late mother

Mrs Meshar Mumtaz Bano

 

Ingredients

Red Split Lentils (Masoor Daal) Fairtrade or Organic if possible,

Yellow Lentils (Moong Daal) Fairtrade or Organic if possible,

Garlic, Crushed Red Chilies, Green Chilies, Red Chili Powder,

Tumeric Powder, Salt, One Small Onion, Coriander and Water

 

Method

Measure equal quantities of Masoor and Moong Daal

I used a third of a cup.

Peel and chop 5 to 6 cloves of garlic.

Measure a half tsp of crushed red chilies.

Wash the lentils until the water is clear.

Add the lentils, crushed red chilies and garlic to a cooking pan and add water to cover half the cooking pan.

Add salt to taste 

I usually add half a teaspoon of salt but you can always add more later.

Add two whole green chilies for aroma.

Leave to cook on medium heat for approximately 45 minutes to an hour until the lentils are blended.

Keep an eye the water doesn't boil over.

Garnish

Peel one small onion and cut into fine slices and fry in butter and oil

until golden brown.

My beloved mother used to to add zeera (cumin seeds), whole red chilies and finely cut garlic to the onions.

Add coriander and fried onions for garnish.

Its entirely up to you!

Serve hot with plain, zeera rice or roti.

 

 

To being with measure equal quantities of Masoor and Moong Daal

I used a third of a cup.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

Masoor (Red Split Lentils)

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

 Moong Daal (Yellow Lentils) 

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

Cloves of garlic

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

Crushed Red Chilies

 

Peel and chop 5 to 6 cloves of garlic.

Measure a half tsp of crushed red chilies.

Wash the lentils until the water is clear.

Add the lentils, crushed red chilies and garlic to a cooking pan and add water to cover half the cooking pan.

 

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

 Daal simmering

 

Add less than half a teaspoon of tumeric powder and add less than half a teaspoon of red chili powder.

Fair Trade Ethical Living - How to Make Masoor (Split Red Lentils) and Moong (Yellow Lentil) ki Daal with Sabeena Ahmed and The Little Fair Trade Shop

 Add less thank half a tea spoon of red chili powder and

less than half of a tea spoon of tumeric 

To read how to make Daal please click here.

 

Thank you for reading and supporting fairtrade.

I look forward to recording more videos once I regain my energy and my shoulders have healed.

Sabeena X

 

Further Reading and Links

Plastic Free July 2019

Natural Beauty Talk and Workshop

How to Make Masoor and Moong Daal

 




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