The use of oil for hair treatment is not a secret. Everyone knows it. In my family, we used to use coconut oil and aloe vera juice for the hair masks. Now I married to my husband and he is an Indian. Well as we all know Indian they use even more oil for their hair, not only for treatment but also for daily basis.

One day my husband bought a bottle of hair oil from an Indian grocery store near to our home. The first time I saw this hair oil I was so skeptical because it has been in the packaging and must be added some kind of preservative and so on, but until now I didn’t find the word “paraben” or “alcohol” or other kinds that indicate chemical to preserve the shelf date. So here what I get from this hair oil.



In Indonesia the fruit amla we call it cermai, we only use this fruit for munching but in India, they use it for everything, from food to hair oil. I was so surprised how do they extract the oil from this fruit. Amla is not a big fruit, the size is around the same as cherry or smaller like blueberry.


the brand named Patanjali

Patanjali is a brand from Baba Ramdev. He is a guru as well as a yogi from India. I adore him so much. He such a great example of a human being. I wish I could come to his workshop one day.  So his brand all about ayurvedic and helping people to get a product at an affordable price.

As this hair oil is from Patanjali and I just trust it. I always believe in nature for treatment and remedy before I come to the doctor. 


Greasy hair no more

In the packaging, it claims to strengthen the root, prevent hair fall, prevent grey hair, and prevent the split ends. From all of the claims, I still don’t know it is true or not, because my root is not weak, my hair fall is not much, I have some grey hair but only one here and there, and I don’t have split ends. So if I say the claim is true, I don’t experience it yet. But, the most thing that I see so differently is my hair not greasy anymore. 

I used to have greasy hair and it will be flat, thanks to my oily face that spreading the oil to my hair roots. After I use this oil my hair can stand 2 days without washing and still have some volume in it. I was thinking something change to my hair, and then I realize this happened after I applying Patanjali kesh kanti amla hair oil regularly. 



The first time I smell the oil it was so strong. I almost smell it more like strong sulfur, it’s kind of like pee but not so smelly, I don’t even know how to explain it. 

After the hair washed and dried, the strong smell before becomes lighter and fresher, I don’t know how to describe the kind of fresh it is but it is so fresh. I feel like I wanna smell it all day long.

The fresh smell can last for so long, for me, it lasts around 3 days just because I will reapply the oil to my hair and wash my hair again. I wish I knew this Patanjali kesh kanti amla hair oil from long ago. I really love the smell of it. It is fresh yet relaxing.


How to apply Patanjali kesh kanti amla hair oil

Well, to apply the amla oil is not hard but you need to be fast, because Patanjali kesh kanti amla hair oil is kind of like liquidy, so sometimes it can drip to your forehead. But because the texture of the oil is liquidy, so it’s quickly absorbed by the hair. 

To make the applying process easier, faster and not wasting any of the oil here how I do it. First I segment my hair my using comb to make the oil reaches my scalp easier.

And then I pour a small amount of the oil as fast so it won’t be too much.

After that, I massage my scalp, so then the oil can penetrate even more to my hair roots.

And keep repeating the process until all of the hair and scalp is covered in oil like a mask.

After all the applying process is done, the next step is to let the oil absorbed into the hair. I let it still overnight, and then I wash my hair the next morning. But if you can’t leave it overnight, leave it thirty minutes before you wash your hair. If that too is impossible you can apply the oil even whenever you want, not as a hair mask but as a hair perfume.

I also apply a small amount on my hair after I wash it to calm down my hair so it will not be frizzy.


Taking care of ourselves is easy and affordable actually if we are always grateful for what we have. Hopefully, this post helps you to find a new natural product that is affordable and relaxing like Patanjali kesh kanti amla hair oil.

How about you guys, do you like to use hair oil? What oil do you regularly use? I like to try other kinds of hair oil that is natural and affordable.


Some people have to deal with acne every month, and it becomes their routine, some people got it whenever they eat something wrong, and some people just get it every day. Some people don’t even get at all and having the most porcelain skin ever. So how to go through the acne season easily? Here are 5 ways to go through your acne season easier.


Be prepared with your emotion

In most case acne can be devastating,  making you feel the worst person ever. You will feel you’re not clean enough, even you never missed a day without washing your skin but still, acne is popping on your skin. I knew this will happen because it happens to me too. Remember to keep calm and focus on something else more important in your life. If you just let the acne go by itself, believe me, it will be so much easier.

Sometimes you’ll find people making fun of you because of your acne. It doesn’t matter, karma is there watching people like them. Or the chance is they just covering their suffering by mocking you, so then they don’t look as pathetic as their inside. So, chilled my friends, let them do whatever and just ignore them. They are the walking acne colony.


Don’t mess with the acne

Acne will be gone by itself in a certain time, but if you keep touching it and poking it because you think you’re going to erase them from your skin, well my friend, they will be so happy with your attention and affection. You give them the best time you ever have. Try to just ignore them, put your hands away from your face until the acne dry and eventually gone by itself. Once you touch them they will like it, and they want more and more and they will bring all of the colony. Believe me, I’ve been there.

Ignore the acne but don’t ignore your skin. Keep your skincare routine, keep your face clean. Meanwhile find out what irritates your skin, what makes the acne stay comfortably on your skin and so on. 


Moisturizer is one of your friends

I know, you must be thinking “what?”. Yes. Our skin can be so easily lacking moisture by the sun, by the weather, by the ambiance around us. So when your skin gets dry they start to pull the oil out as natural moisturizer. The oil that stays too long on your skin will blend with all the dust and bacteria that can cause your pores to clog and create acne.


So if you think you are an oily-skin type of face, maybe it’s just because you didn’t put the moisturizer enough.


Consult to the expert

Whatever we’ve done, but the acne still there or even become severe. The exact thing to do is to go to the expert. It can be a doctor, dermatologies or even just to see an ayurvedic person around you. For me, when I get my acne season I never came to a doctor or dermatology, instead, I search the natural thing to banish the acne, like using lime juice as a face mask. It depends on the acne level that you have, for my level lime juice can conquer it and shut the acne factory.


Take a rest and relax 

After all of the effort you’ve done but nothing change yet, you might be just need to take a rest and relax. Don’t be too stressed about your face, because stress is the perfect meal for your acne. Let it go by itself. I can’t say that strong enough because acne scars are harder to deal with rather than with acne. I personally have pitted acne scars that make my skin full of “holes”. So many people will say my face is like the moon surface because of the pitted acne I have. But I just keep those words out of my heart, so no vengeance.


If you having trouble still on your acne season after reading my blog, maybe the problem is not on the acne but in your mind. No offense tho. By the way, keep the positive mind always around you, don’t let people let you down just because they don’t have acne and you have one. Everything will have beginning and end, who knows your acne will end tomorrow and those people who mock you will get theirs begin tomorrow.

July 2019 I and my family went to Niagara Falls. We went there because my husband had a week free, so why not we use it for the tour. We were thinking we want to go there by using our own vehicle and drive my ourselves but after so many consideration we decide to just use a tour agency and will go there with the group. Sound easy. So what did we through in our Niagara Falls tour, is it worth it? Here is my story.


Niagara Falls Tour Budget

The fee for ticketing and food around Niagara Falls is not so expensive in my opinion. They just as regular price only. So if you just want to come to the maid of the mist and enjoy the view of the falls there is no difficulty in the budget I suppose. When we went there for ticketing to get to the maid of the mist id around $12 for adult (if I’m not wrong)

Niagara Falls Tour Fee


We went there in July, so it was summer days. But there was rain too when we were in The Cave of The Wind. If we went there when it is a hot day it will be great. Our tour guide decided we went at almost dark. so I’m not so impressed. I strongly suggest you to not using a tour agency and just do on your own so you can manage your own time if you wanna be slow or fast. No need to rely on someone else.

I’m not impressed at all with the timing that our tour guide is given to us. I was so disappointed because they were so hurried. When we were done from The Maid of The Mist we have to be fast to catch the bus to go to The Cave of The Wind. Two of our group member was left behind because they were slower than the rest of us. There is no wait. You late then will be left. Fortunately, those guys were able to catch us up by using Uber. I don’t know what will happen if that was me and my family. I mean I bring my 2 years old daughter with me.



Food in Niagara Falls

As I mentioned above the food is just like a normal price, not so expensive but not so cheap either. Taste-wise? well, when you’re traveling, taste doesn’t matter as long as you are not hungry and can continue your travel. But the food in Niagara falls is good, I mean not crap like no salt food (you know what I mean).

Close to the falls area, they provide a food court in a separate area from the falls. But still walkable. And they have so many varieties you can try from gyro until waffle. So I guess food is not so problematic in Niagara Falls. If you drive there by yourself and you bring your own food it will be even more convenient.  



Last time we went there, we stay at the Radisson hotel. There they have a swimming pool, breakfast, and the room also nice and cozy, but they don’t provide you toothbrushes and toothpaste. Why I talk about toothpaste and toothbrush here? Because most of the Asian hotel they will provide those things freely in the hotel. (LOL)

For the hotel price, I don’t know exactly how much because again we paid all with the tour package. But I guess it will be around $200 per night.


I’m glad I have visited Niagara Falls, just I so regret because I chose to use such as hurry tour agency. Maybe if I went only me and my husband it won’t be a problem but since we bring our daughter that was still 2 years old it is not so enjoying. Next time when we go there again we will be using our own car and drive-by ourselves. We can adjust our timing and everything there and no hurry.