moroccan blue nila

How to use Blue Nila

Indigofera tinctoria, also called true indigo, l'indigotier in French. 

Nila in Arabic used to describe a class of synthetic dye extracted from plants.

Found in Asia, India and West Africa first and then cultivated all over the world, considered for centuries as a luxury item imported to the Mediterranean from India by Arab Merchants.

Blue Nila has been used for centuries in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and textile sectors. Referred to as a blue gold because of its high value.

The leaves are rich in polyphenols and flavonoids and have been shown to be effective antioxidants, used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as a masking agent, tonic and skin conditioner. 

First appeared in Essaouira Morocco and then Sahara. Used primarily in Morocco as beauty powder deep clean the skin, even skin tone and nourish dull skin. Used as a Moroccan Bridal ritual in the Sahara to have the most beautiful glowing skin on the wedding day.

FOR FACE

OPTION 1:

  • 1/8 tsp Nila Powder
  • 1 tbsp Natural Yogurt.

Mix and Apply the Nila mask on a clean dry face. Leave the mask on for 15 min or until dry but not completely. Avoid under eyes, wash your face with lukewarm water and your regular soap. Repeat this Mask every week 2 to 3 times for amazing results.

OPTION 2:

  • 1/8 tsp of Nila Powder
  • 1 tbsp of Argan Oil or any oil that suit your skin

Apply the mixture on a clean dry face, leave the mask on for 15 min, avoid under eyes, wash your face with lukewarm water and your regular soap. Repeat this Mask every week 2 to 3 times for amazing results.

OPTION 3:

  • 1/8 tsp Blue Nila
  • 1tbsp Clay
  • 1tsp Rose Water

Start first with 1 part Clay, add 2 part liquid warm water, mix well until runny paste then add Nila and Rose Water.

Apply the mixture on a clean dry face, leave the mask on for 10 minutes or until dry but not completely, avoid under eyes, wash your face with lukewarm water and your regular soap. Moisturize your skin. Repeat this Mask every week 2 to 3 times for amazing results.

FOR BODY

 OPTION 1:

  • 1 tbsp of Blue Nila
  • Half cup of Olive oil

Mix the mask in a small bowl, Let it sit before using it for a few minutes in a large  bowl of warm water. Apply the mixture on a damp skin in the shower, make sure the mask is not hot, leave the mask on for 10 minutes, rinse the mask completely, Scrub your skin by using a loofah or kessa glove, and wash with your regular soap. Repeat this mask every week for amazing results. ( Apply carefully the oil mixture, preferably sitting in the bath to avoid slipping). 

OPTION 2:

  • Half tsp of Nila
  • 1 tbsp of Moroccan Black Soap or any Exfoliating soap 

Apply the mixture on a damp Skin in the shower, Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, rinse completely, exfoliate with our Kessa Glove or your loofah. Wash your skin with lukewarm water, Exfoliate once a week for amazing results.

FOR HAIR 

  • Half teaspoon Nila Powder
  • Half teaspoon rosemary Oil
  • Half glass olive oil

Put the mixture in a small bowl, Let it sit in a large bowl of warm water for 30 minutes, apply the mask to your scalp and hair, massage for a few minutes, wrap your head with a damp warm towel and leave it on for at least one hour. Wash with your regular shampoo, repeat the mask once a week. 

If you use henna on your hair, you can add Blue Nila to it. 

Little bit goes a long way, no need to add a lot of Nila to your mask, mostly just a little pinch is enough. Please always test a natural product on your hand before applying it to your face to see how your skin will react to it if no allergy is shown then apply the Nila to your skin. These are suggestions you can always play with the measurement based on how much you need. 

For External Use Only. Do not Ingest. Keep out of reach of children. If Pregnant, ask your doctor before use. 

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