January 22, 2015

Divine Neem Experiences



The first time I had pimples was when I was in Class IX. I felt like small volcanoes had come up on my face and they would erupt periodically with that thing I abhorred- pus. Often I would interfere and make them erupt knowingly, to get back my plain volcano-less face. But alas! This only created further trouble for the plains of my skin, as more volanoes came up. 

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I was very self-conscious and lacked self-confidence in class. I had a boys’ cut. Yet I wanted my hair to grow long in a jiffy and fall on my face to magically hide those monsters all the time- especially when I was in front of relatives, in class or in just any social gathering. Any attempt to fructify such an event even with my small hair and strategically located pimples, also made things worse- as the hair tickled the pimples and my hand knocked the monsters off as immediate response to stimuli. I was fighting a lonely, bloody battle, injuring myself and writhing in pain.

Worse was the way my nosy cousin brothers, Aunts and so on kept asking me- “Kuchh lagati kyun nahin?” [“Why don’t you put some ointment?”] like “Kuchh letey kyun nahin?” [“Why don’t you take some medicine?”] as told in one of the popular cold medicine ads. I felt terrible. I secretly wished that when in the future they have children, the latter should be blessed with pimples. No, I would not be nosy like their parents then! And guess what? Now one of my cousin brother’s girls has pimples from as young as class IV. No, do not blame me! It was NOT MY CURSE!

The problem of pimples has been continuing off and on since then. Even if I no longer have pimples since the past few years, there has been a bigger problem. Post-pimple-marks remain at a few places on my face. With time, they are lightening up. Still those wanting to poke me for flaws conjure up the marks to be pimples and try to embarrass me. I reply unabashed- “These are just marks...you can see closely. Or you need spectacles probably!”

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How did the magic of no new pimples come about? A combination of things actually- little bit of medication, washing my face and keeping it clean with Neem-based soaps, using Neem leaves at times, more water consumption and of course other important things like God’s grace, good diet, better sleep, happy times- more smiles than tears- at least I make sincere efforts! 

Above all, I have realised, it has been the magic of Neem. Margosa or Neem is a divine tree. Even the idols of the Great Lords in the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri, Odisha, India (Lord Jagannath, Devi Subhadra, Lord Balabhadra, Sudarsan) are made from sacred Neem trees. 

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In July this year, this amazing, unique & rare festival- Nabakalebara 2015 will be held after 19 years and the older idols will be replaced by newer idols made out of specially chosen Neem trees through divine orders and elaborate rituals!

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And now, I am really happy that Garnier has come up with an exclusive Garnier Pure Active Neem Facewash. It is a Godsend for me! It shall certainly trump over Neem-based soaps or the hassles of manually preparing Neem-face-masks. There is little doubt that facewash is obviously more portable, convenient to carry anywhere- journeys, camps etc. and also easier to use. It’s like ‘Do Boond’’ (two drops) for a glowing pimple-free skin! I am all set to use my Garnier Pure Active Neem Facewash. Are you?!

P.S: The kind soul that I am, I have recommended Garnier Pure Active Neem Facewash for my cousin's daughter too. I'm sure they will thank me soon! :)



**This post is my entry for Garnier Pure Active Neem Contest by Indiblogger and Garnier India.


8 comments:

  1. Hi Amrita! It's a great post and I could relate as I have been through that excruciatingly painful phase myself!

    Wish you luck for the contest! Just followed you on GFC

    See you around:))

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    1. Thanks a lot Sonal! Welcome to my blog! Delighted that U could connect to my post! Nice to b connectd on GFC! See U around then! :-)

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  2. I liked the post, you wrote it so beautifully :)

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  3. Very useful post. Neem has a great medicinal importance and it is a very valuable tree.
    This is a great post and I liked it. Hope you all the best.

    Anil Sahu
    Education Today

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    1. Thanks so much Anil ji! Delighted! :-D

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  4. Wonderfully presented, Amrita.
    Yes pimples are like volcanoes. They erupt & add to our woes! :D
    I love the Neem, Lord Jagannath & Nabakalebara info you have shared.
    May the Lord bless us all.
    Best wishes :)

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! All the best to you too! :-D

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