Kajal :: Baby Makeup
Author: Gnaana

You may be scratching your head at this if you’re a true-blooded Westerner – but back in the day, most families in India (and across the Middle East) applied kajal (or kohl), to their baby’s eyes.  Kajal was thought to have a cooling effect upon the eyes – protecting them from the harsh rays of the sun. Superstition also dictated that applying kajal to an infant’s eye (or elsewhere on the face) would ward off the evil eye.

Kajal has been used since ancient times by Egyptian queens (think Cleopatra).  It was originally made at home by combining the soot from oil lamps with ghee or castor oil.  However, commercially prepared kohls have been found to contain alarmingly high percentages of lead.  Needless to say, pediatricians now recommend that baby’s eyes be kept free from any application of kajal – as it can lead to elevated lead levels in the blood stream, as well as allergies and infections.

In short, if you didn’t make it yourself, don’t use kajal on babies or children.  And read the ingredients: don’t buy anything unlabeled.  To be safe, stick with naturally derived kohls and eyeliners – for yourself and for your daughters.  Two to try:  100% Pure’s Black Tea Pigmented Gel Eye Liner and Physicians Formula Organic wear 100% Natural Origin Eyeliner.


Tags: , ,

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Kajal :: Baby Makeup”

  1. Charles Says:

    Supreme writeup.. I really like browsing your website for the reason that you guys always provide great pieces of information about computers and new technology. Great work once again. I believe I will subscribe to the websites feed. I will bookmark this blog.Until Next Time..PS my favorite home decoration is persian rugs.

  2. eye makeup for brown eyes Says:

    eye makeup for brown eyes…

    […]Kajal for Babies Indian Tradtions for Babies[…]…

  3. medical forums Says:

    medical forums…

    […]Kajal for Babies Indian Tradtions for Babies[…]…

  4. raspberry ketones gnc Says:

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be really something that I believe I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and extremely large for me. I am having a look ahead in your subsequent submit, I’ll try to get the cling of it!

  5. cosmetica natural Says:

    These are actually wonderful ideas in about blogging.
    You have touched some nice factors here. Any way keep up

  6. [source] solar powered attic fan Says:

    Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are
    you using for this site? I’m getting sick and tired of WordPress because I’ve had issues
    with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  7. dunhill pipes Says:

    I considered that some of this data could have been stolen, it’s found everywhere on the net and various peoples websites, unless you’re the content’s creator?.

  8. Short Run Cosmetics Says:

    A cosmetics contract manufacturing is about
    the production of cosmetics, the two are very cosmetics 99p
    different when it comes to government and advisory board regulation.
    I think not On the other hand, if you are
    committed enough to it. The tantalizing effect associated with perfumes is associated with the concept and the
    cost of establishments. If you are not confident with your
    application abilities, you should seriously consider cosmetics 99p adding a few key colors to complement your dramatically changed
    hair color.

  9. recommended reading Says:

    I’ll be bookmarking this site to read more, thanks for taking the time to write it

  10. Louie Steakley Says:

    Its fit 6 foot 2, 215 single lb. Rolle arrived on the scene suitably within this man’s way to the good qualities shortly in the aftermath of indeed as referred to as a third company practically the majority of north u. S citizens upcoming jr lakewood ranch year at status in 2008.