The use of herbal bath powders has been in existence from the ancient times and the legacy still continues making it the most effective and harmless bathing accessory. An Ayurvedic Bath Powder is an herbal preparation made by blending various natural ingredients that offer a natural glow to your skin along with a great skin texture. These ayurvedic bath powders can be prepared at our home as per our choice of ingredients and is a great way to bid adieu to the so-called beauty soaps.
The unique feature of these herbal bathing powders is to maintain the oil balance in the skin as well as to prevent dryness. It helps in exfoliating the skin and lets the skin breathe to keep it healthy and nourished.
Some of the important benefits of using the ayurvedic bath powder are as enlisted below:
- Soft and smooth skin
- Removes dirt deep from the skin pores
- Prevents wrinkles
- Prevents skin rashes and allergies
- Fights skin infections and acne
- Remove blemishes and improve complexion
Customize Bath Powder to suit your skin type, according to Fragrance desired
Preparing an ayurvedic bath powder at home is simple with the natural ingredients that are easily available at our home. The ingredients can differ and the composition can be altered as per your requirements and the desired fragrances. The base ingredients that are mainly used in the preparation of an ayurvedic bath powder are as listed below:
Base ingredients generally used are –
- Gram Flour or Besan powder (Those who are allergic can use Green gram flour)
- Black gram powder
- Flax seed powder
- Rice powder
- Multani mitti ( Fuller’s Earth)
Other herbal ingredients used are –
- Neem powder
Also, you can attain a great aroma of your choice for the ayurvedic preparation by including the following ingredients:
- Rose water/Rose petal powder
- Orange peel powder
- Sandalwood powder
- Eucalyptus oil
- Kumkumadi taila
Uses of Herbs and their Benefits
The advantages of including the above-mentioned ingredients to your herbal bath powder are enormous, without causing any harm to the skin. The benefits of these are explained as below:
To start with the base ingredients, the gram flour is the most common base ingredients used in any bath powder combination and is known for its scrubbing action. The green gram is a natural cleanser and prevents skin dryness. Multani mitti on the other hand helps remove excess oil and dirt, thereby eliminating acne. The important purpose of using these base ingredients is to improve the skin health and complexion as well as relieve skin inflammations.
The Neem leaves have a great anti-bacterial property and thus, it helps in fighting the bacteria that causes acne, whereas, Tulsi leaves, on the other hand, is known for removing the dark spots and making the skin smooth and soft.
The orange peel helps in naturally bleaching the skin, whereas the turmeric powder (Normal or Kasturi haldi) helps in removing the body hair, thereby improving the skin tone and offering a great aroma.
Rose petal, Amla, and sandalwood offers a coolant effect over the skin and helps improve the skin glow.
Manjishta, Vacha, and Khadira are known for its medicinal values and fights several skin diseases and inflammations, whereas Rasna helps in relieving body pains and aches.
The Eucalyptus oil and Kumkumadi taila are the liquid additives that are anti-inflammatory and helps improve the skin health.
The above ingredients can be used in different proportions as you want in the ayurvedic preparation, depending on the purpose. For example, if you need to get relieved from skin diseases then make use of manjishta, vacha, and khadira in an excess amount. To relieve burning sensations the skin use more of rose water or rose petal paste, amla, and almond in your bath mix. More use of neem and turmeric will help in healing wounds and fight skin allergies.
This ayurvedic bath mix can be used for toddlers too as they contain natural products with no side-effects on your little one’s tender skin. Many of us might be already using the ayurvedic bath mix in their daily bathing rituals and for those who are about to switch to this natural way, just go ahead. Bon Voyage!