How To Make Ayurveda Herbal Face Pack At Home? [Video]

There are many Ayurvedic herbal face packs available in the market. But nothing is fresher than the one that you make with your own hands. The advantage of making your own herbal face pack is, you can make the choice of ingredients, based on your own needs. Here is one such example. But the combination of herbs is entirely your choice. 
Herbal Face Pack

Ingredients and purpose
Gram flour (Besan powder) - good for skin, good base.
Turmeric - Fights skin allergy, heals wounds, scars. Improves skin glow. Relieves dark patches
Neem powder - Good for pimples, pustules.   Cleanses skin.
Khadira - Acacia catechu – As per Ayurveda, of all the herbs useful in skin diseases, Khadira is the best!. Read more about Khadira
Manjishta - Rubia cordifolia – Another powerful Ayurvedic herb to balance Pitta at the level of skin. Used in numerous Ayurvedic medicines for skin diseases such as Maha Manjishtadi kashaya
Almond powder -Natural Vitamin E source.
Sandalwood powder (or paste) - Gives natural aroma to your home made face pack mix. Balances Pitta, fights acne and acne scars.
Rose water - Coolant, acts as an excellent base to mix everything up to form a paste. Gives natural aroma to the mix.

Quantity of ingredients -
I used gram flour as the base. Because, it is good for skin and it makes a good base for a face pack. I used it around two tablespoon.
I have used turmeric – two pinches only, because, too much of it may cause slight burning sensation or increased hotness.
Rest of the ingredients, I have used around half – one teaspoonful.
Rose water – quantity sufficient.

Optional -
If you wish, you can add a few drops of Kumkumadi Taila just to enhance the benefits further.

How to apply -
Make a semisolid paste, apply evenly. Avoid eye exposure. Leave it for 5 – 15 minutes, based on your comfort. Wash off.

Quick tip:
Once you make the facepack, you need to use it within a couple of hours.
But you can make the herbal mix and store it for 2 – 4 months. As and when required, just add a few drops of rose water, make it a paste and apply.
But make sure to keep the powder mix in an air tight container.
If you decide to store it for long, make sure to avoid water particles getting mixed with the powder mix.

Related article:How to make herbal bath powder
Your suggestions please -
If you had tried your own face pack at home, please share with us. Will be really helpful.
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Dr JV Hebbar is an Ayurveda Doctor, Assistant Professor, From Mangalore, India. Click here to consult Dr Hebbar
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Comments

  1. Good one. But where will we get Khadira and Manjishta powder?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Outside India, they’re available in amazon.com. Within India, they are easily available in any good Ayurvedic shop.

  2. I enjoy reading your articles. Though I have noted down your face pack Recipe, with office work and kid I do not know how soon I will be able to get the ingredients and do the pack. I would appreciate if you could guide me to a product available off the shelf which you feel is similar to yours. thank you. Shilpa

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      Thanks. If you go to a good Ayurvedic shop, you can get fine powders of all the said ingredients. Just get them, mix and apply with rose water. Its easy.

  3. Can you give me information about ayurvedic hair pack for strong, long and black hair.

  4. Does impure blood causes late healing of wounds?? and How can I stop sleeping too much. Does it indicate any AMA in body

  5. thanks for reply. only paste of Manjishta powder with Rose Water, Milk or Lemon Drops is enough to fair the skin

  6. Thank you for your article.
    1) Can I use this as a daily facial wash powder?
    2) If answer to (1) is yes, can it be used to at the eye area? As face cleansing powder, I will likely leave on skin for about 2 – 3 minutes including eye area. Is this ok?
    3) What if we can’t get the gram flour? Can we substitute with ground oats or ground lentils or white kaolin clay or rhaussaol clay?
    Tks!

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. Yes
      2. Try to avoid direct eye contact. If the powder goes inside the eyes, it may cause mild irritation. If so, wash off with plain water.
      3. any substitution to gram flour is fine. The four substitutes listed by you looks good.
      4. welcome. :)

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