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.
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.
To simplify quantities:
Gram flour – 15 grams
Turmeric – 2 grams
rest of the ingredients – 5 grams
rose water – quantity sufficient.
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.
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.