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.
To simplify quantities:
Gram flour – 15 grams
Turmeric – 2 grams
rest of the ingredients – 5 grams
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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  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 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?

    • 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. 🙂

  7. Ateeq Ahmad says:

    Dear Sir, Can you simplified the exact quantity of each ingredient for one time use.

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

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

  8. Great Work doctor..I would like to share my simple home made face pack which did wonders to my skin..
    A little write up before the actual recipe..i tried a lot of herbal powders with complicated mixture of herbs but they did not work for me(i did not regularly use them too but still we expect outstanding results over night..too greedy,aren’t we??? ;-)) as the base was always besan and as you say, everyone reacts differently for the same..
    so, i made a herbal face pack with masoor dal and almonds.i got them milled and i use it mixing with raw moisturizes and gives a very nice glow.. hope it helps someone..thanks again for spreading your good work..
    by the way doc, is there any home remedy for warts?a dermatologist said i had 40-50 (invisible)warts on my face whereas i could see only 4-5..She said she would charge Rs100/wart..i was more scared of her warning about bumps that come up after needle pricks the wart..though temporary,i could not imagine 50 bumps on my face.So i did not see her face again ;-) offence…but any input from your side would help..

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      For warts, there are some remedies using Kshara, Tankana etc. But it needs ayurvedic doctor’s consultation. A bit unsafe to give online advice on this.

  9. Elena Bushnell says:

    Dear Dr J V Hebbar, thank you very much for such a useful information!
    I have been attended to the short course of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Russia, and really liked the principles of dinacharya and especially the use of oils and powders. Your site is giving even more information about this.
    I was thinking about doing a little workshop – about skin and health care through Ayurveda, basically – how to make your beauty products at home, would I be able to use some of the information that you giving here?

  10. I have hairs too much on my face what i can do to remove it permanently?as well below my chin & upper lip there are thich & hard hairs that looks too odd please give me solution.
    reply me

  11. Sreedevi Konnalli says:

    Hello Doctor. Thank you very much for patiently responding to each of the queries and providing suitable links for the ones which do not fall under the current heading.
    Greatly appreciate all your efforts.

  12. Thanks for all the info. I have rocessa, will this face pack work for that? Can we add Aamla powder and saffron strands also to this face pack. Thanks

  13. 1)can we use this daily, if using daily how many minutes do we need to let it dry on our face?
    2)When would be a good time of the day to put it morning or evening? Is it ok to go out in sunlight after using this face mask as I had read that you cannot go out In the sun after applying besan face pack as the newly exposed skin cells can get damaged by sun. Is this true? If true do you think it might be better to put face mask in the evening or should we put sunblock to protect the new layer of skin.
    3)what is your opinion of sunblock lotions? Can we protect our skin naturally rather then use these sunblock lotions?
    Thanks in advance

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      1. You can use it daily. You can leave the paste on the face for 5 – 10 minutes before washing off.
      2. Morning is a good time. With the other ingredients used in this pack, the besan powder adverse effect, if at all exists, will be nullified.
      3. In extreme high temperatures, sun blocks are useful, in my opinion.

  14. Does this dry up your face? Do we need to moisturize after this? Can we use ghee to moisturize?

    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu) says:

      It does not dry up your face.
      If someone already has a very dry face, then she can add a few drops of Kumkumadi oil to this face pack mix or
      do face massage with a few drops of Kumkumadi oil, 5-10 minutes before using this herbal face pack.
      You can even use ghee as moisturizer.

  15. I only have rosewater with chemicals available, and believe its not good. Can you name a few substitutes, which still have a cooling effect?

  16. please tell me a good herbal face pack sold in market or online. To reduce pimple spots and have clear complexion. Because I am not getting the herbal plants mentioned to make it myself.

    • Dr Malini Bhat says:

      Hello madam, You can use Neem, tulsi and aloevera based herbal packs available in the market.

  17. this facepack is for male or female?

  18. this face pack is for male or female?

  19. Is it ok to mix Manjistha & Liquorice together and apply on face ?

  20. Hi, I want to use homemade skin whitening face pack. For this, can I mix licorice, lodhra, manjishtha, vacha, dhanya, turmeric, jatamamsi, vattiver, babchi, jamoom seed powder, sugandhi pala, nut grass, rose petals, lotus petals, haritaki all together?????

  21. Is this mask good for pacifying all three doshas?

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