Summer is here, and it’s time to give your body some extra love and care beyond just your face! While we meticulously pamper our facial skin, we often forget about our hardworking hands, tired feet and neglected body skin. But fear not, for we have a refreshing and herbal solution for you. Say goodbye to chemical soaps and try an Ayurvedic bathing powder—a delightful concoction that will make your skincare routine a truly sensorial experience. With the benefits of sandalwood, tulsi, neem and rose, this mix will help to keep your skin cool and calm. Let’s explore how chemical soaps can affect the skin and learn how to make Ayurvedic herbal bath powder.
Why can soaps be harmful for skin
Not all soaps are toxic, but many soaps and body washes in the market contain chemicals that can impact the skin in the long run. Even herbal soaps can sometimes harm sensitive skin. Using chemical-laden soap on the body, especially during the summer, can increase the risk of heat rash and infection. These soaps react with sweat and promote the growth of germs.
According to Dr Neeti Kautish, a Senior OBS and Gynaecologist at Fortis Escorts, Faridabad, most soaps contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), which should be avoided as much as possible. This is particularly important for private parts. If you have any infections or allergies in those areas, it’s best to use SLS-free products, as products containing SLS can worsen your condition. The fragrances, parabens, SLES, SLS, and triclosan present in regular soaps are not suitable for the skin.
How to make herbal bath powder
Dr. Chaitali Rathod, an Ayurveda expert, shared the method of making herbal bath powder in an Instagram post and explained its benefits. So, let’s replace your harsh soap with this alternative today:
* Sandalwood powder
* Tulsi powder
* Neem powder
* Liquorice powder
* Turmeric powder
* Rose petal powder
* Rose water
1. Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly.
2. Prepare a sufficient quantity so that you don’t have to make it every day.
3. Before taking a bath, mix 2 to 3 teaspoons of herbal bathing powder with rose water to form a smooth paste.
4. Apply the paste to your entire body and gently massage the skin. Then rinse off with normal water.
5. Use it regularly, just like soap. Your skin will look youthful and beautiful for a long time.
Let’s understand how this herbal bath powder works
The cooling properties of sandalwood, along with the antibacterial properties of neem, turmeric, and tulsi, as well as the soothing effect of rose, help reduce sun tanning and other sun-related effects on the body’s skin during the summer. This bath powder provides adequate coolness to your skin. It is also effective in dealing with heat rashes. Unlike chemical-rich soaps that only provide external coolness, this bath powder helps you stay cool and calm from the inside. It soothes the skin, removes excess oil, and helps with body acne, keeping you fresh for an extended period.
By using this herbal bathing powder, you can give your body the care it deserves while avoiding the potential harm caused by chemical soaps.