Thursday, 18 July 2013

3 Top Ways To Use Alum (Phitkari) & Rose Water For Hair Removal Permanently


Alum popularly called Fitkari | Phitkari is very commonly used in India for hair removal. When we say the word "Alum", most of us think of it's use in shaving but alum has other wonderful uses and benefits too. Though there are many types of alum, potassium alum is the one commonly used for household purposes. It is also the one that is most commonly referred to as alum. The chemical formula for potassium alum is KAl (SO4)2.H2O. It is the hydrated form of potassium aluminum sulfate and it's nomenclature is potassium aluminum sulfate dodecahydrate. Potash alum is commonly called Alum | Picking Alum in English, Fitkari in Hindi, Phitkari in Urdu, Padikaram in Tamil, Patika in Telugu, Phatakadi in Gujarati, Phatikara | Patika in Kannada, Sphatikari in Sanskrit, Patki in Sindhi, Phatakiri in Bengali, Phatakadi in Malayalam, Tawas in Philippines and Turti in Marathi. Alum has been used as a home remedy for unwanted facial hair removal from ancient times and it works really well and can be effectively used for both face and body hair removal. A mixture of alum powder and water or better still rosewater can be applied all over the face and body. This paste tends to retard the body hair growth over time. Alum when rubbed on the skin acts a mild abrasive and helps get rid of facial hair permanently. Rose water greatly prevents skin dryness caused due to alum. Traditionally after bath, alum powder is mixed with rose water into a very fine paste and then the paste is applied on the face. Let the paste dry completely and once the paste is about to dry completely, start rubbing in a circular motion and gently remove the alum pack completely from the face. Since alum is a mild abrasive, when we rub it gently on the face, it weakens the hair roots. With regular use, facial hair growth will slowly diminish over time. The time it takes to remove unwanted hair will greatly depend on how thick and coarse your hair is. If the facial hair is very thick it will take some time for the hair roots to weaken. Even though rose water greatly prevents skin dryness, if you have extreme dry skin, alum can still dry out the skin so always apply moisturizer after doing this treatment.....

 

3 TOP WAYS TO USE ALUM & ROSE WATER FOR HAIR REMOVAL:

1. ALUM &ROSE WATER FOR HAIR REMOVAL:


Take a tsp of alum powder in a bowl. Add in enough rose water to form a thick spreadable paste and apply as a face pack. Apply this pack as a thin coat all over the face, wait for it to almost dry and gently rub in a circular motion and remove the pack off.

2. ALUM STONE FOR HAIR REMOVAL:


If you have got alum in block form, break a small piece of alum stone. Now take a sandalwood stone and rub alum in circular motion along with rose water till it forms a paste. Apply as a face pack and rub it off gently when almost dry.

3. ALUM FACE PACK FOR HAIR REMOVAL:


Take half a tsp of alum powder in  a bowl. Add in half a tsp of multani mitti also called as fuller's earth in English. Add in enough rose water to form a thick spreadable paste and apply as a face pack. Apply this pack as a thin coat all over the face, wait for it to almost dry and gently rub in a circular motion and remove the pack off.         

10 comments:

  1. Useful post. Never knew Alum could cure abscess

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  2. can also use alum as an underarm deodrant.
    use it after a bath. just rub the alum under the wet armpits.
    better than any deodrant / anti persiperant everrrrrrr.

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  3. how interesting. do you have any remedy for dark circles under eye and pigmentation around the mouth. tried lots of things already.

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    1. For both these problems, take fresh Aloe Vera gel and apply daily all over the face, wait till dry and then wash it off. Be consistent with applying the gel to see results. Aloe Vera gel is very good for treating pigmentation.....

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  4. Pls let me know where to get sandal wood stone. Your posts are very very informative. Keep going Ramya. Thanks a lot for the wonderful work you are doing.

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    1. I haven't purchased sandalwood stones at all and the 2 stones I have at home was given to me by my mother in law. But I tried looking online for you and found this: http://www.dollsofindia.com/sold/puja-items/other-puja-items/ (I haven't purchased anything from them before so I would suggest you check it out properly before buying) and also amazon.in also was selling sandalwood stones but I think it is out of stock now ...

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  5. Hi ramya really I like your post..... and learn lots of medicines from you..

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  6. Could this remedy be used for boils in the genital area?

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