Avarampoo Benefits: Face Wash Powder (Ubtan) For Glowing Skin

 

 
Avarampoo (Tamil Name) is a wonder flower that we all overlook to use in our daily lives. Avarampooo is  called Tanner’s – Cassia in English, Tangedu in Telugu, and Taravar in Hindi. It’s botanical name is Cassia  Auriculata. Avarampoo grows wildly everywhere and usually it is found plenty near the river beds. There is a small stream near our farm and I love to go for walks there and there are plenty of avarmpoo near the stream. It is very serene there, especially when the water is flowing. I love to look at the avarampoo flowers and usually they are in full bloom throughout the year. Avarampoo flowers are very cooling and both the leaves and flowers are used for home remedies, I have heard my grandma say that in her days, many people use to use avarampoo leaves for washing the hair. Since India  is a very hot country, herbs that cooled the body were treasured and used very often in day to day life. If you are living in a city where you can’t find avarampoo, try visiting a village near by, I am sure you will find plenty of avarampoo there. Dry avarampoo very well and you can store and use it for a long time. Avarampoo is wonderful for using in external application and it treats many skin problems. It keeps the skin from infections and the best way to use it for external application is by including it in face wash powder. This face wash powder has been used by Indian women for years and this face wash powder prevents black spots, treats uneven skin tone and regular use keeps the skin blemish free. This face wash powder has got 6 amazing ingredients – avarampoo, bengal gram dal, urad dal, kasthuri manjal, vetiver and organic rose petals. Bengal gram dal and urad dal are amazing cleansers, vetiver is a natural coolant and prevents boils on the skin, avarampoo and kasthuri manjal prevents infections in the skin. This powder is also very very fragrant and is wonderful for all types of skin. This face wash powder like most recipes in this blog, needs plenty of sunlight for sun drying. If the ingredients are not sun dried properly, you will not be able to powder it finely. Grinding the mixture to a very smooth powder is very very important. Try to make it in small batches and use regularly to see good results. This powder can be safely used on young kids too. For boys and men, skip kasthuri manjal in the face wash powder. 
 

 METHOD:
1.Collect avarampoo flowers and rose petals and sun dry till crisp. Make sure the rose petals are not sprayed with pesticides.

2. Sun dry avarampoo flowers, bengal gram dal, urad dal in a plate till dry.

3. Sun dry vetiver root, rose petals and kasthuri manjal till crisp.

4. Powder every thing together well and sieve to get a very fine powder. Store in an airtight box and use daily.

NOTES:

  • Powder it immediately after sun drying, while the ingredients are still crisp from sun drying.
  • Make sure to sieve to get a fine powder.
  • Use pesticide free paneer variety rose petals for it’s amazing fragrance.

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101 Comments

  1. Aparna Roy
    November 28, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    Ramya since all the ingredients are dry do we have to mix it with milk. Will it leave a drying effect on skin? Looking forward to more face washes and cleansers.

  2. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    November 29, 2014 / 6:05 am

    Aparna, I have normal to dry skin and this powder did not dry my skin at all when used with water. But during winter time, it will be a good idea to mix it with milk, especially if your skin is very dry….

  3. Anonymous
    November 29, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    Madam thank you for your information I have dark skin how to become fair and i am becoming bald these days how to regrow my fallen hairs please help

  4. Ramya Venkateshwaran
    December 2, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    Hi, As far as I know, there is no cream or a face pack that will change the skin color that we are born with, but regular use of fair packs and a healthy diet will brighten the skin tone. Try the homemade bleach in the blog regularly. For hair fall, start with gentle hair massage every day with homemade hair oils (try curry leaf hair oil) and use a hair pack weekly twice to strengthen the hair roots along with a healthy diet….

  5. Anonymous
    January 4, 2015 / 7:08 am

    Is it Avarampoo to change fair complextion.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 5, 2015 / 5:17 pm

      Avarampoo keeps the skin blemish free and will brighten the skin, if used regularly……

    • Anonymous
      February 27, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      i am regular user of this powder and it works

  6. Anonymous
    January 8, 2015 / 10:27 am

    Thank u for ur rep mam. Asked for my 19 months old daughter. She is becoming too dark day by day. Only her face is very fair. But whole body very dark. Really i dot know what to do. One of my friend asked me to apply avarampoo for good result.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 8, 2015 / 1:08 pm

      Please don't worry, ask her to try this bath powder regularly instead of soap. As it contains both avarampoo and kasthuri manjal, it is very effective in brightening the skin tone. But ask her to be regular in using this……..

    • Anonymous
      January 9, 2015 / 2:17 am

      Thank you so much mam. I hope my daughter's skin get fair complexion by regular use. Mam ur site is such a fantastic one. Great…..by SREE

  7. Anonymous
    January 9, 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Mam, im Sree. Is there any tips for to remove upper lips hair

  8. Anonymous
    January 9, 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Is there is any home made recipe for dark lips

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 10, 2015 / 4:53 am

      Try the homemade lip scrub from the blog regularly and for upper lip hair, I will post a remedy for it soon…..

  9. Anonymous
    January 10, 2015 / 11:40 am

    hi,where in chennai (near airport) can i get rose petal powder n white n wild turmeric

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 10, 2015 / 5:45 pm

      I don't know the exact place because I am not very familiar with the shops there. Try in any nattu marunthu kadai in Chennai, I am sure you will get it…..

  10. Anonymous
    January 28, 2015 / 3:11 pm

    Hello mam. Im sree. Using avarampoo for two weeks on my baby skin but i didnt see any difference. How long will use for the best result ?plz rep mam

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 29, 2015 / 4:26 pm

      Hi Sree, In home remedies, kathuri manjal is one of the best ingredient to brighten the skin tone. Ask her to use it regularly everyday at least for 2 to 3 months, also try to mix the powder with curd if she has a dry skin, as curd is also a gentle and natural bleach. But above all please remember that we can never change the color of the skin tone we are born with drastically…….

    • Anonymous
      March 18, 2015 / 6:12 pm

      I am in Chennai here I don't get avarampoo can I skip this

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Try in naatu marunthu kadai in Chennai for dried avarampoo. If you don't get even the dried flowers, then skip it….

  11. Unknown
    February 3, 2015 / 3:50 pm

    Hi Ramya, this is Bagya… Thanks for sharing valuable information on age old home remedies. Hats off to your great efforts. Can you please suggest home made bathing powder as well as shampoo for 6 month baby. P. S. You look very pretty 🙂

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 4, 2015 / 5:42 am

      Thanks a lot Bagya 🙂 I will post the bath powder for the kids very soon. As for shampoo we use the hibiscus shampoo in the blog for babies, it is a gentle cleanser and works well for babies. We also use arappu powder and these both methods can be safely used for 6 months old baby….

    • Anonymous
      February 21, 2016 / 1:48 am

      hw to get rid off melasma

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 6:17 am

      Try applying fresh Aloe Vera gel from the plant or vitamin C serum (recipe in the blog), it greatly helps if it is just starting else it is better to consult a dermatologist…

  12. Anonymous
    March 15, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    Mam I have an oily skin.. And it's very dark around chin and lips.. I can use this? Or what else to be added to make my complexion equal and better..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 16, 2015 / 4:34 am

      Hi, Try this face wash powder daily, it will greatly reduce oiliness and even out the skin tone. Try to up the intake of water and also try homemade face masks weekly twice. The best face masks for oily skin are clay based masks that control excessive oiliness of the skin…

  13. Anonymous
    March 16, 2015 / 5:58 am

    Thank you so much mam!😊😊

  14. Anonymous
    April 26, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    Hi mam, Do this avarampoo will reduce weight & this can cause any side effects?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 26, 2015 / 4:20 pm

      Hi, As far as I know avarampoo does not have any special properties that reduces weight significantly and consuming it as a tea does not have any side effects….

  15. kriz sm
    June 6, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Hi mam, I am keerti. I have dark patches . if I am using aavarm poo face mask it may reduce my patches??. How long I want to use tat mask? Wen I can see the result after using tat powder?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 13, 2015 / 3:48 pm

      This avarampoo face wash powder will reduce dark patches. Try it for at least 2 weeks to see results and also up your intake of water…

  16. spoonbill
    July 27, 2015 / 2:42 am

    Hi Ramya,Loved your blog. I stay in bangalore. Can you please suggest a place where i can find these ingredients?Else would the shop you buy it from couriers it??? Tia

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 30, 2015 / 5:07 pm

      Hi Tia, I am very glad that you like the blog :). Usually you get all these ingredients in the shop that sells pooja ingredients. I am very sure that you will get all these ingredients there in Banglore, try and let me know…

  17. Anonymous
    August 13, 2015 / 7:33 am

    I think Cassia Auriculata is what is called neutral henna. It is used in hair packs to obtain the benefits of henna without the color. Your blog is very informative and full of great tips, love it!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 16, 2015 / 4:41 am

      I am glad that you find the blog useful…

  18. Archna
    September 8, 2015 / 4:12 am

    Hi, your blog is very useful. I was always very fond of home remedies/home products but never find any resourceful information. Your blog is the right place where I have landed. Currently I am based in Delhi and not sure where I can find Avarampoo powder. Can I skip it?One more thing, my 6.5 year old daughter lots of body hair, she is really getting conscious about them as well. what I can use for her?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 12, 2015 / 3:46 am

      I am so very glad that you find the blog useful. If you don't find avarampoo, skip it. Try using this bath powder for her daily. With regular use, you will see results very soon…

  19. Sonam
    September 24, 2015 / 7:22 am

    Hi Ramya, Could you pls tell me where I can get dried Avarampoo or Avarampoo powder in Coimbatore? I am here only for a week and I go back to Delhi end of the month since I work there. I have been reading ur blog for the past few weeks. So i thought I could make this face wash powder and take it back with me to Delhi.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 25, 2015 / 5:45 pm

      Hi Sonam, if we go near uppu kinar street and ask for naatu marundhu kadai | naatu marunthu shop they will direct you. Ask for dried avarampoo, you will get it there. Try the powder and let me know how you like it..:)

  20. Anonymous
    December 10, 2015 / 8:16 am

    Hi, I am Raji .. ur blog is very informative. I got married recently and after marriage my skin color has changed from fair to medium.. I am trying lots of home remedies but of no use..can u suggest an effective method for getting back my lost complexion?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 19, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Collect a fresh Aloe Vera leaf, cut the leaf in half and rub it on the skin regularly daily till you see results, Aloe Vera greatly helps tanned skin. Along with it you can also use this bath powder regularly…

    • Anonymous
      December 21, 2015 / 4:44 am

      Thanks for your reply mam..

    • Anonymous
      December 21, 2015 / 9:57 am

      How long should I leave aloe vera on my face? Can I get rose petals and avarampoo from the natu marundhu kadai.. will it be equally good?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 3:19 am

      You can leave Aloe Vera on the face till it dries completely. You can get avarampoo from naatu marundhu kadai but am not sure about rose petals as they are usually sprayed with pesticides…

  21. Sophia
    January 13, 2016 / 9:47 am

    Hi mam… i have oily and sensitive skin.. when i use any moisturiser cream immedietly i get pimples. If i not after face wash i feel my face is dry and rough. Pls suggest good moisturiser.. pls

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 5, 2016 / 3:33 pm

      Hi Sophia, why not try the homemade rose water and glycerin lotion from the blog, it is very mild and can be used on very sensitive skin too. You can find the link for it in the creams and lotions page on top….

    • karthicka
      February 10, 2016 / 5:08 am

      hi mam . this s karthicka. i have freckles ( dark spots ) on my face . how can i get rid of it.

    • Unknown
      March 2, 2016 / 4:35 am

      Hi mam pls tel me home remedies for upper lip hair

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 12, 2016 / 5:42 am

      Hi Karthicka, try the vitamin C serum from the blog…

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 20, 2016 / 7:49 am

      For upper lip hair try the turmeric and nagarmotha paste from the blog…

  22. Anonymous
    January 22, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Hi mam is kumkumadi tailam really effective?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      February 27, 2016 / 2:57 am

      Kumkumadi thailam is very effective but make sure to buy from a reputed brand…

  23. Anonymous
    January 30, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Hello Madam,I'm Gayathri from Bangalore, I saw your blogs recently and looks very impressing, planning to prepare the Rose Petal bath powder :)My second daughter is 2 year and she has a very dry skin, it turns darker without any moisturizer and some of them even make the skin look dark. I'm now trying with the ingredients for daily bath : besan powder, turmeric powder, little almond powder(grinded at home). Will this help ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 3:03 pm

      The mixture sounds good, if you can try including avarampoo in it too. You can also try massaging her skin with pure warm homemade coconut oil before bath, this will keep her skin moisturized, smooth and blemish free.

  24. Anonymous
    February 3, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Hi, I can't find vetiver anywhere and my skin is prone to have acne. Not a lot but there is always one or 2 that then goes away but another one pops up. Can I substitute it with neem leaves or something? Also does it help with acne scars?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 8, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      If you don't have vetiver, just skip it and make the powder with the rest of the ingredients…

  25. Kumara Velu
    February 15, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Useful information.But why present the information in one large paragraph? Can't you break it down into smaller paragraphs to make it easier to read over the computer screen? I had to copy and paste the text into a word processor and break it down to smaller paragraphs before reading it.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 19, 2016 / 2:03 am

      I am so very sorry for the inconvenience. I am not very tech savvy, I just continued with the basic layout. I will try my best to change…

  26. Anonymous
    April 8, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Hello ramya mam! I m from chennai. Ur blog is so informative. Good effort. My son is just 20 months n is body is dark when compared to his face. Can u suggest a bath powder which suits him. N also can I try aavaram poo for him or is it restricted only for girls. Waiting eagerly for ur reply mam

  27. Anonymous
    April 8, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Hello ramya mam! ur blog is so informative.good effort mam. I m from chennai.My son is jus 20 months old and his body is dark when compared to his face. Plz suggest a herbal bath powder for his age, and also can v use aavaram poo for baby boys or is it restricted to girls.eagerly waiting for ur reply mam.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 28, 2016 / 4:44 am

      There is a recipe for nalangu powder in the blog for babies, please give it a try. I used only that for my son and it kept his skin blemish free. You can use avarampoo for boys, it won't do any harm…

  28. raji
    May 13, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Hi mam, I am having pimples will this powder reduce pimple

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 6, 2016 / 4:42 pm

      yes, it will help reduce acne…

  29. Amulya gayaru
    June 26, 2016 / 6:28 am

    hi ramya, can you please tell me measurments for this receipe

  30. Amulya gayaru
    June 26, 2016 / 6:30 am

    hie ramya, can i use for use this powder for daily use as bath powder

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 8, 2016 / 4:44 pm

      You can find the measurements for the avarampoo face wash powder in the post itself and you can use it daily…

  31. Kavi Sri
    July 13, 2016 / 10:30 am

    dear mam, im kavitha from chennai, my skin tone very black and im also look so fat , how to get a fair face , just any tips for my face , and its important to mentioned my skin type is oil face and more sensitive

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 11:14 am

      Though we can't change the color of the tone drastically, I would suggest applying licorice (athimadhuram)as a face mask as it has been proven to lighten the skin tone. Mix licorice powder with besan and rose water and apply as a face mask weekly thrice. This mask usually can be used by people with sensitive skin too but I would still suggest doing a patch test before applying…

  32. Anonymous
    July 25, 2016 / 10:47 am

    dear mam i uses to drink karisaankanni keerai powder in night..one of my frd told and it will give fairness so i have some changes in my skin but my grandmom told it wil drink for liver problem so i uses to stop it bcoz it causes any problem to liver.so i decided to drink avarampoo powder and it never causes any sideaffect and it give glowing skin mam.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 12, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Avarampoo is full of antioxidants and is very very hydrating when taken internally but I am not sure about improving the skin complexion. I would suggest using avarampoo in the form of bath powder like given above…

  33. Anonymous
    September 3, 2016 / 4:40 am

    Mam can you pls tell me how to reduce the lines on face..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 3, 2016 / 11:22 am

      I would suggest reducing stress, drinking lots of water and eating healthy. Along with it try applying this homemade anti aging cream daily, you can find the recipe for it here: here

    • Anonymous
      September 9, 2016 / 2:27 pm

      Thank you so much mam..wher can I buy lavender essential oil?I am from tamil nadu..

    • Anonymous
      September 9, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      I am 27yrs old..I have dry skin.so I feel I have the lines around my mouth..now applying almond oil before going to bed is my daily basis..is it advisable?or still I need to follow the cream you suggest?..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 10, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      You can use almond oil too, but always make sure to use pure organic unrefined oils for best results…

    • Anonymous
      September 12, 2016 / 12:13 pm

      Mam..the cream you suggested to me anti age cream..you added lavender essential oil..instead of that..can I add almond essential oil?.and aloevera gel from fresh plant is suggest able?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 15, 2016 / 2:53 pm

      You can use almond essential oil instead of lavender essential oil. Even I prefer fresh plant extract but for making a cream we need the store bought gel as it helps emulsify the cream. I would suggest using only store bought gel for the cream…

  34. Unknown
    September 4, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    Mam how to consume avarampoo powder for raising the skin complextion into goldish ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 6, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Here is a recipe for avarampoo tea that can be easily made at home: here

  35. Unknown
    September 14, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    How to use athimathuram effectively for skin I use licorice +vitamin e oil+aloe vera gel +honey is it right way of using I hv oily skin

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 23, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      I have given different ways to use licorice for skin care, please look it up here: licorice

  36. Abi Ragavi
    September 14, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Whch is best for skin athimathuram(licorice) or avarampoo

  37. Anonymous
    September 14, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Whch is more effective for skin athimathuram(licorice) or avarampoo

  38. Anonymous
    September 15, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Liquorice or avarampoo whch is best for getting even skin tone

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 23, 2016 / 3:27 pm

      Both are good but licorice is very good for getting even skin tone, give licorice face pack a try…

    • manasa nagu
      February 13, 2017 / 6:52 pm

      Hi mam,Where I get this powder

  39. Anonymous
    September 17, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Hi mam… Does avarampo cause facial hair growth

  40. Anonymous
    September 17, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Hi mam… Does avarampo cause facial hair growth

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      September 26, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Avarmpoo does not cause facial hair growth…

    • Anonymous
      October 18, 2016 / 11:18 am

      Hi mam,i have a skin problem around eyes it looks like dark circles but am sure its a skin problem because i had the habit of rubbing the eyes roughly in my childhood days,probably it might have formed due to heat caused by rubbing,i really have very beautiful eyes but the skin around eyes was dark and very sensitive it spoils everything,.i have this problem for about 10 years,i haven't take any steps for it yet,.can you please suggest any tips for it mam,

  41. Anonymous
    October 18, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Hi mam,i have skin problem around eyes it looks lik dark circles but its not dark circles,.in childhood i had the habit of rubbing eyes roughly and my skin around eyes became sensitive and dark,.am sure its not dark circles its a skin problem i have for about 10 years i haven't take any steps for it yet,.can u please suggest me any tips mam?i realy have beautiful eyes but its spoiling dat look 🙁

  42. Unknown
    January 27, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Hi I am vanu,Usage of avaram poo will reduce my sugar level in my blood.

    • Anonymous
      March 13, 2017 / 5:19 am

      good, please maintain the same for 3 months at least.

  43. Renuka Rajkumar
    June 2, 2017 / 11:57 am

    Hi, you are doing great job. I was impressed.

  44. Anonymous
    June 5, 2017 / 7:01 am

    Hi mam,these ingredients after got dried up,how it will effect the skin as it loses its moisture?…

  45. Durairaj Varadharajulu
    September 28, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    shall we use all parts of the flower

  46. Unknown
    October 12, 2017 / 1:59 pm

    Hello mam,i have dark neck and black lip color say some tips to over come those problems..thanks in advance..

  47. Unknown
    March 30, 2018 / 10:18 am

    What will be the shelf life of this powder and how to store?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 30, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      This bath powder will last well for about 3 to 4 months if you sun dry all the ingredients well and store….

  48. Unknown
    April 30, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Mam i am getting skin irritation while using this powder. Am getting rashes and itching.. Pls suggest a way to get rid of it.. I don't know to wich ingredient am alergic to..

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 1, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      We use this avarampoo bath powder for kids and it rarely causes any skin irritation. I would suggest using kasturi turmeric powder separately and see whether it causes skin irritation as the rest of the ingredients rarely does. Also did you grind the ingredients yourself or did you use store bought powders?

  49. July 6, 2018 / 5:32 pm

    Hi, try using online. https://nattumarunthukadai.com/. you will get almost everything.

    Most of the remedies that Ramaya is sharing across, i have been using from my childhood. My mother has been very much natural remediation rather than cosmetic.

    Thanks Ramya, your site is wonderful. All the best!!

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