Ayurvedic Herbal Bath Powder For Glowing Skin

herbal bath powder recipe

Ayurvedic herbal bath powders have been used in India from ancient times and it does more than just clean our skin. Usually bath powders also called body wash and face wash powders are made with ingredients that have anti bacterial and nourishing properties and keeps the skin blemish free.

Herbal Bath Powders Vs Soaps:

  • Sadly the use of bath powders is slowly diminishing and nowadays younger generation generally prefer only store bought soaps and body washes.
  • I agree store bought body washes come attractively packaged and smell great but we should remember that they also come loaded with chemicals, artificial colors and fragrances.
  • Homemade bath powders also smell great if you add ingredients like kasturi turmeric and rose petal powder. Once you get to know the benefits of herbal bath powders, you will start using them regularly.

Bath Powder Skin Benefits:

1. Cleans The Skin Well:

Homemade bath powders cleans the skin well just equally well like store bought soaps. Soap foams so we think it cleans well but bath powders cleans the skin well too if not better.

2. Lightens Scars:

Ingredients in bath powders like turmeric, sandalwood powder lightens scars really well if used regularly.

3. Removes Unwanted Facial Hair:

Regular use of homemade bath powders weakens facial hair and helps remove it if used regularly. But the time it takes to remove facial hair will vary from person to person.

4. Prevents Skin Infections:

Since most of the ingredients used in homemade bath powders contain anti bacterial properties, they go a long way in preventing all skin infections.

5. Makes Your Skin Glow:

Bath powders acts as a mild exfoliant and removes dead skin giving a nice glow to our skin.

herbal bath powder recipeAyurvedic Herbal Bath Powder Recipe:

I have already given the recipe for a herbal bath powder using rose petals but you have to sundry the ingredients and then grind them which many found difficult to do.

I wanted to share an instant version of homemade herbal ayurvedic bath powder using pure herbal powders that you can make under a minute! The ingredients used in this bath powder are gram flour, green gram flour, wild turmeric powder, rose petal powder and sandalwood powder.

This bath powder is very fragrant and regular use will make your skin glow and will keep it blemish free. This herbal bath powder can be used for both adults and babies.


1. Take 2 tbsp of gram flour also called as besan in a cup. Besan keeps the skin blemish free and cleans the skin well.

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2. Add in 2 tbsp of green gram flour to it. Green gram flour is a mild exfoliant that removes dead skin gently and it also keep the skin shiny and glowing. You get green gram flour easily in the markets.

ayurvedic bath powder for glowing skin

3. Add in 2 tbsp of sandalwood powder. Sandalwood powder prevents acne and helps fade scars and keeps the body cool during summer and prevents body odor.

herbal bath powder recipe

4. Add in 1 tsp of rose petal powder to it. Organic rose petal powder has amazing skin care benefits and it keeps the skin blemish free.

ayurvedic bath powder

5. Finally add in 1 tbsp of wild turmeric powder or regular turmeric to it. Wild turmeric powder has wonderful antiseptic properties and will keep the skin blemish free. It is also very fragrant. You can get wild turmeric powder in herb shops.

bath powder for glowing skin

6. Mix all the ingredients well. To use, Add enough water to form a paste and use it for both body and face. Make sure to store this homemade bath powder in an airtight box and use daily.

homemade bath powder for glowing skin


  • If you have dry skin, mix the bath powder with milk or rice water.
  • Try to get pure organic powders for best results.
  • Make small batches so it remains fresh.
  • This bath powder is very very fragrant.
  • This bath powder is very gentle on the skin and can be used for children too.

 bath powder recipe


  1. Anonymous
    March 19, 2018 / 8:09 pm

    Hi Ramya,One of my friend have dark pigmentation like moles spreads on legs and on arms.Please Recommend a home remedy and the prevention methods.

  2. Unknown
    March 27, 2018 / 12:59 am

    My 3 and half year daughter has body hair please tell me any suggestion to reduce it. Right now am using wild turmeric,Bengal and green gram powder is this suffice ?.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 27, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Yes, it will do. It does take time to slow down the body hair growth but with regular usage it will slowly see the body hair growth diminishing. The time it takes will depend on how coarse the body hair is…

  3. Jinal Gosar
    March 30, 2018 / 11:05 am

    How to stote and shelf life of the powede?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 30, 2018 / 3:08 pm

      If you keep this herbal bath powder powder in an airtight box away from moisture, it will last well for about 3 months at room temperature….

  4. samaya
    May 1, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Hello Ramya,Your blog is just amazing.Y don't u prepare and sell these products online ?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 1, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      I should Samaya, but I do everything myself in both my youtube channels and the blog so it is very hectic. But once I get some time, I will….

  5. nanduriharsha
    May 25, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    Hello Ramya – This is very interesting, can guys use it? can I skip turmeric and use the rest?

  6. Karen
    July 4, 2018 / 9:26 am

    Hello Ramya! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. I would like to know where can I buy all the organic powders you have mentioned? Especially the organic rose petal and sandalwood powder. I live in Chennai but will be relocating to Australia next month. I came across your blog as I was browsing. I’ve been going through the various categories on your blog and they are very interesting. I am totally hooked now and wish to use natural products hence forth. Thank you for the effort you put in. Looking forward to reading more of your insights. All the best. God bless. regards Karen

  7. Anis Fathima
    April 14, 2019 / 4:42 pm

    Hi Ramya
    Iam 40 yrs old and i hv facial hair..i don’t want to try laser. Pls suggest a remedy that gives quick result..Also my 11 yrs old daughter has hairy arms which embarras her a lot..I hope ur remedy with suffice both of us..

  8. Prachi
    March 10, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    Hi Ramya, I am prachi.. I have recently shifted to Chennai .. need some guidance to protect my skin and hair.
    The water here is very hard .. so my hair lost shine , smoothness and becoming frizzy .. also for 10 min exposure to sun my skin is getting tanned easily .. please suggest to care my skin and hair..
    Also will this bath powder work in hard water bath

  9. Sathyavathi
    May 26, 2020 / 4:25 pm


    Please upload a video on baby massage oil.

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