Alum popularly called Fitkari (Phitkari) is commonly used for hair removal in India. I use alum powder mixed with rose water for unwanted facial hair removal. Usually here in India, we use bath powders from young age and most of these bath powders contain ingredients like turmeric that helps remove unwanted hair. Along with bath powders, we also use ingredients like alum powder for hair removal.
Which Alum To Use For Hair Removal?
Alum Common Names:
How To Use Alum For Hair Removal?
- 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.
How Long Will It Take Alum To Remove Hair
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.
Useful post. Never knew Alum could cure abscess
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.
how interesting. do you have any remedy for dark circles under eye and pigmentation around the mouth. tried lots of things already.
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…..
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.
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 …
How often in a week should I use alum + rosewater to reduce facial hair growth?
Hi ramya really I like your post….. and learn lots of medicines from you..
Could this remedy be used for boils in the genital area?
how often should it b done
I heard alum should be used with Luke warm water…is it necessary for water to be warm?
Alum does not have any magical hair removal properties (I have already mentioned it in the post), it is a mild abrasive so when used as a scrub it helps weaken hair overtime. Here in our village it is used both as an aftershave and also for hair removal so everyone is aware of this. Calling an ancient practice “braindead” is really ridiculous….
How long should I use aloe Vera to remove pigments?
I tried for a month. But no results.
Can we use alum and rose water mixture for below 10years ..
Is the alum the one for pickling or is another type of alum. To use for getting rid of hair on face, legs and private areas.
If Alum and Rose Water would permanently remove hair, that would be some fake chemical Alum and Rose Water 😛
Alum is Alum, some people think there is a difference, but there isn’t, it was the first type of aftershave 30.000+ years ago, but it does NOT, remove hair or make them stay away in any way!!! That is a hoax!!!
Hi Ole, alum and rose water does not have magical hair removal properties (only licorice has been clinically proven to have hair removal properties), but alum is a mild abrasive and when we use it as a scrub, it weakens facial hair overtime like Indian herbal face wash powders and the result is permanent…..:)
It available in Pooja sahitya local stores
I appreciate your meticulous information. You just gave us very valuable tips. I can’t thank you more. Take love.