How to make Ayurvedic Ubtan at home
Ayurvedic Ubtan is the smallest ground herbal powder and is being used to clean and rejuvenate our skin. Due to its distinctive composition, Ubtan can be used as soap, scrub, and a nourishing mask at the same time. Classic Ubtan are made of particular Indian plants like withania somnifera (Ashwaganda), Azadirachta indica (Neem) etc., with a small amount of chickpea or oatmeal flour and clay. This fine-milled herb are combined with different liquids (yogurt, herbal potions and extracts), which will result to a gentle creamy paste that is absolutely safe for skin when applied.
- Azadirachta indica (Neem) powder – 2 tbsp
- Triphala (Amalaki – Emblica Officinalis / Amla, Bibitaki – Terminalia belerica / Bibitake, Haritaki – Terminalia chebula / Haritake) – 2 tbsp
- Ayurvedic powder (Albitius – Albizzia lebbek, White sandalwood – Santalum album, Vetiver – Vetiveria zizanioides, Turmeric – Curcuma longa) – 2 tbsp
- Ashwagandha powder (Withania somnifera / Ashwaganda) – 1 tsp
- Rhassoul clay – 2 tbsp
To prepare the Ubtan, you will need the smallest fine-milled vegetable powders used in Ayurveda. Neem leaves have strong antibacterial characteristics, helps healing of skin injuries, minimize oil in the skin, and can reduce manifestations of eczema, dermatitis and acne. Triphala, which is a very widespread kind of Ayurvedic composition, consists of fruit extract from Amalaki, Haritaki, and Bibitaki. It has a lot of antioxidants, vitamins, saponins and herbal steroids, it helps to nurture, purify and revive the skin. Ayurvedic powder is a mixture of herbal powders: Albitius, Vetiver, White sandalwood and Turmeric. It cleanses and restores the skin, until it becomes soft and silky. Ashwagandha is one of the most important plants used in Ayurvedic medication. It cleanses and detoxifies the skin, prevents acne, heals soreness and restores damaged skin, as well as its protective properties.
The Ubtan configuration is essentially introduced in clay and chickpeas or oatmeal. We have used clay Rhassoul, which has excellent cleaning characteristic. Mix herbal powders and Rhassoul together to obtain a homogeneous, soft and gentle powder.
Dilute the blend with yogurt or decoction of herbs to the consistency of liquid sour cream (depending on skin type). For dry skin, Ubtan must be diluted with milk, sour cream or cucumber juice. For oily skin, use yoghurt or lemon juice. For normal skin, Ubtan can be diluted with decoction of herbs or spring water / mineral water.
Apply Ubtan only at wet face by gentle circular motions. After a few minutes rinse your face and skin with warm water. After using Ubtan, your skin becomes smooth, soft and healthy.
- It’s not required to boil mix when preparing an Ayurvedic Ubtan, you can soak it in a suitable liquid.
- You can keep Ubtan powder at least 1 year, as long as it is inside a tightly closed bucket. But after adding liquid, you can store Ubtan only in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
- Ubtan is not suitable for abrasions, fungal infection, open wounds, severe skin scratches and furunculosis. Before applying Ubtan, perform a tolerance test to avoid an allergic reaction caused by its components.
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