1) Method to prepare Homemade Herbal Bath Powder (Nalugupindi)
Sun dry 250 gms each of green moong dal, horsegram and kabuli channa (chick peas) and grind to make a fine powder.
Spread the ground powder on a shallow wide bowl.
To it add 200 gms of multani mitti powder, 30 gms each of rose petal powder, kasuri haldi powder, orange peel powder, neem leaf powder and suganda kachooralu (Curcuma zedoaria (Zedoary, Shati in Sanskrit). (All the powders are readily available in most stores in India)
How to use this bath powder:
Take 2 tbsps of the natural bath pwd, add 2-3 tbsps water and make a paste. Use it as an alternate to soap.
To apply as a Face pack :
Add milk or lemon juice or orange juice or crushed cucumber or tomato juice or yogurt to this bath powder and apply as a face pack.
2) Another method to prepare Homemade Herbal Bath Powder
Bath herbs -- Purchased at a herbal/ayurvedic store.. we need to buy ingredients for 1 kilo powder and they will pack them all about 30 to 40 varieties and it costs 100 rs/-.
Pesarapappu - green gram - 1/2 kilo
Barley - 1/2 kilo
Oatmeal powder - 1 cooker measure-cup full.
Dried and Powdered rose petals, preferably red -- 1 cupful.
Mudda Karpooram -- camphor -- 25 gms for infants -- 50 to 100 grams for adults. (strong initially but gradually the smell becomes very mild).
Pasupu -- turmeric powder (preferably from pasupu kommu)
dry the herbal ingredients under hot sun and just coarsely powder them in a mortar and pestle..
then grind them to a fine powder in the mixer.
Sun dry the barley and green gram thoroughly and make them into fine powder.
Mix the oatmeal powder, the ground barley and green gram powder, herbal powder, rose powder (homemade out of red non-hybrid variety petals sun dried and powdered), and crush the camphor and add it up to the rest of them.
Simple Sunni Pindi :
Green gram (pesara pappu), Barley grains, Oatmeal Powder, Amla Powder,Rose Powder (same as above), Bavanchaalu and Kacchooralu, Turmeric (preferably from pasupu kommu)
Fine grind barley and green gram half and half say 1/2 kg each and a 100 grams each of the rest, if for elders you can also add orange peel powder (homemade) etc. which would be good..and mix them all up..
You can get herbs from any Ayurvedic Herbs Shop
3) Another Method to prepare Herbal Bath Powder : Take 1 kilo whole green gram dal(pesalu) and 1 glass of rice, sundry and grind to make fine powder and store. You can add dried flower powder,orange peel powder, lime peel powder for good smell.
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