powders have been used longer before soaps were invented.
Ayurvedic texts mention about bath cleansers made of green gram
powder, rice powder with various fragrant herbs added to them. To
indulge in Ayurvedic Abhyanga snanam, one can apply suitable body oil
like sesame or cold pressed almond and wash off with a traditionally made
Ayurvedic bath powder, also known as Ubtan or bath powder.
Ancient Living Ayurvedic luxury bath Powder (Ubtan) is made of
Navara rice, Mudga , Musta, Vidanga, Ushira, Amalaki, Haritaki,
Kasturi Harida ,Bakuchi, Shati, Chick pea ,Naranga,
& Vibhitaki. This medley of 13 herbs makes it a very
uplifting bathing experience.
Navara rice used in classical Ayurvedic treatments is cultivated only
in Kerala great for exfoliation. Ashtangahridayam a 12th century Ayurvedic
book applauds the qualities of Navara Rice. Naranga gives clear skin while
Amalaki rich with vIt C imparts the glow. Vetiver cools the skin while
removing any pigmented spots. Kasturi enhances complexion while real sandal
pampers the skin with its exotic fragrance. Manjista is a natural detoxifier.
Vidanga is a strong anti-microbial, helps ward off skin infections. Mudga
softens the skin.