Bathpowder/Nalugupindi Preparation and Usage


As Indian’s we all have the habit of using Ubtan/Nalugupindi from
childhood. When I visited my grand mom place as a kid the usage of this ubtan
was more there. My mom learnt quite a few techniques in preparing ubtan which I
am gonna share with you all today. I use this atleast twice a week whenever I have
a hair wash I prefer using it along.

It makes your skin feel refreshed. Too many chemicals on skin may
cause aging on a longer run. So following few steps like these can make your
skin look young and refreshed. Removal of Tan is quite simple with this. So let’s
get started .

They are 3 types out of which one is a very complex one. If you
really have time you can prepare it. Other 2 are very simple and need a very
few ingredients. But let me tell you all the results are amazing.

Process 1:


Green Gram (Pesalu) -1 Kg

Rice  -50grams

Orange Peel -25

Rose petals- 20 Flowers


1.We need a little bit of preparation for this. We need to
sundry the orange peels for almost 10days.The moisture content should be
totally gone. When we are trying to break the orange peel to small pieces .They
must break very easily like crisp.

2. Then sundry green gram (Pesalu) and Rice for 3 days. We
usually follow this process in order to store it for longer duration. We all
know even a little bit of moisture will spoil the whole powder from being preserving
for longer period.

3. Now sundry the rose petals for 2 days.

4. Take mixer first add the Green gram (Pesalu) and rice to
it and make it to powder. Keep it aside now.

5. Now in the same mixer add orange peel and Rose petals and
make them to powder.

6. Now mix this to the Green Gram (Pesalu) and rice powder
that we have kept aside.

7. Now you can store this in a dry container.


It will stay almost for 6months.This is the basic process
that I follow. This improves your texture so much. It really helps in tan removal.
I usually mix it will rose water and apply it as a pack. when it is totally
dried I just rub the whole pack in clockwise direction and wash it off with
cold water.


Process 2:

I do not use this process as I have allergy to Besan but my
mom and other cousins use it and found it to be really good.


Chana dal – 500grams

Rice -50grams

Oats -100grams

Turmeric –As required

Tulsi Leaves- 200grams


1.Sun dry all the ingredients i.e. Chana dal, Rice,Oats and
Tulsi Leaves for 3 days.

2. Add all these to a mixer and grind them coarsely. add 1 table spoon of turmeric to this powder.

4.Store in it a dry container.


This lasts up to 3 months. My mom basically uses this with
tomato juice. She mixes all these to a paste applies to her face as a pack. After
dried just rub it in a clock wise direction. This will help in removing the tan
and an extra glow is added to the skin. Wash with cold water.



Process 3:

This is process requires many ingredients. All these are available
in the ayurvedic shops. Currently I am using this powder. The smell is so good
and your skin feels so refreshed. This also helps a lot in tan removal.


Green Gram – 1000grams

Rice -50grams

Orange peel -20

Ayurvedic Ingredients:



Bavanchalu -25grams

 Babchi Seeds

Karchuralu -25grams

Round Zedoary  

Vattivellu -25grams


Gandam Powder -15grams

Sandal wood

Pasupu Kommulu -2/3



1. Sun dry all the ayurvedic Ingredients along with orange peel
for 10days.

2. Sun dry all the normal green gram and Rice for 3 days.

3. Firstly, Add all the ayurvedic Ingredients to a mixer and
grind it( don’t make them a soft powder).

4. Keep the ayurvedic powder aside ,

5. Now add the green gram,rice and orange peel to a mixer
and grind them to a soft powder.

6. For  every
1000grams of this green gram, rice and orange peel powder. Add 100 grams of
this ayurvedic powder.

7. Store it in a dry container.


I mix it with rose water/curd/tomato juice. Apply it as a
face pack. When dried I just rub it in clockwise Direction and wash it off with
cold water.

Do not use soap or face
wash for 12 hours after using these powders.



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