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Herbal Bath Powder: The Good and the Bad

In this Article

1. Introduction
2. What are Natural Herbal products?
3. Herbs and their benefits
4. The Shifts in Bath Products
5. Benefits of Using a Herbal Bath Powder

Herbal Bath Powder: The Good and the Bad
When was the last time you enjoyed living with nature? Or when was the last time you thought of how plants are usefulness in our day to day life? Or appreciated the freshly grown terrace gardens? Or checked the ingredients while purchasing the products at the supermarket? If you haven’t then you need to start thinking of alternatives to modern living and instant solutions. A deeper perspective on how we live our lives is what is required now. 
With the increasing awareness about chemicals and synthetic ingredients used in products that we use daily, people are now more consciously avoiding them. There are many case studies which make us aware of the ill effects of packed food, drinks, cleaning materials as well as bath products that contain chemicals. With an increasing alertness about self-health, organic and herbal products are becoming increasingly popular. Natural products as we call them are a trendy option and today, are offered by a number of brands. These are not only a chemical-free option but also better for our health and the world around us. 
Switching to a new healthy lifestyle is a challenge in the beginning. But once the comparison is clear in mind, you would certainly want to adopt the new natural healthy lifestyle in every way possible. Global warming, climate change and the increasing incidents of cancer all over the world have served as a wakeup call. Natural products, whether replaced in any part of daily routine, will be helpful and effective in the long run for the body as well as the environment too. 

What are Natural Herbal products?

Herbal symoolizes natural. These products are made with organic and natural raw herbs. Herbal products have therapeutic properties as they are derived from natural plants. These products have traditionally been considered the best form of body care. The use of herbs in skin care products is not something new. Herbs have been used for their beauty and health benefits from ancient times. Using natural products will not only help our body feel rejuvenated but also help nature in the long run. 

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Herbs and their benefits:

The health benefits of herbs were discovered thousands of years ago. There are a number of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs that are believed to have the ability to sooth and also act as a remedy for some diseases. Researches have revealed that herbal plants contain special antioxidants, vitamins, and oils which help cleanse the body and get rid of harmful toxins thus improving immunity and helping fight off the viruses and microbes that cause diseases. Certain herbs have anti-cancer properties, treat inflammations, colds, cardiovascular ailments cure, strengthen immunity and cure depressions too. Nutritionists around the world are now acknowledging the impressive benefits of herbs on overall health too. This is one of the reasons why the use of herbal products has become more popular as compared to chemical-based products. 
There are a number of ways to start adding these miracle ingredients to your daily life. Herbs can be a part of your diet as well as your daily grooming. Choose a method you are comfortable with to start. You can drink herbal tea, apply herbal oils, start using herbal bath powders or herbal shampoos. The point is to start and then eliminate the use of chemical manufactured products from your life completely. 
One of the easiest ways to incorporate herbal products into your daily life is by using herbal bath powders. Most soap bars and gels available in the market contain a number of chemicals such as parabens, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde, etc. You may not realize it initially but with prolonged use, these chemicals may harm your skin.

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The Shifts in Bath Products

Ayurvedic herbal bath powders have been in use in India from ancient times. They can be categorized as face wash powders and powders to cleanse your body.  Interestingly, these bath powder do much more than just clean the skin. 
If you go back to your childhood and think back to your grandparent’s lifestyle, you’d recall them have always advised the use of natural homemade scrubs and packs. These ubtans are all versions of herbal bath powders. Unfortunately, with time, branded soaps became more popular and we lost out on the natural goodness of these home remedies. Another problem was that as concrete replaced the trees and natural beauty our grandparents grew up amongst, ingredients became harder to find. Branded soaps were attractively packaged and smelt great. We forgot that they were burdened with chemicals, artificial colors, and fragrances.
All trends travel in a loop and what goes up must come down. As chemical-based soaps flooded the market under various brand names, researchers began exposing their harmful effect on the human skin. With that, the trend shifted back to natural products. The change today is that you don’t need to make a herbal bath powder at home. Thankfully today, herbal all-natural bath powders and scrubs are easy to find and can even be ordered online.

Benefits of Using a Herbal Bath Powder:

Using herbal bath powder has a number of benefits that cannot be provided by conventional soaps. Primary amongst them are:

Nature-friendly

As mentioned earlier the herbal bath powders are natural. This simply means they contain no chemical ingredients. Conventional chemical-heavy bath products introduce harmful chemicals and artificial ingredients not only to your body but also to the air and water around you. Thus, they are harmful to your skin as well as contribute towards polluting the environment.
Herbal bath powders are also manufactured under more controlled environments than chemical based soaps. The use of machinery and industrial equipment is limited. Thus, the amount of pollution caused by its manufacturing process is also considerably lower than conventional soaps.

Cleans the skin perfectly

The natural ingredients in the herbal bath powders keep your skin clean even though it does not produce any lather. This cleansing is deeper and more effective. It not only removes the dirt from your body but also removes dead skin cells that may be blocking your pores and giving your skin a dull appearance.

Gives an Even Skin Tone

Beautiful skin is not characterized by being fair or dark but by having an even skin tone. Herbal ingredients in bath powders such as turmeric, sandalwood powder, rose petal extract, etc can be very effective in this regard. They help lighten scars and give the skin even the skin tone. 

Prevents infections 

One of the core reasons bathing is inculcated as a daily habit is to cleanse the body so as to reduce the risk of infections. Using herbal bath powder to bathe takes our protection against diseases a step further. Most herbal bath powders contain ingredients with anti-bacterial properties. Hence, they help in preventing all kinds of skin infections if used regularly. For example, Cyperus rotundas, an ingredient used in the ByGrandma bath powder has the ability to reduce itchiness and heal wounds. 

No Risk of Irritations and Allergies

Since soaps contain a number of chemicals, there is a risk of developing an allergic reaction to them. As a user, you may not realize what’s causing the reaction. In the long run, skin allergies can, in turn, cause many kinds of problems and have to be treated medically. With herbal bath powders, the likelihood of causing irritations and allergies is minimal as there are no chemicals. These bath powders can be used by people with all skin types including if you have sensitive skin. 

Makes skin glow

As mentioned above, bath powders do more than just cleanse the skin of dirt and bacteria. The effect of these bath powders is akin to that of a scrub with exfoliating properties. Thus, it removes the top layer of dead skin cells. This allows the healthy dermis to come to the surface and beings a glow to the skin. 

Helps Maintain Natural pH Balance

Herbal bath powders help absorb excess oil from skin without drying it out in comparison to commercial soaps. This helps to restore the pH balance too. It also helps in preventing acne and pimples in the long run. Being antifungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial the overall effect on the skin is unmatched. 

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The Flip Side

There are always two sides to a coin. Thus, if we were to honestly compare herbal bath powders to conventional soap bars and gels, it would not be fair to look only at the pros. Some of the criticisms about herbal bath powders are:

No Soap-like Effect

When you bathe, you expect a lather. Though you may not think about how it cleanses your skin, it makes you feel clean. Bath powders do not produce any lather. Hence the feeling of bathing with bath powders is considerably different from what we are accustomed to.

Fewer Options Available

When it comes to chemical based soaps, we are spoilt for choice. However, it’s not always easy to find the herbal bath powders. One reason is the fewer brands focusing on it. Another is the trust factor. Simply saying that a product is herbal does not guarantee its quality. For this reason, all the products marketed under the ByGrandma name are handmade in small batches. This helps preserve the therapeutic properties of the herbs used. 

The Missing Aroma

Many soaps are advertised not for their cleansing abilities but for their aroma. If you are used to the floral smell of soaps and body washes, suddenly switching to a herbal bath powder can be a little difficult to adjust to. However, there is a solution. For example, you could mix your bath powder with rose water.

Ease of Use

Some people also feel that bath powders are cumbersome to use. Unlike bath soap bars and gels that can be used straight out of their packaging, a bath powder must be first mixed with water or milk to form a paste before it can be used. It may also be slightly messy. 

Making the Right Choice

The pros of using a herbal bath powder outweigh its cons. If you’re looking at making a healthy change in your lifestyle and using bath powders, take a look at the ByGrandma Skin Brightening Face Wash and Bath Powder. There are two variants of this bath powder available; one for adults and one for infants. 
The bath powder for adults is 100% chemical free and contains herbal ingredients such as Sprouted Green Moong Dal, Egg White, White Turmeric, Wild Turmeric, Cyperus Rotundas, Senna Auriculata, and Nardostachys. These natural ingredients cleanse the skin, boost immunity and keep it looking younger by preventing the premature onset of wrinkles and fine lines. It also nourishes the skin. 
Similarly, the ByGrandma Skin Brightening Bath Powder for Babies is 100% natural. It has been formulated especially for the sensitive skin of a baby and can be used to bathe babies as young as 1 month old. It is packed with the goodness of herbs including sprouted moong bean, sweet flag, white turmeric, fenugreek, reetha, neem leaves, and khus grass. Notable amongst these are the sweet flag that acts as an insect repellant and turmeric that boosts immunity. 
ByGrandma bath powders for adults and babies are easily available in all metro cities across India. They are stocked by all-needs stores and are available online at popular e-commerce websites and the brand’s own website. Are you ready to make the change and try it out?

A besan, turmeric and honey face pack is gentle and ideal for sensitive skin. Besan or chickpea flour is rich in zinc that is known to fight against skin infections and acne while honey acts as a natural moisturizer.

Turmeric has antiseptic properties. This makes it an important element in skincare products like ByGrandma’s Skin Brightening Face Wash and Bath Powder for Adults contains not one but two different types of turmeric. You can even flavour your food with turmeric.

You can make a mixture of a cup of besan with about a spoon of turmeric and store it in a bottle. Take a little bit out every day and mix with a spoon of honey to make a face pack.

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