In Indian culture using ubtan has been a tradition followed since the vedic times, it was used by the queens and princesses as a pre-bath ritual, in modern times the store bought face packs and soaps have taken the place of traditional ubtan. In the present day the use of homemade ubtan (eg. the homemade masoor dal ubtan) for skin glow and fairness is narrowed down to weddings only, and is used by the brides as she prepares herself to look the most beautiful on her big day.
However there are many women who still prefer to use homemade and natural face packs and body scrubs for their skin. Natural beauty recipes are gaining their glory back and a lot of women are now returning to the roots and have started showing interest in herbal and homemade preparations. Although the market is full with Herbal and Ayurvedic products but many of those contain preservatives which means they are not 100% chemical free.
Making a homemade ubtan is not as messy and time consuming as the homemade scrubs are, Ubtan can be prepared easily and stored, you can make it in small batches and use them twice a week. The recipe im sharing today is for skin brightening and for fading the dark spots and blemishes.
This Homemade Ubtan recipe prepared with masoor dal / red lentil /orange lentil as the base ingredients reaps the best results if applied twice a week, you will notice the difference after first application itself. it can be used by brides-to-be one month prior to their wedding or you can also use Haldi ubtan for bride if you are preparing to carry that unmatched radiant and flawless skin on your wedding.
Benefits of Using Red Lentil Ubtan For Skin
This ubtan / body pack will give your skin that radiance you ever wanted to flaunt. Masoor dal or Red lentil as it is called in English is a wonderful pack all by itself, combined with other marvelous ingredients its properties enhances and it becomes a complete nourishing body pack.
2. Nourish Your Skin
This ubtan howder will enrich your skin and make it flawless.
3. Naturally Brighten The Skin
The orange peel powder and rose petals will help is removing tan and make skin fairer and brighter.
4. Get the Smooth And Supple Skin
Has your skin lost its suppleness due to aging and exposure to environmental pollution? This body pack will help you get that childlike suppleness and smooth skin.
5. Reduce Dark Spots and Blemishes
It will also fade those dark spots and give you an even skin tone.
Homemade Masoor Dal and Orange Peel Ubtan For Fair Skin
This ubtan contains red lentils and orange peel and both these ingredients works good on dark spots and for skin brightening a few more ingredients will be added for smoothness and fragrance. Orange peel face mask is know for its skin brightening properties,
Masoor Dal (Red Lentil) ground to powder
Orange Peel Powder – dried and ground
Dried Rose petals
Sandal Wood Powder
Ubtan should be prepared as a paste just before application, but here we are making it in powdered form to make it more convenient and handy. The most precious thing today is time, so we will just be preparing a small batch in powdered form which can be hydrated before application by mixing it with water.
You can store this mixture in an airtight jar and keep it for a month. The only precaution that you need to take is that you don’t drop water or put wet spoon in the ubtan powder as moisture will lead to fungus formation.
Grind the masoor dal and keep.
For making the orange peel powder dry some orange rinds and grind them in a grinder.
Crush the rose petals
Now Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Making sandal wood powder at home is a lot of hard work so it is always wise and convenient to grab a pack of ready made but pure sandalwood powder. You can buy it from any Indian herbal / Ayurvedic store, it is known as Chandan Powder in India.
How To Use Masoor Dal Ubtan For Glowing Skin
Take the quantity that you will require for the application, now add water and make a smooth paste, if you are making only for face than make a thick paste. For using it as a body paste you will want to make it slightly thinner in consistency so as to ease the application. While using it as a body pack you can add Olive oil or sweet Almond oil to the paste, this makes the pack even more enriching.
Once your ubtan is ready, just smear it on your body and gently massage, leave it for 8-10 mins. (but don’t let it dry) and then take your shower. Do not use any body wash or soap after rinsing off the ubtan.