Powdered Cleansers are an ancient recipe used for thousands of years to scrub/exfoliate and polish the skin. The traditionally prepared scrubs in the form of fine powders are making a strong comeback as a safe, highly effective and environmentally friendly alternative to gel-based highly scented, microplastic added chemicals and preservatives scrubs that we often see in the market. The Pahari Life's scrubs with plant-derived ingredients can bring glow, luster, and smoothness, improves hyperpigmentation, and treat all skin types including dryness, acne – blackheads & of course strengthen the skin barrier. These are made of finely powdered herbs and nuts & seeds (natural body scrub) with no addition of any chemicals and preservatives.
Scrub Making Process - Different herbs, nuts & seeds are sourced directly from the farmers and are then sun/shade-dried depending upon the herb requirement to prevent bug invasion. Traditional tools like iron or wooden mortar and pestle are used to crush and grind and soften the hard roots and stems to make their powder. Though this is time & labour intensive but helps retain the nutrient value of the herbs. The hand crushed and grinded herbs are milled into fine powder with the help of a flour mill. We do not use whole herbs directly in the flour mill as this can heat the machine leading to loss of nutrients in herbs. The herb flour is fine powdered using the cotton cloth as sieve. This helps produce fine powder suitable for application on the skin. The different fine powders are then blended as per the formulation.
The Pahari Life's Manjistha Ubtan has anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for the skin. Manjistha is known as a magic herb for various skin and health related issues. According to Ayurveda, it has been referred to as a rejuvenative herb, packed with many detoxifying properties. Manjistha is a simple non irritant bark / stem. It has an astringent effect that balances pitta and corrects complexion. Manjistha is very useful and beneficial for skin whitening. In Ayurvedic texts, it is known as a rejuvenative skin care herb and has been used for ages in skin lightening. Manjistha extract inhibits the acne-causing bacteria and is helpful in managing external inflammations like ulcers and skin conditions.
Ingredients : Powders of jojoba, kalonji, manjistha, fuller's earth, reetha, shikakai, ylang ylang essential oil.
Direction of use : Take 2 tablespoons of the scrub and make a running paste by adding water. Take adequate amount on your fingertips. Gently massage for 10-15 minutes on any part of the body/face. Once you finish exfoliating, wash with cold or lukewarm water, Rinse and pat dry.