The use of natural ingredients is what makes nalangu maavu special. No chemicals or artificial fragrance is used and the preparation process is very simple.
1. Whole green gram or cherupayar
Green gram alone or as an ingredient along with other natural items have been used as body cleanser for so long. The regular use of green gram improves skin texture and gives good complexion. It can help reduce tan and also reduce facial hair.
2. Aavarampoo or aavaram senna
Senna auriculata or aavarampoo commonly known as matura tea tree or ranawara or avaram is also a main ingredient in this herbal mixture.
Dried Avaram Senna flower helps to reduce skin diseases. It can be used as a face pack too and can prevents black spots, uneven skintone and skin blemishes. Regular use also improves skin complexion and reduces body odor.
3. Rose petals
The rose in pink color used for making rose water is used in nalangu maavu.
Rose petals contain sugar in it that is especially beneficial for those with sensitive skin. It can also act as an excellent skin toner. Rose petals have cooling properties and so can soothe your skin.
4. Mint leaves or pudina
Mint leaves have anti-inflammatory property. It acts as a cleaning agent for our body. Salicylic acid present in mint fights acne and the vitamin A present controls oiliness of the skin.
5. Cucumber seeds
Cucumber seeds are good to deal with problems like sunburn, dry skin, tanning, wrinkles etc. Rich in antioxidants cucumber helps to revitalize the skin and maintain a natural glow.
6. Kasthuri manjal or wild turmeric
It helps to remove the unwanted hair from body and face. Kasthuri manjal can help improve complexion. Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, it is good for skin diseases and also helps reduce acne.
7. Vettiver or Khus
This grass is a cooling agent and has a nice aroma. It is also good for fighting acne.
8. Poolan kilangu or White turmeric
White turmeric is different from our regular turmeric. It is good for skin and imparts a good fragrance.
9. Neem leaves or Indian Lilac
Neem has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It helps prevents skin acne or blemishes and also is good for various skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Neem leaves have Vitamin E that is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Regular use of neem in skin care can give your skin that youthful glow and help reduce dryness.
So these are the ingredients in nalangu maavu. Each of the ingredients has immense antibacterial and medicinal properties that the final product, the nalangu maavu, can give you the best results without a doubt.
This herbal powder brings a glow to your skin and leaves a natural aroma of cool herbs after a bath. Its cooling properties keep your skin cool and moisturized throughout the day. Due to the medicinal properties of the ingredients used in this herbal bath powder, you need not worry about skin diseases once you start using it regularly. This herbal bath powder will not rip off your skins natural oil instead it will preserve it and make it healthier.