Payarupodi – Nature's Own Beauty Soap
To define Payarupodi as soap or a powder based soap would be an understatement. It is a mixture of green gram powder and sun dried vetiver. Payarupodi has been traditionally used as a skin cleanser and is renowned for its medicinal properties. It helps the skin to retain its natural oils and prevents those nasty black heads from forming. People with oily skin have vouched for the wonderful softening effect that payarupodi has had on their skin. It is also recommended as a face scrub. TO use as a face scrub the powder can be made into a paste like form by adding some water and applying it on the face. In the winter seasons, one can prevent dry and chapped skin by mixing the green gram powder with milk or yogurt and using it to keep the skin soft and supple. It is highly recommended for babies as they do not have the harmful side effects of chemical based soaps and powders.
Payarupodi is made by sun drying green gram dal and vetiver to a very crisp form. After this, the ingredients are powdered finely in a mixer. Vetiver is used in a very small proportion as it is used for its aromatic properties. It is important that the powder is stored in a cool and dry place away from any moisture.
- Payarupodi is a highly beneficial beauty and health ingredient. It is known to deal with skin problems such as acne and dry skin.
- It helps to prevent blackheads and oily skin.
- It helps to have a lighter and tan free skin.