How To Make Ayurveda Herbal Face Pack At Home? [Video]

Nothing is fresher than the face packs that you make with your own hands. The advantage of making your own herbal face pack is, you can make the choice of ingredients, based on your own needs. Here are a few examples.

Ingredients and purpose

Gram flour (Besan powder) – good for skin, good base.
Turmeric – Fights skin allergy, heals wounds, scars. Improves skin glow. Relieves dark patches.
Neem powder – Good for pimples, pustules. Cleanses skin.
Khadira – Acacia catechu – As per Ayurveda, of all the herbs useful in skin diseases, Khadira is the best!. Read more about Khadira
Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia – Another powerful Ayurvedic herb to balance Pitta at the level of skin. Used in numerous Ayurvedic medicines for skin diseases such as Maha Manjishtadi kashaya
Almond powder –Natural Vitamin E source.
Sandalwood powder (or paste) – Gives natural aroma to your home made face pack mix. Balances Pitta, fights acne and acne scars.
Rose water – Coolant, acts as an excellent base to mix everything up to form a paste. Gives natural aroma to the mix.

Herbal Face Pack

Quantity of ingredients

I used gram flour as the base. Because, it is good for skin and it makes a good base for a face pack. I used around two tablespoons of it.
I have used turmeric – two pinches only, because, too much of it may cause slight burning sensation or increased hotness.
Rest of the ingredients, I have used around half to one teaspoonful.
Rose water – quantity sufficient.
To simplify quantities:
Gram flour – 15 grams
Turmeric – 2 grams
Rest of the ingredients – 5 grams
Rose water – quantity sufficient.

Optional –
If you wish, you can add a few drops of Kumkumadi Taila just to enhance the benefits further.

How to apply

Make a semisolid paste, apply evenly. Avoid eye exposure. Leave it for 5 – 15 minutes, based on your comfort. Wash off.

Quick tip:
Once you make the facepack, you need to use it within a couple of hours.
But you can make the herbal mix and store it for 2 – 4 months. As and when required, just add a few drops of rose water, make it a paste and apply.
But make sure to keep the powder mix in an air tight container.
If you decide to store it for long, make sure to avoid water particles getting mixed with the powder mix.

Herbal face pack video

Related article:How to make herbal bath powder

Ayurvedic Face Packs For Acne And Pimples

Benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid etc can remove acne and pimples very quickly. But, there are better, cost effective, and natural ways to treat acne. They are not only inexpensive, safe but also show long lasting results. In addition, Ayurvedic face packs can cure and prevent the acne blemished skin, thus making it a flawless and healthy. 

Neem, Tulsi, Turmeric, Sandalwood

1. Ayurvedic anti acne Face Pack Using Neem, Tulsi, Turmeric And Sandalwood
Turmeric in this pack possesses anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties that help to destroy the P acne bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) causing acne.
Neem contains anti-fungal and antibacterial agents, which strengthen the immune system. It fights off the bacteria causing acne. You can find a variety of commercial acne products containing neem in the market.
Basil or tulsi is known for its great acne-healing properties.
Sandalwood balances Kapha and Pitta Dosha. It inhibits the breakout of acne and pimples. This face pack is good for adults as well as teenagers.

How to make this pack?
The first step is to prepare 8-9 neem leaves or ½ teaspoon of neem powder, ½ teaspoon of sandalwood powder, a dash of turmeric powder and 7-8 Tulsi leaves.
Next, crush the leaves of neem and tulsi. Then, add the other ingredients in one small bowl or plate.
Now mix all the ingredients with water to make a paste. After this, apply this paste on your face and rinse off after 20 minutes.

Mint, Besan, Basil

2. Ayurvedic Face Pack Using Mint Leaves, Besan And Basil Leaves

Mint contains anti acne element which can dry up the acne and clean up the pores as well. Mint is rich in vitamin A element that helps in curbing the excessive oil causing acne. It consists of antioxidant property keeping the skin soft and supple as well. Mint leaves aids in fighting against different bacterial infections causing acne. Here’s the recipe:

  1. Take about 7-8 leaves of mints, 7-8 leaves of Tulsi and a teaspoon of Besan (or chick pea flour).
  2. Now crush the leaves and mix all the three ingredients with rose water or water to make a paste.
  3. Then, apply this pack on your face and wait for 20 minutes.
  4. This pack should be repeated once to twice a week to get rid of acne and pimples.

Neem, Red Sandalwood

3. Ayurvedic Face Pack Using Neem And Red sandalwood
All the good ingredients in this ayurvedic face pack will help eliminate the bacterial infection causing. Red sandalwood or raktchandan possesses soothing and healing characteristics which lighten the skin tone. So, it will soothe your irritated skin and fade the pimples. Neem, on the other hand, kills bacteria as well as clears the pimples. This pack is really useful for people with sensitive skin and are facing acne problems.

Here’s the method:

  1. At first, take 1 tsp of neem powder with 1 tsp of red sandalwood power. Then, mix all the ingredients with water to make a paste in one small bowl.
  2. Now apply this paste on your face for about 20 minutes. After the time is up, wash the face by using plain normal water.

Turmeric, Sandalwood

4. Ayurvedic Face Pack Using Turmeric And Sandalwood
This pack face helps in removing the bacterial infection and the pimples as well. Let’s see the recipe:

  1. Take a teaspoon of sandalwood powder and a pinch of turmeric powder. Now mix the ingredients thoroughly and then apply this paste on your clean face.
  2. Keep for around 15-20 minutes and at last, rinse your face by using plain water.
  3. Follow this face pack at least twice a week.

Clove, Mint, Multani Mitti

5. Face Pack For Pimple Using Cloves, Mint Leaves And Multani Mitti
This face pack can help take the excess oils out of the face, thus avoiding pimples. Both clove and mint help in eliminating the infection causing acne. Multani mitti helps in absorbing the excess oils from your skin, making it less oily as well as less likely to more pimples. Here’s the method:

  1. Take 7-8 leaves of mint, a tsp of Multani Mitti (Fuller’s earth) and 2 cloves.
  2. Now crush the mint leaves and grind the cloves. Then, add a tsp of Multani mitti in it.
  3. After that, mix all the three ingredients with water to make a paste.
  4. Now wash your face and thereafter apply this paste. Wait for 20 minutes.
  5. Finally, use normal water to wash off this pack.

Marigold flowers

Acne Face Pack Using Marigold (Genda) Flowers
Marigold flowers come with antibacterial and antiseptic agents that heal acne. Besides, marigold prevents wrinkles and also very soothing to deal with sun damaged skin. Here is the recipe:

  1. Take some fresh flowers and mix it with milk and honey to make a paste.
  2. Then, apply it on your face for about 15 minutes.
  3. Finally, rinse it off by using lukewarm water.

42 comments on “How To Make Ayurveda Herbal Face Pack At Home? [Video]

  • pjPriya

    01/01/2013 - 10:47 am

    Good one. But where will we get Khadira and Manjishta powder?

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  • Shilpa

    01/01/2013 - 12:02 pm

    I enjoy reading your articles. Though I have noted down your face pack Recipe, with office work and kid I do not know how soon I will be able to get the ingredients and do the pack. I would appreciate if you could guide me to a product available off the shelf which you feel is similar to yours. thank you. Shilpa

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      01/01/2013 - 1:11 pm

      Thanks. If you go to a good Ayurvedic shop, you can get fine powders of all the said ingredients. Just get them, mix and apply with rose water. Its easy.

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  • Archana

    01/01/2013 - 4:31 pm

    Can you give me information about ayurvedic hair pack for strong, long and black hair.

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  • Ritu

    26/04/2013 - 4:58 pm

    thanks for reply. only paste of Manjishta powder with Rose Water, Milk or Lemon Drops is enough to fair the skin

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  • Ateeq Ahmad

    10/06/2014 - 12:12 pm

    Dear Sir, Can you simplified the exact quantity of each ingredient for one time use.

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/09/2014 - 1:39 pm

      Gram flour – 15 grams
      Turmeric – 2 grams
      rest of the ingredients – 5 grams
      rose water – quantity sufficient.

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  • Usha

    31/07/2014 - 6:20 pm

    Great Work doctor..I would like to share my simple home made face pack which did wonders to my skin..
    A little write up before the actual recipe..i tried a lot of herbal powders with complicated mixture of herbs but they did not work for me(i did not regularly use them too but still we expect outstanding results over night..too greedy,aren’t we??? ;-)) as the base was always besan and as you say, everyone reacts differently for the same..
    so, i made a herbal face pack with masoor dal and almonds.i got them milled and i use it mixing with raw moisturizes and gives a very nice glow.. hope it helps someone..thanks again for spreading your good work..
    by the way doc, is there any home remedy for warts?a dermatologist said i had 40-50 (invisible)warts on my face whereas i could see only 4-5..She said she would charge Rs100/wart..i was more scared of her warning about bumps that come up after needle pricks the wart..though temporary,i could not imagine 50 bumps on my face.So i did not see her face again ;-) offence…but any input from your side would help..

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      09/10/2014 - 4:31 pm

      For warts, there are some remedies using Kshara, Tankana etc. But it needs ayurvedic doctor’s consultation. A bit unsafe to give online advice on this.

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  • Elena Bushnell

    14/08/2014 - 4:47 am

    Dear Dr J V Hebbar, thank you very much for such a useful information!
    I have been attended to the short course of Ayurveda and Panchakarma in Russia, and really liked the principles of dinacharya and especially the use of oils and powders. Your site is giving even more information about this.
    I was thinking about doing a little workshop – about skin and health care through Ayurveda, basically – how to make your beauty products at home, would I be able to use some of the information that you giving here?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/08/2014 - 4:49 pm

      You can, if you mention my website – as the source for your information.

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  • veena

    20/12/2014 - 10:29 am

    I have hairs too much on my face what i can do to remove it permanently?as well below my chin & upper lip there are thich & hard hairs that looks too odd please give me solution.
    reply me

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  • Sreedevi Konnalli

    11/03/2015 - 3:01 pm

    Hello Doctor. Thank you very much for patiently responding to each of the queries and providing suitable links for the ones which do not fall under the current heading.
    Greatly appreciate all your efforts.

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  • Mina

    18/07/2015 - 11:08 pm

    Thanks for all the info. I have rocessa, will this face pack work for that? Can we add Aamla powder and saffron strands also to this face pack. Thanks

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  • Soumya

    20/08/2015 - 4:01 am

    1)can we use this daily, if using daily how many minutes do we need to let it dry on our face?
    2)When would be a good time of the day to put it morning or evening? Is it ok to go out in sunlight after using this face mask as I had read that you cannot go out In the sun after applying besan face pack as the newly exposed skin cells can get damaged by sun. Is this true? If true do you think it might be better to put face mask in the evening or should we put sunblock to protect the new layer of skin.
    3)what is your opinion of sunblock lotions? Can we protect our skin naturally rather then use these sunblock lotions?
    Thanks in advance

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      23/09/2015 - 11:01 pm

      1. You can use it daily. You can leave the paste on the face for 5 – 10 minutes before washing off.
      2. Morning is a good time. With the other ingredients used in this pack, the besan powder adverse effect, if at all exists, will be nullified.
      3. In extreme high temperatures, sun blocks are useful, in my opinion.

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  • Sheila

    20/08/2015 - 7:47 am

    Does this dry up your face? Do we need to moisturize after this? Can we use ghee to moisturize?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      17/09/2015 - 11:05 pm

      It does not dry up your face.
      If someone already has a very dry face, then she can add a few drops of Kumkumadi oil to this face pack mix or
      do face massage with a few drops of Kumkumadi oil, 5-10 minutes before using this herbal face pack.
      You can even use ghee as moisturizer.

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  • Neymar

    04/02/2016 - 9:02 pm

    I only have rosewater with chemicals available, and believe its not good. Can you name a few substitutes, which still have a cooling effect?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      06/02/2016 - 11:16 pm

      Hi, just take 10 rose petals. Add a cup of water to it. Boil for one minute. Filter and you can use this for 24 hours, in place of rose water. Discard it after 24 hours.

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      • neymar

        09/02/2016 - 10:36 pm

        What about using milk or water?

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        • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

          24/04/2016 - 8:37 pm

          Milk+ water is good to use.

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  • puja

    16/05/2016 - 8:39 pm

    please tell me a good herbal face pack sold in market or online. To reduce pimple spots and have clear complexion. Because I am not getting the herbal plants mentioned to make it myself.

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    • Dr Malini Bhat

      18/05/2016 - 6:48 pm

      Hello madam, You can use Neem, tulsi and aloevera based herbal packs available in the market.

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  • sampooranayatra

    21/08/2016 - 5:45 pm

    this facepack is for male or female?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      23/08/2016 - 3:33 pm

      Can be used by both.

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  • prakash

    21/08/2016 - 5:46 pm

    this face pack is for male or female?

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      21/08/2016 - 8:39 pm

      Can be used by both.

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    20/10/2016 - 11:51 am

    Is it ok to mix Manjistha & Liquorice together and apply on face ?

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  • Aakan

    09/06/2017 - 5:30 am

    Is this mask good for pacifying all three doshas?

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  • Abinaya

    24/07/2017 - 5:43 pm

    Hai Sir,

    I am Software professional.. Is this pack is suitable for my oil skin. Because i have very dull looking oil skin with pimples and pores. Compared to my hands my face looks black.. Kindly suggest me any face pack to get rid of pimples and pores on my face and aslo want glowing skin…reply me sir.

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  • Manjari

    12/08/2017 - 2:40 am

    Sir, I wanted to make saffron oil for skin, would you kindly share as to how to make it. Thanks

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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      13/08/2017 - 2:12 pm

      10 grams of saffron added with 100 ml of sesame oil + 100 ml of water. Boil them together till only 90-100 ml of sesame oil remains. Filter and use.

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  • Sheetal

    03/02/2018 - 11:46 am


    Can we add a few drops of ghee to this mix, in order to moisturize as my facial skin is dry. Also do we need to massage this on our face or just apply. Does massaging improve absorption or just applying will also have effective absorption.


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    • Dr J V Hebbar MD(Ayu)

      14/02/2018 - 6:52 pm

      Ghee can surely be added. Massage is not always required. Just applying is fine.

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  • Ash

    04/05/2018 - 4:26 pm

    Sir can one gram of saffron be added to the mixture and stored for daily use?

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    15/03/2021 - 10:10 pm

    Yes!! but it does not dry up your face.

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