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    Unhappy Alternative to soap?

    Hi friends,

    I recently registered in indusladies. I am proud to be a member of this friendly community.

    I found that soaps are harsh on my skin. Can anyone kindly suggest me a good alternative to soap for daily use on the whole body during shower, like besan or mixture of different powders which can be prepared at home?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Default Alternative to soap?

    Hi
    There is Bath powder(Sunnipindi in telgu) which is alternative to soap.
    prep:
    gram dal- 2cups
    Rice ---1cup
    moong dal -1cup
    Bavanchaalu-- 2psns some good flavoured spice in Telugu for bathpowder purpose only.
    Katchuraalu--2spns.
    Lemon, orange,mousambi dried peels--powder 1cup

    grind all together & use as bath powder.
    This gives good smell to skin after bath & smoothes skin.
    It wash out all the dust on our body.
    & this summer having bath with that powder is good relief from sweating& irritating.

    though i am away from India here i am using Besan,riceflour,moong dal mixed powder.
    B ye

    Hope this helps..
    Give me ur responses
    I wil try to find out what this Bavanchalu & katchuraalu in English.

    Last edited by sunikris; 14th March 2007 at 09:22 PM.

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    Default Bavanchalu,kachooralu English names

    Hi all
    here i am giving the names of Bavanchalu, kachooralu in Indian languages.
    Hedychium spicatum Ham-ex Smith
    English - Round Zedoary
    Hindi - Shati
    Telugu - Kachooralu
    Kannada - Gandha Shati

    Baavanchalu
    HINDI : Babachi, Bawchi, Bemchi.
    SANSKRIT : Babachi, Babchi, Bakuchi, Bavachi, Bavanchalu, Bavanchi, Bavchi, Bawachi, Bhavaj, Bhavanchi-vittulu, Krishnaphala,
    TAMIL : Karpokarishi, Karpurvarishi
    URDU : Babechi.
    ENGLISH : Babchi seeds, Black dot, Malaysian scurf pea, Malaysian scurf-pea, Malay tea, Psoralea fruit, Scurfy pea, Scurf pea fruit.

    Hope this helps to findout
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    Default Re: Alternative to soap?

    Hi Sunikris,
    Thanks a lot for your reply. Can I make the powder by omitting those two seeds(Bavanchaalu, Katchuraalu) because I don't think I can find them over here?

    Regards,
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    Default Yeah sure Bujji

    Dear frnd,
    U can use the powder by ommiting bavnhala & katchooralu.
    No probs.

    Bye


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    Default Re: Alternative to soap?

    Hi, i read in a doctors column that avoiding soap will give raise to bacterial infection. Doctors dont appreciate stopping the use of soap. Especially women should be careful not to give oppurtunity for any fungal infections. If you dont use soap there is a risk of contracting infections in your sensitive organs. Try to cut down the usuage but do not totally stop it. atleast once a day as i read, the doctors advice the use of soap. U could go for herbal ones from bio- tech or oriflame or hamam. give it a try.


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    Default Alternative to soap?

    HI frnd
    Thank u for ur suggestion.
    I generally use bath powder first & then soap for shower.
    I used to take bath 2 times a day.
    This i could have mention before, but forgot.

    Thanks for reminding me yar.
    Bye


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    Default Re: Alternative to soap?

    Dear Bujji,

    If you can add a little turmeric with that, you will not get any infection. There are many people who are using powders like this without any infection all these years.

    Kasturi turmeric if you can use with this powder, you will not get that yellow colour you normally get with turmeric powder

    Have you tried Pears soap ?

    Latha


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    Hi Bujji,

    You can use this ‘Kasturi turmeric’ with ‘besan’ for taking bath. As said by Latha, try ‘pears’ also. Other wise use baby soap like Johnson’s baby soap. That will help you so much because they are for infants.

    And if you can get ‘vasanai podi’ from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Madras</st1:place></st1:City>. This powder you will get in Mylapore, Sri Vidya stores. Mix that ‘vasani powder’ with ‘kasturi turmeric’ and ‘besan flour’/moong dal powder. That is the best one to use.

    I usually prepare ‘vasani powder’ in my home for my use. But I don’t know the names of the Ingredients in English. More over you are in <st1:country-region><st1:place>UK</st1:place></st1:country-region> and you will not be able to get them there. If you are interested, tell me; let me give those names in Tamil.

    Try these and give your FB.

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    Hi Krishnaamma,


    Will you give the name of the ingredients in Tamil. I have two daughters, for whom I would like to use this powder..



    Thanks
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