Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most celebrated and eagerly awaited festivals in India. It signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. This auspicious festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy by people of all ages and backgrounds. Apart from lighting up homes with beautiful diyas (oil lamps), and exchanging gifts, another important aspect of Diwali is the use of body ubtan.
Body ubtan, also known as body scrub or paste, is an age-old tradition followed during Diwali. It holds a significant place in the festival’s rituals and preparations. The word “ubtan” is derived from the Sanskrit word “utkanti,” which means to brighten or enhance the complexion. This traditional paste is made with a combination of natural ingredients, which are known for their numerous benefits for the skin.
The importance of body ubtan during Diwali lies in its ability to cleanse, exfoliate, and rejuvenate the skin. As the festival approaches, people start preparing their homes for the festivities, cleaning every nook and corner. Similarly, body ubtan is used to cleanse and purify the skin, removing any impurities or dead skin cells, and leaving it soft, smooth, and radiant. It is believed that using body ubtan not only enhances the external appearance but also brings a sense of inner purity and positivity.
From an Ayurvedic perspective, body ubtan is considered to balance the three doshas – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha – which are the fundamental energies that govern our body and mind. Ayurveda emphasizes the use of natural ingredients to promote overall well-being. The ingredients used in body ubtan are carefully chosen to suit different skin types and address specific skin concerns.
Here is a simple DIY recipe to make body ubtan from an Ayurvedic perspective:
- 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour (besan)
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder
- 1 tablespoon of rose petal powder
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey
- 1 tablespoon of milk or rose water (for consistency)
- In a clean bowl, mix the chickpea flour, turmeric powder, sandalwood powder, and rose petal powder together.
- Add the raw honey to the dry mixture and mix well.
- Slowly add milk or rose water to the mixture to form a smooth paste-like consistency.
- Your body ubtan is now ready to use.
To use the body ubtan:
- Take a small amount of the paste and apply it all over your body, focusing on areas that need extra attention.
- Gently massage the ubtan onto your skin using circular motions for a few minutes.
- Leave the ubtan on for about 10-15 minutes to allow the ingredients to work their magic.
- Rinse off the ubtan with lukewarm water, ensuring that all traces of the paste are removed.
- Pat your skin dry with a soft towel and apply a moisturizer to lock in the hydration.
Using this Ayurvedic body ubtan regularly can help improve the overall health and appearance of your skin. It is a natural way to cleanse, exfoliate, and nourish your skin, leaving it glowing and radiant. So, this Diwali, embrace the tradition of body ubtan and experience the beauty and wellness benefits it has to offer.
Remember, Diwali is not just about external celebrations but also about inner illumination and self-care. Incorporating body ubtan into your Diwali preparations will not only enhance your physical appearance but also bring a sense of inner purity and positivity. Let the Festival of Lights illuminate your body, mind, and soul!
Ayushakti wishes You and Your family a joyful and blessed Diwali. May the warmth of Diwali fill your hearts with love and the glow of diyas illuminate your life with hope, positivity, good health, prosperity, and everlasting happiness.
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Blog Author: Dr Rajeshree Mehta
Expert Review: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd
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