Amla powder is dried and powdered Indian gooseberry. Revered in Ayurvedic medicine, it’s been used for thousands of years as one of the most potent and nourishing herbs in India
Also known as Indian gooseberry, the Amla fruit grows on the myrobalan-tree, native to India and Burma. According to Purdue University, Amla has medicinal properties capable of soothing sore eyes and relieving skin infections. The Amla fruit also benefits the hair when applied as a conditioner. Dried Amla fruit, ground into a fine powder, coats and nourishes the hair and scalp. A homemade Amla powder mask can also add texture and volume to your hair.
- ½ cup Amla powder
- Small bowl
- ¼ cup warm water
- Plastic shower cap
- Scoop ½ cup of Amla powder into a small bowl. Add ¼ cup of warm water to the Amla powder in the bowl.
- Stir the Amla powder and water using a whisk to combine the two ingredients. The Amla powder and water mixture should form a thin paste.
- Apply the Amla powder to your hair while it is dry. Scoop the Amla from the bowl using your fingertips.
- Massage the Amla powder paste into your scalp and hair roots using circular motions. Apply the Amla powder to your hair ends afterward.
- Pile your hair on top of your head and slip on a plastic shower cap. Leave the Amla paste on your hair for 15 to 30 minutes.
- Remove the plastic cap after the waiting period. Rinse the Amla powder from your hair until the water runs clear. Shampoo and style your hair as usual.
- Give your hair an Amla powder treatment every two weeks. If the Amla powder paste is too thick, add water slowly to thin it out.
Amla powder enhances hair volume
- Mixed of Amla powder with filtered water to create a lotion consistency.
- Applied it to entire head, starting at the roots and working it down through the hair.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes before thoroughly rinsing it. Gently massage your head and rinse and extra time to ensure that your hair is clean.
- There is no need to use any shampoo or conditioner before or after – the Amla cleanses and conditions.
- After air drying.
- Mix 2 teaspoons each of shikakai and Amla powder in a bowl.
- To this mixture add some curd to form a paste.
- Apply the resulting paste to your hair and let it be for 15 minutes before washing off with cold water and a mild shampoo.
Hair Fall Control
To control your hair fall use this simple but effective recipe.
- Add 2 teaspoons of Amla powder into an equal quantity lemon juice. Mix well, apply to the scalp and leave it to dry; then rinse using warm water.
Amla powder acts as a great hair conditioner.
- Mix a little Amla powder with water and keep it overnight. The next day, apply this paste to your hair, leave on for a few hours and wash with a mild shampoo.
Promote Hair Growth
People suffering from Hair fall, you can use this super recipe which helps to promote your hair growth naturally.
- Make a paste with 2 teaspoons of Amla powder, curd, honey and warm water. Apply this paste evenly on your scalp and hair strands. Allow it to stay for about 30 minutes before you rinse it off completely. This pack strengthens the hair roots and promotes hair growth.
Combining the goodness of Amla and coconut oil is the best remedy for grey hair.
- Prepare Amla oil at home by mixing 1 cup of coconut oil and 2 tbsp. Amla powder.
- Heat the mixture at the lowest flame till it starts to bubble slightly, continue for another minute or so, then turn off the heat, cover the pan and allow too steep until the oil has cooled.
- Strain and store in a bottle.
- Massage the oil on your scalp and leave it for at least 30 minutes or preferably overnight and wash it off.
Dull & Damaged Hair
Amla powder is extremely useful in helping to get rid of dull and damaged hair
- Mix together two teaspoon each of Amla powder, besan, hibiscus flower powder, neem powder and tulsi powder.Now add to it one or two tablespoon of curd to make a paste.
- Apply this paste all over your hair and scalp. Keep it for 30 minutes and wash off with a mild shampoo.
Amla for Skin
Rejuvenating facial treatment:
Amla powder is a traditional facial treatment in India, due to its exfoliating and antioxidant properties. Simply mix Amla powder with your choice of liquid to create a facial mask. Try mixing it with:
- Raw honey, which moisturizes and treats breakouts
- Yogurt, rich in lactic acid and probiotics
- Facial toner, such as rose water
- Simply mix the Amla powder with the base to create a spreadable consistency. Apply to your skin, let sit for 10-30 minutes, the gently rinse. Your skin will be cleansed, soft, and silky!
Amla & Turmeric Face Pack to Get Rid Of Those Blemishes:
- 3 tablespoons of Amla powder
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Make a paste and apply on your face for 15-20 minutes.
- Repeat once every week and say hello to beautiful skin!
Amla Juice & Papaya Face Mask For Skin Whitening:
- 2 tablespoons of Amla juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Some Papaya mashed to a pulp
- Mix it well and apply to your face.
- You have to repeat this for a couple of weeks to see the tan fade away.
Amla Powder & Rose Water Treatment for Oily Skin:
The summers and oily skin are the combination.
- Amla Powder
- Rose Water
- Take 2 tablespoons of Amla powder and mix it with some rose water for a quick face pack.
- Apply it twice a week which will help reduce those oil making pores and leave you with fresher skin.
Amla Powder & Yogurt Face Pack For Brighter Skin:
If you feel like your skin has become dull due to so much exposure to pollution, you should make this face pack.
- 2-3 tablespoons of Amla powder
- 2 tablespoons of yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Mix them well and apply on face for 15 minutes. In a few weeks, notice your skin looks full of life.
Rub Away The Dead Skin With Amla & Lemon Face Pack:
Amla powder for face packs are a blessing! But did you know that you can use it as a scrub as well?
- 2 tablespoons of Amla powder
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Mix it all together and scrub away those impurities with it.
- Don’t forget to wash your face.
Rinse the Amla powder immediately if your skin begins to burn or show signs of irritation. This could be the sign of an allergic reaction. If burning or redness continues, seek medical attention immediately.