Easy Turmeric Bath Powder Recipe for Glowing Skin

4 Materials
15 Minutes

In this tutorial, I’m going to share my recipe for a turmeric bath powder you can make easily at home. Let’s get started.

Disclaimer: When applied to the skin, turmeric can sometimes cause temporary staining, so please proceed with caution! You may wish to use slightly less turmeric than the recipe recommends.

Tools and materials:

  • Oranges
  • Gram flour (Besan)
  • Turmeric powder
  • Honey, yogurt, or aloe vera (optional)
Peeling orange

1. Clean 2-3 organic oranges thoroughly

Take 2-3 organic oranges and remove the peel from each of them after cleaning.

Orange peels

2. Lay out the peels

Lay out the orange peels evenly on a tray with the inner side facing up.

Orange peels

3. Leave them in the sun for 3-5 days

Place the tray of orange peels out in the sun, preferably by a window, and let them dry out for 3-5 days.

They’ll appear slightly crispy and their skin will have deepened in color.


4. Blend

Once the peels are completely dried out, blend them into a very fine powder.

Saving powder

Save the blended powder in a little jar.

Mixing ingredients

5. Mix dry ingredients

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. The amount depends on how much you intend to make. These ingredients are: 1 parts Gram flour ( besan)

Mixing ingredients

1 parts Orange peel powder

Mixing ingredients

1 TBSP turmeric powder

Turning powder into paste

6. Turn the powder into a paste

To use the turmeric bath powder, add water to 2-3 tbsp of the mixed powders to make a paste. Mix well. 

Adding honey

7. Add additional ingredients for dry skin (optional)

You can add 1 tsp of honey, yogurt, or aloe vera to the mixed paste to target dry skin.

DIY turmeric bath powder paste

8. Apply

Apply the paste to moist skin. Lightly massage in a circular motion and then rinse clean. 

DIY turmeric bath powder

That’s it for this turmeric bath powder! This powder is super easy to make at home and is great for brightening your skin.

Let me know if you decide to try out this hack down below!

Next up, check out this Super Easy 2-Ingredient Foot Balm Recipe.

Suggested materials:
  • Oranges
  • Gram flour (Besan)
  • Turmeric powder
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  • Ruth Ruth on May 14, 2023

    One small caveat... the oils from citrus (except neroli, apparently) can cause photosensitive (make you UV sensitive, thus burning more or even carcinogenic). So advice is usually only to use citrusy oils (which dried orange peels have) in items which will be washed off before you go outside. So for bath probably great, but might want to watch using it right before going outdoors unless rinsed off really well. but I bet it smells awesome. And I love using turmeric and orange oils in making soap,