Permanent Natural Hair Removal Kit
Remove hair permanently with our Natural Hair Removal Kit consisting of Burmese Thanaka Powder and Organic Safflower Oil, also known as Kusumba Oil. With our kit, you can get rid of unwanted hair for good and give up shaving, waxing, threading, sugaring, depilatory cremes, electrolysis and expensive epilation laser treatments forever. With our completely natural hair removal kit there will be no more leg stubble or hiding your legs from sight. No more lady’s moustaches and random chin hairs. In as little as 2-3 weeks, but according to legend, 100 days, the unwanted hairs grow thinner, become finer and then finally they are gone! Make a start with our Permanent Hair Removal Kit easy recipe and premium quality ingredients.
While Thanaka has been used in Myanmar for some 2000 years, I have been testing these ingredients myself on my rather hairy legs. After a few weeks, when I looked at my legs and thought, ‘Whose legs are these?’ I knew it was time to release this amazing product.
Please be aware, that I have Limited Stock of Thanaka Powder at the moment.
How does Thanaka Tree Powder and Safflower / Kusumba Oil Remove Body Hair?
With regular and repeated applications of a mixture of Thanaka Powder and Organic Safflower Oil, the hair follicles are weakened until they loose the ability to form hairs. Finally the hairs stop growing.
How Long Does It Take for Thanaka Hair Removal Mixture to Work?
The time it takes for the Thanaka and Safflower oil to remove unwanted body hair varies according to: The density of the hair type. This varies from person to person, between males and females, with hormonal status and where the hair is growing on the body. The depth of the hair follicles. How hair removal has been approached in the past. For example shaving and waxing can make the hair follicles produce seemingly denser hair and therefore, areas which have been shaved will take longer to treat. The thoroughness with which the Thanaka and Safflower Oil are massaged into the skin.
For light hair growth results can be achieved in 2-3 weeks.
For denser hair the results can take from 5 weeks up to four or even five months.
NATURAL HAIR REMOVAL KIT INGREDIENTS:
Limonia acidissima powder. (Thanaka or Thanakha Powder)
Thanaka powder is ground from the wood and roots of the Thanaka tree. The powder is light in colour with a very light sweet woody odour. Thanaka is a traditional cosmetic product of Myanmar (Burma) where it is used for permanent hair removal, as a facial foundation and to clean and protect the skin from the sun.
Our policy at Natural Spa Supplies is to obtain the best and most traditional sources for our products. Our Thanaka is Grade A which means it is 100% pure (not mixed with anything else) and that it comes from an established farm in Myanmar.
Carthamus tinctorius seed oil:
Safflower Seed Oil is cold pressed from organically grown seeds from a thistle like plant. This Oil is also known as Kusumba or Kusuma Oil. We have selected high linoleic oil safflower oil – especially high in polyunsaturated fats and low in unsaturated fats. It means that the high linoleic safflower oil is non-comogenic (does not block the pores) and high in polyunsaturated fats, the hair removal mixture goes into the into the skin better.
Recipe No.1 for Natural Hair Removal Standard Formula
Mix one part of Thanaka Powder to two Parts of Organic Safflower Oil by volume.
Make fresh daily.
Apply once a day.
As you might already know, I am quite an impatient person, so I have adapted the recipe to try to make the results faster. Adding ‘soap’ to any skin formulation increases absorption into the skin and soaps are commonly added to face cremes, foundations and other cosmetics. With the idea that you are applying the mixture to the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin), the addition of soap will help to draw the mixture deeper into the skin, into the dermal layer – targeting the layer where the hair follicles reside. I did also find that the consistency of the paste was much easier to work with and much easier to massage into the skin. The paste without the addition of Soapnut liquid, was hard to massage into the skin and would form clumps on the skin, whereas the recipe containing some Soapnut liquid spread more evenly and did get absorbed by the skin much more rapidly. So here is my personal recipe for permanent hair removal – Recipe No. 2
Recipe No.2 Enhanced Natural Hair Removal Formula
Take one level teaspoon of Thanaka Powder and add ½ teaspoon of organic Soapnut liquid.
Combine into a crumbly paste.
Then add 1-2 teaspoons of Organic Safflower Oil to the paste and mix through.
We have some premium Organic Sticky Soapnuts and it is very easy to make Soapnut Liquid. Just add water!
How Much Thanaka Powder Do You Need to Mix Up for Different Applications?
Lip hair /chin hair, ½ tsp Thanaka Power, ¼ Soapnut Liquid, 1 tsp Safflower Oil
Face treatment, 1 tsp teaspoon Thanaka Powder combined with 2 teaspoons Organic Safflower Oil
Each leg, 1 tsp Thanaka Power, ¼ Soapnut Liquid, 1 tsp Safflower Oil
Directions for Permanent Hair Removal using recipe No. 1 or No. 2.
Apply the freshly made mixture once a day to part of the skin where you want the hair to cease growing. The idea is to massage the Permanent Hair Removal Mixture into the hair follicles. It can help by removing the hair first by shaving or waxing.
For steady results massage the hair removal paste into the skin for 5 minutes. For the faster results, massage the hair removal mixture on the skin where you have unwanted hair for 20 minutes. Rinse the mixture off after 2-3 hours.
Alternatively apply the mixture at night and wash off any residue in the morning.
The Organic Safflower Oil is packed in British made Glass jars with metal lids. Our 100% pure, Grade A Thanaka Powder is packed in cellophane bags which are intended as a form of temporary packaging.
Please open the cellophane packet very carefully because the Thanaka powder is very light and will ‘blow’ or spill out of the packet, given any opportunity. Please put the Thanaka Powder into another container such as a glass jar for use.
Menu Options with Introductory Prices
Small: 25g Thanaka Powder and 50ml Organic Safflower Oil £12.00
Medium: 50g Thanaka Powder and 100ml Organic Safflower Oil £21.00
Large: 100g Thanaka Powder and 200ml Organic Safflower Oil £38.00 (UK customers get free 2nd class postage with this option)
Guidance: One 5ml teaspoon of Thanaka Powder weighs 1 gram. I have been using a 5ml measuring spoon and not a regular teaspoon by the way – there is a big difference between their capacity!
Knowing your hair type, history and the area of application should help you to decide which size to buy. For example if you are removing hair from you legs, you would use 2g of Thanaka each day (1g on each leg), until the hairs are gone. The 100g packet would provide 50 days of treatment and in many cases that would be sufficient.
Removing unwanted body hair for good has never been so natural, nor so cost effective.
So get photos of your hairy legs now and start your home permanent hair removal treatment.
Ultimately you will save time, money in removing unwanted body hair naturally and permanently and worrying about unwanted body hair will be a thing of the past.
More Information on the Cosmetic Uses of Thanaka Powder
Thanaka powder can be used in other ways: photo-protection, acne treatment and prevention, skin lightening, skin cooling, beautification (make-up), rhytid (wrinkle) reduction, pruritus relief, scar reduction, and odour prevention.
Thanaka can be used as a face mask, a face wash, as a cleanser, a safe talcum powder alternative and as an ingredient in cosmetic formulas such as for skin foundation, skin lighteners, sunscreens, treating hyper pigmentation, insect repellents, soaps, deodorants and for itchy skin.
Recipe No. 3 Water Based Thanaka Cosmetic Recipe
Please note, the water based recipe will not remove hair but forms a mixture for general cosmetic uses. With this water based recipe, the Thanaka stays on the skin surface and does not come into contact the hair follicles. Very light final massage touches are required to prevent the mixture rolling off the skin. 1 tsp Thanaka Powder, 1 ½- 2 tsp of water or floral water to make a yellow paste.
Face Wash, Cleanser with Thanaka Powder
Use Recipe No. 3 Apply with a dampened sponge and using circular motions. The Thanaka Face Wash is very effective at cleaning clogged pores rapidly. It exfoliates the skin and leaves the facial skin silk smooth and taut with a healthy glow. Lightly moisturize afterwards.
Lightening the Skin and Evening out the Complexion with Thanaka
Due to a natural component in the wood, arbutin, tyrosinase activity is reduced melatonin production decreases. Use Recipe No. 3. Apply as a face mask, allow to dry. After 10-20 minutes rinse off.
Acne Control with Thanaka
Due to the Significant Anti-Oxidant activity, Anti-inflammatory with some Antibacterial activity of Thanaka Powder. (Use Recipe No. 1 or 2) for face washing, face masks etc.
Photo protection with Thanaka
Due to the presence of marmesin in the ground wood, the UVA absorption of thanaka powder is similar to titanium dioxide. Generally 10% would be added to your sunscreen formula along with other effective ingredients. We haven’t has any SPF testing done on our batch and so this is not a SPF claim, just a point of interest for budding formulators.
Cooling the skin with Thanaka
Thanaka has a cooling effecct on the skin, partly due to the presence of ethanol and methanol in the ground powder. Use the water based Recipe No. 3 for cooling the skin. Thanaka mixed with water is used to protect the skin of farm labourers in Myanmar from the sun and to help the skin to feel cool.
Anti-ageing and Rhytid (wrinkle reduction)
Use the water based recipe to make up the mixture and use as a face wash, a face mask or as a massage medium. Rinse. Lightly moisturize. We recommend our Organic Argan Oil which also has anti-ageing properties.
Mix some Thanaka Power with Lemon Juice and apply under the arms.
Psoriasis and Pruritis (itch) relief
Apply Thanaka Paste (Recipe No. 3) on the body 10 minutes before showering or bathing. Then rinse off.
Or apply a thin coat of the Thanaka paste at night after bathing.
Decorating darker skin with light coloured patterns
(The way it is used by people in Myanmar) such covering the face and arms with a light application and then using a slightly thicker paste to design floral or leaf patterns, circles and square with accents on the bridge of the nose. These patterns can be created with the fingertips, a brush, or a damp sponge. (The 1 inch or 2 inch silk fina sponges would be ideal for Thanaka applications.)
Sun Protection and Other Uses, scholarly article
Seiverlin, Elizabeth & Klein, Alyssa. (2015). Thanakha and its Dermatologic Uses in Myanmar (Burma). Alternative & Integrative Medicine. 04. 10.4172/2327-5162.1000200.