Okay Kaycee, What the eff are you talking about?! WTF is tawas whitening water?! Well folks I’ll share you both the folklore and the facts. This DIY has been running in my head for a few years now (yes years…. to write or not to write OMG) and I need to de-clog so here I am in the middle of the night talking to you guys about the magical wonders of TAWAS. It’s cheap, you can buy it anywhere and it looks like cocaine LOL na palaging ginagamit na props sa mga eksena sa pelikulang pilipino!
FULL HOW-TO and DIY at the end of the post!
Folklore (or so they say)
Well, when I was 15 we had neighbors. Hot twins and their equally MILF mom who walks around in their tank tops showing off their super flawless paper white skin. Really! You can really see their veins na sa puti! My mom noticed me staring at them so she told me “Hey, you know their secret? I heard they use Tawas as their final rinse when bathing…” and I was like “oooooooh” but because of my laziness. I never tried it my self….until… TODAY.
TAWAS (ALUM) BENEFITS
Tawas is a safe natural way to control body odor or deodorant. Tawas is hypoallergenic, easily washable, it is not an antiperspirant thus it does not clog the skin pores. Tawas works by eliminating the odor causing bacteria so the body would not smell while maintaining the natural way of sweating. Tawas is applied by gently rubbing the crystal in the armpits or feet while the area is damp from showering or washing. Tawas leaves an invisible layer to the areas it is applied. The crystal has no scent and gives 24 hour protection.
Tawas as astringent
Tawas acts as astringent in small cuts to stop bleeding and infection.
Tawas is also used as a soothing agent during or after body hair removals by waxing or shaving.
Tawas is also used to treat hemorrhoids. Tawas powder dissolved in five parts water has been used to shrink hemorrhoids and stop them from bleeding
Powdered alum is commonly cited as a home remedy for canker sores.
Tawas as mouthwash
Tawas is also used as mouthwash to protect against tooth decay and gum diseases. Tawas is used as an ingredient in some toothpaste and commercial mouthwash.
Tawas for skin lightening
Tawas is also commonly used as an ingredient in most whitening products such as soap, lotion and creams.
How to Make Tawas Whitening Water
1. Take a bath, shampoo, soap, etc.
3. As FINAL RINSE put the tawas inside your bath tub or pail (timba) and use this as your FINAL RINSE
You may feel a little bit extra squeaky clean at first but yes you will smell nice the whole day. I’ve been using the tawas rinse for 1 week now and I’m loving it. I do smell nice and my skin seems more… radiant than usual. Nakakatamad nga lang (I’m getting lazy to do it all the time)
Also see: DIY Bleaching Cream
Try it for yourselves and let me know how it works for you okay?!