* The practice of Ayurveda dates back some 5,000 years
* Often referred to as the science of life
* Choose from Seven products that utilize the best natural ingredients
Ayurveda is an ancient practice of whole body natural healing that dates back 5,000 years with a focus on optimal well-being. More than a system of treating illness, Ayurveda is also a science of life and is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the environment, mind, body and spirit.
In laymen’s terms, Ayurveda wants you to make self-care a priority. That includes diet, sleep, stress reduction and overall way of life. We have gathered up a few of the best natural healing products for your hair and skin that utilize ancient techniques and naturally sourced ingredients to offer amazing benefits.
1. Shikakai Powder
Shikakai is a small shrub-like tree found in India that is used to cleanse hair, promote hair growth, prevent dandruff and strengthen the hair from its roots. Hesh Shikakai Powder is 100% pure powder that acts as a natural astringent for hair, clearing dandruff and the dirt accumulated on the scalp. This powder is meant to be mixed with water to make a paste that is then worked throughout the hair in place of shampoo.
2. Indian Healing Clay
Clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh as part of ancient beauty rituals. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is bentonite clay from Death Valley, California, where it has been sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that can reach 134 degrees. Benefits include deep pore cleaning and the removal of excess oils from the skin. Free from additives, fragrances and animal products, Aztec Healing clay should be used sparingly, once per week for 5-10 minutes to reap the ultimate benefits.
3. Amla Hair Oil
Combining the Indian gooseberry fruit, Amla, with a blend of vegetable and mineral oils, the Dabur Amla Hair Oil will enrich your hair from within. This is not your traditional hair oil as you will not only see ultra shiny hair, but regular application can also assist in reducing split ends and minor hair loss.
4. Black Seed Hair Mask
Vatika’s Black Seed Hair Mask is comprised of the legendary “black seed herb” which has been around for centuries and used by people around the world to promote health and general well-being. It contains various amino and fatty acids and minerals, that will work to deeply nourish and revitalize malnourished hair, leaving it protected, shiny and healthy looking.
5. Henna Shampoo
Mario Badescu’s Henna and Seamollient Shampoo was designed to enhance your natural highlights while leaving hair shiny and vibrant. Featuring a blend of Henna, brightening lemongrass extract and a slew of nourishing ingredients, this shampoo will leave your hair looking shiny and glossy as if you just stepped out of a magazine.
6. Neem Oil
Another ancient oil rich in nourishing properties, Neem Oil by Oleavine has been carefully processed to retain the essential fatty acids and active ingredients which is what will protect and nourish your skin. Particularly rich in omegas 6 & 9, this oil is best suited for soothing skin and hair. This multipurpose oil can also be used for any skin irritations, moisturizing dry skin and is traditionally used in Indian hair treatments for adding shine and taming rough or frizzy hair. Another interesting use of this oil has been as a natural bug and mosquito repellent and has been added to pet care shampoos as well.
7. Rhassoul Rejuvenating Clay
The Poppy Austin Rhassoul Rejuvenating Clay is 100% pure and organic mineral-rich clay straight from the Morrocon mountains. Rhassoul Clay has intense detoxification properties that work to absorb impurities and harmful substances from your skin while deep cleansing your pores, tightening skin and exfoliating. Another multipurpose product, the clay can be used as a daily deep skin cleanser, skin conditioner and hair restoration treatment, leaving it light, manageable and defined.