PROS: Natural, nourishing oils for hair, skin, and even a mouth rinse
CONS: Effects and speed of results may vary depending on skin type
TAKEAWAY: Ayurvedic ingredients that have been aiding in health and wellness for centuries
“Freedom from illness depends upon expanding our own awareness, bringing it into balance, and then extending that balance to the body.”
Deepak Chopra, a leading figure and spokesperson for alternative medicine, describes the principles of Ayurveda that is all about the connection of mind and body. Ayurvedic practices have become more accessible than ever before with essential oils, herbs, and supplements meant to support emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being with naturally-derived ingredients.
These four types of oils are designed for your hair, skin, and even for your oral health, helping you keep impurities at bay while you build a life of wellness.
1. Ayurvedic Oil Pulling Mouthwash
Banyan’s USDA Organic coconut oil, sesame oil, and Ayurvedic herbs make up this oral health product that will have you pushing your Listerine to the side. This traditional method of rinsing the mouth with oils is thought to be a hygienic way to maintain oral health by removing plaque and whitening teeth. It’s infused with peppermint and spearmint essential oil that will leave your mouth naturally clean and sparkling.
To use: swish for twenty minutes for the full effects while working out facial muscles for a toned appearance.
2. Organic Ayurvedic Hair Oil
The certified organic hair oil is a fantastic way to address locks that are lacking luster. By utilizing extra-virgin, cold-pressed Ayurvedic oils such as coconut and castor oil, the mixture may reduce hair loss and dandruff if applied to scalp and hair. Ginger and hibiscus extract are just a few of the added actives that are meant to stimulate hair re-growth and diminish the dryness of the scalp.
To use: leave on overnight or for at least two hours before washing hair with shampoo. Apply twice a week for best results.
3. Khadi Ayurvedic Body Massage Oil
This sensual body massage oil is made in India and designed to relax, purify, and reduce inflammation when massaged into the skin. With hints of lavender, it is the perfect potion to apply to temples before meditation, onto the body after a hot shower, and to keep skin moisturized and supple through the chill of winter.
Made with 10 oils including almond oil, ylang-ylang oil, and rosemary oil for a complex yet pure elixir.
4. Frankincense 100% Pure Multi-Use Essential Oil
Essential oils have endless uses for the body as well as around the home. You can utilize this 100% pure frankincense oil in some of the ways listed above including body massage oil, as an oral mouth rinse, and for hair growth because of its astringent properties. With an aroma that is rich and earthy, it also serves as a lovely way to add fragrance to your space by putting it in a diffuser to fill any room with its sensual scent.
It is an all-around great oil to have at the home or office and is a great addition to a more aligned, Ayurvedic lifestyle.