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ALMOND

Inci Name Prunus Dulcis

Sanskrit Name Vatadha

Composition

Calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, Vitamin K, protein and zinc

Benefits

Almonds are earth’s natural powerhouse, rich in nutrients providing strength to all the (dhatus) tissues, specifically the supporting (majja and asthi dhatu) nerves and bones as it has a sweet taste and a hot potency. Almond increases the strength of (asthi dhatu) bone tissue, supports reproductive tissue in men and is a rich source of Vitamin E and magnesium.

ALOE LEAF

Inci Name Aloe Barbadensis

Sanskrit Name Griha Kanya

Composition

Amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, Vitamins A, C and E, iron, potassium, calcium, folic acid, lignins, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, sterols, antioxidants.

Benefits

This medicinal plant can be found in every kitchen garden. Its soothing and anti-inflammatory elements are a rasayana, a rejuvenator for the skin and a tridoshic balancer of all seven dhatus (bodily elements) in Ayurveda. This cactus-plant is rich in antioxidants, crucial in combating free radicals in the body and skin. Anthraquinones in aloe-vera disperse residue, impurities and lifeless cells and deliver nutrients into skin cells. Amino acids impart emolliency and build the skin barrier.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque, Camomila Eye Serum, Mandarin Body Butter, Rose and Seabuck Face Cream And all our water based formulations.

AMALAKI/ AMLA (Indian gooseberry)

Inci Name Emblica Officinalis

Sanskrit Name Amalaki

Composition

Amino acids, ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), ellagic acid, gallic acid, hydrolysable tannins, pectin, phyllantidine, phyllantine, phyllemblin.

Benefits

The Indian Gooseberry is rejuvenating (rasayana) for the skin and body, embodying a sweet and sour taste coupled with a cold potency making it the perfect analgesic and anti-inflammatory complex. Amalaki eliminates (ama) toxins from the bodily tissues, enhancing the skin’s natural beauty in the process as it nurtures the plasma (rasa dhatu) and blood (rakta dhatu). Enriched in Vitamin C, Amalaki promotes a collagen boost while also protecting the skin from UV rays. This antioxidant supports healthy metabolism and assists in natural detoxification.

Featured In

Beauty & Brain Supplement, Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

AMARANTH

Inci Name Amaranthus Caudatus

Sanskrit Name Rajgira

Composition

Protein, iron and copper, niacin, thiamine, starch, calcium, phosphorus, pyridoxine, riboflavin, L-lysine and L-proline, Vitamin A and E, squalane

Benefits

Nature’s natural squalane and known as the “grain of the Gods”! Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and a mimicker of the skin’s sebum composition. A velvety, hot pink flowering plant, Amaranth is an excellent source of free fatty acids making it the ideal moisturizer for any skin type. L-lysines and L-proline, two non-synthesizable, rare amino acids in humans, offer proven collagen, elastin boosting benefits. The abundance of protein imitates body barriers, enhancing penetration of activities deeper into the skin. Iron and calcium improve blood circulation while enriching skin tissues. Vitamin A, B complex and E fight stress, neutralize free radicals to firm skin. The starch subsides skin conditions such as acne and rosacea by imparting anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits.

ANGELICA ROOT

Inci Name Angelica Archangelica

Sanskrit Name Laghu coraka

Composition

Monoterpenoids (monoterpene hydrocarbons), sesquiterpenoids, macrocyclic lactones and coumarin osthol.

Benefits

Revered in Traditional Chinese medicine as a female tonic, Angelica is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and Vitamins which support the natural treatment in a plethora of skin conditions. Its detoxing and anti-bacterial properties are what cleanses the skin providing a clean slate for you to care for. The Angelica Root responsibly heals and calms the epidermis, relieving atopic any skin disorders, eczema and breakouts.

APRICOT KERNEL

Inci Name Prunus Armeniaca

Sanskrit Name Urumana

Composition

Vitamin A, B17 and E, rich in gamma linoleic acid and essential omega-6 fatty acids.

Benefits

A skinfood like no other, this silky oil is easily absorbed by the skin, therefore reducing any imperfections on the skin. Apricot Kernel is especially soothing for those with sensitive, dry or sun kissed skin. It helps to replenish and preserve a healthy moisture balance on the skin.

Powder - Hydrates and helps strengthen skin's natural moisture barrier, promotes clear skin by removing impurities that may lead to roughness and uneven skin tone, its gentle action is suitable for sensitive dry skin.

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A staple in all our formulations, we love this Himalayan beauty!

ARJUNA

Inci Name Terminalia Arjuna

Sanskrit Name Arjuna

Composition

Tannins, arjunic acid, arjunolic acid, arjungenin, arjun glycosides, arjunone, arjunolone, luteolin, gallic acid, ellagic acid, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, phytosterols, calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper.

Benefits

The warrior plant for all rounded health! This high performance plant is rejuvenating, strengthening and anti-inflammatory for the skin and body. Astringent in taste with a hot potency it pacifies the pitta and kapha doshas of the body. Arjuna’s phytosterols reduce TEWL (water loss) within the skin by rebuilding the connective tissues. The flavonoids and alkaloids enrich the contents of the skin, while significantly protecting it from free radical damage.

Featured In

Soul & Spirit Supplement

AREETHA

Inci Name Sapindus Mukorossi

Sanskrit Name Areetha

Composition

Saponins, steroids, triterpenoids, flavonoids, triglycerides, Vitamin A and D.

Benefits

An age-old, traditional foaming wash, Aritha or soap nut is a 100% natural alternative for syndets. Hypoallergenic and tridoshic. Saponins impart gentle skin and hair cleansing properties. Enriched with Vitamin A and D that regenerates hair and skin cells. Flavonoids and triterpenoids make it a strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent for both oily and dry skin. Composed of triglycerides, it effectively regulates skin sebum, enhancing overall skin quality and balance.

ASCORBIC GLUCOSIDE

Composition

Vitamin C and L-ascorbic acid.

Benefits

A powerful skincare ingredient essential for scar lightening and radiant skin. Antioxidant properties (ascorbic acid) and its role in collagen synthesis make Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells to prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV) induced photodamage while playing a major role in collagen production, healing and fading scars.

ASHWAGANDHA (indian ginseng/ poison gooseberry)

Inci Name Withania Somnifera

Sanskrit Name Ashwagandha

Composition

Alkaloids, flavonoids, steroids, terpenoids, saponins, tannins, phenols, glycoside

Benefits

Ashwagandha alludes to the ‘royal horse’, embodying strength, vigor, power and stamina. Known as the “King plant” within herbal kingdom, it is the leading rejuvenator (rasayana) with a bitter, pungent astringent taste and a hot potency, it pacifies vata and kapha doshas. It is an important herb for preventing disease formation (vyadhikshamatva). Steroids and acyl steryl glucosides make it a great stress reliever by healing the nervous system, improving thinking ability by reducing stress and strain placed on the central nervous system. Bulked with saponins, this botanical powerhouse is an ideal cleanser and toner for any skin type.

Featured In

Soul & Spirit Supplement

ATIVSH

Inci Name Aconitum Heterophyllum

Sanskrit Name Prativisha, upavisha

Composition

Vtidine, atisine, hetisine, heteratisine, diterpene alkaloids like – heterophylline, heterophyllidine, heterophyllisine, hetidine.

Benefits

This rare mineral has an anti-toxic effect on the body by aiding the body’s natural detoxifying process. In low concentrations it is able to balance all three doshas in the body, especially the kapha and pitta. This exquisite ingredient is difficult to come by in your everyday skin care.

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BABCHI

Inci Name Psoralea Corylifolia

Sanskrit Name Bakuchi

Composition

Isobavachalcone, Bavachalcone, Bavachinin, Bavachin, Corylin, Corylifol, Corylifolin and 6-Prenylnaringenin, Psoralidin, Psoralen, Isopsoralen And Angelicin, Meroterpenes

Benefits

Babchi seeds and its oil are called Kushtaghni in Ayurveda, which means remedy for treating skin diseases. Babchi is the most trusted herb for body and skin cleansing, a balancer of kapha and vata doshas. It is tvachya and keshya, (skin and hair nurturer). A deep penetrating and cleansing herb, an effective aphrodisiac, and regulator of hormones, tissues and blood. Alkaloids, glycosides and flavonoids allow free radical quenching and healing damaged skin. While phenols and saponin reduce our pigmentations.

BALA (country mallow)

Inci Name Sida Cordifolia

Sanskrit Name Bala

Composition

ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, choline, malvalic acid, coronaric acid

Benefits

Bala represents the youth but also strength in Ayurveda! Rejuvenating (rasayana), nourishing and a tridoshic, its variety of benefits supports the increase of all dhatus, supporting growth in the youth while increasing kapha, mamsa (strengthening) muscles and asthi (bones) in the elderly. The glycosides and proteins found in bala emulate the skin’s natural lipids enabling a deeper nourishment into the epidermis. Flavonoids found in Bala, relieve stress and inflammation, thus enhancing immunity and regulating moods. Lignin and phytosterols improve collagen production and therefore skin elasticity. Excellent for dry and mature skin, the asparagine, an amino acid, is a deep replenisher of the natural moisturizing factor (NMF) of the skin.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

BASIL (HOLY)

Inci Name Ocimum Caryophyllum

Sanskrit Name Marubaka, tulsi, vishnupriya

Composition

Ursolic acid, eugenol, bioflavonols such as apegenin and lutien, ocimarin, rosmarinic acid.

Benefits

One of only five holy herbs revered in the Atharva Veda (scripture for everyday life)! This mother remedy of nature balances vata and kapha doshas. This ancient herb is an adaptogenic environmental stress buster. The tulsi enhances immunity by maintaining your body’s natural defence against undesired microbes and stress. Bioflavonoids such as apigenin and rosmarinic acid purify the blood from toxins and prevent the agitation of blemishes.

Featured In

Our in-house complex of solar infused macerations feature tulsi as a key herb.

BENTONITE CLAY

Inci Name Aluminium Phyllosilicate

Sanskrit Name Multani Mitti

Composition

Iron, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium

Benefits

Of volcanic origin, this robust botanical’s saltwater properties unclogs and shrinks the pores by managing the overproduction of sebum in the skin, and rids toxins from deep within the epidermis. Bentonite clay will elevate the effects of a post-beach skin smoothness.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque, Himalayan Salt Body Polish.

BHRINGRAJ

Inci Name Eclipta Prostrata

Sanskrit Name Markava

Composition

Vitamin A, flavonoids, magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, ecliptine, wedelolactone, wedelic acid, apigenin, luteolin, b-amyrin

Benefits

A superstar herb for luscious locks! Bhringraj promotes hair growth, arrests premature greying, hair loss and liberates any congested hair follicles. The oil is known to increase vasodilation, and boost blood circulation, resulting in an overall skin-body glow. Phytosterol are cholesterols that replenish and calm a stressed scalp. Apigenin repairs, rebuilds protein and regenerates hair and skin. This botanical is ideal for dry, sensitive, UV-damaged hair and skin.

Featured In

Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

BLACK SEED OIL

Inci Name Nigella Sativ

Sanskrit Name Kalonji, pruthvika

Composition

Proteins, alkaloids, saponin, nigellin, cymine, nigellone, carvone, limonene, nigellimine.

Benefits

Considered the ‘healer of everything, except death’ of course, kalonji has a history of healing the body deep from within for over 4000 years. Its amino acids are the perfect remedy for premature greying, hair loss and thinning, the fatty acids and flavonoids replenishes the hair and skin tissues and its Vitamins boost the body’s natural collagen structure. Kalonji truly is a superseed for hair and skin health.

Featured In

Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

BLUE TANSY

Inci Name Tanacetum Annuum

Composition

Thujone, isopinocamphone, camphor, borneol, camphone, aetemisone and piperitone.

Benefits

This opulent cobalt oil is composed of a minty complex, with a combination of essential hydroxy compounds. From the same family of chamomile oils, its biodynamics are optimal for a calming effect and helps relieve stress and anxiety. The tansy is crafted to aid your bedtime ritual, with its aromatic properties. Its soothing benefits are supportive for itchy and burned skin as well as muscle aches and pains. Thujone, isopinocamphone and camphor offer antimicrobial benefits while borneol, camphone, piperitone and other flavoured compounds are good antihistamines, mood enhancing, anti-inflammatory agents.

BLUE LOTUS

Inci Name Nymphaea Caerulea

Sanskrit Name Neelkamal

Composition

Apomorphine, blue lotus flower, electronic cigarette, nuciferine.

Benefits

Extracts from the seeds, petals and stamens of the blue water lily are essential components in your skin care ritual that can provide instant hydration to the skin making it a natural moisturizer. The lotus can calm oily skin types and prevent further acne breakouts. Observations reveal that Nymphaea caerulea can also help increase the volume, body as well as elasticity of brittle hair. So, if you have limp and dull hair, a spritz of our Sambac as a perfumed mist on your hair will stimulate the growth of strong follicles.

Featured In

Sambac Botanical Mist

BRAHMI

Inci Name Bacopa Monnieri

Sanskrit Name Brahmi

Composition

Phenylethanoid glycosides, luteolin, apigenin, ascorbic acid, nicotinic acid, iron, herpestine, alanine, octacosane, monnierin, hersaponin

Benefits

A therapeutic herb promoting intellect (medhya) and longevity (ayushya). This tridoshic plantae is an effective conditioner for sensitive or damaged skin. Its cooling energy makes it powerful in treating high pitta disorders. Its natural proteins, fats and carbohydrates replenish the skin proteins and therefore rejuvenate skin cells. The iron complex promotes enhanced blood circulation. Also, high in ascorbic acid, it repairs tissue and supports the desquamation of damaged cells from internal or external irritants.

Featured In

Soul & Spirit Supplement

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CACAO BUTTER (INCI: THEOBROMA CACAO)

Sanskrit Name ANANDA

Composition

With a complex chemistry, the cacao bean contains almost 50% lipids, vital proteins, essential fatty acids like oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid. Whopping with more than 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and polyphenols, making it the highest plant source of iron. Remember, the deeper and darker the colour of the fruit, the richer it is in antioxidants. Cacao also contains more calcium than cow’s milk and an abundance of magnesium.

Benefits

Cacao being a food of the gods makes it a heavenly superfood. It has 15 times more antioxidants than blueberries, its blend of Vitamin A, B and E reduces scars and inflammation in the skin and arteries. Its high concentration of flavonoids could significantly decrease cancer cell proliferation. Cacao’s high fatty acid complex, such as oleic acid, lauric acid, arachidic acid and glycerides, make it an effective emollient and skin protector. Anada translates to bliss, coupled with its rich and nutty aroma, it truly elevates the mind and spirit, providing a holistic healing support system.

Featured In

Mitt Raw Honey Face Masque

CALENDULA

Inci Name Calendula Officinalis

Sanskrit Name Zergul

Composition

Limonene, flavonoids, sesquiterpene glucoside, amino acids, saponins, and oleanane-type triterpene glycosides

Benefits

Calendula is known as a ‘pot of marigold’, making it a top pick for healing any skin condition. Sesquiterpene offers brilliant wound healing benefits by augmenting skin cell turnover and assisting cellular repair. Proteins replenish skin lipids and maintain the integrity of the skin barrier. Flavonoids diminish tumor-inducing cells and provide overall health protection. The multiple fragrance compounds act as great antimicrobial and anti- inflammatory agents, thus enhancing mood.

Featured In

Camomila Eye Serum.

CAMOMILE (ROMAN)

Inci Name Anthemis Nobilis

Sanskrit Name Karpurapushpa, babuna

Composition

A-pinene, b-pinene, camphene, sabinene, 1,8-cineole, myrcene, caryophyllene, y-terpinene, propyl angelate, and butyl angelate.

Benefits

This herbal infusion specialises in releasing tension in the muscles and is well- known for its relaxant tonic that calms inflamed skin. The edible flower is a safe and clean aromatherapy for both the internal and external parts of the body. Sensitive skin responds well to this aromatic flower’s soothing properties if irritated by external irritants such as pollutants and microbes.

CAMOMILE (GERMAN)

Inci Name Matricaria Chamomilla

Sanskrit Name Karpurapushpa, babuna

Composition

Bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, matricin, apinegin (flavonoid)

Benefits

The German Camomile is excellent for soothing, calming and cooling benefits. It is an anti-inflammatory oil that relieves itchy, tired irritated skin, inflammation of mucous membranes and helps relieve eczema, rashes and skin infections.

CASTOR OIL

Inci Name Ricinus Communis

Sanskrit Name Eranda taila

Composition

Ricinoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, dihydroxystearic acid.

Benefits

Castor oil is crafted to retain moisture in the skin when applied. Though this natural alternative to store-bought products is considered safe for most, it can cause allergic reactions in some. It helps heal wounds by stimulating the growth of new tissue, reducing arid skin and preventing the buildup of dead skin cells that could cause blockage. Its fatty acid properties help fight inflammation, reduce bacteria and soothe irritated skin, all of which can be helpful for those looking for a natural acne remedy.

CARDAMOM OIL

Inci Name Elettaria Cardamomum

Sanskrit Name Elatruti

Composition

Sabinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-oil, citronellol, nerol, geraniol, methyl eugenol and trans-nerolidol.

Benefits

Elatruti is a luscious natural cleanser that disinfects the epidermis and leaves the skin radiating. This coating works as a skin toner that melts blemishes, and lightens undesirable scars. Cardamom seed oil can also be used as a high performance raw scalp treatment to calm any scalp infections and dandruff troubles.

CEDAR WOOD OIL

Inci Name Cedrus Atlantica

Sanskrit Name Devadaru

Composition

Vitamins A and E, rich in fatty acid, a-cedrene, b-cedrene, thujopsene, other sesquiterpenes and cedrol.

Benefits

Cedar Wood Oil prevents wounds from becoming septic, its anti-inflammatory and a good treatment for oily skin and acne disorders, thus boosting white blood cells and the immune system. Fatty acids like cedrol deeply moisturize skin, while the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties are served by the sesquiterpenes in the oil, making it extremely beneficial for healing acnegenic skin, wounds or scars.

CETEARYL OLIVATE & SORBITAN OLIVATE

Inci Name Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate

Composition

Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate is a PEG-free naturally derived self-emulsifying active ingredient designed for oil-in-water systems. Ester of ceto-stearyl alcohol and sorbitol with fatty acids of olive oil

Benefits

With green technology, this emulsifier is natural and peg-free extracted from pure olive oil. Cetearyl Olivate & Sorbitan Olivate’s purpose is to reduce water loss and leave the skin with a high moisturizing effect. This emulsion is crucial in seamlessly blending botanicals in a cosmetic solution. This recipe helps soften the skin & hair, and gives products a smooth and luxurious feel. Its long carbon chains make it an exquisite emollient. As a derivative of olive oil, this plant based powerhouse behaves in synergy with the skin’s lipids, providing a great deal of rejuvenation and cell structure enhancement.

CINNAMON

Inci Name Cinnamomum Verum

Sanskrit Name Darusita

Composition

Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, eugenol, trans-cinnamic acid, Vitamin E, protein, potassium

Benefits

Cinnamon as an elite member of anti-inflammatories makes it great for treating itchy and inflamed skin, removing blackheads and healing blemishes. From the kitchen to the lab, the spectrum of this spice’s effects are underestimated. Composed of powerful flavonoids, cinnamon is a remarkable anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial agent. This botanic is ideal for acne removal and wound healing. Its internal properties such as Vitamin K, iron and calcium enhance blood circulation, sebum regulation and collagen boost. It is no doubt that in 100 A.D. a gram of true cinnamon was known to have fifteen times the value of a gram of silver.

CHRYSANTHEMUM

Inci Name Chrysanthemum Morifolium

Sanskrit Name Sevanti

Composition

Flavonoids like luteolin, apigenin and acacetin, choline, and Vitamin B1, Vitamin C and A, niacin, folic acid and pantothenic acid and is also rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and phosphorus.

Benefits

From the family of asteraceae and native to East Asia, this precious flower inhibits inflammation, provides a source of Vitamin B to the body and supports a healthy moisture content and prevents the wrinkling of the skin due to environmental aggressors such as aridness, wind and heat. This hand picked flower is a staple in fall gardens, its addition also provides a gorgeous pop of color in product solution, perfect to enhance your mood for the day.

CINNAMON BARK ESSENTIAL OIL

Inci Name Cinnamomum Burmannii

Sanskrit Name Darusita

Composition

Cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl alcohol, eugenol, trans-cinnamic acid, Vitamin E, protein, calcium, potassium.

Benefits

Specialising in providing antioxidant effects, the Cinnamon Bark is a potent antibacterial and antifungal oil. Cinnamaldehyde inhibits inflammation, nitric oxide plays a vital function for the skin to adapt and function to the best of its ability. This essential oil improves fine lines and plumps the skin, relieving any eczema, fades acne scars and nourishes the skin.

Featured In

Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque, Mitti Raw Honey Face Mask.

CITRIC ACID

Inci Name Citric Acid

Composition

Citric acid is isolated by precipitating it with calcium hydroxide to yield calcium citrate salt, from which citric acid is regenerated by treatment with sulfuric acid, as in the direct extraction from citrus fruit juice.

Benefits

Citric acid enhances the antioxidant properties of other plant ingredients and optimizes the pH of a formulation. Citric acid is a vital component in the metabolic process of all aerobic organisms. As an alpha-hydroxy acid, using plant based power, this cleanser enhances desquamation and plumps the dermis in the process. An antioxidant apt for acnegenic skin, it helps optimize the pH of our formulations to balance the skin’s natural pH levels.

CITRONELLOL

Inci Name Dihydrogeraniol

Composition

Citronellol

Benefits

A natural constituent of essential oils, the Citronellol provides a sweet and floral fragrance. This botanical is regarded as a highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. As an antimicrobial it glides gently on the skin, cleansing but also protecting it at the same time.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Illumine Supercritical Face Oil, Camomila Eye Serum.

CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL

Inci Name Citrus Aurantifolia

Sanskrit Name Matulunga

Composition

A-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1, 8-cineole, linalool, borneol

Benefits

Lime oil has immense purifying properties. As an antiseptic, bactericidal and hemostatic, it can energize a tired mind. It has an adaptive function and can also be used as a massage oil or if diluted in the bath, helps with painful muscles and joints. When used in a cream or lotion, it helps to clear oily and congested skin. It is also often used to fight cellulite and tackle the cottage cheese effect on the skin.

CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) OIL

Inci Name Citrus X sinensis

Sanskrit Name Nagaranga

Composition

A-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, citronellal, neral and geranial.

Benefits

This Citrus oil is perfect for orange lovers, its fresh scent is complementary with its antiseptic and tonic properties. It is used as a blended massage oil or can be added to a bath to help reduce stress. When used in a cream, it also assists the lymphatic system, helping to detoxify congested skin. This botanical is great for more mature skin, dealing with dermatitis, as well as acne and soothing dry and arid skin. The general tonic action stems from its ability to elevate collagen formation in the skin, which is required for a youthful glow.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Mandarin Body Butter.

CLARY SAGE OIL

Inci Name Salvia Sclare

Composition

Linalool, linalyl acetate, caryophyllene, a-terpineol, geraniol, neryl acetate, sclareol and germacrene D

Benefits

The presence of linalyl acetate reduces skin inflammation and heals rashes. As a lovely balancing oil, it regulates the production of natural oils in the skin, helpful for both oily and dry skin. A balancing oil that regulates the natural sebum of the skin, clary sage is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent due to caryophyllene. The oil is also a supportive antidepressant owing to its aromatic complex.

CLOVES

Inci Name Syzygium Aromaticum

Sanskrit Name Lavangaha, laung

Composition

Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, β-caryophyllene.

Benefits

The benefits of Cloves are limitless, being antimicrobial, anti-fungal, antiviral and antiseptic all at once. This aromatic flower buds from the family of Myrtaceae, is very helpful to treat a number of ailments within the skin and body.

COCO CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

Inci Name Coco Caprylate/Caprate

Composition

Fatty acids, C12-18, C8-10-alkyl esters.

Benefits

Caprate is an excellent emollient and emulsifier for formulations. Our coconut derived substitute for silicons, CCC, is an emollient-cum-emulsifier that ensures high levels of biocompatibility with the skin. As an ester of coconut fatty alcohol, caprylic acid and capric acid. This complex improves the softness of creams and leaves a non-greasy, silken after touch. As a refatting agent, it enhances penetration of actives, improves the softness of creams without the greasiness and heaviness of oils, leaving a lush after touch.

COCO GLUCOSIDE

Inci Name Coco Glucoside

Composition

Coconut derived C-12 fatty acid

Benefits

This coconut derived botanical is a superior cleanser compared to lauryl glucoside, offering butterlike spread ability onto the skin, due to its 12 carbon double bonded structure. Coco Glucoside is an artisan emollient with a mild foaming capacity.

COCONUT OIL

Inci Name Cocos Nucifera

Sanskrit Name Narikela

Composition

Vitamin E, moisture, medium-chain fatty acids such as lauric acid, myristic acid, caprylic acid, capric acid, caproic acid, linoleic acid.

Benefits

One of the most versatile oils out there, Coconut Oil effectively improves the moisture and lipid content of the skin, making the skin smooth and plumped. A vata and pitta pacifier and ‘Kalpa Vriksha’, meaning ‘has all that it needs to live’. Vitamin A, E and medium chain fatty acids make it a great antioxidant and emollient. Lauric acid, a key component of the oil, offers antibacterial benefits and is suitable for acne prone skin. Unsurprisingly, it is the perfect natural aid to build overall immunity and strength of the body.

Featured In

Wild Rose & Seabuck Face Cream, Mitti Face Masque, Mandarin Body Butter, Himalayan Salt Body Polish

COCONUT CHARCOAL

Inci Name Activated Carbon

Composition

Activated charcoal (charcoal activated with CO2, water vapor) and chemical compounds made of coconut shell

Benefits

Activated Coconut Charcoal is derived from the burning of coconut shells, it is a potent natural treatment used to bind toxins within the body and then excreting them, so they are not reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.

CORIANDER

Inci Name Coriandrum Sativum

Sanskrit Name Dhanyaka

Composition

Linalool, geraniol, terpinen-4-ol, hydrocarbons, ester, camphor

Benefits

This herb contains antibacterial essentials, and it’s fresh aroma can instantly rejuvenate you, supporting evidently soft skin complemented with a radiant glow.

CORNFLOWER BLOSSOM

Inci Name Centaurea cyanus

Composition

Polyenes, anthocyanidins, potassium and magnesium salts, flavonoids, coumarins, cyanine, polysaccharides, tannins, essential oil, potassium, calcium, iron and copper.

Benefits

This vibrant flower is a shy plant, with a short blooming window, between the spring and summer. It is known as an anti-inflammatory agent and also has astringent properties which reduces the visibility of large pores and combats hyperactive oil glands.

CUCUMBER EXTRACT

Inci Name Cucumis Sativa

Sanskrit Name trapusha

Composition

Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), caffeic acid (an antioxidant), fatty acids, the mineral silica, flavonoids, tannin

Benefits

The flavonoids and tannin compounds in cucumber scavenge free radicals and act as an effective antioxidant agent. Cooling and soothing, it helps in refreshing tired skin. Moisture with essential Vitamins enhances skin barrier and collagen structure. Minerals like silica and caffeic acid make excellent rejuvenators, and fair free radical scavengers. Flavonoids make it suitable for soothing skin conditions and refreshing any dull or tired skin.

Featured In

Camomila Eye Serum

COW URINE

Inci Name Bos indicus

Sanskrit Name Gomutra

Composition

Sulphur, phosphate, iron, chlorine, magnesium, citric, calcium salts, Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, minerals, lactose, enzymes, creatinine and gold acids.

Benefits

This unconventional botanical is a byproduct of metabolism in cows. The complex is a popular medicine in the Himalayan regions due to its antifungal and antibacterial abilities. It was used for therapeutic purposes in ancient Ayurvedic medicine, and is most effective in reducing acne, controlling dandruff production and scalp infections. Its antioxidant properties also reduce hair loss.

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DANDELION

Inci Name Taraxacum

Sanskrit Name Dugdhapheni, lootari

Composition

Beta-carotene, iron, Vitamins K, C, E and B6, pectin, calcium, potassium.

Benefits

Dandelion also alludes to the french’s “lion’s tooth”, and is robust in consistently hydrating and plumping the skin, keeping the skin feeling soft and supple.

DECYL GLUCOSIDE

Inci Name Decyl Glucoside

Composition

Decyl glucoside

Benefits

A non-ionic surfactant that's used as a cleansing agent. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin, and possesses moisture binding properties that help make the skin feel smooth and soft. It is a biodegradable surfactant derived from corn and coconuts. Decyl Glucoside is a mild, and gentle surfactant that does not rid the natural oils of the skin and is ideal for skin and hair care formulations.

D- PANTHENOL

Inci Name D-panthenol

Composition

Panthenol is the alcohol form of pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)

Benefits

Pantothenic acid supports the skin’s ability to manage stress. D-panthenol helps nourish and add vital moisture to the skin by sealing in hydration and boosting the skin barrier, to promote its optimal function. Its ability to manage the healthy levels of fibroblasts – the cells that are most prolific in our skin’s connective tissue – which in turn boosts collagen and elastin, the proteins that help keep skin luminous and plumped. This form of Vitamin B5 easily penetrates the skin, allowing it to promote recovery and revitalization of new skin cells.

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EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA

Inci Name Corymbia citriodora

Sanskrit Name Sugandhapatra

Composition

A(alpha) -pinene, b(beta)- pinene, a(alpha)- phellandrene, d(delta) – limonene, camphor, sabinene

Benefits

Eucalyptus Citriodora is also known as lemon-scented eucalyptus, with a refreshing and energising citrus scent. It is a calming, anti-inflammatory oil that inhibits viruses, rids of fungus, and is antiseptic. As a lemon-scented essential oil, Eucalyptus is a calming healer of skin infections.

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS

Inci Name Eucalyptus Globulus

Sanskrit Name Sugandhapatra

Composition

a(alpha) -pinene, b(beta)- pinene, a(alpha)- phellandrene, d(delta) – limonene, camphor, sabinene

Benefits

Also known as the blue gum, this essential oil has an earthy aroma with powerful antiseptic properties that can enhance the skin. It is used for its cooling and refreshing properties and is used in the treatment for stress and pain. Eucalyptus Globulus is potent in managing skin ulcers and any discomforts on the skin.

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FARNESOL

Inci Name Farnesol

Composition

Farnesol

Benefits

Farnesol has fascinating skin care abilities. It is able to even out fine lines and undesired wrinkles. It can lift and tone the skin, regulate sebum, enhance skin vitality and elasticity, increase tissue tension and the moisture binding capacity within the epidermis. Due to its moisture binding properties, it increases tissue tension and makes it more supple.

Featured In

Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil, Mandarin Body Butter.

FLAXSEED OIL

Inci Name Linum Usitatissimum

Sanskrit Name Uma, kusuma, rudrapatni

Composition

Alpha-linolenic acid (ala), unsaturated fatty acids (linolenic acid, linoleic acid, and oleic acid)

Benefits

Beneficial for chronic skin conditions, such as rosacea, acne, the fatty acids balance out the skin's own oils and reduce any inflammation, providing an opportunity for the skin to repair. Considered one of the best winter crops, Flaxseed Oil pacifies the vata disorders and improves kapha and pitta doshas. Consisting of 75-80 times extra lignan than any other plant food variety, it supports the immune system by combating bodily free radicals and balancing hormones. Essential fatty acids balance and repair unappealing skin conditions. Reduces inflammation and has proven to regulate skin oils. It is appropriate for all skin types.

FRANKINCENSE OIL (INCI: BOSWELLIA SERRATA)

Sanskrit Name GUGGULU

Composition

An aromatic resin constituting boswellic acid, linalool, a-pinene, actanol, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.

Benefits

Guggulu holds a very important place in Ayurveda, TCM, Siddha and Unani medicine systems. Especially beneficial in skincare, this oil promotes regeneration of healthy skin cells and tissue. Frankincense oil is my favourite for the face: to help soften and fade fine lines, nourish dry skin and is known to reduce scars and acne marks. Its aroma calms the mind, soothing frayed anxious nerves and lowering stress.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil, Mandarin Body Butter.

FULLER’S EARTH

Inci Name Creta Fullonia

Sanskrit Name Multani mitti

Composition

Magnesium, calcium, montmorillonite, kaolinite, attapulgite, calcite, dolomite and quartz

Benefits

Fuller’s earth has been used as a skin remedy for over thousands of years. It reduces the appearance of acne scars and evens out skin texture. It helps get rid of clogged pores and absorbs excess oil from the skin. Alongside being a natural cleanser and a revitalizer, packed with clay minerals, Multani Mitti has additional hydrous silicates that make it an oil and dirt-absorbing component. Featuring these properties, it can reduce acne and slough away dead skin cells. Magnesium offers anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque

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GERANIOL

Inci Name Geraniol

Composition

Lemonol; Geranyl alcohol; Trans-Geraniol; (E)-Geraniol. Geraniol is a Standardized Chemical Allergen

Benefits

The citrus and fresh aromatic complex of Geraniol enhances mood and relieves stress while its Vitamin C content is a collagen booster and a depigmenting agent for scarred, acnegenic skin. As a terpene alcohol, it is fragrant and regarded as a highly valued oil in aromatherapy, terpene alcohols are antimicrobial and a lot gentler on the skin than phenols.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil, Chamomilla Eye Serum, Mandarin Body Butter.

GERANIUM LEAF OIL

Inci Name Pelargonium Graveolens

Sanskrit Name Parasik, yavani

Composition

Alpha pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.

Benefits

A tridoshic herb, Geranium Leaf oil is a precious stress relieving oil with multiple health benefits. Its citrus notes have tranquil and antimicrobial benefits. The sweet floral undertones balance hormones and relieve the body of stress. It can significantly diminish scars with its anti-inflammatory and anti-irritation effects, it is a great pick for both acnegenic and arid, damaged skin.

Featured In

Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil.

GINGER

Inci Name Zingiber Officinale

Sanskrit Name Nagara, adrak, sonth

Composition

Alpha pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.

Benefits

Ginger is a powerful ancient plant that has exquisite mechanisms in balancing hormones, relieving stress and depression, reducing inflammation and irritation, and preventing bacteria or microbes from developing on wounds, help to reduce scars, blemishes and skin damage.

GLYCERINE

Inci Name Glycerol

Composition

A polyol, a compound that is made up of more than one hydroxyl group. Its chemical structure consists of three hydroxyl groups.

Benefits

Glycerin acts as a humectant and helps in keeping the skin hydrated. You can use glycerine for oily skin and and the blemishes that can erupt such as pimples, acne and blackheads. It also has the ability to counteract bacterial infections. Glycerin minimizes trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) from the skin by locking in moisture between the voids of dry skin cells and works as a luscious conditioner in cohesion with other emollients.

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Our water based formulations feature non palm, non GMO Eco cert certified glycerine.

GOLD LEAF 24 CARAT

Inci Name Chryso Calyx

Sanskrit Name Swarna Bhasma

Composition

Gold, traces of silver

Benefits

Through many ramayana techniques using calcination, Gold is in essence at its purest and safest form for skin care. We’ve added this to our Moonseed Pressed Serum Balm. As a powerful blood stimulator, it can impart radiance and vitality to premature aged and dull skin.

Featured In

Moonseed Pressed Serum Balm

GOLDEN ROOT

Inci Name Rhodiola Rosea

Sanskrit Name Ticktamool

Composition

Proanthocyanidins, phenols, rosavin, flavonoids rosarin.

Benefits

Naturally grown in the wild regions of Asia, the Golden Root unconditionally protects the skin from environmental aggressors, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thus is the superstar in ensuring the skin maintains an opulent and youthful appearance.

GOKSHURA

Inci Name Tribulus Terrestris

Sanskrit Name Ashvadanshtra

Composition

Saponins, flavonoids, furostanol glycosides, alkaloids, and tannins

Benefits

Tridoshic, nourishing and rejuvenating. The Himalayan Gokshura promotes reproductive tissue (shukra dhatu) and improves vigor, making it a good sexual tonic. It can help to improve all kidney functions like increasing urine output and removing toxins, thus useful in treating kidney inflammations. Its energetic principles – Sweet madhuram, slightly astringent kashaya taste and a cold sheeta potency.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

GHRITA GHEE (A2 FROM DESI INDIAN COW)

Inci Name Clarified Butter

Sanskrit Name Ghṛita

Composition

Glycerides (Majorly Triglycerides), Free Fatty Acids, Phospholipids, Sterols, Sterol Esters, Fat Soluble Vitamins, Carbonyls, Hydrocarbons, Carotenoids Butyric acid, caproic acid, capric acid, lauric acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid

Benefits

Ghee is clarified butter, and is crafted to nourish the scalp and hair follicles from within to offer a boost of hydration, thus restoring optimal hair health. Applying Ghee directly onto the hair and scalp can improve the texture endowing the hair with extra smoothness and shine. Considered the purest substance in religious rituals for over thousands of years, Ghee is known as rasayana, a rejuvenator of the body. It regulates all the seven dhatus, a vata and pitta pacifier, it imparts radiance and longevity to skin and hair. Fatty acids make it a mild healer and cleanser. Glycerides and sterols enhance collagen boost and rebuild damaged skin tissues while carbonyls help reduce fine lines and mitigate the effects of any UV damage.

GUGGUL FRANKINCENSE

Inci Name Boswellia Serrata

Sanskrit Name Guggul

Composition

Minerals, resin, volatile oils, sterols, ferulates, flavones, sterones, and other chemical constituents

Benefits

Considered as Yogavahi in Ayurveda, meaning to carry something deep within the tissues, the herb has nourishing effects. Tridoshic, Guggul has a connection with the rakta dhatu (blood) of the body, and enhance the circulatory system. Triglycerides and cholesterol, also the vital composites of skin lipids, include itself in the skin barrier, enhancing moisturization, firmness and skin texture. As a plant-based steroid, the herb has anti-inflammatory benefits, and is an effective cicatrisant and natural sedative.

GUM BABOOL

Inci Name Vachellia Nilotica

Sanskrit Name Babula

Composition

Galactose, aldo bio uronic acid and arabinobioses. Calcium, magnesium and flavonoids- kaempferol-3-glucoside, iso-quercitrin and leucocyanidin.

Benefits

Babool is a rich vessel charged with nutrients, Vitamins and minerals that are wonderful for calming skin irritations and revitalising the skin.

GUDUCHI/ GILOI BARK (moonseed)

Inci Name Tinospora Cordifolia

Sanskrit Name Guduchi /Amruta

Composition

Tinosporin, tinosporide, tinosporic acid, tinosporaside, glycosides, sesquiterpenoids, fatty acids, polysaccharides, palmatine, berberine, tembeterine, tinocordifolioside, phenylpropene disaccharides, choline, columbine

Benefits

Rejuvenating (rasayanna), the moonseed boosts immunity, increases strength of the plasma (rasa dhatu) and alleviates vata and kapha doshas with its bitter, pungent taste and hot potency. Polysaccharides and berberine balance skin moisture, enhance desquamation and fade scars, blemishes, wrinkles and fine lines on skin. It promotes blood supply to the skin. Choline and Vitamin B maintain healthy skin while the columbine works synergistically to eliminate pain and discomfort on the skin.

Featured In

Soul & Spirit Supplement

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HEMP SEED OIL

Inci Name Cannabis Sativum

Sanskrit Name Bhanga

Composition

Zinc, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and fiber, 9 essential amino acids, omega-6, gamma linoleic acid.

Benefits

Hemp seeds are originally miniature seeds from the Cannabis sativa plant. They are enriched with protein and omega-6 fatty acids. These fatty acids nourish and moisturize your skin in the right manner to provide a luscious finishing on the skin. It promotes healthy skin, by building elasticity. Hemp aids skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.

Featured In

Sitara Strobe lighter Serum, Rose & Sea buck Replenishing Face Cream, Mandarin Body Butter, Hemp & Sea buckthorn Cold Soap

HIBISCUS FLOWER

Inci Name Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis

Sanskrit Name Japa pushpam

Composition

Cyanidin diglucoside, flavonoids and Vitamins, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and ascorbic acid.

Benefits

The extracts from the Hibiscus cultivate hair growth and prevent premature graying, it works well against dandruff, and is high in antioxidants and Vitamin C.

HIMALAYAN PINK SALT

Inci Name Halite

Sanskrit Name Sendha namak

Composition

Rich in minerals, it includes 95–96% sodium chloride with 2–3% polyhalite and ten other minerals. The pink color is due to iron oxide.

Benefits

Provides the body with much needed minerals and other bio compounds, used to detoxify the body. This natural mineral can lower blood pressure, relax the muscle and mind. Its fine granules gently exfoliate dead skin cells leaving it polished and refreshed. It strengthens the skin tissue while also rejuvenating the skin coupled with excellent cleansing properties.

HONEY (RAW)

Inci Name Mellis

Sanskrit Name Madhura

Composition

Sugars, a wide variety of chemical components such as proteins, fats, Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, volatile aromatic substances.

Benefits

Madhura, meaning ‘sweet’, our organically and sustainably sourced honey cleans out toxins and nourishes the skin. Honey is skin food humectant that softens, refine and clears blemishes. Proteins, fats, minerals and enzymes have effective and rapid action in healing infections and promoting cell regeneration.

HYALURONIC ACID (PLANT BASED - INDIAN SENNA)

Inci Name Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide

Sanskrit Name Swarnapatri

Composition

Sennosides A, B, C, D, rhein, chrysophanol, aloe-emodin, kaempferol, myricyl alcohol, salicylic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid

Benefits

This “High-allure” and high attractant holds up to 1000 times more moisture than its own weight, this plant-based gem is an optimum pick for dehydrated and shriveled skin. A naturally occurring polysaccharide, excellent regulator of trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), it perfuses into the collagen and lipids membrane bilayer and replenishes from deep within, restoring the elasticity and plumpness of the corneocytes within the skin.

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INDIGO

Inci Name Indigofera Argentea

Sanskrit Name Neelinee

Composition

Tannins, phenols, steroids, glycosides, flavonoids, amino acid, alkaloids

Benefits

Indigo is a natural dye which imparts a blue tinge while masking greys. Alkaloids effectively reduce dandruff and flavonoids encourage hair growth. Amino acids build damaged protein and keratin and replenish dry, dehydrated hair.

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JASMINE MOGRA

Inci Name Jasminum Grandiflorum

Sanskrit Name Mallika

Composition

Benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, benzyl benzoate nerol, linalool, farnesol

Benefits

The Jasmine Mogra’s sweet floral aroma helps relax and uplift the spirit. The white flowers signify peace, affection, tranquility and respect. They please the heart, refresh the mind and calm the kapha and pitta doshas. Benzoic acid and benzaldehyde offer a great deal of masking, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Farnesol allows collagen boost, enhancing skin suppleness and cell regeneration. The naturally occuring fragrant molecules offer soothing and warm feels to the body, mind and spirits.

JATAMANSI (Valerian)

Inci Name Nardostachys Jatamansi

Sanskrit Name Jatamansi

Composition

Jatamansone, jatamansin, calarene, steroids, alkaloids, sterols, tannins, glycosides, flavonoids

Benefits

Of valerian origin, this root is vital in all high vata disorders of nerves and brain used in combating insomnia (anidra), epilepsy (apasmara), hysteria and convulsions. Not only a nervous tonic but a rejuvenation tonic (medhya rasayana) for the brain, improving memory (smruti) and intelligence (dhi). Jatamansi calms the brain and manages anxiety, making it an excellent herb for treating depression and stress, and indirectly useful for reducing high blood pressure.

Featured In

Beauty and Brain Supplement, Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

JOJOBA OIL

Inci Name Simmondsia Chinensis

Sanskrit Name Oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid

Composition

Saponin glycoside, glycyrrhizin, chalcone glycoside isoliquiritin.

 

Benefits

One of the most nourishing yet purifying skin cleansers, Jojoba’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties dissolve and melt away excess sebum that clogs pores making it ideal in treating acne prone skin.

JUNIPER BERRY

Inci Name Juniperus Communis

Sanskrit Name Vapusha, vistra, ashvatthaphala

Composition

A-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, bornyl acetate, limonene, nerol, linalool

Benefits

The Juniper Berry’s remedial use has a long history and folklore dating back to 1500 B.C.E in Egypt. The Juniper Berry’s extracts have natural antiseptic properties that help combat acne and skin wounds and prevent further infections. It can help in alleviating anxiety, drowsiness and combat stress related tension within the body

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KAPOOR KACHORA

Inci Name Hedychium Spicatum

Sanskrit Name Kapur kachri, Kachora

Composition

It is a terpenoid with the chemical formula C10H16O. It is found in the wood of the camphor laurel (Cinnamomum camphora)

Benefits

Native to the Himalayas, Hedychium is a robust plant that can relieve discomfort and itching on the skin. This hermaphrodite species has also been used to treat fungal infections and osteoarthritis. It can also increase local blood flow and act as a “counterirritant,” which reduces pain and swelling caused by irritation.

KAOLIN CLAY

Inci Name Kaolinite

Composition

Silica, kaolinite, muscovite, quartz et al

Benefits

A gentle and buttery clay, kaolinite cleanses and exfoliates dead skin cells, eliminates toxin and excess oil from the skin. One of the most valuable, yet least known natural resources, Kaolin is a fine soft white mineral, tridoshic, a coolant and a relaxant. The clay acts on an elemental level to draw out heat, oil and toxins from the skin. The mineral kaolinite is a natural exfoliator that can soothe skin conditions. Muscovite, a potassium aluminum silica derivative, eases tension and boosts spirits. Traces of quartz impart anti-inflammatory benefits, the presence of anatase ensures UV blocking properties of the clay.

KOKUM SEED BUTTER

Inci Name Garcinia Indica

Sanskrit Name Komal, Vrikshamla

Composition

Citric acid, acetic acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid, hydroxycitric acid, rich in Vitamin B, C and E, other minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium.

Benefits

Encapsulated with soothing and healing properties, excellent emollient properties and high oxidative stability, Komal can nurture damaged skin, soothe inflamed skin, and rejuvenate. One of the most stable and solid butters available, it has been used for over thousands of years for its balance inducing benefits, Kokum pacifies vata dosha. Alpha-hydroxy acids like citric, malic and ascorbic, have collagen and elastin boosting abilities. Its minerals and Vitamins combat free radicals, inflammation and pain. It significantly improves the integrity of the skin barrier, ensuring smooth and supple skin.

KUMKUM KASHMIR SAFFRON

Inci Name Crocus Sativus

Sanskrit Name Kesar

Composition

Crocin-1, picrocrocin, crocin-2, crocin-3 and crocin-4, small amounts of free crocetin (α-crocetin), methyl crocetin (β-crocetin), trans-dimethyl crocetin

Benefits

The purest form of Kumkum, Kesar is one of the most expensive and exotic spices in the world. The tridoshic spice is an exceptional source of proteins and minerals like potassium, iron, calcium that mimic bodily fluids, cells and blood components, making it a significant element for most body and skin matters. Vitamin A, B complex and C make it appropriate for free radical scavenging, cell renewal and de-pigmentation.

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LACTIC ACID

Inci Name Lactic Acid

Composition

Fermentation of carbohydrates such as glucose, sucrose, or lactose, or by chemical synthesis.

Benefits

Lactic Acid is specifically used to treat hyperpigmentation, age spots, and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Other benefits of AHAs like lactic acid include improved skin tone and reduced pore appearance. Do not get alarmed by the ‘acid’ in its name! The gentle alpha-hydroxy acid, primarily used as a pH adjuster in most of our formulations, is actually an excellent moisturizer, ideal for quenching thirsty skin cells. Combats hyperpigmentation, age spots and other factors that contribute to a dull and uneven complexion. Mildly lifts away acneic debris and sensitive tissues, imparting radiance and strength to shriveled skin.

LAVENDER

Inci Name Lavandula Angustifolia

Composition

Linalool & linalyl acetate, α-pinene, limonene, 1, 8-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor.

Benefits

Lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, useful for allergies, anorexia, dizziness, sleeplessness, headaches, depression and anxiety. Cleans and softens skin. Useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds, psoriasis, insect bites and stings. Lavender is an alluring, invigorating healer of all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, wounds, psoriasis and insect bites. A natural cleanser and therapy for broken skin it nurtures and enhances the strength of skin cells.

Featured In

Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil, Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque.

LEMONGRASS OIL

Inci Name Cymbopogon Citratus

Sanskrit Name Bhutrna

Composition

Citral geranyl acetate, myrcene, nerol, citronellal

Benefits

Glamourised as the ‘fever grass’ due to its ability to heal sickness. The botanic calms pitta and kapha, and has cooling effects on the mind. Vitamin C and monoterpenes heal and cleanse the skin with their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Owing to citral, its organic component, the oil restricts bacterial growth and is an superb astringent that minimizes pores and strengthens skin tissues.

LEMON BALM LEAF

Inci Name Melissa Officinalis

Composition

Citronellal, geraniol, citral, flavonoids, polyphenolic compounds (including rosmarinic acid), monoterpene glycosides and aldehydes.

Benefits

Lemon Balm is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, classified as being calming, soothing, healing and tightening on the skin, whilst also stimulating circulation. Fusing the gap between the citrus and mint family, Melissa is an exceptional calming and refreshing herb. Terpenes and flavonoids synergistically give nerve-soothing and antimicrobial benefits. Citrus derivatives enhance cell generation, skin tightening and blood circulation, while minty notes uplift and enhance learning and awareness.

LICORICE

Inci Name Glycyrrhiza Glabra

Sanskrit Name Yashtimashu, mulethi

Composition

Saponin glycoside, glycyrrhizin, chalcone glycoside isoliquiritin. Triterpenoid aglycone, glycyrrhetic acid (glycyrrhetinic acid; enoxolone) conjugated to a disaccharide of glucuronic acid

Benefits

Licorice root extract has astringent properties, antioxidant protection, as well as the ability to promote skin-radiance. It contains concentrations of flavonoids, such as glabridin, that equip the skin with antioxidant properties. Mulethi is a common ingredient used in many skincare products to lighten the discoloration or pigmentation.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque, Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque, Sitara Strobelighter Serum, Rose & Seabuck Replenishing Face Cream, Camomila Eye Serum, Mandarin Body Butter

LIME

Inci Name Citrus Aurantifolia

Sanskrit Name shabdkosh

Composition

A-pinene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, terpinolene, 1, 8-ceneole, linalool, borneol, citral et al.

Benefits

Composed of various citrus and green flavor notes, Lime oil lifts depression and energizes a tired mind. Also used as a massage oil, it enhances blood flow and soothes painful, tired muscles. Terpenes offer antiseptic, bactericidal and hemostatic benefits. Artisanal formulation of a cream can significantly clear out oily congested skin and is often used to fight cellulite and blemishes.

LODHRA

Inci Name Symplocos Racemosa

Sanskrit Name Lodhra

Composition

Flavanol, glucosides, flavanol glycosides, oleanolic acid, loturine, isoloturine, harmane et al.

Benefits

Lodhra in Sanskrit means one that makes the body, mind and soul firmer and stronger. Called the Divyaushadhi in Ayurveda, meaning a divine herb with healing vibrations, Lodhra pacifies pitta and vata doshas. Alkaloids and glycosides are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents that can alleviate any skin condition. Flavanols make it a strong antioxidant, anti-cancer and an effective reverser of sun damage.

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MANDUKAPARNI / GOTU KOLA (Indian pennywort/gotu kola)

Inci Name Centella Asiatica

Sanskrit Name Mandukaparni

Composition

Amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids. Amino acids, Asiaticoside derivatives, madecassic acid, beta carotene, fatty acids

Benefits

An Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine hero, Gotu Kola has been flagged as the ‘fountain of youth’ and is known for its calming and cooling effects. It is believed to awaken the crown chakras of the body, enhancing endurance and instigating awareness and wellbeing. Increases memory (smruti) and intelligence (dhi). A very helpful herb in reducing dementia (vismruti) insomnia (anidra) and (chinta) stress making it indirectly useful in conditions like high blood pressure. Asiaticoside derivatives offer admirable antioxidant and antimicrobial benefits, while madecassic acid encourages skin healing by boosting collagen production.

Featured In

Beauty and Brain Supplement, Mitti Face Masque

MALKANGNI OIL

Inci Name Celastrus Paniculatus

Sanskrit Name Jyotishmati

Composition

Malkangunin, celapanin, celapanigin, celapagin, pristimerin, zeylasterone & zeylasteral, fatty oil with palmitic, oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids.

Benefits

Known as the black oil plant, this potent plant is found in the high altitudes of India. It is a botanical used in Ayurvedic medicine in India, Malkangni is a cold-pressed raw herbal oil that is an antioxidant, stimulant, rejuvenator and an antidepressant.

MANDARIN ESSENTIAL OIL

Inci Name Citrus Reticulata

Composition

Linalool, monoterpene, phenol, ketone, limonene, geraniol, citral, citronellal

Benefits

Anti-inflammatory, prevents acne, excellent treatment against oily skin. Cures skin disorders and maintains moisture balance in the skin.. One of the mildest and richest citrus oils, Mandarin restores imbalances in body and skin. Mandarin extract is known as the ‘happy oil’ because it greatly reduces stress while the tangy oil pacifies kapha and pitta doshas. The hydroxyl components make great anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents. Vitamin C encourages collagen boost, skin regeneration and moisture balance. Its citrus odor profile uplifts mood and enhances blood circulation.

MANJISHTHA

Inci Name Rubia Cordifolia

Sanskrit Name yojanavalli, vastrabhushana, kalameshi

Composition

Purpurin, munjistin, xanthopurpurin or purpuroxanthin and pseudopurpurin

Benefits

Manjishtha is an Ayurvedic herb that has an illuminating red hue, which is symbolic of its purifying and detox benefits for the skin and body. As an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, it helps in revitalising dry skin and skin rashes, or clearing persistent acne.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque.

MAY CHANG OIL

Inci Name Litsea Cubeba

Composition

Geranial, neral and citral

Benefits

The active compounds in May Chang Oil work deep down within your epidermis, repairing and renewing skin cells to help rejuvenate your complexion. Once revitalised, your skin will be able to protect itself from free radicals to prevent premature ageing and maintain a youthful glow. It works great to penetrate pores and cleanse them from stubborn impurities and toxins, leaving your complexion purified.

MICA

Inci Name Mica

Sanskrit Name Abhraka

Composition

The Mica group represents 37 phyllosilicate minerals that have a layered or platy texture.

Benefits

Mica can be milled into a fine and pristine powder and therefore creates a seamless finish. As a naturally produced product it is a particularly well-loved ingredient among organic and natural beauty brands, and is safe to use on almost all skin types with little to no side effects. Abhrak meaning sky, signifies the similarity of the mineral to impart clear, starry, luminous texture. Layers of phyllosilicate minerals allow it to absorb and block UV. Uneven reflection of light from these layers imparts a shimmery finish, ideal for flawless skin textures. Traces of plant alkaloids protect the skin from external attacks.

MILK

Inci Name Lactose

Sanskrit Name Ksira

Composition

Water, lactose, fat, protein, and minerals

Benefits

Milk is conducive to strong bone health, due to its powerful combination of nutrients, including calcium, phosphorus, potassium, protein and (in grass-fed, full-fat dairy) Vitamin K2. All of these nutrients are essential for maintaining strong, healthy bones. But if you’re lactose intolerant, don’t worry, lactic acid in skincare will not induce any negative side effects! Lactic acid, which is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) ingredient, is very beneficial in anti-aging face cleansers and stimulates new cell growth on the skin.

MINT LEAVES

Inci Name Mentha

Sanskrit Name pudina

Composition

Various esters, particularly menthyl acetate, menthol, beta carotene, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C, potassium, volatile oils, methone, tannins, resin, and romaine acid.

Benefits

The infinite healing and cooling properties of this botanical makes it the safest and effective anti-inflammatory. Mint can not only soften your skin but also eliminate any itching sensation, reduce markings on the skin, remove dead cells, blackheads, and soothe inflamed acne.

MORINGA

Inci Name Moringa Oleifera

Sanskrit Name Sigru, haritashaka, bahulachada, shobhanjana, tiksnagandha

Composition

Vitamin A, B, C, K with protein, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, all essential amino acids.

Benefits

Native to the Indian subcontinent, Moringa is a nutrient rich skinfood that we adore using in both our formulations and our cooking! Abundant in bio actives that restore elasticity, build collagen, reduce fine line, tone and lift sagging skin while effectively nourishing it from the inside out. Moringa is a robust plant’s extract that absorbs easily into the skin, rejuvenates lackluster, dull, tired skin at a deep cellular level.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque

MUSTA (NAGARMOTHA)

Inci Name Cyperus Rotundus

Sanskrit Name Musta

Composition

Cineol copadiene, copaene, cyperol, cyperolone, isocyperol, isokobusone

Benefits

Musta supplies nutrients to the hair and scalp revitalising it from the lost in nutrients from our daily life. Nagarmotha also moisturizes the scalp and prevents the discomfort related to a dry scalp. Nagarmotha helps in healing the damages caused to the hair. Nut Grass is beneficial in treating nausea and digestive problems. It is used as an analgesic for menstruation pain and the herb facilitates detoxification in the liver when absorbed into the bloodstream.

Featured In

Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

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NEEM

Inci Name Azadirachta Indica

Sanskrit Name Nimba

Composition

Vitamin C, quercetin, linoleic acid, oleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid.

Benefits

Nimba features antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce acne and clogged pores. It also reduces redness and encourages collagen production in the skin. Perfect for detoxifying and enabling a radiant glow in the skin.

Featured In

Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque

NEROL

Inci Name Nerol

Composition

Nerol (monoterpene)

Benefits

Nerol is found in many essential oils such as lemongrass and hops. It was originally isolated from neroli oil, hence its name. This transparent tonic is used in perfumery to elevate the refreshing sensation in perfumery. It is the perfect plant-based scent that is gentle on the skin.

NEROLI OIL

Inci Name Citrus Aurantium Amara

Sanskrit Name Nagarana

Composition

A-pinene, B-pinene, alpha terpinene, farnesol, camphene, geraniol, linalool, nerolidol

Benefits

Neroli has been used for over thousands of years to represent inner and outer purity. Neroli improves the texture and tone of the skin, by reducing scarring, stretch marks and maintaining the natural elasticity of the skin. Its high and cheerful aromatic complex is highly valued for mood enhancement and stress relieving effects. Multiple volatile fragrant ingredients offer antimicrobial and cooling benefits. Vitamin C diminishes pigments, enhances collagen boost and maintains the natural elasticity of the skin. Refreshing citrus and herbaceous notes replenish the overall body, mind and soul.

Featured In

Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face Oil.

NETTLE LEAVES

Inci Name Urtica Dioica

Sanskrit Name Vrscikali

Composition

Protein, Vitamins A, C, E, metals selenium, zinc, iron, and magnesium, acetylcholine, tannic and gallic acids, gum, and wax, sixteen free amino acids.

Benefits

Antioxidants help relieve allergies, reduce swelling and inflammation and have antibacterial properties. Nettle is a boon to the circulatory system, the pitta and kapha pacifier is a rasayana in Ayurveda. Gallic acid, Vitamins and minerals offer antioxidant, inflammation suppressing and collagen-elastin boosting benefits. With the ability to act on the inner layers of the skin, it relieves allergies, infections and enhances skin cell turnover. Acetylcholine and amino acids regulate skin enzymes and temperature, maintaining overall balance.

NIRGUNDI

Inci Name Vitex Negundo

Sanskrit Name Indrani

Composition

Phenol, dulcitol, alkaloid, casticin, artemetin, orientin et al.

Benefits

A versatile herb, commonly used to balance the vata and kapha doshas of the body and regulate all seven chakras. The phenol in Nirgundi imparts pain relieving and anti-inflammatory benefits. While the flavonoids and alkaloids tackle microbes and make it a blood circulation enhancer. This potent herb is filled with dulcitol, an effective humectant, balancing skin moisture and enhancing skin texture and appearance.

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OLIVE FRUIT OIL

Inci Name Olea Europaea

Sanskrit Name Jitavriksha

Composition

Full of antioxidants and Vitamins such as Vitamin E, an excellent omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid composition such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid.

Benefits

Olive Seed oil is an all rounded beauty booster, rich in Vitamins and antioxidants. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Vitamin E. Olive Fruit Oil helps in exfoliating and moisturizing, second in line for its plant-based squalene content, olive oil is an excellent emollient for nourishing the skin. Vitamin E protects the skin from oxidative stress and revitalizes skin tissues. Its fatty acid content, strength giving omegas and nutrients deeply nourishes and replenishes dehydrated skin cells and reverses any signs of damaged skin.

OSMANTHUS

Inci Name Osmanthus Fragrans

Composition

Linalool, α-ionone, β-ionone, nerol, γ-decalactone, 9, 12, 15-octadecatrienoic acid, and hexadecanoic acid.

Benefits

Osmanthus, also known as gui hua in Mandarin, this fragrant plant embodies fertility and peace. In its niacinamide form, it works to prevent water loss and retain the skin's moisture content. Osmanthus is also known to increase keratin, a protective protein that reduces the tearing of cells, making it more elastic and adaptable to potential external aggressors.

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PALMAROSA OIL

Inci Name Cymbogogon Martini

Sanskrit Name Dhymakha

Composition

Myrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene.

Benefits

Palmarosa oil rejuvenates and hydrates the skin whilst stimulating cell regeneration. It also balances the skin’s production of sebum. A skin cell stimulator and a mood uplifting oil with its subtle rosy notes, Palmarosa is a regenerative oil for various skin conditions. It’s not only a physiological boon for broken skin, but also a very essential psychological palliative remedy for tired, anxious and nervous minds. Its citrus notes connote the presence of derivatives with Vitamin C, rejuvenating layers of skin whilst stimulating cell regeneration and harmonizing the skin’s microflora and the acid mantle.

PANCHAGAVYA

Sanskrit Name panchakavyam

Composition

Cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd, jaggery, ghee, banana, Tender coconut and water

Benefits

Panchagavya is an organic blend that is seen as a blessing to mankind. It has the potential to play the role of promoting growth and providing immunity in the plant system. Panchagavya is a concoction of filtered cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd, jaggery, ghee, banana, tender coconut and water. But don’t let this unique formula fool you! This form of green chemistry is extremely beneficial in strengthening the various organs in the body.

PATCHOULI OIL

Inci Name Pogostemon Cablin

Sanskrit Name Pachi

Composition

Alpha patchoulene, beta patchoulene, alpha bulnesene, alpha guaiene, caryophyllene, seychellene and pogostol.

Benefits

This silky oil alleviates skin issues such as acne, irritation and inflammation. Patchouli Essential Oil has various anti-ageing properties. Not only does Pachi heal and detox your skin, but its active compounds also help to stimulate muscle contractions to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles. Its ability to drain the skin and regenerate the epidermis to leave your complexion rejuvenated. Pachi works to regenerate and renew the skin. Its healing properties help to reduce the appearance of scars, blemishes, pigmentation and signs of ageing.

PEPPERMINT OIL

Inci Name Mentha Piperita

Sanskrit Name Paparaminta

Composition

Menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methyl acetate, methofuran, limonene

Benefits

This aromatic herb from the mint family is infused with compounds that relieves skin irritation and itchiness, reduces redness and inflammation of the skin. But most importantly, Peppermint will leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

POTASSIUM SORBATE

Inci Name Potassium Sorbate

Composition

Potassium sorbate is the potassium salt of sorbic acid

Benefits

A high mineral salt that we use as a natural preservative, Potassium Sorbate stops the growth and spread of harmful bacteria and moulds. This is paraben-free, broad-spectrum, natural salt used for its preservative benefits, potassium sorbate can significantly inhibit growth of molds, yeasts and aerophile bacteria.

PEACH KERNEL OIL

Inci Name Amygdalus Persica

Composition

Vitamins A and E as well as various B-group Vitamins, varieties of fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic, saturated fatty acids, triglycerides.

Benefits

Despite being a light oil, Peach Kernel oil is packed with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Peach Kernel does not leave a sticky finish, they retain moisture deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration which makes the epidermis more supple and youthful. The oil is ideal for dry, flaky or sensitive skin, by rejuvenating the skin and as a result softening it.

PETITGRAIN (ORANGE LEAF)

Inci Name Citrus Aurantium Amara

Composition

Linalool, linalyl acetate, geranyl acetate and α-terpineol

Benefits

The Orange Leaf is a handpicked remedy to calm problematic skin due to its antiseptic properties. It is used indirectly as an antidepressant for the mind once its benefits have come into effect. Thus this essential oil can soothe and heal one’s complexion.

POMEGRANATE

Inci Name Punica Granatum

Sanskrit Name Dadima

Composition

Rich in polyphenols, a range of tannins, Vitamin C and K. Fructose, glucose, pectin, ascorbic acid, citric acid, malic acid, bioactive compounds: phenolics and flavonoids, principally anthocyanidins

Benefits

One of the most popular superfoods that truly lives up to its reputation is the Pomegranate. Dadima is a superior fruit, enriched with antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Pomegranate powder infused in skincare formula brightens skin while retaining moisture and maintaining proper circulation and hydration within the body. Infused with high levels of Vitamins and minerals, Pomegranate fades out hyperpigmentation and acne flare ups. The anthocyanins protect the skin from powerful UV rays and maintain blood circulation. Punicic acid and triglycerides ensure skin hydration, collagen boost and free radical scavenging.

Featured In

Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque.

PLUM KERNEL

Inci Name Prunus Domestica

Composition

Oleic Acid, tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols, palmitic acid, stearic acid, omega 9, omega 6, stearic, palmitic, arachidic acid

Benefits

Claimed by board-certified dermatologists as “The next big beauty trend”. A very potent source of oleic acid, Plum Kernel is an excellent emollient. The tocopherols help combat free radicals while the phytosterols fight microbes. Its fatty acid profile promotes healthy collagen production with proven skin firming and lifting benefits, making it ideal for flaky skin.

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ROSA DAMASCENA

Inci Name Rosa

Sanskrit Name taruni

Composition

Contains more than 300 known compounds, the main chemical components are citronellol, phenyl ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol, linalool, nonanal and rose oxide and Vitamin C

Benefits

Also known as the rose of Castille, this botanical is powerful in calming the skin, while moisturizing and hydrating all skin types and is particularly beneficial for acneic, dry, mature and sensitive skin. It reduces skin redness, fights inflammation, helps aid damaged capillaries on the skin and acts as a general skin tonic. In the process of improving skin texture, Rosa improves overall health, boosts confidence & fights depression.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Wild Rose Himalayan Mist, Camomila Eye Serum, Sambac Botanical Mist

ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL

Inci Name Rosmarinus Officinalis

Composition

Antioxidants, a-pinene, borneol, b-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1, 8-cineole and limonene

Benefits

Equipped with antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities, Rosemary eliminates eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne, toning skin and removing dryness. Known as a hair growth herb. The herbal, minty, medicinal notes relieve stress and improve alertness. Caffeic acids- rosmarinic acid make excellent free radicals and antimicrobials, tightening skin and subsiding inflammatory responses of various skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, acnes, and rosacea.

ROSE HIP BUD

Inci Name Rosa Moschata

Sanskrit Name Shatpari

Composition

Omega-3, omega-6, linoleic acid, proVitaminA, Vitamin C and E.

Benefits

Rosehip is often described as the ‘Fountain of Youth’ because of its remarkable ability to revitalize and hydrate damaged skin. One of the richest plant sources of Vitamin A (retinol), Rosehip is most preferred for its firming benefits. It has potent antioxidant action and helps protect the body from numerous internal and external stresses, preventing and fighting infections, colds, flu and pneumonia. Essential fatty acids regulate skin elasticity, pigmentation, blemishes and stretch marks. Vitamin C and lycopene rejuvenate skin by repairing and prepping the skin for any potential environmental pollutants.

Featured In

Illumine Elixir Supercritical Face oil, Wild Rose & Seabuck Face Cream.

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SAFFRON

Inci Name Crocus Sativus

Sanskrit Name kumkum, kesaravara

Composition

Crocin-1, picrocrocin, crocin-2, crocin-3 and crocin-4, small amounts of free crocetin , methyl crocetin, trans-dimethyl crocetin.

Benefits

Saffron is instilled with natural skin lightening qualities, promoting radiant and smooth skin and effective in naturally lightening undesired pigmentation. The antifungal content of saffron makes it effective for the treatment of acne, blemishes and blackheads in order to refine the skin texture.

Featured In

Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque.

SAFED MUSLI

Inci Name Chlophytum Borivillanum

Sanskrit Name Musali

Composition

Musali

Benefits

Musali is an excellent herb used in the treatment of nourishing therapy (brumhana) and increasing all (dhatus) tissues. Its sweet, bitter taste and hot potency increases kapha, but balances vata and pitta. It is an excellent herb used for increasing (Ojas) immunity. It also improves muscle mass and strength. It is ideal for athletes who seek to increase endurance and strength. This tonic is suitable for both men and women’s bodies.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

SARIVA (indian sarsaparilla)

Inci Name Hemidesmus Indicus

Sanskrit Name Sariva/Anantamul

Composition
Benefits

Sweet, bitter taste with a cold potency, Sariva is useful in treating many pitta imbalance diseases. Sariva is an excellent blood purifier hence good for treating varieties of skin conditions mainly due to its high pitta. Useful as rejuvenation therapy in children and during pregnancy. In men Sariva improves the quality of (shukra dhatu) reproductive tissue and improves sperm quality and quantity.

Featured In

Beauty & Brain Supplement

SANDALWOOD

Inci Name Santalum Album

Sanskrit Name Chandana

Composition

Sesquiterpenic alcohols, tricyclic α-santalol. β-santalol

Benefits

As an aromatic wood, Sandalwood is regarded as one of the most expensive and valuable botanical in the world. It is extremely effective in soothing pimples, acne, blemishes and rashes and is able to soak up excess oil and sebum from the skin, thus cleansing it.

SEABUCKTHORN BERRY OIL

Inci Name Hippophae Rhamnoides

Sanskrit Name Tset lulu, Dhurchuk

Composition

Vitamins A, C, E, F, P and B complex: flavonoids (with an effect of Vitamin P), polyphenols and polysaccharides. tocopherols, catechins and procyanidins, cyclitols, phospholipids, tannins, sugars: galactose, fructose, xylose, organic acids (maleic acid, oxalic acid, malic acid, tartaric acid), phenolic acids, e.g. ferulic acid. High content of beta-carotene and other carotenoids such as lycopene, cryptoxanthin, physalien, zeaxanthin, Omega-7, saturated fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), superoxide dismutase

Benefits

A powerful anti-aging oil full of super charged antioxidants. The Seabuckthorn Berry oil repairs wounds, revitalizes skin, is anti-inflammatory and repairs cell membranes. It is also able to protect the skin against UV induced skin damage and environmental pollutants, and supports skin cell function.

Featured In

Wild Seaberry Supercritical Oil, Illumine Supercritical Face Oil, Rose & Seabuck Replenishing Face Cream, Sitara Strobelighter Serum, Mandarin Body Butter

SILICA

Inci Name Silicon-dioxide

Sanskrit Name Sikta

Composition

Silica is made of the most common elements on earth, silicon (Si) and oxygen (O2).

Benefits

Silica offers a glue-like function which is imperative for maintaining nails, teeth and hair robust and healthy. Silica is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps relieve skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Owing to its light, fine particles and carbon traces easily diffuse, enhancing wound healing and desquamation. A binder of skin and hair protein and a constituent of collagen, it has an ability to provide resilience to connective tissues, reduce inflammation and enhance skin renewal.

Featured In

Sitara strobe lighter serum, silica allows the active serum to rapidly absorb into skin by offering a route through proteins, whilst building collagen and ensuring an even shine.

SODIUM BENZOATE

Inci Name Sodium Benzoate

Composition

Sodium benzoate is a substance which is the sodium salt of benzoic acid and exists in this form when dissolved in water.

Benefits

When blended with caffeine, Sodium Benzonate has a sunscreen effect, by providing UV protection with antioxidant properties. Found naturally in cranberries, cinnamon, prunes, plums, ripe cloves and apples, it is used for its bacteriostatic and fungistatic activity in food and cosmetics.

SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Inci Name Helianthus Annuus

Sanskrit Name Suryamukhi

Composition

Oleic acid, linoleic acid group of oils, Vitamin E, sterols, squalene, and other aliphatic hydrocarbons, terpene and methyl ketones.

Benefits

As a source of squalene, Sunflower Seed oil replenishes the skin’s content and clears out imbalances that trigger acne and other skin conditions while helping the skin retain its moisture without clogging pores or blocking the flow of oxygen into skin cells. This simple oil offers deep nourishment due to its fatty acid profile. Its thin texture also absorbs quickly, making it an ideal moisturizer for any skin and season!

Featured In

Rose & Seabuck Replenishing Face Cream, Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque, Qing Face Cleansing Oil, Sitara Strobelighter Serum, Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

SHIKAKAI

Inci Name Acacia Concinna

Sanskrit Name Shikakai

Composition

Alkaloids, tannins, glycosides, phytosterols, phenols, mucilage, saponins

Benefits

Shikakai is bestowed as the ultimate food for the skin and hair. It is known as the ‘Kushta’ herb, meaning ‘a fighter’ of most skin and hair conditions. While the alkaloids and glycosides tackle dryness and dandruff, the tannins work in the favour of the skin by tightening pores. The mucilage offers a great deal of hair and skin cell replenishment and deep moisturization and the saponins in the herb bind to the dirt, offering intense cleansing.

SODIUM ANISATE

Inci Name Sodium Anisate

Composition

Sodium salt of anisic acid, derived from fennel seeds.

Benefits

Sodium anisate is a mild, gentle, yet a broad antimicrobial agent. It is known to help with acne due to its antimicrobial, conditioning, pH regulating and anti-inflammatory activity.

Featured In

All our water-based formulations feature it as a part of our preservative system.

SODIUM LEVULINATE

Inci Name Sodium Levulinate

Composition

Sodium salt of levulinic acid

Benefits

A mild and gentle antimicrobial agent which also functions as a skin conditioner due to its bulky chemical structure. Sodium Levulinate is a natural compliant, eco certified and palm free preservative. We go to great lengths to source green and clean systems of preservatives that don’t penetrate the barriers unlike most synthetic alcohol blends.

Featured In

All our water-based formulations feature it as a gentle preservative system.

SESAME SEED

Inci Name Sesamum Indicum

Sanskrit Name Tila

Composition

Oleic acid, linoleic acid, saturated fatty acids, phenols sesamol, sesaminol

Benefits

The ‘Queen of Oilseeds’, Sesame acts as a natural sunscreen and prevents free radicals from damaging the skin. Its moisturizing properties make it an excellent emollient that helps with healing dry skin. Sesaminol combats acne and acne scars and prevents free radicals from damaging the skin. The fatty acid content in Tila makes it an excellent emollient for shriveled skin.

Featured In

Beauty and Brain Supplement, Sunseeker Sunveil Protective Lotion, Kesha Fortifying Hair Oil

SHANKHPUSHPI (speedwheel)

Inci Name Convolvulus Pluricaulis

Sanskrit Name shankhpushpi

Composition

Convolamine, alkoids, ceryl alcohol. terpine, convosine

Benefits

Shankhpushpi is (medhya rasayana), it boosts memory, concentration and quality of sleep. It is also useful in improving all brain functions like thought, speech and movement. Shankhpushpi is useful in the treatment of many diseases where (majja dhatu) the brain and nerves get affected. Thus effective in treating various sleep disorders like (anidra) insomnia and (apasmara) epilepsy. This botanical can also be used to heighten the sense of clarity and increase one’s level of focus.

Featured In

Soul & Spirit Supplement

SHATAVARI (buttermilk root)

Inci Name Asparagus Racemosus

Sanskrit Name Satavari

Composition

Asparagine, arginine, tyrosine, flavonoids, glycosides, resin, tannin

Benefits

Satavari is the mother Teresa of regulating women’s reproductive organs. The buttermilk root corrects the imbalance in female reproductive organs, making it handy for treating menstrual and other gynecological problems. It also improves breast milk production after delivery and is an excellent immune booster. Shatavari is diuretic and useful as a demulcent for the entire gastrointestinal tract. Its bitter and sweet taste and cold potency make it good for reducing high pitta and useful for the treatment of (amlapitta) hyperacidity and (grahani) various disorders of the colon.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

SHILAJIT (mineral pitch)

Inci Name Ashphaltum Punjabianum

Sanskrit Name Shilajeet

Composition

Humic acid, fulvic acid, selenium and minerals

Benefits

Shilajit, also called mineral pitch, is the result of a long process of breaking down plant matter and minerals. It is a viscous substance derived from rocks in the high mountain ranges. It is a rasayana with a pungent, bitter, astringent taste and hot potency. It is mainly for kapha constitution persons. It is useful as a tonic to boost the immune system, muscular power and vigor. Shilajit improves stamina and removes fatigue. It specialises in lowering blood sugar and hence is useful in (prameha) diabetes mellitus.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

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TURMERIC

Inci Name Curcuma Longa

Sanskrit Name Haridra

Composition

A group of compounds called curcuminoids, which include curcumin and demethoxycurcumin, varieties of sterol and ketone.

Benefits

Turmeric is an ancient root with potent biological properties. It has astounding anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial complexes. This spice is embedded in numerous recipes because of its ability to heal the skin by reducing acne and scarring. As an anti-inflammatory, it helps fend off free-radicals, normalize and brighten uneven skin tone. A staple in Ayurvedic medicine, it is the go to for targeting chronic pain and inflammation.

Featured In

Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque

TRIPHALA CHURNA

Composition

Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), terminalia bellerica (Bibhitaki), and terminalia chebula (Haritaki)

Benefits

This is a powerful polyherbal remedy composed of Amla, Bibhitaki and Haritaki. This crafted blend of herbs removes dead skin cells and brings a natural glow to the skin. It helps break cellulite, reduces fat, minimizes the appearance of scars, sunburns and skin rashes.

TAMANU

Inci Name Calophyllum Tacamahaca

Sanskrit Name Kambojh, kumbhik

Composition

Palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, terpenic essences, benzoic and oxybenzoic acids, phospho-amino lipids, glycerides, saturated fatty acids

Benefits

Tamanu, meaning ‘beautiful leaf’, is tridoshic and ideal for cell regeneration. Free fatty acids hydrate, nourish and soothe eczema. Calophyllolide and friedelin offer anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits for acne. Tamanu’s traces of phospho-amino lipids and glycerol enhance collagen growth, build skin proteins and significantly rejuvenate arid skin.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque

THYME OIL

Inci Name Thymus Vulgaris

Sanskrit Name ajagandha

Composition

Borneol, carvacrol, cymene, linalool, thymol, tannin, flavonoids, saponins, and triterpene acids.

Benefits

Thyme is a common garden herb that can be embedded into your daily rituals whether it be cooking or skin care. Thymol is one of the naturally occurring classes of compounds known as biocides. These are substances that can destroy harmful organisms, such as infectious bacteria. Thyme has strong antimicrobial properties that reduce acne-causing bacteria on the skin.

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VITAMIN E

Inci Name Tocopherol

Composition
Benefits

A fat-soluble natural antioxidant. Vitamin E prevents oxidation of other ingredients as well as skin cells and boosts their efficacy. Vitamin E also has a moisturizing effect and strengthens the skin’s barrier function by reducing water loss through the skin. When powder is applied to a fresh wound, it helps to stop bleeding immediately and then helps to heal the wound. It is also useful as a blood purifier by treating skin rashes, pimples and boils.

Featured In

Beauty & Brain Supplement

VIDARIKAND (Indian kudzu)

Inci Name Pueraria Tuberosa

Sanskrit Name Bhukushmandi

Composition
Benefits

Vidarikand is one of the best herbs that have dual action of (rasayana) rejuvenation and (vajikara) aphrodisiac. It increases kapha but balances other doshas with its sweet taste and cold potency. It has a specific effect on building (mamsa dhatu) muscle and hence it is found in many herbal supplements for strength building.

Featured In

Body & Balance Supplement

VACHA

Inci Name Acorus Calamus

Sanskrit Name Sadgrantha, Ugragandha, Vayambur

Composition

α-asarone, (E)-methylisoeugenol, and methyleugenol, followed by β-asarone, α-cedrene and camphor

Benefits

Vacha is responsible for tending to the nervous system. It is vata balancing and has medhya properties. Vacha is liberating in the sense that it can clear nasal congestion, improve memory, manage asthma, skin and hair care.

VETIVER OIL

Inci Name Vetiveria Zizanioides

Sanskrit Name Ushira, reshira, sugandhimula

Composition

Benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, A and B vetivone

Benefits

Vetiver oil is praised for bestowing radiant skin by fading dark spots and scars on the epidermis. This earthy oil regenerates skin tissues to reveal a younger and smoother looking complexion. Known as the “oil of tranquility” this botanical is able to calm and nurture the anxious and unnerved mind, body and soul.

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WALNUT

Inci Name Juglans Regia

Sanskrit Name Akhoda

Composition
Benefits

Walnuts increase pitta and kapha and reduce vata. Powerful in increasing the strength of all tissues. This super nut is used as an excellent tonic for increasing intelligence, being the perfect brain food. As per Ayurveda this nut is best for treating erectile dysfunction problems and increasing sperm count. The best method to use these nuts is to indulge with honey. Its energetic principles are sweet, astringent, slightly bitter taste and hot potency.

Featured In

Beauty and Brain Supplement, Turmeric Sand Exfoliant Face Masque, Himalayan Salt Body Polish

WHEAT GERM

Inci Name Triticum Vulgare

Sanskrit Name Godhuma

Composition

Linoleic or omega-6 acid (50 per cent of the oil), oleic acid (15 per cent), palmitic acid and stearic fatty acids along with squalene and lecithin.

Benefits

Wheat Germ is the nutritious heart of the wheat kernel. This nutrient is a concentrated source in fatty acids that are regenerative, anti-oxidant and rejuvenating to the skin. Godhuma also has cicatrisant and immune stimulant properties making a gentle healer for any wounds and skin damages

WITCH HAZEL

Inci Name Hamamelis Virginiana

Composition

Calcium oxalate, gallotannins, safrole, gallic acid

Benefits

The winterbloom is an excellent astringent and antioxidant for the skin. As an astringent toner consisting of gallotannins and gallic acid, Witch Hazel is an extraordinary antioxidant for the skin. The presence of calcium oxalate can help shrivel and clear blemishes and reduce puffiness in the skin from any irritants.

WORMWOOD OIL

Inci Name Artemisia

Sanskrit Name Damar

Composition

A-thujone, b-thujone, sabinene, myrcene, linalyl acetate and geranyl propionate.

Benefits

Damar alleviates stress and depression, by reducing the appearance of visible capillaries, supports vitality and moisture balance in the skin and helps fortify the skin’s barrier function.

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XANTHAN GUM

Inci Name Xanthomonas Campestris

Sanskrit Name Galgal

Composition
Benefits

Galgal is a natural gum derived from a natural fermentation process when sugar is fermented by microbes. When sugar is fermented, it creates a broth which is then dried and turned into a powder. Once Xanthan Gum powder is added to a liquid, it quickly disperses and creates a viscous and stable solution. This is the ideal natural substitute in skin care to act as a stabilizing agent.

Featured In

Mitti Face Masque, Camomila Eye Serum

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YLANG YLANG OIL

Inci Name Cananga Odorata

Sanskrit Name jasada bhasma

Composition

Linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and other sesquiterpenes.

Benefits

On the skin, Ylang-Ylang oil has a soothing effect and its balancing action brings yin and yang to arid or overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum. It has a stimulating effect on the scalp which promotes more luscious hair growth. This oil pacifies the vata and pitta doshas and can regulate both skin and emotional irritations.

Featured In

Mitti Raw Honey Face Masque

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ZINC OXIDE

Inci Name Zinc Oxide

Sanskrit Name Jasada Bhasma

Composition
Benefits

Zinc Oxide is a natural compound that is thought to have been used in health and skin care applications for a millennia. An effective physical sunblock, it nurtures skin conditions like burns or scars and irritations by forming a mild film on the skin. It crafts a protective layer to lock in moisture ensuring smooth and supple skin. It relieves irritation and it is often used as an active ingredient for skin, scalp and hair care. The antibacterial properties make it a common ingredient in antiseptic ointments.

Featured In

Sitara Strobelighter Serum