It is not enough to look healthy and beautiful – you also have to feel it. You cannot claim to be healthy, if you are not well. A sense of wellness entails awareness of the need for complete mind-body health. In other words, wellness-oriented actions lead to outcomes that improve physical, emotional or mental fitness.
This year, with the Limited Edition Rakhi Box (have you picked up one yet?) we are celebrating three precious and unique offerings of Nature, that not only help facilitate healing, but also induce tranquillity, a sense of balance and rejuvenation.
Lavender for Skin: Protective Toning and Scar Lightening.
Lavender gets its Latin name from ‘lavare’, meaning ‘to wash’. Its extract has a longstanding reputation as an effective disinfectant and antiseptic; the medicinal properties finding use for minor burns, cuts and wounds, heartburn, motion sickness, and sleep disorders. Lavender encourages healthy production of Ojas – or ‘Life-Giving Nectar’ in the body’s cells. It increases Vata Dosha activity, which governs bodily movement. Together, these influence the smooth functioning of the digestive and immune systems, the body’s biological clock and resulting sleeping patterns; and the healthy expression of moods and emotions. Imbalances in these cast a shadow on the internal and external health of skin, causing premature ageing if ignored. Kama Ayurveda’s Pure Lavender Water soothes reactive, acne-prone and fragile skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps tone and smoothen the skin surface and lighten the appearance of stubborn marks, scars and acne pits. Lavender Water is also recommended for freshly surfaced skin, which may react even to regular water.
Patchouli for Skin: Powerful Cellular Regeneration
Patchouli Oil has a characteristic musky-sweet and earthy smell, which helps induce deep relaxation and meditativeness. Patchouli has been used in traditional Asian healing methodologies to help treat skin disorders related to inflammation and dryness. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and expedites the rate at which skin wounds and scars heal. It is believed that its effective use as an aphrodisiac originated in ancient India, when it was linked to Tantric sexual practices. From an aromatherapy perspective, Patchouli is popular for its ability to reduce feelings of stress, fatigue and anxiety.
Tulsi for Skin: Deep-Skin Detoxing and Stress-Relief
Tulsi is one of the most sacred herbs in Ayurveda, revered for its Sattvic (‘Transcendental, Life-Giving, Pure’) nature. It is a potent blood purifier, as it helps eliminate accumulated impurities that manifest themselves as acne, blemishes and textural irregularities. It acts as an effective toner, enhancing the youthful appearance of skin by toning and tightening skin pores. The smell of Tulsi leaves is an enticing mix of spicy, herbaceous, sweet notes. It helps comfort an exhausted Body and dissipates stress and anxiety in an over-worked Mind, making it a wonderful choice for bathing soaps.
Besides our Limited Edition Rakhi Box, you can also browse through our range of Lavender Patchouli products here