Origin: Southwest Asia and the Middle East
Benefits: Almond oil is extremely nourishing, for both hair and skin. Rich in vitamin E, vitamin A, omega-3 fatty acids, and zinc, almond oil keeps your skin looking youthful, moisturized and vibrant. By massaging your scalp and hair with almond oil, you can reduce breakage, split ends, itchy scalp and dry roots - leaving your hair moisturized and shiny.
Origin: Arabian Peninsula
Benefits: Known for it's healing power, with it's antibacterial and antifungal properties, aloe increases blood flow to the skin to help heal and soothe. It stimulates skin cells, responsible for healing, and helps collagen production.
Origin: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Benefits: Rich in vitamin C, alma decreases redness, evens out skin tone, and boosts collagen production. It leaves skin feeling and looking softer and brighter, providing antioxidants to the skin.
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Benefits: Anantmul's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial qualities help to heal the skin, removing toxins and promoting better circulation. It can help decrease the appearance of spots and wrinkles, and is known to calm skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis.
Origin: India, Africa and parts of the Middle East
Benefits: Ashwagandha effectively reducing inflammation in the skin and body. Generous in it's antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, ashwagandha protects the skin from infection and acne. It can also help alleviate stress, and other inflammatory responses, and regulates hormone balance.
Benefits: Bakuchi helps to brighten your skin by visibly reducing pigmentation. With naturally occurring compounds comprised of vitamin A (retinols), bakuchi strengthens the protective barriers of the skin to avoid loss of moisture and stimulate collagen production.
Origin: India and Sri Lanka
Benefits: Rich with antioxidants, and other nutrients, bala promotes skiny, healthy hair and glowing skin. With it's healing properties, bala can decrease swelling and bring balance back to your skin's texture.
Origin: India, China, Thailand and Brazil
Benefits: Bhringraj is valued for its rejuvenating, antioxidant, toning, antibacterial, soothing, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory effect. In a hair oil, bhringraj helps to stimulate hair growth, reduces hair loss, prevents premature grey hair, and improve hair elasticity and flexibility.
Benefits: Brahmi is known for it's ability to stimulate strength and energy in the entire body. It has also been used to treat respiratory issues and elevated breathing.
Origin: Arabia, Syria and India
Benefits: Inhalation of calamus root can help clear toxins and cleanse the circulatory and respiratory systems -- aiding in treating sinus congestion. High antiseptic properties, calamus root can effectively prevent virus/bacterial infections.
Origin: Southern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean
Benefits: Helps reduce sensitivity in your skin. With anti-inflammatory properties, calendula petal reduces swelling, inflammation, and redness, leaving your skin calm and smooth.
Origin: Japan and China
Benefits: Camphor contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, anti-anxiety, and sedative properties. It has a calming effect, and increases collagen and elastin production for ageless skin.
Origin: India and Brazil
Benefits: Castor oil brings balance to both the vata and kapha doshas. High in vitamin E and omega fatty acids, castor oil is deeply moisturizing, nourishing, rejuvenating, and protective to the skin and hair.
Origin: Southern and Eastern Europe
Benefits: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile essential oil can help calm skin inflammation and redness. Because it's so gentle, chamomile essential oil is ideal for sensitive skin.
Origin: Sri Lanka and India
Benefits: This herb is known to aid in treating painful and delayed menstruation, diarrhea, cold, cough and other respiratory problems. It is also a topical soothing agent, used for thousands of years in ayurvedic medicine.
Benefits: Due to it's anti-inflammatory agents, clove essential oil reducing inflammation and tension, and relieving pain in the body. It's cooling effect relieves headaches and sinus congestion.
Benefits: Dashmool helps treat inflammation, reduces swelling and fevers, and also helps to balance the vata, pitta and kapha doshas.
Benefits: Eucalyptus is known for its vata pacifying properties with its heating energy. It strengthens the overall metabolism, circulation, and immune system. A powerful antiseptic and analgesic, eucalyptus can be used to treat wounds, infections, and painful inflammation of the muscles that lead to muscle soreness.
Benefits: Frankincense can help pacify vata, calm pitta and revitalize kapha. It's earthy scent can help reduce anxiety and promotes deep sleep. It's also proven to calm arthritic symptoms.
Origin: Mediterranean region, central Europe and southwest Asia
Benefits: Rich with omega-6 fatty acids, grapeseed oil is deeply moisturizing, without a greasy texture or strong scent. It is also known to improve hair texture, promote hair growth, and reduce signs of aging in the skin.
Benefits: High in vitamin C and antioxidants, haritaki reduces the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and brings energy and brightness back to the skin.
Origin: China and India
Benefits: Hibiscus oil is very nourishing for the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth. It is also known to support the female reproductive system, and aid in better circulation throughout the body.