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Almond oil: Prunus dulcis

Sanskrit Name: Vatadha

Composition: vit E, monounsaturated fatty acids, calcium, proteins, potassium and zinc.

Benefits: an excellent emollient that can treat dry and dull skin. Rejuvenates and can help heal skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.

Apricot oil: Prunus armeniaca

Sanskrit Name: Priyalu

Composition: essential fatty acids - oleic, linoleic and palmitic. Triglycerides, glycolipids and phospholipids

Benefits: light quick absorbing, it is a brilliant emollient with has anti-inflammatory and anti oxidant properties. Treats aging skin, protects skin from damage by free radicals. Excellent for sensitive skin.

Avocado oil: Persea gratissima

Sanskrit Name: Neerabijh

Composition: vit A, E and D, various fatty acids- oleic, palmitic, linoleic, myristic, stearic, linoleic and arachidonic. Several minerals: potassium, manganese, phosphorus and silicon.

Benefits: it’s high content of nutrients helps reduce scars, age spots and wrinkles whilst softening and moisturizing different layers of the skin. Nourishes deeply and naturally triggers the collagen production of the skin.

Ativsh: Aconitum Heterophyllum

Sanskrit Name: Prativisha, Upavisha

Composition: vtidine, atisine, hetisine, heteratisine, diterpene alkaloids like – heterophylline, heterophyllidine, heterophyllisine, hetidine.

Benefits: Ativisha has an anti toxic effect on the body. It helps balance all three doshas in the body especially the kapha and pitta.

Amaranth seeds

Sanskrit Name: Amaranthus Bijaka

Composition: protein, iron and copper, B-complex vitamins, oil, starch, calcium, phosphorus, pyridoxin, riboflavin, l-lysine and l-proline, vitamin A and E.

Benefits: anti-inflammatory property increases blood circulation in the body to reduce acne and fine lines on the skin, help to create collagen, gives structure to skin’s tissue, antioxidants in amaranth millets fight stress and neutralize free radicals in the body.

Apricot kernel powder: Prunus armeniaca

Sanskrit Name: Priyalu

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

Benefits: 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.

Aloe leaf juice: Aloe barbadensis

Sanskrit Name: Ghrita kumari

Composition: amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, minerals, vitamin A, C and E, lignins, polysaccharides, salicylic acid, saponins, and sterols, anti-oxidants.

Benefits: anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and analgesic. Anti-oxidants help combat free radicals in the body and skin, the anthraquinones in aloe vera breakup residue, pus and lifeless cells, helps with fluid balance and delivers nutrients into skin cells.

Basil (sweet): Ocimum basillicum

Sanskrit Name: Barbari, Tungi, Kharapushpa, Ajagandhi, Phaninjaka

Composition: vitamin A, Magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium

Benefits: can be used to treat acne and skin infections. Improves blood circulation and is an analgesic. It’s refreshing effect makes it ideal to use as an antidepressant

Basil (holy): Ocimum caryophyllum

Sanskrit Name: Marubaka, Tulasi, Vishnupriya

Composition: ursolic acid, eugenol, bioflavonols such as apegenin and lutien, ocimarin, rosemarinic acid.

Benefits: its medicinal benefits in Ayurvedic texts are well documented and it is regarded as the "mother medicine of nature". It is an adaptogenic environmental stress buster. Its anti-viral, anti-bacterial and immune-enhancing properties promote general health and maintain your body’s natural defense against germs, stress and disease. Purifies the blood from toxins and prevents the appearance of acne and pimples.

Bamboo charcoal:

Benefits: draws out impurities from the skin, clears and detoxifies the skin and acts as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin cells.

Blue Tansy: Tanacetum annuum

Composition: thujone, isopinocamphone, camphor, borneol, camphone, aetemisone and piperitone

Benefits: works as an antibacterial, antihistamine and anti-inflammatory. The oil has a calming effect and helps relieve stress and anxiety. It’s soothing benefits are useful for itchy and burned skin as well as muscular aches and pains.

Bentonite clay

Composition: iron, sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium

Benefits: unclogs and shrinks the pores, helps control overproduction of sebum and draws out toxins from the skin.

Beeswax: Cera alba

Sanskrit Name: Siktaka, Maksikaja

Composition: vitamin A, fatty acids such as palmitic acid and 15-hydroxypalmitic acid, fatty alcohols, octacosanol, octanol, furfural, 1-decanol, and decanal. 

Benefits: anti-inflammatory action that helps to calm and soothe, holding in moisture and reducing dryness, antibacterial, keeps skin hydrated. We love the open structure of beeswax; it provides a breathable barrier against the elements and serves as an emulsifier and consistency regulator.

Benzyl alcohol

Composition: benzyl alcohol is an organic alcohol found in many fruits and teas. We use it as a bacteriostatic preservative at low concentrations.

Borax

Composition:borax (sodium borate) is a natural mineral widely used in the cosmetic industry. We use it as an emulsifier, preservative, cleansing agent, and a buffering agent. Commonly used in bath salts, borax has the ability to soften the water, and suspend soap particles in the bathwater. The result is soft, clean, and healthy skin.

Coconut oil: Cocus nucifera

Sanskrit Name: Narikela

Composition: Vit E, various fatty acids- capric , caprylic , caproic, myristic, lauric, palmitic, oleic, palmitoleic, linoleic, linolenic, stearic and lauric.

Benefits: it’s anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties come from its saturated fats. It helps to cure conditions such as rashes, itches and dermatitis. Ideal for treating sagging skin, dandruff and also helps reduce whitening of hair.

Camellia oil: Camellia japonica

Composition: vitamin E, oleic acid, omega-3 and 6, poluphenols

Benefits: Said to be an ancient beauty secret of geishas- its exceptionally high percentage of oleic acid makes it ideal to use as a moisturizer for rough and dry skin. Enhances the skins radiance and helps heal scars, wounds and cuts.

Camomile (Roman): Anthemis Nobilis

Sanskrit Name: Babuna ke phool (Hindi)

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

Benefits: helps release tension, muscle spasms and cramps. We love this oil for its anti-inflammatory properties and it can help calm inflamed skin.

Camomile (German): Matricaria chamomilla

Sanskrit Name: Karpurapushpa, Babuna

Composition: volatile oils (including bisabolol, bisabolol oxides A and B, and matricin) as well as a flavonoid compound called apinegin.

Benefits: we are fans of its soothing, calming and cooling benefits. An anti inflammatory oil that relieves itchy, tired irritated eyes, inflammation of mucous membranes and helps relieve eczema, rashes and skin infections.

Cedarwood oil (Himalayan): Cedrus

Sanskrit Name: Devadaru

Composition: vita A and E, α-terpineol , linalool, limonene, anethole, caryophyllene, and eugenol.

Benefits: cedarwood oil is beneficial in curing acne, arthritis, bronchitis, cystitis, dandruff, dermatitis, stress and as a treatment against oily skin. It is useful in curing Seborrhoeic Eczema, a disease caused by a malfunction of the sebaceous glands.

Cinnamon bark oil: Cinnamomum burmani

Sanskrit Name: Darusita

Composition: cinnamaldehyde, phenyl propanoids, eugenol, phellandrene, methyleugenol, protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin E.

Benefits: lt has antimicrobial properties and can treat skin conditions such as rashes, acne and infections. Its ability to dilate blood vessels can help enhance nitric oxide function, which causes increased blood flow and lower levels of inflammation.

Clary sage oil: Salvia sclarea

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. A lovely balancing oil, it regulates the production of natural oils in the skin, reducing both oily and dry skin. Also an antidepressant.

Cinnamon powder: Cinnamomum verum

Sanskrit Name: Darusita

Composition: proanthocyanidins, cinnamaldehyde, tannins

Benefits: improves fine lines and plumps the skin, reliefs eczema, fades acne scars and rejuvenates the skin.

Cacao butter (raw): Theobroma cacao

Sanskrit Name: Ananda

Composition: oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid

Benefits: it’s high concentration of antioxidants makes it excellent for reducing signs of aging, scars and boost overall skin health. The rich nutty chocolate aroma is an added bonus!

Cetearyl olivate & Sorbitan:

unique natural PEG-free emulsifiers from olive oil, reduces skin water loss, has a high moisturizing effect, helps blend ingredients together in cosmetic solutions, helps soften the skin & hair, and give the formula a smooth and luxurious feel.

Citronellol:

naturally occurring plant molecule. Fragrant and regarded as highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry, antimicrobial and a lot gentler on the skin than other phenols.

Citric acid:

derived from plants, citric acid enhances the antioxidant properties of other plant ingredients and is used to optimize the pH of a formulation. Citric acid is one of the most widely used acids in the cosmetic and food industries.

Coco caprylate/caprate:

Primarily used as an emollient and emulsifier for formulations. An ester of coconut fatty alcohol, caprylic acid and capric acid.  It improves the softness of creams and leaves a non-greasy, soft after touch.

Coconut alkanes:

Used as an emollient and obtained from the complete reduction and hydrogenation of a mixture of fatty acids derived from cocos nucifera (coconut) oil.

Cucumber extract: Cucumis sativa

Sanskrit Name: Trapusha, Sukasa 

Composition: flavonoids and tannin compounds in cucumber scavenge free radicals and act as a good antioxidant agent.

Benefits: cooling and soothing, cucumber helps refresh tired skin.

Dandelion: Taraxacum

Sanskrit Name: Dugdhapheni, Lootari, Payasvini

Composition: beta-carotene, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, pectin, calcium, potassium

Benefits: hydrates and plumps the skin, keeps skin feeling soft and supple.

Dehydroacetic acid:

Dehydroacetic acid is an organic compound. Classified as a pyrone derivative, we use it as a fungicide and bactericide.

Frankincense oil: Boswellia sacra

Sanskrit Name: Bhishan, Guggula, Hastinashana, Palank,

Composition: linalool, a-pinene, actanol, octyl acetate, bornyl acetate, incensole and incensyl acetate.

Benefits: antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, emmenagogue, sedative, tonic, vulnerary and expectorant. This essential oil helps to rejuvenate ageing skin, is a skin tonic and is effective with sores, carbuncles, wounds, scars and skin inflammation.

Fuller’s earth

Sanskrit Name: Multani Mitti

Composition: magnesium, calcium, montmorillonite, kaolinite, attapulgite, calcite, dolomite and quartz.

Benefits: reduces the appearance of acne scars and evens out the skin. Helps get rid of clogged pores and absorbs excess oil from the skin.

Farnesol:

A naturally occurring plant molecule, farnesol has fascinating skin care properties and widely used in skin care products. Helps smoothen of wrinkles, lift and tone skin, regulates sebum production, enhances skin vitality and elasticity, increases tissue tension and moisture binding capacity of the skin.

Gotu kola: Centella asiatica

Sanskrit Name: Mandukaparni, Brahmi, Manduki Brahma

Composition: amino acids, beta carotene , fatty acids

Benefits: calms inflammation, stimulates new cell growth in the skin and improves circulation.

Golden root: Rhodiola rosea

Sanskrit Name: Ticktamool

Composition: roanthocyanidins, phenols, rosavin, flavonoids rosarin

Benefits: protects the skin from environmental damage, reduces appearance of fine lines and winkles, helps skin maintain a youthful appearance.

Green tea: Camelia sinensis

Sanskrit Name: Syamaparni

Composition: polyphenols, theanine, caffeine, vitamin B and vitamin C

Benefits: Antibacterial properties, flushes out toxins from the skin, helps heal blemishes and soothes and evens out the complexion.

Geranium leaf oil: Pelargonium graveolens

Sanskrit Name: Parasik, Yavani

Composition: alpha pinene, myrcene, limonene, menthone, linalool, geranyl acetate, citronellol, geraniol and geranyl butyrate.

Benefits: balances hormones, relieves stress and depression, reduces inflammation and irritation, prevent bacteria or microbes from developing on wounds, helps reduce scars, blemishes and skin damage.

Ginger: Zingiber officinale

Sanskrit Name: Sunthi, Srungavera, Vishvabheshaja, Nagara, Adrak, Sonth

Composition: a-pinene, b-pinene, nerol, neral, geranial

Benefits: contains toning and antibacterial properties, minimizes the appearace of hyperpigmentation. Evens out the skintone and improves elasticity of the skin.

Geraniol:

a naturally occurring molecule and a terpene alcohol, fragrant and regarded as a highly valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are antimicrobial and a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols.

Hemp seed oil: Cannabis indica

Sanskrit Name: Triparna, Bhanga

Composition: zinc, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, and fiber, 9 essential amino acids, omega-6, gamma linoleic acid.

Benefits: these fatty acids nourish and moisturize your skin in the right manner and sufficient amount, give you healthy and rich skin which looks very young and toned, has an anti-ageing benefit, prevents skin disorders like psoriasis, eczema, acne and dry skin.

Honey (raw): Mellis

Sanskrit Name: Madhu 

Composition: natural sugars, a wide variety of chemical components such as proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, volatile aromatic substances.

Benefits: effective in rapidly cleaning up infection and promoting healing, antibiotic or antibacterial substance, effective for the treatment of ulcers and bad sores and other surface infections resulting from burns and wounds, help your skin retain moisture and elasticity without drying it out.

Himalayan pink salt: Halite

Sanskrit Name: Saindhava lavana

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 body with much needed minerals and other bio compounds, used to effectively detoxify the human body. Lowers blood pressure, relaxes your muscles as well as your mind. Exfoliates dead skin cells and protects the natural layer of skin. Refines skin, leaving it clean and refreshed, strengthens skin tissue to rejuvenate skin and has excellent cleansing properties.

Jojoba oil: Simmondsia chinensis

Composition: oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid

Benefits: it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties helps dissolve and clean away excess sebum that clogs pores which makes it ideal for treating acne related skin problems.

Jasmine oil: Jasminum officinale

Sanskrit Name: Mallika

Composition: benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, benzyl benzoate nerol, linalool, farnesol.

Benefits: helps treat dry and dehydrated skin. Contains antiseptic and antiviral properties. Its sweet floral aroma helps relax and uplift the spirit.

Juniper berry: Juniperus communis

Sanskrit Name: hapusha, vapusha, vistra, para, ashvatthaphala, matsyagandha, plihahantri, vishghni, dhvankhanashini

Composition: a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, bornyl acetate, limonene, nerol, linalool

Benefits: it’s natural antiseptic properties help combat acne and skin wounds. Can help in alleviating anxiety, drowsiness and combat stress related tension.

Kokum seed butter: Garcinia indica

Sanskrit Name: Amsol, Kokum

Composition: citric acid, acetic acid, malic acid, ascorbic acid, hydroxycitric acid, rich in Vit B, C and E, other minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium.

Benefits: soothing and healing properties, we love its excellent emollient properties and high oxidative stability. Nurtures damaged skin, soothes inflamed skin, improves skin barrier for natural hydration.

Kaolin clay

Composition: silica, kaolinite

Benefits: Cleanses and exfoliates dead skin cells, eliminates toxin and oil from the skin.

Lavender oil: Lavandula angustifolia

Sanskrit Name: Induparni, Dharu

Composition: linalool & linalyl acetate,  α-pinene, limonene, 18-cineole, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, 3-octanone, camphor.

Benefits: It has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, useful for allergies, anorexia, dizziness, insomnia, headaches, depression, anxiety. Cleans and softens skin. Useful for all types of skin problems such as abscesses, acne, oily skin, boils, burns, sunburn, wounds and psoriasis

Lemongrass oil: Cymbopogon citratus

Sanskrit Name: Bhutrna

Composition: geranyl acetate, myrcene, nerol, citronellal

Benefits: Has anti-inflammatory properties, restricts bacterial growth on the skin, acts as an astringent, helps to minimize pores and firms the skin.

Macadamia oil: Macadamia integrifolia

Composition: ofmega 3 fatty acids, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid

Benefits: Packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids it helps smooth, nourish and moisturize the skin whilst discouraging wrinkle formation. Can be used for the treatment of stretch marks, cracks and scars. Helps reduce itchiness and inflammation as well as retaining moisture in the skin.

Maca powder: : Lepidium Peruvianum

Composition: calcium, potassium, iron, linolenic acid, oleic acid

Benefits: helps even out the skin and clear up blemishes and scarring. Decreases the sensitivity of the skin and helps the skin withstand climate changes.

Mandarin oil: Citrus reticulate

Sanskrit Name: Nimbuka

Composition: linalool, monoterpene, phenol, ketone, limonene, geraniol, citral, citronellal.

Benefits: anti-inflammatory, prevents acne, excellent treatment against oily skin. Relieves stress, cures skin disorders and maintains moisture balance in the skin.

Marigold (also see Tagetes): Calendula

Sanskrit Name: Genda

Composition: volatile oil, carotenoids, flavonoids, mucilage, resin, polysachharides and aromatic plant acids

Benefits: plumps and heals irritated skin. Contains anti-inflammatory benefits making it excellent to use to prevent acne.

Matcha powder: Camellia Sinensis

Composition: antioxidants such as polyphenols and catechins, vit A and C, calcium, protein, iron and potassium

Benefits: cleanses and purifies the skin, eliminates blemishes making skin look youthful and hydrated.

Moringa leaves: Moringa oleifera

Sanskrit Name: Sigru, Haritashaka, Bahulachada, Shobhanjana, Tiksnagandha

Composition: vit A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, vitamin K, protein and manganese

Benefits: absorbs easily into the skin, builds collagen and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Rejuvenates tired and dull skin and help fight free radical damage.

Mint leaves: Mentha

Sanskrit Name: Putiha, Puthila

Composition: various esters, particularly menthyl acetate, menthol, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, potassium, volatile oils, methone, tannins, resin, and romaine acid.

Benefits: It has anti-inflammatory properties and is an excellent digestive herb.

Mineral Pitch: Asphaltum

Sanskrit Name: Shilajit

Composition: selenium, fulvic acid, humic acid and phospholipids

Benefits: jejuvinates the skin and protects the skin from free radicals.

Nerol:

anaturally occurring plant molecule, nerol is a monoterpene found in many essential oils such as lemongrass and hops. It was originally isolated from neroli oil, hence its name. This colourless liquid is used in perfumery.

Neroli oil: Citrus aurantium amara

Sanskrit Name: Nagarana

Composition: a-pinene, B-pinene, alpha terpinene, farnesol, camphene, geraniol, linalool, nerolidol.

Benefits: improves the texture and tone of the skin, reduces scarring and stretch marks. Helps maintain the natural elasticity of the skin.

Neem powder: Azadirachta indica

Sanskrit Name: Nimba, Nim, Nimb

Composition: vit C, quercetin, linoleic acid, oleic acid, alpha-linolenic acid

Benefits: features antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce acne and clogged pores. Reduces redness and encourages collagen production in the skin. A star!

Nettle leaves: Urtica dioica

Sanskrit Name: Bicchu, Dushparsha

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: antioxidant, antibacterial, improves blood circulation, helps relieve allergies, reduces swelling and inflammation and protects skin from ageing.

Olive oil: Olea europea

Sanskrit Name: Jaitun

Composition: vit E, Vitamin K, hydroxytyrosol (plant polyphenol) , squalene, essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linolenic acid

Benefits: it’s high content of antioxidants helps protect the skin from aging, prevents free radical damage and protects against UV light. Provides a cleansing effect by penetrating deep into the skin.

Orange oil: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis

Sanskrit Name: Narangi

Composition: a-pinene, citronellal, geranial, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, neral and linalool

Benefits: nourishes dry and acne-prone skin and enhances the collagen formation in the skin.

Peach kernel oil: Amygdalus persica

Sanskrit Name: Aruka

Composition: vit A and E as well as various B-group vitamins, varieties of fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic, 20% saturated fatty acids, triglycerides.

Benefits: makes skin supple and youthful, improves the condition of dry, flaky or sensitive skin, re-moisturizes and softens skin.

Potassium sorbate:

a white salt that we use as a natural preservative to stop the growth and spread of harmful bacteria and moulds.

Phenethyl alcohol:

phenethyl alcohol occurs naturally in micro-organisms, plants, and animals. It prevents or retards bacterial growth, and thus protects products from spoilage.

Palmarosa oil: Cymbogogon martini

Sanskrit Name: Dhymakha

Composition: myrcene, linalool, geraniol, geranyl acetate, dipentene and limonene

Benefits: rejuvenates and hydrates the skin whilst stimulating cell regeneration. Balances the skin’s production of sebum.

Patchouli: Pogostemon cablin

Sanskrit Name: Pachi

Composition: alpha patchoulene, beta patchoulene, alpha bulnesene, alpha guaiene, caryophyllene, seychellene and pogostol.

Benefits: alleviates skin issues such as acne, irritation and inflammation.

Peppermint oil: Menthe piperita

Sanskrit Name: Paparaminta

Composition: menthol, menthone, 1,8-cineole, methyl acetate, methofuran, limonene

Benefits: relieves skin irritation and itchiness, reduces redness and inflammation of the skin. Refreshes and stimulates concentration.

Pomegranate powder: Punica granatum

Sanskrit Name: Dadima, Raktapushpa

Composition: rich in polyphenols, a range of tannins, vitamin C and K.

Benefits: rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals, pomegranate powder has powerful anti-ageing effects and helps brighten skin while helping retain skin moisture and to maintain proper circulation and hydration.

Rosehip seed oil: Rosa moschata

Sanskrit Name: Devataruni, Karnika, shatpatri

Composition: vitamin C, various fatty acids- oleic, cis-linoleic, palmitic, stearic and α-linolenic, flavonoids, tannins, transretinoic acid and β- carotene.

Benefits: It’s essential fatty acids help in the regulation of skin elasticity, scarring, pigmentation, blemishes and fresh stretch marks; restoring skin moisture. It contains good amounts of vitamin C, which is healing and also a wonderful ingredient in anti-aging products. It helps in reducing crow’s feet as well as combating the drying effects of the sun, environment and climate.

Rosa Damascena Oil: Rosa damascena

Sanskrit Name: Satapatri, Satapatrika

Composition: contains more than 300 known compounds, the main chemical components are citronellol, phenyl ethanol, geraniol, nerol, farnesol, linalool, nonanal, rose oxide and vitamin C.

Benefits: it stimulates the skin, while moisturizing and hydrating, boosting all skin types and particularly beneficial for dry, mature and sensitive skin. Reduces rosacea and skin redness, fights inflammation, helps fix broken capillaries on the skin and also acts as a general skin tonic. Improves skin texture and health, boosts confidence & fights depression. A favourite of ours!

Rosemary leaf oil: Rosmarinus officinalis

Sanskrit Name: Rusmari

Composition: antioxidants, a-pinene, borneol, b-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1,8-cineole and limonene.

Benefits: antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities, eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne, toning skin and removing dryness, gives the skin a healthy, even glow when regularly applied.

Rhassoul clay

Composition: silicon, magnesium, sodium, iron, lithium, potassium

Benefits: enhances skin clarity and elasticity and removes impurities from the skin resulting in a smooth and glowing surface.

Rose quartz crystals

Composition: silicone dioxide, iron and titanium inclusions

Benefits: healing and purifying, it is widely used for spiritual and cleansing powers.

Rosemary leaf extract: Rosmarinus officinalis

Sanskrit Name: Rusmari

Composition: 1, 8-cineole, acetic acid, camphor, carnosol, carvacrol, carvone, caryophyllene, chlorogenic acid, geraniol, hesperidin, limonene, luteolin, rosmarinic acid, salicylates.

Benefits: relieves stress and treats Inflammation, improves mood and alertness, antimicrobial and antiseptic qualities, eliminates eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne, toning skin and removing dryness.

Rose hip bud: Rosa moscata

Sanskrit Name: Satapatrika, Shatpari

Composition: omega-3, omega-6, linoleic acid, provitamin A, vitamin C and E.

Benefits: has potent antioxidant action and help protect the body from numerous internal and external stresses, useful in preventing and fighting infections, colds, flu and pneumonia.

Rose floral water: Rosa damascena

Sanskrit Name: Satapatri, Satapatrika

Composition: vitamin C, citronellol, nonadecane, geraniol and phenyl ethyl alcohol, and also henicosane, 9-nonadecen,eicosane, linalool, citronellyl acetate.

Benefits: gentle anti-bacterial properties and can help relieve redness and inflammation in the skin, aids in removing oil and dirt, preventing acne and pimples, help with under-eye circles and softening of early signs of ageing, the aroma helps fight depression and calms the mind.

Seabuckthorn oil: Hippophae rhamnoides

Composition: vit-A, E and C, β-Sitosterol, carotenoids, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and the elusive Omega 7!

Benefits: promotes the recovery of various skin conditions, including eczema, burns, bad healing wounds and skin damaging effects of sun. It is also an anti-oxidant and a great natural cleanser and exfoliator. A miracle beauty berry!

Sesame oil: Sesamum indicum

Sanskrit Name: Tila

Composition: oleic acid, linoleic acid, saturated fatty acids, phenols sesamol, sesaminol.

Benefits: 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.

Sunflower seed oil: Helianthus annuus

Sanskrit Name: Divakaraha, Suryakamala

Composition: oleic acid (omega-9), linoleic acid (omega-6) group of oils, vitamin E, sterols, squalene, and other aliphatic hydrocarbons, terpene and methyl ketones.

Benefits: helps skin retain its moisture without clogging pores or blocking the flow of oxygen into/out of skin cells, the thinness of texture allows the skin to absorb it very quickly, without leaving a greasy, shiny residue.

Saffron: Crocus sativus

Sanskrit Name: Kumkuma

Composition: crocin-1- 4, picrocrocin, , small amounts of free crocetin (α-crocetin), methyl crocetin (β-crocetin), trans-dimethyl crocetin.

Benefits: has natural skin lightening qualities, promotes radiant and smooth skin, effective and naturally skin lightening properties. The antifungal content of saffron makes it effective for the treatment of acne, blemishes and blackheads and to refine skin texture.

Tagetes oil (see Marigold also): tagetes minuta

Sanskrit Name: Genda

Composition: limonene, ocimene, tagetone, valeric acid

Benefits: antibacterial and antifungal to help the skin clear and supple.

Tea tree oil: Melaleuca alternifolia

Composition: a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene , a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene

Benefits: antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. It’s disinfecting and soothing properties works effective in treating oily and acne-prone skin.

Triphala Churna

Composition: vitamin C, Vit

Benefits: removes dead skin cells and brings a natural glow to the skin. Helps break cellulite, reduces fat, minimizes the appearance of scars, sunburns and skin rashes.

Turmeric: Curcuma longa

Sanskrit Name: Haridra, Nisha, Rajani 

Composition: a group of compounds called curcuminoids, which include curcumin and demethoxycurcumin, varieties of sterol and ketone.

Benefits: anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antibacterial, ability to reduce acne and scarring, fend off free radicals, anti-ageing, helps normalize and brighten uneven skin tone.

Vetiver oil: Vetiveria zizanioides

Sanskrit Name: Ushira, Reshira, Sugandhimula

Composition: benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b vetivone

Benefits: fades dark spots and scars, regenerates skin tissues to reveal a younger and smoother looking complexion.

Walnut powder: Juglans regia

Sanskrit Name: Akshota

Composition: palmitic, linoleic, oleic, stearic acids, Viamin B and E.

Benefits: packed with B-vitamins and vit E, amino acids and fatty acids making it excellent as an ingredient in skin polishing and to remove dead skin cells. A natural antioxidant, helps in fighting the free radicals induced due to stress, delaying the ageing process and helps soften skin.

Wheat germ oil: Triticum vulgare

Sanskrit Name: Godhuma, Kumari

Composition: vit E, linoleic acid, palmitic acid (omega-6), oleic acid, linolenic acid (omega-3)

Benefits: hydrates and heals dry and cracked skin, prevents scarring and reduces skin damage from free radicals and UV light. Helps maintain an even skin tone.

Witch Hazel Extract: Hamamelis

Composition: calcium ocalate, gallotannins, safrole, gallic acid.

Benefits: an excellent astringent and anti-oxidant for the skin. Helps shrink, dry up and clear blemishes and reduce puffiness in the skin.

Wormwood oil: Artemisia

Sanskrit Name: Caurapurva, Parskiyavani, Jantunasha

Composition: a-thujone, b-thujone, sabinene, myrcene, linalyl acetate and geranyl propionate.

Benefits: healing wounds and insect bites, alleviate stress and depression, reduce the appearance of visible capillaries, supports vitality and moisture balance in the skin and helps fortify the skin’s barrier function.

Xantham gum:

a gum derived from a natural fermentation process and used in cosmetic and food products as a thickening and stabilizing agent.

Ylang ylang oil: Cananga odorata

Composition: linalool, geranyl acetate, caryophyllene, p-cresyl methyl ether, methyl benzoate, benzyl acetate, benzyl benzoate and other sesquiterpenes.

Benefits: antidepressant, antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, nervine and sedative. On the skin, ylang-ylang oil has a soothing effect and its balancing action sorts out over-dry as well as overly-oily skin by balancing the secretion of sebum, and has a stimulating effect on the scalp which promotes more luxurious hair growth.


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