I haven’t had the occasion to do a more detailed post about Ayurveda, but I’ve been using Indian hair and skin products for several years, more specifically from this brand Khadi.
The reason everything is written in German, is because Khadi is available here through the German distributor, however Khadi is 100% made in India.
Void of mineral oils, synthetic and artificial colors, Khadi’s herbs are handpicked from the wilderness or organically grown. All products are fair trade, not tested on animals, and certified by BDIH.
From left to right:
Amla Hair oil
I’ve been using this for a year and it’s become a staple. Amla is one of the best sources of Vitamin C, which contributes in strenghtening hair roots and thus preventing hair loss, along with fighting dandruff and premature greying. I can’t really speak for the latter part just yet, I’ll report back about that in a few years 😉 Amla is known for preventing the scalp from over-heating, which is one of the main causes of hair fall and scalp infections. However, be aware that that the smell might be offputting, almost sickly (to me, it smells like antique shop or dusty attic ) I’m still putting up with it, because the benefits outweigh the smell; I’ve noticed a difference in my hair texture, my hair feels stronger and fuller.
Ingredients (INCI): Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower Oil) · Emblica Officinalis (Amla) · Eclipta Alba (Bringaraj) · Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) · Cyperus rotundus (Nagarmootha) · Symplocos racemosa (Lodhra) · Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) · Azadirachta indica (Neem) · Sesamum indicum (Sesame) · Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor) · Lawsonia inermis (Henna) · Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond Oil) · Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Pure Amla powder
This is a miracle product! This time, it’s pure amla in a powder form. and it works wonders against itchy and flaky scalp, it gets rid of dandruff, dead skin or any impurities. The smell is quite spicy. Depending on your scalp issue, you should see results fairly quickly. The powder is mixed with hot water to make a thick paste and can be use after shampooing as a conditioner, or as hair mask for over an hour. Just have to rinse it off with plain water.
This is the best product I’ve tried to maintain my scalp healthy, and apparently it works great in conjuction with Henna for those wanting to increase some color depth.
Ingredients (INCI): Emblica Officinalis (Organic Amla Powder)
Vetiver face mask
A spicy potent mixutre that draws out toxins and impurities! I won’t got too much in details, because I’ll do a proper review in another post very soon. If you are experiencing some eruptions, this is a mask you can use several times a week as an intensive treatment. Works particularly great for oily skin.
Ingredients(INCI) : Solum Fullonum (Fuller’s earth), Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Zincum Oxydatum (Zincoxide), Calamine Santalum album (Sandalwood), Acorus Calamus (Calmus), Symplocos Racemosa Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander), Lens Esculenta Azadirachta indica (Neem), Cinnamomum camphora (Camphor), Rubia Cordifolia Curcuma longa (Turmeric), Vetiveria Zizanioides Oil, Syzygium Aromaticum Oil
Pure rose water toner
The rose water mist is my second bottle already. Smells like fresh roses and is intensely hydrating. I spritz it on my face throughout the day, and it keeps my skin smooth, refreshed and helps retain its moisture. Simple yet effective, just how I like it. The rose Water is extracted from rose petals through the distillation
process using demineralised water, it’s preservative- and alcohol-free.
Ingredients: De-mineralised water, Rose petals.
Pink Lotus all purpose oil (travel size)
I’m keeping this one in my travel bag, I haven’t tried it yet, but judging by its ingredients, I have a feeling that it might be very useful this Summer. Pink Lotus flower has astringent properties supposed to tackle excessive sebum production. The main ingredient, Rice Bran oil apparently helps prevent sunburns, while Neem oil is anti-fungal. For extra UV protection, there’s also Carrot seed oil.
Ingredients : Oryza sativa oil (Ricebran Oil) • Sesamum indicum oil (Sesame Oil) • Helianthus annuus oil (Sunflower Oil) • Nelumbo nucifera (Lotusflower) • Rubia cordifolia • Centella asiatica (Tigergras) • Ficus benghalensis (Banyan) • Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) • Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E) • Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) • Mimosa pudica (Mimose) • Cedrus deodara • Azadirachta indica (Neem) • Daucus carota sativa (Carrot)
Vitalizing hair oil
My most recent addition, its benefits are quite similar to Amla’s hair oil, but with a stronger emphasis on stimulating hair growth. While it revives lackluster hair, Indian herbs such as Bhringaraj, Brahmi, Indrayan and Bala enhance hair growth and strengthen hair roots. Another ingredient, Rosemary is also commonly known to promote hair growth and preventing scalp infections.
Ingredients/inci: Sesamum Indicum oil (Sesame oil) • Cocos Nucifera oil (Coconut oil) • Ricinus Communis oil (Castor oil) • Eclipta Alba (Bringaraj) • Bacopa Monniera (Brahmi) • Sida cordifolia (Bala) • Butea Monosperma (Palasa) • Trigonella Foenum Greacum (Fenugreek) • Abrus precatorios (Gunja) • Emblica officinalis •Citrullus Colocynthis (Indrayan) • Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) • Daucus Carota oil (Carrot seed oil) • Tocopherol • Cinamomum Camphora (Camphor) • Onosma Hispidum (Ratanjot)
There are so many different ways to incorporate all Indian goodies in your beauty routine. So if you are curious about Ayurveda, Khadi might be a good start. The products are pure and quite affordable (travel sizes are available and a full-size bottle costs approx. 13 Euros)
Khadi products are available on EccoVerde (here) and on their own website (here)
Have you tried Khadi? What’s your favorite Ayurvedic brand?
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