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What is Pitta Dosha ?

This post was last updated on August 5, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran The Three Doshas in Ayurveda The building blocks of the Human body are Vata dosha , Pitta dosha & Kapha dosha. This Tridosha principle is a very important fundamental…

is conditioner good for hair
Hair care in Ayurveda
Preethi Sukumaran

Is conditioner good for hair | Decoding modern haircare with Ayurveda

Is conditioner good for hair? This is the question we are most asked when we help our customers plan and design an authentic ayurvedic hair care routine. An authentic ayurvedic hair care routine has no room for a conditioner. How then do you keep your hair frizz and tangle free? What even goes into a conditioner and how do conditioners work? Most importantly, why are we, a company that creates authentic ayurvedic products for healthy hair , advising against a conditioner? This post attempts to answer these questions and more. Why does a modern hair care routine use hair conditioner?

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hot water or cold water to wash hair ?
Abhyanga Snana
srinivas krishnaswamy

Hot water or cold water to wash hair ? The Ayurvedic Answer

This post was last updated on March 27, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran Should I use hot water or cold water to wash hair – this is a very common question, especially on a cold winter day And the internet will give you a bewildering array of conflicting information on the subject. Many articles extol the benefits of washing hair with hot water or at least warm water but other articles warn you against hot water on hair  To help you make a clear informed decision, we will present compelling advice from the Ayurvedic acharyas based on proper references.  You would

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Baby & Kids care in Ayurveda
Preethi Sukumaran

The Ideal Baby skin care routine | Ayurvedic advice on baby skincare

What is the ideal baby skin care routine? This is a question we are often asked by new parents from the Krya community. There is a lot of anxiety around newborn care and baby care. As parents we all want to do the best for our children. We also understand how fragile and vulnerable babies are and dont want to make any mistakes in their routine and care.   To address this, here is our piece describing the principles of ayurvedic baby skin care and how you should craft an ideal baby skin care routine.  Baby Skincare Basics All First-Time Parents

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surya namskar
Abhyanga Snana
Preethi Sukumaran

From Vata Imbalance to Harmony – My Ayurvedic Journey

This post was last updated on November 2, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran                                                 The concept of dosha imbalance is very much a part of the language of South Indian households   Any joint pain or un-explained pain post eating vada or raw banana would be labelled as ‘Vadham’ (Vata imbalance). An instant home remedy would be to boil some jeera/saunf in water and drink that to ‘release’ gas pain.   Or phrases like ‘too much body heat,

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What is Ubtan - ayurvedic features and benefits
Abhyanga Snana
Preethi Sukumaran

What is Ubtan? | Benefits of & How to use ubtan correctly for glowing skin

This post was last updated on November 9, 2023 by Preethi Sukumaran What is ubtan? Is it an Ayurvedic product? What are its benefits? Can I make my own ubtan at home? How should I use it correctly? This blog post answers this and more on this famous Indian skin care choornam. Let’s start with the basics right away.   What is Ubtan? Is there a standardized Ayurvedic formula for this? An Ubtan is a mixture of a base of many natural ingredients like lentils, clays, grains and Ayurvedic herbs used to cleanse skin. This term does not exist in

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dry shampoo side effects
Ayurvedic shampoos
srinivas krishnaswamy

Is Dry Shampoo Bad for your Hair ? Dry Shampoo side effects and alternatives

This post was last updated on March 7, 2023 by srinivas krishnaswamy A strange and unexpected side effect of dry shampoos emerged recently. Leading brands of dry shampoos were voluntarily recalled in the US & Canada due to high levels of benzene contamination   Benzene is a well known carcinogen and high levels of benzene exposure is a serious health risk for all of us.    In the case of dry shampoos, the product is sold in an aerosol spray can. Some of these dry shampoo brands used a propellant in their spray cans that delivered high levels of benzene,

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