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Subtle Energies – Ayurvedic Aromatherapy

October 11, 2010

One of the best parts of what I do is coming home to find a little package of love on the doorstep.  Today’s package was brought to me by Subtle Energies Ayurveda Aromatherapy and I have to say it looks delicious!

Subtle Energies Ayurveda Aromatherapy

Ayurveda Aromatherapy is an Indian practice that looks to balance the three Doshas in relation to skin care. The doshas are Vata – Air, Pitta – fire and water, and Kapha water and earth.  Apparently too much Vata makes your skin dry and aged (that’s me then),  OD on Pitta and you will look a little hot, sweaty and flustered and Pile on the Kapha and you will be clammy, cold, slow and heavy (or possibly dead……)

So how do you get your Doshas in balance?  I am guessing that’s where the skin care comes in!

Now having only just received this I haven’t tried the sample packs yet but I can tell you a little about what’s inside some of the packs as they sound quite inviting:

The Wild Kashmir Moisturising Emulsion uses the old Indian favourite Tumeric blended with a Kashmir lavender as its actives. Tumeric is an Indian cure-all that is often used to treat cuts, grazes and bruises. In addition it is an antibacterial, antiinflamatory and anti-hair (Is that a term???? I doubt it) if the hype is to be believed. Sounds like I need some!

Next we have the wildly exciting Mogra and Indian Rose Gold Cream for dry and mature skin which contains 24 K gold, wowsers!  In Ayuvedic medicine gold is used to treat problems of the circulatory system – a feature that could bring about benefits when applied to the skin. In addition it is antibacterial and has an energy boosting effect on cellular function as it helps to transport oxygen to the skin cells (I haven’t looked up the evidence for this one yet so ponder it for a while longer). Mogra  on the other hand is a sweet-smelling Indian flower that is related to Jasmine. It is also widely used in Ayuvedic skin care where it is prized for its ability to centre  and balance a person.  Sounds like I need some of that at family meal times!

Lastly I want to tell you about the Saffron and Frankincense facial scrub as this sounds divine. The scrubbing is carried out by little tiny nut shells (crushed) while the active oils get to work. Saffron is a beautifully aromatic spice traditionally used as an antioxidant, anti-carcinogen and immunomodulatory properties that were recognised as early as 1500BC.   Frankincense (also known as olibanum)  is widely used in religious rituals and has a woody, smoked smell.  Cosmetically it has long been used to promote healthy skin growth, heal wounds, strengthen the female hormone system and act as an antimicrobial agent.  Sounds like one powerful little cleanser!

Anyway, I’m off to have a play with my Indian Inspired skin care and while I’m at it I might just check in on the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games being as though we’ve won some medals and all…..

Yippee for beautiful products.

 PS: For those of you who like to make your own skin care you may be interested to know that our good friends at New Directions stock a wide range of Ayurvedic ingredients.  Perfect for your next spa-at-home party!

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