Beauty Blog

SKIN, BODY + HAIRCARE

PURELY VEGAN RANGE

We now have a line of pure Vegan personal care products for use at home and a V-Series range of in-salon face and hair therapies.

OmVeda products do not contain animal by-products such as dairy, synthetic preservatives, artificial colouring or fragrances and, of course, are NOT tested on animals. Eco-friendly and purely organically grown herbs and other natural ingredients, OmVeda supports small farmers and their sustainability principles.

Our new Vegan range contains no beeswax.

Made with love and care, wholesome and unpolluted, as with all OmVeda products, we use traditional Ayurvedic formulations to unlock the secret to natural beauty and nurture our Vegan clients to achieve and maintain total wellness.

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SKINCARE

MINIMISING VISIBLE PORES AND MANAGING BLACKHEADS

Pores are the passageway for oil to reach the surface of the skin and essential to keep it moisturised, supple and protected. Oil travels up this passageway (canal) and exits through the pore. A build-up of dirt, impurities, oil and dead surface cells can make pores more visible.

Causes of visible pores ranges from not cleansing adequately, too much sun, ageing and an excess of oil on the surface of the skin.

Here are some ways to minimise visible pores and manage blackheads.

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Kansa Wands

The magic of the Kansa Wand, the benefits are endless.

The beauty and healing of the Kansa Wand are now just being recognised in our world and welcomed into the spa and salon and also at home.

This unique and traditional Ayurvedic massage tool has been used for centuries to harmonise energy points and provide healing for the entire body is still created by artisans today in India.

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SKINCARE

PETAL POWER OF THE ROSE

The history of the Rose is steeped in love rituals and offerings. Keeping the heart open and connected, this magical and beautiful flower smells exquisite and is recognised worldwide as a symbol of love and passion. It has played a vital role in civilisations across the globe and is thought to have originated in old Persia.

Since that time the Rose has been cultivated by the Greeks, the Romans, the Germans and the French. In India, it is regarded as a symbol of grace and beauty, playing a major part in daily rituals and celebrations.

Rose water is sprinkled on guests as they enter the marriage pavilion as a gesture of respect, it is given to the elderly to wash and cleanse their hands, its petals are scattered on the marital bed, fragrant fresh roses decorate palaces, petals are used in the bath and fresh garlands adorn the body as a sign of love and respect.

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SKINCARE

Camphor, also known as OCIMMUM KILIMANDSCHARICUM, has been used for centuries to treat malaria and fevers. However, there is more to Camphor than repelling insects and keeping our favourite woollens free of moths and silver-fish.

It is an evergreen tree with a magnificent and beautiful wide-spanning canopy whose branches feature bunches of tiny yellow and white flowers that produce clusters of fruit that are berry like and black in colour. The fruit contains the Camphor seed.

It has been used topically as a pain remedy for inflammation, wounds, tired muscles, joints and relief of rheumatism. Interestingly, long, long ago it was also used in incense form as a treatment for asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems. A study undertaken on extracts of Camphor leaves revealed that they were found to have anti-microbial qualities that could manage bacterial strains.

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The Healing Bounty of India

On a visit to India a few years back I focused on the tradition and authenticity of lineages of work in different fields.

At OmVeda, our passion as a company has been to maintain a traditional family of products and treatments as we believe that if these ancient artisans are not supported they will disappear in the plethora of modernity. While we value advances in methods, our modality is based on ancient texts which have been tried and tested over centuries – in fact over 5000 years. This arguably cannot be replaced.

One very unique stop on my journey was Baroda, where I had the pleasure to see first-hand, the making of Sankheda furniture, a classically Gujerati style of furniture. There is a whole village devoted to this art and I toured in awe absorbing the process from raw teak wood to the intricate painting to final product. The people in the village are all largely devoted and grow into this art, each one specialising in an aspect of the process.

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BODY

While it’s an essential part of our daily routine and personal hygiene, cleansing keeps the skin free of impurities, healthy, fresh and radiant. Instead of using soap, the Ayurvedic tradition is the Uptana, generally a combination of ground herbs and other spices that both cleanse and purify the skin. And, using this powder keeps the skin gently exfoliated and naturally rejuvenating and, afterwards your body moisturiser will absorb better so it can do its work.

We have the perfect solution in our Hibiscus Body Cleansing Powder, a real two in one product that is packed with skin stars of natural and pure finely ground herbs to keep the skin smooth and beautiful.

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Neem’s Wonders

Bless that Neem Tree, it’s divine!

Good for so many things from soothing skin rashes and purifying the blood to keeping insects at bay, Neem’s uses are endless.

Considered the tree of life and pharmacy tree in India, the leaves and seed oil of the Neem tree have been used since ancient times to treat many issues, both internally and externally.

It has incredible medicinal benefits and plays a major role in Ayurveda for its amazing healing properties. Neem contains high anti-oxidant levels, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-septic properties, all of which makes it an ideal ingredient to support the health and beauty of the skin.

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AYURVEDIC WELLNESS TREATMENTS

Nurturing special clients

For those clients who are suffering the effects from cancer treatments and for those in remission, the OmVeda individualised treatments help to safely soothe, nurture and comfort. We have a range of treatments for face, body and hair to help soul, spirit and wellness.

Mainstream cancer treatments have a tendency to dry the body internally and externally resulting in very dry skin. The effects of chemotherapy and other drugs can be hard-hitting on the skin resulting in dry, rough and flakey skin.

Cancer clients and those in remission require nourishing facial treatments to help the skin’s vitality and also help build healthy tissues. Rasayanas are herbs and minerals that aid in rejuvenating and nourishing.

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