During my trip to India in December 2016, I understood the benefits of ayurveda, thanks to a professional Ayurvedic masseur that I had met. It is hard at first to understand what ayurveda exactly is because this medicine of Ancient India gathers all aspects of our health, either physical or mental.

What is Ayurveda?

While Ayurvedic certers are flourishing in Europe, ayurveda is still quite unknown.  Etymologically, “ayur” means life, and “veda” the science or knowledge. Ayurveda means the science of life.

Ayurveda is the medicine of Ancient India. It is an art of living that allows a natural path to health and physical and mental well-being. According to the Indian medicine, each person is made up of three “doshas” which are Vata, Kapha and Pitta. They correspond to the characteristics and personality of each individual. We are therefore all made up of these three doshas, but with a predominant one. To be in good health, we need to rebalance our three doshas. So, the first step is to know which dosha is predominant in ourselves. In order to do so, the easiest is to take this test on the internet, I find it very clear and complete.

Then, ayurveda offers various types of cares/remedies, to rebalance its three doshas, cure a disease, or simply be in better health. This may be in the form of treatments, massages, diets, or specific cosmetics.

Ayurvedic cosmetics

Here are a few brands of Ayurvedic products that can be found in France:

  • Khadi
  • Himalaya Herbal
  • natural Rosveda
  • LorenKadi
  • Omindia
  • Ayur-vana

I have tested the most well-known range in India which is Himalayas Herbal and the result was very satisfying for my skin as for my hair.

Why I’m trying to use Ayurvedic products most?

With all the products on the market today, it is easy to get lost. Each brand offers a range of different products and it is hard to distinguish true values to marketing slogans to the extent that we no longer know which to choose. The Ayurvedic products are for me a safe bet because they use natural products, and they respect the environment, human and animals, which is important to me.

Moreover, these products are really effective, I can be sure I’d be always satisfied with the result. I have sensitive skin so I was always careful to the type of cream I was using, but I have never been so satisfied as when I use the Ayurvedic products. In addition, prices are not excessive contrary to what one might think. The only downside is that they are rarely available in supermarkets, they are however in drugstore or organic shops.

I’ll be back soon with an article of good places where to find beauty ayurvedic products.

I hope that my article was useful to you!

Lucy xX